Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the park Funded by The Big Lunch Great Get Together. Sunday 15th July 1-4pm Lister Park, Manningham, Bradford.

Come and enjoy a Sunday afternoon picnic in the Park sponsored by The Big Lunch Get Together. Friend and Allies welcome. Some food and drinks provided but please feel free to bring some food to share.

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

26th June Coffee Morning

The Coffee Morning on the 26th June will be held in the Equity Partnership offices instead of the Equity Centre.

Have Your Voice Heard – LGBTIQ+ Consultation Event

“Have Your Voice Heard”

St Georges centre
June 22 nd

Touchstone are holding an event, which will allow anyone, and /or their carers to have your voice heard.
Do you want to connect with others in your community and help create positive changes for the future?
Then they want to hear from you.

Consultations will be held throughout the day.

LGBTIQ+ info stalls,
Art spaces,
Treatment raffle from Touchstone Positive care programme,
Lived experience stories,
Video diary,
Lunch and refreshments provided.

They want to hear from you about LGBTIQ+;
Young people
Domestic abuse,
Safe spaces,
In patient experiences,
Community support services,
voluntary sector.

If you would prefer to get in touch please email Touchstone at;


All correspondence will be treated with utmost confidentiality.

This weeks Asylum and Immigration group will be meeting in City Park at 9:30 am tomorrow instead of the Equity Centre for the BEACON Walk for Justice.

Equity Asylum and Immigration social group meets every Wednesday 10.30am – 12.30pm at The Equity Centre.

Older and Wilder is a social group of older lesbian and bisexual women who live, work or socialise in the Bradford district. We meet every fortnight in an exclusive social space at the Equity Centre in Bradford on a Wednesday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm. Members each bring a small amount of food and we share a meal together.

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.