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

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 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

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

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


Gaydio 50+ Project

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



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


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