The annual LGBT+ History Month lecture is organised by The University of Oxford's LGBT+ Staff Network. This year, the lecture will be delivered by Stonewall Sport Champions:
Corinne Humphreys: An International Track and Field Athlete, a Coach and founder of Pathway 2. Corinne won a silver medal at the U23 European Championships, is a British University Gold Medallist, World University Games Finalist and Commonwealth Games semi-finalist. Corrine came out as a lesbian at 25 and found it had a positive impact on her career ‘Being my authentic self-made it easier to identify and build strong relationships with the people around me – from coaches and support staff to training partners and competitors. It was only then that I realised what the power of inclusivity and allyship can do for everyone in sport.’
Michael Gunning: - An international competitive swimmer having attended two FINA World Swimming Championships. Michael holds dual Jamaican and British citizenship and is the current National Record Holder for the 200 metre butterfly, and the 200 and 400 metre freestyle events. After coming out as gay on the television show ‘The Bi Life’ in December 2018, Gunning went on to win the Pride Award at the Attitude Pride Awards 2019 for his efforts in visualising LGBT sport around the globe. Michael recently was named as a Pride House Ambassador for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, and is currently training hard to represent Team Jamaica in Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.
This is a free event and all are welcome. The lecture will be live captioned.