Hope Not Hate Bradford Fun Day 16th June

Bring friends and loved ones for an afternoon of thrills and entertainment at HopeNotHate Bradford’s Fun Day.  The event is a celebration of togetherness, diversity and understanding and will have live entertainment and food stalls from across the globe. Don’t miss out!!

Our Asylum and Immigration group took part in a live broadcast with Ann Morgan for Bradford Refugee Week, the Show will be broadcast on Tuesday 19th June at 12pm for people that want to listen on BCB 106.6fm. Our Asylum and Immigration group will be meeting next Wednesday 20th June at 9.30am in City Park for the World Refugee Day Walk. Anyone wanting to join is more than welcome.

State of women’s health report

The sessions are run by Women Friendly Leeds in July regarding the need to develop a State of Women’s Health in Leeds Report to highlight the health challenges that women in our city face, and their experiences of accessing and using services to improve and maintain their health. The aim of the report is that it will be used to inform service commissioning, design, development and delivery to ensure that women are receiving better opportunities for their health needs.

Session for trans women – this is for anyone who identifies as a trans woman – Wednesday 11th July 1-3pm at Mesmac, tickets can be booked here

Session for lesbian and bisexual women –Monday 16th July 1-3pm at Mesmac, tickets can be booked here

Games night

Meeting Friday 18.30 – 20.30 pm at the Equity Centre, Games Night is an opportunity to come along to the Equity Centre and play your favourite games… card games, dominoes, board games and more!

Contact admin@equitypartnership.org.uk for more info.

Mind in Bradford Trans Helpline


Mindlinetrans+ is a confidential, mental health helpline for people who identify as trans, nonbinary, agender, genderfluid or who are confused about their gender. They also provide support to family & friends.

Open Monday and Friday’s 8pm – Midnight

The Moving Forward LGBT peer support group is on Every Thursday 1-3pm @ The Equity Centre

Tomorrows Asylum and Immigration group will be meeting at the Equity Centre at 10:15 going to bcb radio from 10:30 am – 12:30 am. If you’re arriving after 10:15 you’re welcome to join the rest of the group at bcb radio.

West Yorkshire Queer Stories

Mesmac’s West Yorkshire Queer Stories project will be visiting various groups to collect information from anyone interested.

The West Yorkshire Queer Stories project aims to collect and preserve LGBTQ+ experiences and objects. For too long LGBTQ+ histories have been ignored or seen as unimportant; the West Yorkshire Queer Stories Project aims to change that. It’s important that a range of people from all over West Yorkshire are involved so that all our voices are heard. The project will record personal memories, as well as collecting objects like badges and photos. Everything we collect will add to our LGBTQ+ heritage and show the remarkable range of people and experiences within our communities.

Rachel & Ross are currently recruiting volunteers for the project and participants to tell their stories or donate things. If you’re interested in being involved, they’d love to hear from you!



Rachel: r.larman@mesmac.co.uk
Ross: r.horsley@mesmac.co.uk

Twitter/Facebook:    @wyqueerstories

The Saturday Cafe in June will be hosted by Older and Wilder. Why not come along on Sat 9th June, 1-4pm at the Equity Centre.

Please note the NEW time for Equity Women’s Group is 3-6pm. The next meet up is Sunday 10th June @ The Equity Centre.

Please note NEW time and date for BME Women’s Group. The group will now meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month 12-3pm @ The Equity Centre. Next meeting Sunday 10th June.

The Saturday Cafe in June will be hosted by Older and Wilder. Why not come along on Sat 9th June, 1-4pm at the Equity Centre.

Best of luck to all attending the Bradford pride awards tonight and congratulations to everyone nominated!

Group date and time changes

The BME women’s group has changed from the first Sunday of the month to the second Sunday of the month at 12 – 3 pm.

The LGBT women’s group has changed to 3 – 6 pm on the second Sunday of the month.

Suffragette Women’s March


This march marks the 110th anniversary of the momentous rally for suffrage on Shipley Glen, when thousands assembled to demand votes for women and workers in Britain.

Whatever age, gender or interest in politics enjoy the celebrations with music, stalls, entertainment and activities for all the family – and a chance to think about how citizens can make change, then and now.

11:30am – 12:30pm: Robert Park Bandstand – congregate and launch
12:30pm: March departs from Roberts Park to Shipley Glen
1pm – 4pm: Shipley Glen

For further information contact 01274 432416