Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning event to be held in Milton Keynes

Iain Stewart spoke at last year's LGBTQ General Assembly
Iain Stewart spoke at last year's LGBTQ General Assembly
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AN event that seeks to bring together the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community is set to take place in Milton Keynes.

The 2013 LGBTQ General Assembly will be held on Saturday, January 26 at a yet to be named venue.

It will include short talks from a wide range of organisations and individuals. In previous years the assembly has featured speakers including a representative from Thames Valley Gay Police Association, MP Iain Stewart and equal rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.

LGBTQ spokesman Peter Leeson said: “LGBTQ individuals come from all walks of life, from all over the world which we should celebrate, but also appreciate the liberties we do have in the UK which LGBTQ individuals from other countries and cultures can only dream about.

“Speakers will have the opportunity to give presentations using a PC, projector, screen, sound system, slide shows etc – including film, PowerPoint and Prezi. You can use your 15 minute slot for presentation and talk or allow time for questions at the end. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to let us know and we will endeavour to meet your needs.

“I would also like to take the opportunity to invite your organisation to exhibit anything that represents you. As this is a public, open and free event any displays must be deemed to be ‘family friendly’.

“Charities and not-for-profit organizations will have a table at their disposal free of charge.”

Participation at the event is free. Anyopne interested in doing so should contact Mr Leeson by email at ga2013@live.co.uk or at the following address: care of Q:alliance, Acorn House, 381 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3HP.