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Save The Date For Sapphormation (September 20, 2017)
Manchester's festival for women who love women, is back for another weekend of feminist fun and frolics on 11th and 12th November 2017.

With a packed programme of activities, events and food, this year's theme of 'against the grain' is sure to please and provoke!

Keep up-to-date with announcements on facebook, twitter or our website.

As ever the festival will be hosted at Manchester's LGBT+ Centre, 49-51 Sidney Street, M1 7HB.

Are you LGBT+? Are you aged 16-25? Can you commit to offering 1-2-1 support to other LGBT+ young people?

We are now recruiting! There will be a training residential on 3rd – 5th November.

For more information or to request a recruitment pack contact - Matty matty.donaldson@theproudtrust.org
07873351702

BSL Sign Language Bookmark (September 12, 2017)
Inspired by some of the young people that attend the Phoenix LGBT+ youth groups in Chester and Ellesmere Port, the group has been hard at work designing and developing a rather wonderful BSL sign language bookmark.
The lenticular print used allows the demonstration of the signs for "lesbian", "gay", "bisexual" and "trans", through movement of the bookmark.

A limited number of these bookmarks have been made, get yours from our online shop!

Created in partnership with Deafness Support Network and Chester Pride.

Join us for a workshop to decide what area of trans and non-binary people’s experiences should be the focus for a new piece of research.

Come along on Saturday 16th September, 12-3pm to the Manchester LGBT+ Centre. Free lunch and a £10 gift voucher to all participants! Workshop for trans and non-binary folk aged 13-25.
For more information contact Matty – matty.donaldson@theproudtrust.org 07873351702.

Here at the LGBT young people’s organisation, The Proud Trust, we have been gearing up for another year of Manchester Pride celebrations! We are proud to be running a host of free Summer events for young people aged 14-25, and their families, before marching and dancing to the theme of “Graduation” at the Pride Parade on 26th August 2017.

For some of our staff and young people, this year’s Manchester Pride is not their first rodeo, but for those who are curious to come along for the first time, we have penned some stories of our own first Pride experiences and come up with some recommendations.

Read them here.

Parents Pride (August 12, 2017)
Join us for our Parents Pride just before the 'Big Weekend'. This is a fun and relaxed event for adults who support our work.

Please come to enjoy a relaxing 'afternoon tea' catered by our very own Sidney St. Cafe.
Tuesday 22nd August 6.30-8.30pm.

Tickets are £7.50 book here.
For more information contact: info@theproudtrust.org

We are so pleased to announce that Happily Ever After, our beautiful play and project with Action Transport Theatre, will be back on tour in the autumn.

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…

Tour dates and venues here!

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 […]

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