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Pink Box Awards 2017 (May 15, 2017)
A big thanks to all those who entered the Pink Box competition 2017.

Sixteen entries exhibited and presented their take on LGBT Campaigning in 2017.

The Pink Box runner-ups were:
Fusion BME group for the poster campaign: Do you see me?
Inside Out (Rochdale) for the stereotypes film.
LGYM (Manchester) for their song: Let's take pride back to its roots.
YOIO (Oldham) for their poetry.
Phoenix (Ellesmere Port and Chester) for their sign language bunting for deaf/LGBT inclusion.
Phoenix (Winsford and Northwich) for their new birth coming out care package.
Rainbow Planet (Bolton) for their dream school project.
Rainbow Reflections (Trafford) for their cross-stitch-adorned suit jacket.
Wednesday's GYRO (Liverpool) for their zine Poz? Which challenges HIV-stigma.
Wednesday's (Stockport) for their gender neutral school uniforms.
WyNotLGBTQ (Wythenshawe) for their campaign 'put stereotypes back into the closet'
Young Women's Health Project for their song 'Nana was a suffragette'
Brook Work it Out (Blackburn) for their campaign to the NHS to change rules so that gay men can give blood.

The finalists were:

1st Prize: Afternoon TEA, Greater Manchester trans […]

Saturday tuck shop (May 9, 2017)
The Proud Trust have been running a tuck shop at the Saturday youth group thanks to a kind donation from Swizels Matlow.
The tuck shop has provided the young people with an opportunity to have first hand experience of running a small enterprise. The group have have developed skills in budgeting, marketing, customer care skills, and business planning.
These skills have helped some individuals to have a role in the group, feel more confident interacting with others and work experience for future employment opportunities
In addition to this the young people have enjoyed the sweets and had fun running the shop..

Working together to realise the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans young people in Greater Manchester.

This is a free event to launch and share vital research about LGBT young people’s lives in Greater Manchester today, and how to deliver inclusive services to meet their needs.

 

Tue 23 May 2017
2:00 – 4:00pm

People’s History Museum
Left Bank, Spinningfields
Manchester M3 3ER

 

This research has been created through a collaboration between The Proud Trust, 42nd Street, Albert Kennedy Trust and LGBT Foundation.
We welcome specifically people connected to the children’s and young people’s sector, from front line staff through to managers, commissioners and decision makers, including from education, youth, housing, health and mental health.

We Are Hiring (May 9, 2017)

Thanks to some wonderful support from our funders and supporters, we are pleased to announce that we are recruiting for a number of paid roles today:
One-to-One Programme Manager
aGender Progamme Coordinator (Lesbian, Bisexual and Pansexual Women's Programme)
One-to-one and cover youth worker
Cleaner for the LGBT+ Centre
If you are interested in any of these posts, please click on them to take you through to more information about them on our website.
Please share this news throughout your networks and share this link www.theproudtrust.org/about-us/work-for-us/

We are keen to reach a wide range of people with these opportunities. The posts are open to all to apply. We are particularly interested to hear from people who are less well represented in the LGBT+ sector, including Black and Asian people, people from other minoritised ethnicities, and trans people.

We're very pleased to be able to share with you that our pioneering project with Action Transport Theatre is going on national tour!
This beautiful piece of theatre aimed at primary aged children is based on the book "King and King" by Linda de Hann:The queen is growing impatient. Her lazy son will never be king until he grows up, gets married and starts acting like one.

She invites hundreds of princesses from across the land, hoping to find the perfect bride for the prince, but he isn’t impressed by any of them. Then one day a princess arrives accompanied by her brother…

Not to be missed! Tour dates here.

From our latest Cheshire West and Chester funded project "Trans Inclusion in Education" has come a rather special book and film for primary schools...

Imagine a planet where people can do what they want to do and be who they want to be.

Welcome to Alien Nation.

Ours is a story of friendship, solidarity and building bridges.
It is a story about exploring who you are and where you belong.
It is a story about celebrating our differences.

We hope as you journey through space with us that you will learn some new words, some new ways of understanding the world around you, and perhaps some new ways of understanding yourself. 

Aimed at primary aged children, Alien Nation is a fun exploration of gender, gender expression, gender roles, and an explanation of different gender identities.

More information and shop here.

Trans Youth Conference (January 3, 2017)
A young persons account of the Trans Youth Conference.

"The Trans Youth Conference, although it was an early start, was a day well worth the journey.

On arrival, we were given time to settle in and enjoy the fantastic venue before heading to the presentation, which set the theme for the day: self-care. After that we split off into groups and got started with the first scheduled activity, making bags full of self care tips and zines, as well as analysing what makes us happy as people. The activities were very thought-provoking and definitely tailored for youth, there were activities encouraging active discussions about trans norms, activities that gave us breaks, all activities that allowed us to socialise in a way that made us comfortable.

After lunch in the University canteen, I found a workshop regarding body positivity to be a highlight of the day, it provoked interesting discussion (among trans people themselves) about the cis narrative that trans people must dislike their […]

Every organisation has a duty to make LGBT people's identities visible and affirmed.

An easy way to do this is to 'usualise' people's identities through routine monitoring forms.

See here for an easy guide to inclusive monitoring.

See the-classroom website for more info on usualising.

We wanted to remind people that our Black History Month Challenging Prejudice and Uniting Communities resource isn't just for use in October, its a resource to use all year round - whether that's with students, young people, staff, friends - it's always relevant to be aware of prejudice and how to challenge it. The activities included are simple to run but cover complex and important issues. You can download it for free by clicking here.

When: Sunday 27th November, 2pm
Length: 1 hour
What: This walking tour will tell the story of how Manchester became the first place to build an entirely publicly funded, purpose designed centre for the gay community, just as Thatcher’s government were enacting Section 28.
Meet: Please meet at Manchester Town Hall side entrance, on Lloyd Street (as the xmas markets are on). I will be waving a small rainbow flag! Please note it will end at the LGBT Centre on Sidney Street, just off Oxford Road.

Click here to register your place


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