Transgender motorsports star visiting Preston to share her inspiring life story

Posted on - 1st February, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, UCLan, University campus, What's On in Preston
Charlie Martin
Charlie is coming to UCLan

A transgender motorsports star is visiting Preston to talk about her inspiring life story.


LGBTQ+ advocate Charlie Martin will be speaking at a free event at the University of Central Lancashire.

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Trans role model and Stonewall Champion Charlie has fought continuously to overcome adversity throughout her life, having lost both her parents at a young age. She realised she identified as transgender from age seven, and transitioned to live as a female in 2012.

Dr Sylvy Anscombe, UCLan’s Maths Lecturer and Staff LGBT+ Network Chair, said: “We are so excited to announce that Charlie Martin will be coming to UCLan to share her story with us.

“As a pioneering transgender woman in the world of motor racing, her journey both on and off the track has inspired people to be their authentic selves.


“I am delighted to invite everyone to attend — students, staff, parents, friends and all the community.”

As well as Charlie’s talk, there will be additional speakers, a Q&A panel discussion and a number of stakeholder stalls from LGBT Lancashire, NHS, Chrysalis, Young Addaction Lancashire, Students’ Union and Lancashire Police.

The talk, which forms part of UCLan’s LGBT History Month 2020, will take place on Monday 3 February from 12pm to 3pm in the University’s Media innovation Zone, on the fourth floor of the Media Factory.

To register for the event, visit Eventbrite.

Read more: News from UCLan

Will you be going to the event? Let us know in the comments.

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