Pride in PoliticsWednesday 21 February, 2024 – Wednesday 21 February, 2024
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
207, Locksbrook Campus
This event has been postponed. Once the new timings have been confirmed, this page will be updated.
We're delighted to announce that Carla Denyer will be attending the University as part of our LGBTQIA+ History Month Celebrations to speak on political activism, being out as a political leader and the importance of representation.
Carla is co-leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, elected along with Adrian Ramsay in October 2021. She has been a Bristol City Councillor since 2015, forming a critical part of the largest Green councillor group in the UK which saw unprecedented success at the May local elections in 2021.
Carla is the first bisexual leader of a political party in England and has used her position as a high-profile queer woman to campaign for reform of the Gender Recognition Act to enable a kinder and less bureaucratic process for recognising trans people’s gender.
Representing an area with a high student population, she also worked with the University of Bristol Trans Students’ Network and others on an open letter to NHS England about the lack of access to Gender Identity Clinic Specialist Services.
In 2018 Carla proposed the first Climate Emergency declaration in Europe, committing Bristol to go carbon neutral by 2030 and starting a wave of similar declarations from councils and other organisations across the UK.
Carla is the Green Party’s candidate for Bristol Central in the next General Election.
Carla is an engineer, previously working in the renewable energy industry with a specialism in offshore and onshore wind energy.