"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 […]
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.
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Alongside our LGBT youth organisation friends from Allsorts (Brighton), SexYOUality (Cambridge) and DISC (Durham) we will be launching our Rainbow Flag Award scheme, where schools will have to undertake a variety of tasks to ensure LGBT inclusion in their schools.
Do you know a school - primary or secondary - that could benefit from some targeted work in this area? If, so, then please nominate them by return email with a short description as to why you think they may benefit from a variety of interventions which could include teacher training, policy support, curriculum and pastoral guidance or pupil voice programmes.
It is […]
Proud Friend: individuals and companies can donate monthly or annually to become a Friend. This is a great way for you to support our vital youth groups and project activities.
Proud Ambassador: this is for those with the skills, time and enthusiasm to shout about our cause. You could organise a fundraising event, offer professional expertise, give a guest talk or provide a free venue.
Friends and Ambassadors receive special invites, discounts, regular updates, website acknowledgement and a twibbon!
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Please welcome Tamzin Forster, a freelance creative wellbeing specialist, who is discussing Peer Support in this month's
In 2015 Matty Donaldson from The Proud Trust, and I joined forces to create a Peer Support Wellbeing Training Programme. This is designed to enhance and maintain positive mental health. It is based on previous work I have undertaken and The Proud Trust's Peer Support Project which has run in some form or another since the mid 1990s.
What is peer support?
Peer support models are founded in non-hierarchical, reciprocal relationships. It works on the idea that non-professionals, (e.g. young people), can provide flexible social, emotional and practical support to one another through their personal knowledge and experiences. This role can complement and enhance existing services, bridging the gaps that occur within any service, reaching individuals […]
The event is being held at The Forum in Wythenshawe, opened by Carl Austin-Behan (The Mayor), Claire Mooney (Singer) and Annie Wallace (Actress) at 10am and running all day until 3pm.
There will be stalls, facepainting, performances, badge making, cake decorating, a fire engine and lots more!
The event is aimed at the LGBT community but everyone is welcome in particular other young people.
This project is supported by The Forum, Wythenshawe Community Housing Trust, UHSM Hospital and a grant from Superbia. Superbia Grants provide financial support for LGBT events as part of Manchester Pride’s commitment to the quality and diversity of cultural events taking place throughout the year in Greater Manchester.