Date: 26th May 2021
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Amanda Millar, President of the Law society of Scotland has issued an open invitation to the profession to explore the question ‘where are our LGBTQ+ role models?’
The invitation reads:
As my presidential year nears its end, I have been reflecting on my impact as a LGBTQ+ role model, as well as the impact others have had on me. Being ourselves every day, having the confidence to challenge micro-incivilities and outright prejudice, and living to our full potential takes work and can be tiring. It can be made easier when we can see and identify with others. It can be enlightening, inspiring, confidence building and calming. All too often, we do not see those role models and even more so for the LGBTQ+ community, which in comparative terms is relatively small.
I am the first openly LGBTQ+ President of the Law Society of Scotland and I hope my visibility and story will give hope and confidence to others. In the week before we celebrate the Pride month of June, I invite you to join me for a virtual event where I will share my own story and ask the questions, “where are our role models?” and “how can we encourage more to speak up?”.
I want to hear from you about your stories, your role models and what barriers you think continue to exist for people to be more open in in the profession and the wider world. This is an inclusive event. We welcome everyone: members of the LGBTQ+ community, its straight allies and those curious to learn about and perhaps appreciate the challenges for some to be themselves in the legal services sector.