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Amelia Lee on 5live (October 17, 2018)

Check out Strategic Director Amelia Lee on 5live this week

https://www.theproudtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Amelia-on-5live.mp3

Following the publication of our latest guide – “How to Set Up an LGBT+ Group in a School“, we’re delighted to announce details of an upcoming event, celebrating these groups!

Being held on 31 January 2019, at Coop HQ in Manchester, we will be showcasing some of the work that is being developed by young people in four Manchester Coop Academies. In addition to this, we’re seeking other schools to showcase their LGBT+ group’s work – apply here.

This event is perfect for any school staff that currently run, or are thinking about starting, an LGBT+ group in their school. The event will be a chance to help shape a upcoming network – the LGBT+ GSA (Groups in Schools Alliance). 

Find the event flyer here. Book your place on the event here.

Join us for an interactive day of training that has been heavily subsidised at just £30 per place (usually £140)!

Sexuality aGender v2 is a pioneering, inclusive, sexual health toolkit. Our “train the trainer” style course will enable you to engage with young people in a meaningful conversation about gender identity, sexuality and sexual health using the toolkit. This will in turn help them explore who they are and what they want, in a safe, supported way, free from assumptions. 

Book here for events in:

30 Years Queer (October 7, 2018)

On 24th November there will be a day of free, exciting community events as well as an after party to let you hair down! 

Manchester is the only city with a purpose-built LGBT+ Centre and this year we celebrate 30 years since we opened! Check here for updates. Open to all! 

Tesco Bags Of Help Success! (October 6, 2018)

The Proud Trust are delighted to have been awarded the top grant of £8,000 following two months of in-store voting. During July and Aug customers were provided with voting chips in a special Manchester Pride scheme which saw three local LGBT+ charities all receive grants. The money is helping to fund our Pride events as well as the LGBT+ Centre’s 30th birthday celebrations in November. Thank you to everyone who helped us come out on top!

Saturday 3rd November.

This years theme is defiance and the programme reflects this with workshops and activities around creative defiance, voices of defiance, actions of defiance, sisters of defiance and joys of defiance.

Take a look at www.sapphormation.com to view the full programme
visit www.eventbrite.co.uk to book a ticket  

This November we are celebrating 30 years since we opened. Yes, you heard right, we’ve been here for three decades! As part of our celebrations on 24th November we are looking to hear from you! Share your stories, your photos, your memories. Did you meet your one true love here? Did you come out and join a group? Have you volunteered or worked here? Please use this form or email ali.hanbury@theproudtrust.org and all entries will be added to our history wall!

Tea and Cake Afternoon (March 13, 2018)

Catherine Lamb from University of Sunderland recently ran a fundraiser for us during LGBT History Month. Despite the snow folks rallied round and turned up, raising £35. Thank you to all involved. Find out how you can support us here.

Book Review (March 13, 2018)

Powered by Girl: A Field Guide for Supporting Youth Activists, by L.M. Brown. 

Our very own Ali Hanbury recently read and reviewed this thought-provoking book for the journal Women’s Studies International. In the review she speaks about how the book gives some great examples of women’s activism in the USA; promotes a call for collectivism, and challenges the idea of ‘exceptional girls’ and ‘individual leadership’. Access it here.

KIC-out is a group for young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people or those exploring their gender or sexuality who have experience of being in care. It’s a safe space to meet new people and to gain additional support.

The next KIC-out meeting has been arranged for Saturday 14th April, 1pm – 3pm. Food will be provided!
Click here to download more information.


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