Saturday 29th September - 11am for an 11.30am start until 3.30pm
St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, St. Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ
Unitarians are rightly proud of our historically progressive views on gender and sexuality issues, particularly our part in campaigning for equal marriage, but there is so much more work still to do. As a wider range of voices from across the LGBTQ+ rainbow (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer people) begin to make themselves heard, some of us may find ourselves confused by new terminology, and by seemingly conflicting messages about how best to respond to people’s needs. In this workshop, led by Quaker activist Fred Langridge and Jane Blackall from Kensington Unitarians, we will explore some practical ways in which our communities can offer a better welcome to visitors who identify as LGBTQ+ and highlight areas where we could improve our awareness and sensitivity around issues of gender, sexuality and relationship diversity.
Advance booking is required for this workshop (though the training is free of charge). Please bring your own packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. This event is open to Unitarians from across the Yorkshire district and beyond – the more the merrier! – as we are keen to spread best practice far and wide. To reserve your place, or to find out more, contact Rev. Nicky Jenkins, minister with York Unitarians, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel