Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

The Proud Trust is now operating digitally, as we make significant changes to how we operate in this time of international concern.

All youth groups and 1-1s (face-to-face contact) are not running in their usual venues and are being delivered virtually instead.

Our LGBT+ Centre is closed, if you want to get in touch, contact us at centre@theproudtrust.org

Our face to face training is also postponed, but some courses have moved virtual. Information on upcoming virtual training, can be found here.

Youth workers will be sending out Google Hangout links for our group work and 1-1 support. Please contact us if you have any questions.

We are still here for you and all LGBT+ young people.

Please share this with young people or colleagues where relevant.

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Art Activist

Art Activist is a creative project that promotes Artivism – using art and performance as a means of raising awareness of a particular issue, and as a vehicle to evoke change.

This can mean:

  • Visual art (painting, sculpture, drawing, photographs, film)
  • Creative writing (including poetry, fiction and non-fiction)
  • Performance (e.g. acting, singing, dancing, spoken word)

Art Activist acts as a bridge between two significant events in the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities) calendar:

  • LGBT History Month is an annual celebration that takes place in February (in the UK). It recognises the struggles and triumphs of LGBT+ people and encourages people to be open and inclusive of LGBT+ people in all communities.
  • International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) is held on May 17 each year, as this is the date in 1990, that the World Health Organisation declassified homosexuality as a mental illness. Sometimes it is called IDAHOBIT, in recognition of biphobia and transphobia.

Responding to the theme set for LGBT History Month, Art Activist encourages young people to become Artivists, creating art works and performance, to showcase at our annual event on or near IDAHOBIT.

In 2018 the Art Activist showcase event will take place on Saturday 12th May from 12.00pm until 4.00pm at Sugden Sports Centre, M1 7HL.

LGBT+ youth projects are warmly invited to take part, with a prize of £100 for the winning group. Entry form here.

This event is a combination of showcase of art works and our annual Being Proud Awards – the deadline for nominations is 16th April 2018!



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