Games Night

The Next Games Night will be Friday 15th September!

6.30 to 8.30pm at the Equity Centre.

All LGBT people welcome.

Gay men’s singing group

Resuming our practices with Lee (professional conductor) after the Summer break on Saturday 2nd September, 11.30 – 1.30. This is a good time for new people to try it – free first time, £10 to cover conductor’s fee thereafter. We have a range of musical styles, and we meet fortnightly. We want to get to a good musical standard. If you read a vocal line from notation, that’s great but not essential.
NB: We have a straight ally in the group and it’s open for you to invite any of yours.

Contact Clive on 07929 913909.

Next meeting is Saturday 7th October.

West Yorkshire Queer Stories

Yorkshire MESMAC is developing this LGBTQ+ social history project with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership with Leeds Museums and Galleries and West Yorkshire Archive Service.

From 2018 WY Queer Stories will involve volunteers in collecting, celebrating and preserving this vibrant heritage for future generations… Read more and take the survey.

LGBTQ+ Symposium

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Monday 9 October 2017 10am – 4pm

On the occasion of the opening of the David Hockney Gallery at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford and the 50th year anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in Britain we are hosting a one-day event that will provide an introduction to LGBTQ+ culture.

This is our first event of this kind and is an opportunity to start a conversation with people across the LGBTQ+ communities who we hope will contribute to our future plans.

No previous knowledge is required just an enthusiasm to learn, discuss and be inspired!

David Hockney Gallery at Cartwright Hall

Speakers

Jude Woods, West Yorkshire Queer Stories

Charlotte Keenan, British Art Curator, National Museums Liverpool

Kashif Nadim Chaudry, Artist

Phil Sayers, Artist

Jez Dolan, Artist

Debbie Sharp, Artist & Co-Founder of Penthouse

Tickets

Tickets (includes a vegetarian & vegan lunch):

Waged £10/unwaged £5

Pay on the day but places must be booked in advance by emailing cartwright.hall@bradford.gov.uk or phoning 01274 431212.

Easier Access

Equity will be having an information stall at the Easier Access event on Wed 13th September. Why not come along and see us!

Interested in a men’s group trip to Blackpool on 30th Sep? Contact Ahmed on 07940 771907 to register your interest.

Volunteer Walk Leader Training

A free walking course for people to learn how to lead a safe, fun walk.

Wednesday 13th September 9:30 – 4:30

Course content:

  • About walking for health
  • How to lead a walk
  • How to plan a route
  • Leaders responsibilities

Lunch Provided!

Please register your interest by contacting Helen Speight on 01274 666649 or email hspeight@thornburycentre.com.

Unity

Would you like to take part in an innovative project, which aims to improve cooperation and communication between the Police and the communities they serve?

 

‘Unity’ is a 3 year Community Policing project which aims to help community police officers and other partners of the police keep your community a safe place to live.

The project aims to improve co-operation and communication between the citizens, partners and police, especially within communities who for various reasons, often find it difficult to engage with the police and other support networks. Unity will also provide new training to police officers to help them deal with your concerns and issues. Read more…

Saturday Cafe

The next Saturday cafe will be held on Sat 12th August, 1-4pm at the Equity Centre.

Come along and meet old friends or even make new ones.

All LGBT people welcome.

BBC Gay Britannia Season

Gay Britannia is a season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts that took place in private between two men over the age of 21. The shows are available on to be watched on BBC iPlayer here.

PP Hartnett: three men, in tears

25th August, 2pm
People’s History Museum, Manchester

PP Hartnett is an internationally-published writer of novels such as Call Me Sixteen, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide. Following the successful publication of Hartnett’s first collection of poetry entitled date of birth, time of death, this PRIDE event sees the launch of the writer’s second limited edition hardback, three men, in tears.

PP Hartnett will discuss themes of online safety, anonymity plus predation, as well as censorship and hook-up culture at this paper/cuts event hosted by Adam Lowe, editor of VADA.

Entry is free, but tickets are available to reserve from threemenintears.eventbrite.co.uk.

Picnic in the Park

Sunday 27th August
1-3pm, Lister Park

Come and enjoy a Sunday afternoon picnic in the park. Bring your own picnic or bring food and drink to share.

Weather permitting: please check on the day.

Contact Wendy for more information on 01274 727759 or wendy@equitypartnership.org.uk.