There are several ways local organisations and community members can get involved.

  • We offer a discounted community rate ticket to enable folks who are not supported by an academic institution to attend, at 1/3 of the full price (the Early bird rate is £55 for a full 2-day ticket and £45 for a 1-day ticket). Tickets are available to buy online here:
  • We offer a limited number of stalls bookable by organisations and publishers. There is a fee of £200 for publishers and a discounted fee of £50 for community organisations for the 2-day conference. These are bookable via the registration site using the promotional code Exhibition stalls. For more information contact:
  • People can support the conference by making a donation, from £5.

Here is our donations site:

The Lesbian Lives Conference is the world’s most established academic conference in Lesbian Studies. It is a large international event that draws speakers and participants from all continents and hosts the best-known and emerging scholars in the field, as well as activists, artists, filmmakers and writers. In the past, we have hosted Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Emma Donoghue, Jackie Kay, Val McDermid, Joan Nestle, Sarah Schulman, Cherry Smyth, Del La Grace Volcano, Sarah Waters and Campbell X.

The Conference is an inclusive space, open to all genders and sexual orientations. There is an ethos of welcome and accessibility, with a mixed programme of panels and workshops, keynotes and short films. The Friday programme ends with a social at the Ledward Centre and the Saturday conference club night will be by Brighton favourite Traumfrau

We hope that you’d like to join us at the 2024 conference Global Connections: Solidarities, Communities, Networks and Activisms, which aims to highlight the ongoing struggles against homophobia, transphobia and misogyny across the globe.

If you have any questions, just email the team: