the LGBT+ community and law through time.

This is a Law Subject Spotlight with Dr Anne-Marie Greenslade from Leeds Beckett University. An interactive, cinematic course taster experience to allow students to gain insights into what it's like to study Law.

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In this very topical Subject Spotlight, Dr Anne-Marie Greenslade presents Does law shape society, or does society shape the law? The LGBT+ Community and law through time. In episode 1, she talks about the legal recognition of the LGBT+ community throughout history, how things changed in the 19th & 20th centuries, and contemporary developments in the law. In episode 2, Anne-Marie discusses the AIDS epidemic, describing the issue itself, high profile cases, how global conservative governments impeded progress, and how the emergence of the disease exacerbated gay prejudice and stereotypes. She will also talk about some of the progress for the LGBT+ community as a result of the epidemic, and how attitudes have had to change. Episode 3 sees Anne-Marie introduce Alan Turing, talking about his tragic persecution, and explaining his incredible legacy. She finishes in episode 4 by looking at the relationship between law and society, before presenting a really interesting research activity for you to take part in, involving two fascinating discrimination cases. Finally, she will invite you to think about the current and potential future legal rights of the LGBT+ community around the world.

About Leeds Beckett University

Located in the heart of one of the largest student cities in the UK, Leeds Beckett is committed to helping its students build the best future possible. It provides a space to grow and learn from leading academics – people who think about the big challenges of today. But it’s not all about theory. The university provides state-of-the-art facilities across two campuses, which reflect real work environments so students can put their learning directly into practice. Every lesson provides crucial skills and experience to prepare students for the world of work.

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Dr Anne-Marie Greenslade

Dr Anne-Marie Greenslade is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Leeds Beckett University, with a background as a frontline practitioner in both the voluntary and public sectors. Her experience supporting refugee communities in Kosovo fuelled her interest in international human rights. She later worked alongside the police and the CPS as an independent advocate for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Anne-Marie has an LLM in International Human Rights, specialising in the legal responses to human trafficking and contemporary slavery. She joined Leeds Law School in 2017 as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and became a Lecturer in 2021. She was awarded her PhD in 2022. Anne-Marie has contributed to roundtables for the Modern Slavery, Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre, and won awards at the Vitae Three Minute Thesis Competition and the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research “Snapshots”. Anne-Marie is also the International Link Tutor for Leeds Law School’s franchise partner, Gaborone University College, in Botswana. She completed her PhD research on frontline services for modern slavery survivors in the UK. She is now pursuing postdoctoral research with a broader focus on survivors of traumatic crime in the criminal justice system.

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