The network has been involved in organising and supporting the following events:
LGBT History Month 2013
Tuesday 19th February 2012 6:00pm
Main Council Chamber, Park Place, Cardiff University
All month the rainbow flag will be flown on top of the University main building on Park Place. This event is an opportunity to network and includes presentations from Professor Karen Holford (PVC College of Physical Sciences), Karen Cooke (Chair of Enfys) and Jack Oakley (Student Union LGBT+ association). Evening includes a short film about the life and work of Alan Turing.
Cardiff Mardi Gras & Parade 2012
September 1st Coopers Field
For the first time Enfys will be having a stall at Cardiff Mardi Gras. Before the festival in Coopers Fields there will be a parade which starts at Dumballs Road at 11.30am and takes a rough route of Dumballs Road - Rear of the Station - St Mary Street, High Street, North Road and finishing at City Hall. If any Enfys members would be interested in marching as a group in the parade then let me know because we have to register with Cardiff Mardi Gras. You can also register as an individual marching at the Mardi Gras website.
Whether you want to march or whether you just want to come and say hello we look forward to seeing you!
LGBT History Month 2012
Wednesday 22nd February 2012 5:30pm
Optom Theatre, Cardiff University, CF24 4LU
As part of LGBT History Month, Stonewall Cymru Diversity Champions invite you to celebrate past progress and recognise future challenges. Join us on February 22 for a series of inspirational speakers, performances, great networking and a free buffet!
Summer Drinks Event 2012
Enfys will be holding a summer drinks event on 9 August from 6pm at Fusion Cafe Bar on Charles Street ( http://fusioncafebarcardiff.co.uk/ ). We are going to stay at the bar to watch the Women's Football Gold Medal match in the Olympics. The match kicks off at 7.45pm that evening so either join us for a quick drink after work or settle in for the evening with us.
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)
May 17th 2012
ENFYS warmly welcomes you to celebrate IDAHO with them. Come along and meet the new steering committee members, get to know your fellow ENFYS colleagues and help mark IDAHO.
All welcome to attend!
Bar Icon (1st floor lounge reserved), Charles Street.
May 17th 2012 @ 18.00 – 20.00.
LGBT Excellence Centre Conference 2011
Dear friends and colleagues,
I am writing to invite you to contribute to our forthcoming conference “Come Out & Play”.
The LGBT Excellence Centre is currently developing a series of events that will be hosted in Cardiff from 31 August to 2 September, before Cardiff Mardi Gras.
Come Out & Play will feature 7 key events:
- 1st International LGBT Human Rights Summit in the UK– 31 August and 1 September
- 1st International LGBT Leadership Summit– 2 September
- 6th LGBT Health Summit– 1 and 2 September
- Transgender Citizens Jury– 31 August to 2 September
- International LGBT Network– 31 August to 2 September
- LGBT JobsFair– 31 August to 2 September
- and Equality Gala Dinner – 31 August.
Working in partnership with prominent LGBT organisations around the world as well as the public and corporate sector, the conferences will attract over 1000 participants and also be streamed life in order to reach out to communities globally.
The theme through the event is focussed on the media and broadcasters as well as new social and digital media technology gurus will deliver expertise as well as provide the biggest platform for LGBT Human Rights to have a strong voice and be heard as well as for supporting partners and companies to promote their work.
I would like you to consider the following opportunities:
- Register for our conferences
- Delivering a keynote speech or a workshop session
- Advertise on our conference brochure, on our website, and broadcast a short video advert
- Buy a stand at the LGBT JobsFair
- Sponsor one of our events
- Send us any information that you would like to broadcast during the conference
- Register on our website and keep abreast of all our developments
- Circulate this invitation to your contacts and networks
I look forward to welcoming you at Come Out & Play!
Chief Executive Office
Invitation to Participate
‘Generational Sexualities’ - A one-day event to bring different generations of Sexualities researchers into dialogue
Date: 27th September 2011 (Tuesday)
Venue: St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford
Speakers: Professor Ken Plummer, Professor Jeffrey Weeks, Professor Diane Richardson, Professor Mairtin Mac an Ghaill, Dr. Jon Binnie, Professor Stephen Whittle OBE
Population ageing brings both challenges and opportunities to individuals, communities and societies. At the same time, it has brought into focus issues around ageing, life course and intergenerational relationships. However, it has been argued that only until relatively recently have ‘age’ and ‘generations’ been given explicit attention in the contemporary study of sexualities (Plummer 2010).
This workshop themed ‘Generational Sexualities’ aims to bring different generations of sexualities researchers into dialogue, to share their experience of conducting research in the respective historical and cultural contexts. It discusses the socialization and research environments that different generations of sexualities researchers find themselves in, and how these may have impacted their research agenda, methodologies and outcomes.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Professor Ken Plummer
Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Essex; Author of ‘Documents of Life-2: An Invitation to a Critical Humanism’, ‘The Making of the Modern Homosexual’, ‘Sexual Stigma’, ‘Telling Sexual Stories: Power, Intimacy and Social Worlds’ and ‘Intimate Citizenship: Personal Decisions and Public Dialogues’, among many others
- Professor Jeffrey Weeks
Emeritus Professor of Sociology, London South Bank University; Author of ‘Sexuality’, ‘Coming Out: Homosexual Politics in Britain from the Nineteenth Century to the Present’, ‘The World We Have Won’ and ‘The Languages of Sexuality’ and co-author of ‘Same Sex Intimacies: Families of Choice and other Life Experiments’, among many others
- Professor Diane Richardson
Professor of Sociology, Newcastle University; Author of ‘Rethinking Sexuality’, co-author of ‘Intersections between Feminist and Queer Theory’ and ‘Sexuality, Equality and Diversity (forthcoming) and co-editor of ‘Contesting Recognition’ (forthcoming) among many others
- Professor Mairtin Mac an Ghaill
Professor of Sociology, Newman University College Birmingham; Author of ‘The Making of Men: Masculinities, Sexuality and Schooling’, ‘Contemporary Racisms and Ethnicities’ and co-author of ‘Gender, Culture and Society: Contemporary Femininities and Masculinities’, among many others
- Dr. Jon Binnie
Reader in Human Geography, School of Science and Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University; Author of ‘The Globalization of Sexuality’, co-author of ‘The Sexual Citizen: Queer Politics and Beyond' and ‘Pleasure Zones: Bodies, Cities, Spaces’ and co-editor of 'Cosmopolitan Urbanism', among many others
Professor Stephen Whittle OBE
- Professor of Equalities Law, Manchester Metropolitan University; Author of ‘Respect and Equality: Transsexual and Transgender Rights’, ‘The Transgender Studies Reader’ and ‘The Transgender Debate: The Crisis Surrounding Gender Identities’, among many others
This event is FREE for BSA members and members of St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. It only costs £25 for non-BSA members to attend. A light lunch is provided for the participants. Places are limited for the event to facilitate discussions. Please make your booking as soon as possible, via the British Sociological Association website
Please contact Tung Suen, University of Oxford, at firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information.
Directions to St. Antony’s College
Accommodation at St. Antony’s College is available for booking. Another nearby option is St. Anne’s College, which is 5-minute away from the event venue. Please note that availability is limited and the organiser cannot accept any responsibility for accommodation arrangement:
About St. Antony’s College:
St Antony's College is the most cosmopolitan of the seven graduate colleges of the University of Oxford, specialising in international relations, economics, politics and history of particular parts of the world. It also houses 7 area study centres specialising in African Studies, Asian Studies, European Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Japanese Studies, and Russian and Eurasian Studies. St Antony's 40 Governing Body Fellows all have international reputations in their specialist fields and, in combination, provide a unique insight into today's global issues. There are more than 400 students from some 77 different countries studying for postgraduate degrees and each year around 100 visiting senior members from the academic, diplomatic, business and political worlds come to the College.
Doctoral Candidate in Sociology
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St. Antony's College
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University of Oxford
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Stonewall Welsh Assembly Hustings 2011: Stonewall Cymru urges lesbian, gay and bisexual people to engage with the Assembly elections
On Tuesday 19th April from 6pm Stonewall Cymru are holding Hustings for the Welsh Assembly elections focusing on sexual orientation issues in Wales, hosted by Enfys, Cardiff University's LGBT Staff Network at the Optometry building. The event will give lesbian, gay and bisexual people their opportunity to ask what the main political parties will do for them in the next Assembly term.
Vaughan Roderick, BBC Wales political presenter and Welsh language blogger, will host a cross-party debate with representatives from the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Plaid Cymru parties focusing on how their policies for the next Assembly will affect lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
Andrew White, Director of Stonewall Cymru said “With lesbian, gay and bisexual people representing over 6% of the electorate in Wales and issues such as homophobic bullying being endemic in Welsh schools, the Assembly elections are an important opportunity to ensure that sexual orientation issues are included in Assembly policies.”
He added “Nearly two thirds of young lesbian, gay and bisexual people experience homophobic bullying in our schools yet two thirds of secondary school staff do not always respond to such bullying. It is vital that lesbian, gay and bisexual people across Wales have the opportunity to find out what candidates would do to ensure they are included and supported at home, at school and at work.”
This hustings event will give voters to the opportunity to hear how each party has responded to Stonewall Cymru’s election manifesto in the areas of education, healthcare, public services, hate crime and representation.
Karen Cooke, Co-Chair of Enfys Said “We are happy to support Stonewall Cymru with this event and welcome everyone to the University and hope they enjoy the evening.”
Symposium on Equal Marriage: Civil partnership and marriage: separate and not equal - 14 April 2011
Symposium on Equal Marriage: 14th April in Aberdare Hall.
A national Conference concerning the ‘fitness for purpose' of the current law that excludes same-sex couples from marriage and heterosexual couples from civil partnerships. The Conference is an opportunity for discussion, questions and debate. It will be of particular relevance to professionals, lawyers, activists, and academics, indeed anyone wishing to be better informed, not only of the rights of the LGBT community to marry, but also civil partnerships for heterosexuals.
This event is part of the Cardiff Law School Conference Series and is organised by the Centre for Human Rights and Public Law. For further information and to book a place please go to the ENFYS web page, ‘Related Resources' for a leaflet.
More information on the event
Staff Focus Groups 2011
Despite our improved performance in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index this year we are still very aware that there is more we should be doing as a University to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans members of staff. Two focus groups are being run by an external company on different dates and venues so you can come and give your opinions both positive and negative on how the University supports you.
These sessions are completely confidential and the information that will be reported back will be anonymised and provide the University with action points for moving forward.
The sessions are as follows:
- Wednesday 16 February - 1pm - 3pm in Room 2.28 in the Bute Building
- Wednesday 2 March - 12pm - 2pm in the Arts and Social Studies Library Meeting Room
Even if you can only attend for an hour of these sessions then please do, we appreciate that not all of you will be able to spare 2 hours so any time you can spare will be very much appreciated. If you are able to attend one of these sessions please email email@example.com
LGBT History Month 2011
We are co-hosting this event as previously mentioned with our partners from several organisations across Cardiff and further afield next Thursday evening. The event is based on a sports theme and we have guest speakers including Nigel Owens the openly gay Welsh Rugby Union referee, Lorraine Barrett AM, a representative from the Sports Council for Wales and a member of the local LGBT friendly football club the Cardiff Dragons. Alongside these speakers we also have representatives attending from London 2012 and a raffle including prizes such as meals out in restaurants in Cardiff, a gift set from Crabtree and Evelyn, fishing lessons from the Environment Agency and a Cardiff University umbrella and hopefully some varsity tickets to go with it!
The event is taking place from 6pm - 9pm in the Julian Hodge Building on Thursday 17 February and includes drinks and a buffet reception and plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues from across the city in a wide range of organisations. If you are interested in attending please email for a ticket as we have a limited number of places and they are strictly on a first come first served basis.
Students are welcome and I have attached a poster that you can print out and advertise in your School/Directorate. If you have any further questions on this please don't hesitate to email ENFYS.
FIT - tackling homophobic bullying 2011
You are invited to a screening of FIT, the feature film adaptation of Stonewall’s highly successful play for schools aimed at tackling homophobic bullying.
The Screening is due to take place this Wednesday 17 March from 3.30 pm in Cardiff University’s Optometry Building. There will also be an opportunity to network with staff from within the Welsh Assembly Government and other departments after the film.
The event is free to attend, so please do come along.