Lecture, Barnard's Inn Hall, Thursday, 1 Feb 2024 - 18:00

LGBT Rights: Overcoming a Colonial Legacy

Two women looking into a crowd with a rainbow flag draped over them

Historically lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have been persecuted under English law.

Homophobic and transphobic laws were exported from England to the Commonwealth Caribbean, and these colonial laws have had a long-term impact on Caribbean societies.

This lecture will make the case for the robust constitutional protection of LGBT rights.

Professor Leslie Thomas KC

Professor Leslie Thomas KC

Professor of Law

Professor Leslie Thomas KC was appointed Gresham Professor of Law in 2020 and is one of the top rated silks in the country, ranked leading individual by both Chambers and the Legal 500 (2022). He was made a QC in 2014.

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