Dylan’s Swap Shop Cafe

Saturday 11th March, 1-4pm

Bring along anything you want to swap, CDs, DVDs, Games, Clothes…

Jacket potatoes, chilli and snacks will be served.

Games Night – 24th March

The next games night will be held on Fri 24th March.

Come down to the Equity Centre for games night. Games include pool, cards, board games, dominos and many more! Or you could even bring your favourite game along and show us how to play!

All LGBT people welcome.

For more information contact wendy@equitypartnership.org.uk.

Bollywood Zumba – Sat 25th Feb

With Arif Yakub. Every Saturday at the Equity Centre. £3.50 per session.

Come try our new fitness class with a difference. A perfect way to make new friends!

Fully qualified instructor.

All LGBT people welcome.

Lavender Cafe Winter Ball Update

The Lavender Cafe Winter Ball went off without a hitch (although a few bruised toes!) on Saturday night. Some photos from the evening are included below.

Pennine Domestic Violence Group LGB&T* Research

Pennine Domestic Violence Group based in Huddersfield are undertaking some research which is aimed at LGB and T* people living in Kirklees YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE EXPERINCED DOMESTIC ABUSE to fill it in and the questionnaire can be accessed following this link http://pdvg.org/lgb-t/. The completed questionnaires to be returned by mid-February 2017.


Bi Awareness Event

There will be a Bi Awareness Event facilitated by Emily from the Leeds Bi Group on Wednesday 22nd February 6.30pm in the Equity Centre. If you are interested in coming, the deadline for booking a place is Thursday 16th. If you would like to know more or book a place then ring Rach on 01274 727759.


LGBT History Month Launch

The Lord Mayor today raised the LGB and Trans flags in Centenary Square to celebrate the beginning of LGBT History Month.

Undergraduate Research Survey

Complete the survey and enter a draw for your chance to win vouchers for Amazon worth £50

Two undergraduate students from the University of Exeter are conducting research investigating the impacts of stigma amongst gay men as part of their final year project. Their project is being supervised by Dr David Doyle, a research leader in the area of stigma and sexual minorities.

The short survey can be accessed via https://exetercles.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0CE7tQwZZdIN4FL. Not only will participants be helping combat stigma and prejudice by taking part, but they will also have the chance to win one or two £50 amazon vouchers.

If you have any questions please email either Bethany Rose (br273@exeter.ac.uk), Micheala Beauchamp (mb588@exeter.ac.uk) or their research supervisor Dr David Doyle (D.Doyle@exeter.ac.uk).

Sub Rang/SPICE Party

It’s party time at the Equity Partnership! Hosted by Sub Rang and S.P.I.C.E., why not join us on Saturday 25th Feb, 6.30-10.30pm for music, dance, food and fun!

For catering reasons, please confirm your attendance by calling 01274 727759.

The Bradford Pride Awards

The Pride Awards are a way to celebrate the work of groups and individuals who give up their time to improve life for LGBT people in Bradford.

Bradford’s reputation as a welcoming and progressive city is both well deserved and good for everyone.

The Pride Awards will thank some of the people who help to build our city’s reputation at the same time as they help people from the LGBT community.

You can nominate someone for a Pride award, and the winners will be decided by a panel made up of representatives from the LGBT community, the Council and West Yorkshire Police.

Awards will be presented at a ceremony in City Hall on 22nd February during an evening of entertainment.

For more information and a link to the nomination form visit: http://lgbtbradford.co.uk/highlights/the-bradford-pride-awards/


LGBT History Month event at Leeds City Museum

Celebrate LGBT History Month at Leeds City Museum with this FREE programme of films, stalls, activities and talks organised by Leeds Queer Film Festival on 18 February 2017 11-3pm. All are welcome to come along and get involved!

A selection of films on LGBT History from past festivals will be screened and there will be a panel discussion on local LGBT history.

There’ll be stalls of various local LGBT community groups so that you can find out about the great long-running and more recent LGBT support groups, campaigning groups and social groups in our city. This will be a great opportunity to find out about the work they do, how to get involved, support them, or how to get access to services you need.

There will also be various activities and workshops so you can tell your own story or just have some fun! They’ll all be on a drop-in basis throughout the day. Workshops will include:


Queer DIY Film Making Workshop

Create DIY short films with Leeds Queer Film Festival FREE two day workshop for beginner film makers on Saturday 11th and 18th Feb at Leeds City Museum. Learn how to write, create, film and edit your own short film using your smart phone.

This workshop is for anybody over 18 who identifies as queer and has an interest in films. You do not need to have any experience. Participants will be using their smartphone to create short films with any completed ones to be shown at Leeds Queer Film Festival in March.

For more information and to book a place, visit the Leeds Queer Film Festival website at: http://leedsqueerfilmfest.wixsite.com/lqff/film-making-workshop

Bollywood Zumba Classes

New Bollywood Zumba classes will be starting on Saturday 11th Feb from 11am-12pm. All LGBT people welcome. Why not come try this new fitness class with a difference! A perfect way to met new friends! Sessions will cost £3.50.

For more information call 01274 727759, 07914 921610 or email wendy@equitypartnership.org.uk.

LGBT History Month

February is LGBT History Month. As well as all our regular meet ups, there will be a number of additional events. Below is a brief summary, and for more details you can contact Rachel on 01274 727759 or rachel@equitypartnership.org.uk.

1st – 4th Febuary
‘OUT’ – A New Play at 7.30pm, Bradford Playhouse
Tuesday 7th February
Non-Binary and Intersex session 1:15-2:15pm, Bradford College
Thursday 16th February
Trans awareness session 10-11am, Bradford College
Wednesday 22nd February
Bi Awareness Event 6.30 – 8.30pm, Equity Centre, presentation by Emily, Leeds Bi Group
Thursday 23rd February
Working Positively with LGB People (Training for Agencies) 10 – 4, Equity Centre, Equity Partnership and Mesmac.
Saturday 25th February
Sub Rang and Spice History Month Party – 6 – 10pm, Equity Centre
Saturday 25th February
Priscilla Queen of the Delius, 7pm – Late, Delius Arts & Cultural Centre
Wednesday 8th March
LGB&T and Adoption & Fostering Event, 6.30 – 8.30pm, Equity Centre

Priscilla Queen of the Delius Experience

Saturday 25 Feb, 7pm – Late (10.30 onwards 18+)
The Delius Arts & Cultural Centre, BD7 1AA.
Tickets from http://www.drunkenfilmfest.com/shop

Warm up your glittery cockles this February and join us for PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DELIUS EXPERIENCE, the ultimate get away from the winter blues. Make your way through the chilly night to the warm oasis that is the Delius Arts & Cultural Centre!

Happening on Saturday 25th February as part of LGBT History Month this movie night experience will have a whole host of warming activities including themed food, drinks, décor and drag entertainment, competitions and after party. Step into a winter wonderland like you’ve never seen before.

Sub Rang Meeting Change

As the group are co-hosting an LGBT History Month party on Saturday 25th February they will not meet the following day as usual, but have decided to meet on 12th February instead.

‘OUT’ – A New Play

1st – 4th February 2017, 7.30pm
Tickets available via

OUT is a new play by Pride Arts, a new theatre company, that has been written, collated and directed by Artistic Director Joseph Burke.

OUT is the story of 5 people and their journey through coming out as LGBTQ.

Comedy, tragedy, Peter Pan and Holby City.

It’s not always straight forward.