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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, and our training is being postponed or moving virtual.

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.

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With thanks to funding from Cheshire West and Chester Council, The Proud Trust are again working with youth theatre company Action Transport Theatre, this time to create a performance piece which explores gender and trans identities.The piece will be performed by our two trans and queer actors and form part of a programme of educational training events aimed at teachers, social workers and healthcare professionals.

We are looking to create the performance piece from scratch with young people leading decisions on what topics to cover and how to deliver them. To kick start this process we would like to invite you to two days of workshops over the summer holidays.

Workshops: 
Thursday 17th August & Friday 18th August
11am-4pm
Ellesmere Port (near Whitby Hall)
FREE LUNCH!

You will not be require to act or perform at these workshops unless you choose to – our role is more about directing the actors to perfume the topics we pick. We can also help pay for transport to get you to the venue for the workshops.

Contact matty.donaldson@theproudtrust.org for more information, or to tell us you are coming along!

Take part in a FREE Young People’s Rights Course.
8th Aug 11am-5.30pm
9th Aug 1pm-5pm
In association with 42nd Street.
For more information click here

Summer events 2017 (July 7, 2017)

Summer Events For Your Calendar

The Proud Trust have a Summer packed full of events. More information on each event coming soon. For now, make a note of the dates!

14th to 18th August – 11am til 4pm Summer School at The LGBT Centre
22nd Aug – 11 til 1 Animation showcase at the People’s History Museum

22nd Aug – 5.30 til 7.30 Pride Tea for parents at The LGBT Centre

23rd Aug – 1 til 3 Fun sports day at Gartside Gardens

26th Aug – 3.30 til 5.30 LGBT Pride after party at The LGBT Centre
2nd Sept Pride Youth Games in Ellesmere Port

We are recruiting! (July 3, 2017)

For The Young Lesbian, Bisexual and Pansexual (LBP) Women’s Project Coordinator.

This 16 hour per week role is ideal for a dynamic and capable self-starter who wants to really make a difference for and with Young Lesbian and Bisexual Young Women.

Interested to know more? Click here.

Rainbow Flag Award (July 2, 2017)

Our Government Equalities Office funded project for schools,The Rainbow Flag Award, is well underway. A quality assurance framework for schools, (primary, secondary and SEND), this project encourages schools to become more LGBT inclusive and in doing so, eradicate homo/bi/transphobic bullying.

Initial training for our first cohort has just recently happened, with a total of 83 schools receiving training across the project delivery partners.

The Proud Trust is pleased to take these schools through for further interventions on their way to becoming full Rainbow Flag Award schools:

  • Alma Park Primary School
  • Gorse Hill Primary School
  • Primrose Hill Primary School
  • St Andrew’s Methodist Primary School
  • St Philip’s CE Primary School
  • Unsworth Primary School
  • Alder Grange School
  • Dean Trust Ardwick
  • Harper Green School
  • The East Manchester Academy
  • Wardle Academy
  • Wellacre Academy
  • Whitworth Community High School

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