The Pink Picnic – Salford Pride 2017

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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 in The Meadow.

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

Transgender Equality – First Report of Session – House of Commons

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WOMEN AND EQUALITIES COMMITTEE CALLS FOR EQUALITY FOR TRANS PEOPLE

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progress, says a report published today by the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee.

The report of this new committee’s first inquiry makes over 30 recommendations in a wide range of policy areas. It calls on the Government to take action to ensure full equality for trans people, emphasising the need to update existing legislation; provide better services, especially in the NHS; and improve confidence in the criminal justice system.

Tell Us Your Story …. Children & Young People Emotional Well Being Event

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Hi all,

Healthwatch Salford is running a project to improve emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people (up to 25) in Salford.

They are really keen to get to know what some of the issues are in within the LGBT+ community.

TELL US YOUR STORY

Are you a child or young person living in Salford?

Healthwatch Salford wants to find out what makes you happy, stressed or unhappy.

We will use what you tell us to work with schools and health services for children and young people in Salford to see what they can do to make things better.

We already had nearly 600 reponses but the more you tell us the more we will know about how to help!

Please help us by filling in a survey telling us more about you:http://www.healthwatchsalford.co.uk/children-young-people-e…

If you need a paper copy or help to fill it in contact us on 0330 355 0300 or at feedback@healthwatchsalford.co.uk

Gaydio 50+ Project

Here is a message from Gaydio’s Emma Goswell ….

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GAYDIO NEEDS YOU!

Want a chance to tell your story and meet like minded LGBT people?

Starting October 2016 – 8 weekly workshops for LGBT people aged 50+

Find out how to make exciting radio in a relaxed, informal environment.

A space to explore issues that are important to you. 

Workshops include – story telling, radio presenting, producing and journalism

Additional training on Internet and digital skills for those that need it.

It’s a chance to work with professional broadcasters.

No previous experience necessary!

Open evening – Wednesday 12th October. 5.30pm- 7pm

– a chance to find out more about the project and to see if you’d like to do it!

“Working with Gaydio has increased my confidence vastly. I feel I would never have progressed in my day job if it wasn’t for the skills and confidence the course has given me.”

For more information visit us here

Call Chris or Emma on 0161 200 1650

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Out IN Salford Annual General Meeting II

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Pendleton Gateway

As we did not have enough attendees in the first AGM we have had to reconvene another …. you very final chance to make a stand against homophobia
 
This very important meeting is your chance to voice your concerns about how this group has been run over the last few years
 
There is a motion to set an amendment to the constitution to allow smaller numbers to provide quorum at this and future AGMs and another to disolve the group altogether
 
This is potentially your final chance to attend, provide your feedback and agree to help run the group moving forward …. if there is no one strong enough to run the group then the motion to disolve will stand
You can find the Pendleton Gateway here
 
DON’T LET THIS CHANCE PASS BY AND RUN OUT IN SALFORD
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Annual General Meeting 2016

Annual General Meeting

This very important meeting is your chance to voice your concerns about how this group has been run over the last few years
 
There is a motion to set an amendment to the constitution to allow smaller numbers to provide quorum at this and future AGMs and another to disolve the group altogether
 
This is potentially your final chance to attend, provide your feedback and agree to help run the group moving forward …. if there is no one strong enough to run the group then the motion to disolve will stand
 
DON’T LET THIS CHANCE PASS BY AND RUN OUT IN SALFORD
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GrosvenorFest

Grosvenor Fest

Hot off the press …. as Peel Park is closed this year for redevelopment …….

The Pink Picnic presents GrosvenorFest

Join us on Saturday 16th July from 1pm – 6pm in Green Grosvenor Park for an afternoon of fun. The event is FREE and family friendly.

The event is a fundraiser organised by the committee that brings you the Pink Picnic to help raise funds for the 2017 Pink Picnic.

Watch this space for more information about the event!

To find Grosvenor Park click here

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Hate Crime Awareness Week 2016

Colleagues from Bolton Dramatic Action Group have a message for us … password is ‘dramatic’

A message from Greater Manchester Police …..

Today marks the start of Greater Manchester’s Hate Crime Awareness Week, raising awareness for victims and support groups. We work with partners and stakeholders to engage with and support victims of hate crime, helping them to rebuild their lives after an incident.

We’re kicking off the week with a launch event at Manchester Art Gallery. This event is alongside Manchester City Council and Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioners Office with support from Adrian Derbyshire, a former international wheelchair fencer who has represented his country.

We’ve also got events across the region throughout the week with the launch of two new reporting centres in Oldham, engagement events for our communities across the region and a brand new transgender hate crime report being published to help shape our services in the years to come.

Here in Manchester we take action against six types of hate crime – race, religion, transgender identity, sexuality, disability and alternative subculture. We will simply not tolerate any kind of discrimination or prejudice on the streets of Greater Manchester.

Together, let’s end hate crime.

A Sad Announcement

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This announcement comes from Marcus Peers on behalf of the Peel Park Pink Picnic Committee 

It is with regret that due to circumstances beyond our control, there will be no Peel Park Pink Picnic this year (2016).

Salford City Council informed us last year that the park would be out of use due to redevelopments taking place in the park, but we could make use of the adjoining meadow.

However, we have now been informed that due to the building work on a new housing estate adjacent to the meadow, vehicle access for setting up the marquees, stage, emergency services access etc is not going to be available as this area is currently and will be in use by the contractor as their compound. This access point would also have been access for pedestrians as well.

We will be back in 2017, in the meantime we are going to organise fundraising events throughout the year to raise funds for the 2017 Peel Park Pink Picnic.

Our apologies once again

Peel Park Pink Picnic Committee

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LGBT History Month Social 2016

For those of us willing to try out what is left of our grey matter why not attend the LGBT History Month Quiz hosted by our retiring Chair Amy Rose Bredbury who will be entertaining us during the evening

Your host and quiz-mistress for the evening is our very own Reverend Phoebe Grace

It will take place here at The Creation Cafe from 7pm on Thursday 25th February 2016

Do try and come along … there will be food, drink, quiz, live entertainment and guest speakers … not to be missed

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Special thanks must go to Phoebe, Laura, Samantha and all the staff at Creation Cafe for tonight;s great event, Enjoy the photos

National Festival LGBT History 2016 Conference

National Festival LGBT History 2016 Conference

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Tickets

WHEN:
February 26, 2016 – February 28, 2016 all-day
WHERE:
Manchester University & Manchester Metropolitan University
Oxford Rd
Manchester, Manchester
UK
COST:
£25 to £60
CONTACT:
National Festival LGBT History 2016 Conference @ Manchester University & Manchester Metropolitan University | Manchester | United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

The 2016 NATIONAL FESTIVAL of LGBT HISTORY CONFERENCE, 25- 28 February 2016
Friday, 26 Feb 2016
2pm – 4pm
Masterclass: Historicising Trans: Prof. Susan Stryker, University of Arizona**
A unique opportunity to hear from one of the leading scholars in this emerging field of historical research.
6pm – 7.30pm
Festival Civic Launch & the 2nd Alan Horsfall Lecture by Prof. Susan Stryker**
7.40pm – 9pm
A Magistrate’s Tale Conference Theatre, a play based on the mass arrest of cross-dressed men at the Hulme Fancy Dress Ball in Manchester, September 1880.
Saturday 27 Feb 2016
9am – 5pm
What is & How to Do LGBT History – Keynote events, Plenary & Breakout Sessions
Sunday 28 Feb 2016
9.30am – 4.30pm
What is & How to Do LGBT History – Keynote events, Plenary & Breakout Sessions

Conference incl. reception: £25 Unwaged\ Student, £35 Voluntary sector\ Individual, £60 Institution\ Academic
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN at http://whatislgbthistory.blogspot.co.uk/p/registration11.html