LGBTQ+ Network presents: Double book launch with Dan Glass and Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma
Join us for a one-hour conversation with British LGBTQ+ activist Dan Glass and international health and HIV activist Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma as we discuss their respective upcoming books, Queer Footprints: A Guide to London’s Fierce History and Our Stories Told By Us: Celebrating the African Contribution to the UK HIV Response. We will sit down with Dan and Winnie to learn about the unique ties that bind London's queer community and African community through space, time, and activism. Through this, we will explore these two communities' interconnected history and global solidarity as part of the ongoing fight for justice for people living with HIV.
If you wish to purchase a copy of Queer Footprints: A Guide to London’s Fierce History you are encouraged to show your support and visit Gay’s the Word, London’s first and only independent LGBTQ+ bookstore, just minutes from LSHTM (66 Marchmont St, London WC1N 1AB). You can also pre-order Our Stories Told By Us: Celebrating the African Contribution to the UK HIV Response.
Dan Glass is an AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) healthcare and human rights activist, performer, presenter and writer. Dan has been recognised as 'Activist of the Year' with the Sexual Freedom Awards and was announced a 'BBC Greater Londoner' for founding Queer Tours of London - A Mince Through Time. His book United Queerdom: From the Legends of the Gay Liberation Front to the Queers of Tomorrow was Observer book of the week. Dan recently founded the self-defence empowerment programme Bender Defenders and Queer Night Pride to confront rising hate crime.
Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma
Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma is a freelance international development consultant based in London, working mainly on access to healthcare, focusing on black communities in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa. Winnie has twenty years of experience as an HIV treatment activist, highlighting the impact of HIV on women and people living with HIV. Winnie served for two years on the Terrence Higgins Trust advisory board. She has also led organisations including the African Health Policy Network (AHPN). She started FFENA, a group of black HIV-positive men and women in the UK, actively engaging, researching, reviewing and advocating on policy issues impacting the lives of people living with HIV in the UK and worldwide. Winnie was born in the UK, grew up in Uganda and went to University in the USA where she earned a Sociology degree. She has been living with HIV for years.