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21 September 2023

Supporting LGBTQ+ people to navigate alcohol issues, avoid alcohol problems, and access alcohol support

This event has now taken place. But you can access the fascinating presentations from the links below.

Presentations from the day

Dean Connolly, King’s College London; and Emma Davies Oxford Brookes University

Deenah al Aqsa, Hidayah UK

Monty Moncrieff, London Friend

About the event

An online seminar hosted by Alcohol Change UK

LGBTQ+ people are at more risk of alcohol problems; but when they encounter such problems, they are less likely to receive the support they need.

At this online learning event, we’ll be hearing from experts with personal and professional experience of drinking in LGBTQ+ communities, working to make more LGBTQ+ sober spaces, and how support services can be made more relevant and accessible.

Speakers included:

  • Maryann Wright, founder of Sappho Events, about creating safe and sober social spaces for LGBTQ+ women
  • Hidayah UK, on their work supporting LGBTQ+ Muslims
  • Dean Connolly and Emma Davies on transgender and non-binary people’s experiences of alcohol
  • Scott Pearson, in conversation about alcohol and LGBTQ+ identity.

Download the agenda here