The Late Jacqui Harding


It is my very sad duty to inform you that the former chair and my predecessor of Out IN Salford Ms Jacqui Harding passed away suddenly on the morning of the 10th May at her home in Albion Towers, in Salford. I understand she suffered  a massive heart attack and sadly passed away before reaching hospital

Our thoughts and prayers go out to her partner Lynn Bredbury and her friends and family especially her daughter Sarah

I worked with Jacqui a lot both with Out IN Salford and the former Salix Homes LGBT Focus Group. She was a very strong and extraordinarily determined woman, a great ambassador towards the Trans Movement as a Trans Woman herself.

To her real friends though, she had a very soft side where her enormous generosity shone strongly touching everyone she met, I myself experienced her generosity when she offered me and Shaun a lovely meal one evening at a few hours notice, likewise ‘house-sitting’ when I got stranded in Wales in August 2015, when she looked after the installation of my new boiler as Shaun had to go to work. She did not want anything for this massive favour, but I insisted on her having a bottle of her favourite wine

She was, of course, a Betty Boop fan, I remember her massive memorabilia collection all over her home

I feel very privileged to have known Jacqui and class her as a close friend, so I was shocked and saddened to hear this tragic news

If anyone who knew her, wants to attend her funeral, this will take place at Southern Cemetary, 212 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, M21 7GL at 1.15pm this Friday 26th May followed by a party at Churchill’s, on Canal Street Manchester to celebrate the life of this lovely generous woman who we will all sadly miss

If you would like to make a small donation in her memory then please click here to donate to the British Heart Foundation

We will all miss you, Jacqui, keep them entertained up there xxx

Jacqui Harding    1951 – 2017

The Pink Picnic – Salford Pride 2017


Here is a message from our very own Marcus Taylor …. 

Hey picnic fans, we’re BACK!! After a year out The Pink Picnic is back. Please help make this years event return with a BANG by inviting all your friends and by sharing our event page. #SalfordPride2017 

Salford’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Pride Celebration

The Pink Picnic is Salford’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT+) Pride Celebration. The event is FREE and this year will be held here

More details about The Pink Picnic 2017 COMING SOON!

Don’t forget to share and invite all your friends!

This is a free event with donations gratefully welcomed

Bi Series Launch: Our Forgotten Bi History

We’re excited to announce the launch of The Bi Series our first series of events that directly addresses bi needs.


Throughout 2017 we’ll be hosting a variety of talks, workshops and community events in Manchester, aimed at bi people and drawing on the experiences of Bi activists across the UK.

Our launch event will feature a talk on Bi History from prominent bi activist Jen Yockney MBE. It will be followed by ‘speed-mating’ – a great, informal opportunity to mingle and share a bit of your own histories with other bi people. Throughout the afternoon, there will also be chances to add your story to a Bi History video project being organised by our friends at BiPhoria.


3:10-3:20pm: Welcome time!

3:20-4:00pm: ‘Our Forgotten History’, a talk on Bi History by Jen Yockney MBE

4:00-5:00pm: Time to enjoy the exhibition, mingle with attendees and take part in Biphoria’s video project.

More info:

The venue is wheelchair accessible, if you have any questions about accessibility, please email

*The Bi Programme is open to bi people and their friends, partners, and family. We also welcome people who otherwise identify as ‘not straight and not gay’ such as pansexual, queer and fluid people as well as people questioning their sexual orientation. The launch event is open to all.


Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017

Try and tune in to Gaydio then click North West to listen to our very own Salford Youth Tsar Chris Rice this week. Interviewed by me Vic Hanley during a special show hosted by Emma Goswell from 8pm on Wednesday 8th February


Be sure to leave feedback

Check out what Salford have organised for this special week too here

Sound Salford – New 40+ Project

Based in Salford, aged over 40 and interested in making radio?
Then sign up to Sound Salford!
A free radio course taking place March / April 2017
Absolutely NO experience necessary!
Over the course of 7 workshops you’ll meet new people, learn new skills and visit the
world’s biggest LGBT radio station.
The course will be based partly at a Salford venue and partly at Gaydio’s
Manchester based studios.
You’ll be taught by Gaydio presenter and broadcast journalist Emma Goswell
To find out more register your interest at
Or email

Safer Manchester = Safer Salford – University of Salford









This is Manchester Hate Crime Awareness week, with events going on around the city to promote awareness and reporting. You can find out more about the issues and what’s happening at or on Twitter through #Westandtogether

We are one of the most diverse universities in the country, and we celebrate the uniqueness of every student. We love difference. We are #OneSalford.

Domestic abuse is a hate crime, and it’s more common than you think. The chances are that you know someone who is or has been a victim, or has witnessed domestic violence. Tomorrow’s (7th Feb) free performance of ‘Black Eyes and Cottage Pies’ looks at the issues of domestic violence in more detail. If you want to go along, you can get a ticket at

If you need to talk to someone about domestic abuse or other hate crime, you can talk to us. Email us at , or call askUS on 0161 295 0023. We’ll help you to get the support you need.

For more information:







Holocaust Memorial Day Event 2017

The year’s theme was ‘How can life go on?’

Salford City Council put together a great poignant inspiring and truly moving event this year hosted for another year by The Albion Academy on London Street directed by Magda Sachs at very short notice.









Here are some images of this special night

Cantor Michael Isdale sings Tell Me Where Can I Go

Cantor Michael Isdale sings Lemaan Achai or Because of my Brothers and Sisters

Bobbi’s Life by Mrs Eva Neuman Holocaust Survivor