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Diversity and Inclusion Hub: sexual orientation and identities

Introduction

Sexual identity is how one thinks of oneself in terms of to whom one is romantically or sexually attracted. Sexual identity may also refer to sexual orientation identity, which is when people identify or dis-identify with a sexual orientation or choose not to identify with a sexual orientation.

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5 Asexuality Myths Debunked

MTV Impact

Asexuality is not a myth! Millions of asexual people do not experience sexual attraction, but in our sex-obsessed society that causes a lot of confusion.

WATCH IT HERE

What It's Like To Be Intersex

As/Is

5 young people discuss their experiences being intersex

WATCH IT HERE

Are Drag Queens Trans?

MTV Impact

With Ru-Paul’s “Drag Race,” Drag Queens are America’s newest obsession. But for some folks, drag’s gender challenging performances raises lot of questions like: just who are these fabulous Drag superstars? And how do they identify their own gender?

WATCH IT HERE

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Making Gay History

Making Gay History

Since 2016, Making Gay History has been bringing the voices of LGBTQ history to life through intimate conversations with champions, heroes, and witnesses to history.

LISTEN HERE

Sarah Savage | PASSING

Anthems

Sarah Savage is a writer, public speaker and Trans Pride Brighton trustee. She is the author of children’s books He’s My Mom!, She's My Dad! and Are You a Boy or a Girl?

LISTEN HERE

Homo Sapiens

Alan Cumming and Christopher Sweeney

Homo Sapiens is the smash-hit podcast where queer people talk about life. Each week hosts Alan Cumming & Chris Sweeney bring you intelligent, informative and fun conversations that represent the interests of LGBTQ+ people around the world. 

LISTEN HERE

Testimonials

  • "Great day hosting our first AEV working group event!..WOW did I learn a lot and some great insights into how other venues work and the challenges they are trying to overcome. If you are a venue looking to network with other like minded professionals I would recommend looking at joining the AEV".
    Danielle Worker
    Corporate Events Team Leader, Silverstone Circuits Ltd
  • "“Great catering...is essential for a successful venue. The AEV provides a platform to establish consistent best practice in this field"
    Phil Wetz
    Retail & Catering Manager, ExCeL London
  • “The AEV provides collective representation for its member venues, turning individual commitment into a group effort"
    Paul Brough
    Venue Health & Safety Manager, Olympia London
  • "Proud to be part of this Cross Association discussion. I am confident in our ability to improve and progress our working platform through conversation".
    Amir Vered
    Head of eForce and IT, Olympia London (Chair of Cross Association Technology WG)
  • “The AEV is essential to the venue sector’s ability to cooperate and collaborate"
    Jazmin Beale
    Head of Marketing & Communications, Olympia London
  • “The AEV undertakes crucial work on behalf of event venues up and down the country to ensure our voice is heard. They reinforce the important role our sector plays in delivering economic impact, increasing trade, providing jobs and driving the visitor economy.”
    Lucy Merritt
    Head of Marketing and Communications, ExCeL London
  • AEV Membership is a key part of our business strategy; it has and will continue to be a core elements of our plan to support knowledge sharing in the industry and to develop both our team and the venue.
    Kate Vandenburg
    Marketing Director - Business Design Centre
  • Our team at ACC Liverpool feel indebted to the substantial work that the AEV do for our amazing industry. As the pillar association for venues across the country it’s a real privilege for our teams to participate in many of the working groups, learning and contributing to new processes which helps drive our industry forward on a national scale.
    Colm Graham
    Senior Exhibition Account Manager, ACC Liverpool
  • We have benefited hugely from all of the insight, discussion, events and networking, but it has also meant that we have been able to give back to the industry by sharing our unique experiences and professional knowledge and allowing our employees to help lead and shape the Association from the inside.
    Mathew James
    Head of Brand, Telford International Centre
  • “The AEV has been an invaluable asset to us as a company and the wider industry, helping to lobby on the industries behalf, consolidating and distributing information and facilitating vital knowledge sharing.”
    Charlie Hodgson
    Managing Director at The Kia Oval