Transgender activist and model Munroe Bergdorf set to give talk at #DMUpride

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#DMUpride organisers will ensure Rainbow colours will be prominent 

Transgender activist and model Munroe Bergdorf will be talking at De Montfort University (DMU) as part of the #DMUpride events.

Named the first ever University of the Year for Social Inclusion by the Sunday Times, DMU is holding a series of month-long events to celebrate LGBTQ+ history.

A spokesperson for DMU said: “We define ourselves as diverse, international and open to all. Our free-thinking equality, diversity and inclusion charter, DMUFreedom, puts inclusivity at the heart of everything we do.”

#DMUpride will be launched on Monday between midday and 4pm at DMU’s Campus Centre and will include handouts of free rainbow lanyards and #DMUpride T-shirts, alongside refreshments and the details of up-coming events.

A series of workshops, performances and film screenings will be put on throughout the month alongside talks from prominent members of the LGBTQ+ community, including Bergdorf.

Now the face of a new lingerie campaign promoting diversity for all women, Bergdorf was on Good Morning Britain yesterdayTHUJAN31 to discuss diversity in the fashion industry.

She said: “I’m speaking about my experience all the way from before I transitioned and my sexuality to how I view the industry.”

Her #DMUpride talk, ‘In Conversation’, will be held in the university’s Clephan Building from 7 to 8pm on Wednesday, February 27.

It will be one of the final events for #DMUpride but also one of the first for the Cultural eXchanges Festival which celebrates its 18th year.

Cultural eXchanges will run from February 25 to March 1 with a host of creatives from the industry delivering talks in the Clephan building.

For more information on #DMUpride view the online brochure https://www.dmu.ac.uk/documents/events/dmu-pride-brochure.pdf

For more information on Bergdorf’s talk and the Cultural eXchanges Festival visit https://www.dmu.ac.uk/cultural-exchanges-festival/index.aspx

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