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
WOMEN AND EQUALITIES COMMITTEE CALLS FOR EQUALITY FOR TRANS PEOPLE
There is still a long way to go to ensure equality for transgender people, despite welcome
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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
Special thanks must go to Phoebe, Laura, Samantha and all the staff at Creation Cafe for tonight;s great event, Enjoy the photos
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
Holocaust Memorial Day is the international day of remembrance for the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides. Since 2001, 27 January has marked Holocaust Memorial Day in the United Kingdom.
The date was chosen because it was on this day in 1945 that the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated.
Each year there is a national theme which provides a focus to events. The theme for 2016 is ‘Don’t Stand By.
Holocaust Memorial Day 2016
Holocaust Memorial Day provides an opportunity for everyone to learn lessons from the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides and apply them to the present day to create a safer, better future. Each year the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust co-ordinates the national programme and develops the general theme.
The Trust exists to promote the memory of the millions who have been murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in order to challenge hatred and persecution in the UK today. For more information see visit the Holocaust Memorial Day website.
Don’t Stand By
The Holocaust and subsequent genocides took place because the local populations allowed insidious persecution to take root. Whilst some actively supported or facilitated state policies of persecution, the vast majority stood by silently – at best, afraid to speak out; at worst, indifferent. Bystanders enabled the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and subsequent genocides. They tolerated cultures where increasingly punitive and oppressive discrimination and hostile policies could separate populations and ultimately lead to ethnic cleansing, destruction and attempted annihilation of communities.
Those who did not ‘stand by’ whilst persecution took place were not only bravely acting as resisters and rescuers of individuals, they were also taking action against prevailing views and beliefs that saw some people’s lives as worth less than others’.
People who did not ‘stand by’ in the Holocaust and in subsequent genocides were able to assist in many ways. Some brave people saved lives, giving a home or shelter to individuals and families who tried to escape. Others organised rescue efforts, arranged safe passages or accompanied children to safety. Salford City Council is proud to support events across the city to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. We promote a wide range of activities being organised by partners such as the Imperial War Museum North and Manchester Jewish Museum. Details of their events can be found in the document available to download below.
The main civic commemorative event will take place on Thursday 28 January, between 6.00pm and 8.30pm at the Albion Academy, London Street, Salford, M6 6QT. All Salford residents are invited to attend this event which will feature:
The evening will end with a formal act of commemoration with eight candles lit and eight stones laid in remembrance of victims of the Holocaust and all subsequent genocides. The event is open to everyone and parking is free and available.
It was typically moving this year. Here are some photos …
Here are a couple of videos of the music interludes