More than 200 people assembled in the Campus Centre atrium to see the official launch of the festival as esteemed academic Professor Julie Fish also announced the launch of the DMU Centre for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) Research.
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To mark the launch of its new Centre for LGBT research, De Montfort University (DMU) is to host a conference, entitled ‘Taking Pride’, on Wednesday 24th February.
The Mary Seacole Research Group (MSRC) at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) have released a unique report showing LGBT cancer patients have poorer experiences of care than heterosexual patients. The report, entitled ‘Improving the Cancer Journey for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People’, aims to ensure there is sufficient support, advice and consideration for LGBT cancer patients and to improve their health and wellbeing during treatment and contribute to their quality of life in survivorship.
Public Engagement Event
Improving the cancer journey for lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
Tuesday 21 April 2015
Edith Murphy Building Room 2.25
Registration from 9.30am
You are warmly invited to this event at De Montfort University. We are holding this event to launch the report of our completed research project into LGB people’s experiences of care and treatment for cancer, which was funded by local cancer charity Hope Against Cancer. There will be speakers from cancer service providers in the NHS and the voluntary and charity sectors, who will be talking about their experiences of setting up, managing and providing care, treatment and support for LGB people with cancer.
The event will start at 10am. Refreshments will be available prior to the conference from 9.30am, and lunch will be provided.
If you would like to attend please email or call 0116 201 3985 mentioning any special dietary or access requirements that you may have.
If you require any further information or have any queries, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
I do hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be a very interesting event.
The event has been organised in association with the Mary Seacole Research Centre.
For more information click here.
Leicester LGBT Centre has been approached by a PhD student at De Montfort University doing research in the psychosocial experiences of LGBT people living with Mutiple Sclerosis (MS). The student is asking for people who are willing to share their experiences. If you want more information, please click here
Here is a chance to watch and listen to the DeMontfort University's LGBT group new video, Working Together. Really worth watching!