The series feature successful Westminster alumni each month to inspire students and recent graduates and give them the opportunity to network with each other.
On Friday 2 February five Westminster alumni took part in a panel discussion to share their personal experiences and the issues they have faced as LGBTI individuals. The panel included UWSU LGBTI Society President Nikki Hayden, Radio Production alumnus Jamie Wareham, Law Alumnus Anick Soni, Radio Production alumna and Press Officer for the National Student Pride Charlie-Ann Mathers as well as Housing Practice graduate Shayne Brown.
Each of them shared a ten-minutes presentation and were asked questions by the host as well as the audience in a Q&A and during a post-event refreshments and networking session.
Topics raised included the definitions of LGBTI terminologies, issues commonly faced in the LGBTI community and the role of LGBTI media and the Home Office in recognising the diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures.
Speakers also shared their unique stories of coming out, as bisexual, transgender or gay, amongst their families and friends, and explained how they learnt to be comfortable with who they are.