There will be a meeting on Monday 4th March at 7pm in Keighley to look into the possibility of holding a Pride event/festival in Keighley.

Address: Central Hall, Alice Street, Keighley, BD22 6LW

Don’t forget to email admin@equitypartnership.org.uk to let us know if you’re coming to the AGM!

Invitation to our 13th Annual General Meeting Saturday 2nd March 2019

Dear Equity Partnership Member,

The 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Bradford LGB&T Strategic Partnership (Equity Partnership) will take place on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at 1:30 pm at the Equity Centre, Providence Street, Bradford BD1 2PW. Anyone may attend the event.

At the AGM, Members of the Equity Partnership have voting rights, including voting on who may be Trustees, and making amendments to our Constitution (also known as the Memorandum and Articles of Association).
We sincerely hope that you’ll be able to come to the AGM. So that we can provide sufficient seating on the night, we would be grateful if you would let us know whether or not you will be attending. Please email the following details: Name, phone number, email, If you represent a group or organisation and if you have any access requirements by Tuesday 26th February 2019 to admin@equitypartnership.org.uk

Don’t forget to come to the zine workshop for some fantastic fun this Friday 15th in the Equity Centre!

With LGBT history month on the horizon, we’ve got three Zine workshops being delivered in the Equity centre by Artworks Creative Communities!

In previous sessions, that Artworks delivered at the centre, the group spoke about key pubs in Bradford city centre, and beyond, that were crucial in providing safe social spaces and also served as places for members of the Gay Liberation Front to meet. We would like to explore these stories further and capture them.

Memories and anecdotes will be captured in text and image creation (perhaps using personal photos and/or archival images from the local library) we will also include a map to show where the pubs were and will form the basis for the first LGBT heritage walk in Bradford.

Artist(s): New artist Jen (part of the LGBT community) will lead the sessions and Estelle from Artworks (led the Live Well, Be Well sessions) would be there for the first session to support.

Session 1 – Equity Centre, Friday, 15th February – 10.45am – 1pm
Introduction to zine-making and techniques involved, Group discussion about local (and wider) LGBT community history and what could be shared in the zine
*Please bring research and photos for the next session

Session 2 – Equity Centre, Friday, 22nd February – 10.45am – 1pm
Sharing of photos and stories, group work

Session 3 – Equity Centre, Friday, 1st March – 10.45am – 1pm
Compilation of zine ready for short print run

Join Thurgay this February 7th from 6 – 8 pm for their final session at the Equity Centre before their move to MESMAC in Little Germany!

ThursGay is a brilliant group for Gay, Bisexual and Trans men to meet up and socialise, meet new people and support each other!

The Origin of LGBT History Month

The concept of LGBT History month was started in the US in 1994 by a high school teacher in Missouri called Rodney Wilson, who served as the founder of the first coordinating committee. Many gay and lesbian organizations of the time supported the concept early on as well as many governors and mayors who recognized the month with official proclamations.

On June 2, 2000, President Bill Clinton declared June “Gay & Lesbian Pride Month”. President Barack Obama declared June Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month on June 1, 2009.

In the UK LGBT History month started with the Schools Out UK project by Sue Sanders and Paul Patrick in February 2005, continuing annually each year throughout February. The month is intended as a means to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against the LGBT community while celebrating its achievement and diversity and making it more visible.

The event came in the wake of the abolition of Section 28 in 2003, the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 as well as the government’s proposals to bring in a single equality act and a public duty, although this, in fact, did not come to fruition until 2010.

This year the theme of LGBT History month is Peace, Activism and Reconciliation, in which we reflect on the events of the past and the activists who helped get us this far and look to how we can work towards peace in the future.

Trustee Information Session

Equity Partnership is holding a new trustee information gathering on SAT 9 FEB at the Equity Centre from 2.00 – 3.00 during the monthly café. If you are interested in joining the new Trustee Board at the Equity Partnership’s AGM on SAT 2 MARCH come along and find out more about this fun opportunity!

The information session will cover some of the duties and requirements of being a Trustee in more detail and give you a chance to have any questions on your mind answered.

This is a chance for anyone interested or curious about becoming a Trustee to come along and get more detailed information about what becoming a Trustee means. This will also be a chance to apply to become a trustee if you wish to.

Invitation to our 13th Annual General Meeting Saturday 2nd March 2019

Dear Equity Partnership Member

The 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Bradford LGB&T Strategic Partnership (Equity Partnership) will take place on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at 1:30 pm at the Equity Centre, Providence Street, Bradford BD1 2PW. Anyone may attend the event.

At the AGM, Members of the Equity Partnership have voting rights, including voting on who may be Trustees, and making amendments to our Constitution (also known as the Memorandum and Articles of Association).

We sincerely hope that you’ll be able to come to the AGM. So that we can provide sufficient seating on the night, we would be grateful if you would let us know whether or not you will be attending. Please email the following details: Name, phone number, email, if you represent a group or organisation and if you have any access requirements by Tuesday 26th February 2019 to admin@equitypartnership.org.uk

New dates for LGBT History Month Zine Workshop

With LGBT history month on the horizon, we’ve got three Zine workshops being delivered in the Equity centre by Artworks Creative Communities!

In previous sessions, that Artworks delivered at the centre, the group spoke about key pubs in Bradford city centre, and beyond, that were crucial in providing safe social spaces and also served as places for members of the Gay Liberation Front to meet. We would like to explore these stories further and capture them.

Memories and anecdotes will be captured in text and image creation (perhaps using personal photos and/or archival images from the local library) we will also include a map to show where the pubs were and will form the basis for the first LGBT heritage walk in Bradford.

Artist(s): New artist Jen (part of the LGBT community) will lead the sessions and Estelle from Artworks (led the Live Well, Be Well sessions) would be there for the first session to support.

Session 1 – Equity Centre, Friday, 15th February – 10.45am – 1pm
Introduction to zine-making and techniques involvedGroup discussion about local (and wider) LGBT community history and what could be shared in the zine

*Please bring research and photos for the next session

Session 2 – Equity Centre, Friday, 22nd February – 10.45am – 1pm
Sharing of photos and stories, group work

Session 3 – Equity Centre, Friday, 1st March – 10.45am – 1pm
Compilation of zine ready for short print run

LGBT History Month Zine Workshop

THE DATE OF THE FIRST SESSION HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 15th FEBRUARY
THERE WILL BE NO SESSION ON 1st FEBRUARY

With LGBT history month on the horizon, we’ve got three Zine workshops being delivered in the Equity centre by Artworks Creative Communities!

In previous sessions, that Artworks delivered at the centre, the group spoke about key pubs in Bradford city centre, and beyond, that were crucial in providing safe social spaces and also served as places for members of the Gay Liberation Front to meet. We would like to explore these stories further and capture them.

Memories and anecdotes will be captured in text and image creation (perhaps using personal photos and/or archival images from the local library) we will also include a map to show where the pubs were and will form the basis for the first LGBT heritage walk in Bradford.

Artist(s): New artist Jen (part of the LGBT community) will lead the sessions and Estelle from Artworks (led the Live Well, Be Well sessions) would be there for the first session to support.

Session 1 – Equity Centre, Friday, 15th February – 10.45am – 1pm
Introduction to zine-making and techniques involvedGroup discussion about local (and wider) LGBT community history and what could be shared in the zine

*Please bring research and photos for the next session

Session 2 – Equity Centre, Friday, 22nd February – 10.45am – 1pm
Sharing of photos and stories, group work

Session 3 – Equity Centre, Friday, 1st March – 10.45am – 1pm
Compilation of zine ready for short print run

⚠️This weeks Games Night has been moved from the Friday 18th January to Friday 25th January as the centre is currently being redecorated.⚠️

We hope to see you next week in the brand new centre!

Office Christmas Opening Hours

The Equity Offices will be closed from 4pm on the 20th December 2018 and reopen in a limited capacity from 8th January 2019. Normal Office hours will resume the following week.

Last night Trans Day of Remembrance was held in Bradford, a somber event to remember all who have been killed by transphobic violence in 2018.

Each candle in this picture represents each person on this years list, far more than there should ever be lit. The candle in the center represents all who committed suicide because of the pressure transphobia put on them.

The event last night was a stunning display of support for the trans community, shown by both the actions and attendance to the service.

Thank you to all who attended last night and a huge thank you to Councillor Richard DunbarTrans Mission and Bradford Council for all your parts in making this poignant event happen.

Trans Day Of Remembrance 2018

Today is Trans Day Of Remembrance.

Today is the day we come together to pay our respects to all the victims of Transphobia around the world and remember the names of all those killed.

TDOR in Bradford will be held tonight in the Banqueting Suite in Bradford Civic Hall from 6 – 8pm, followed by a chance for people to gather together for refreshments, reflection and support at the Equity Centre.

The next cafe will be hosted by Thursgay, the GBT men’s group from 1 – 4 pm at the Equity Centre.

All LGBT people welcome, come along and meet new and old friends alike!

The next cafe will be hosted by Thursgay, the GBT men’s group from 1 – 4 pm at the Equity Centre.
 
All LGBT people welcome, come along and meet new and old friends alike!

THE NEXT SUB RANG GROUP HAS MOVED FROM 28TH OCTOBER TO THE 4TH NOVEMBER

The BME men’s group Sub Rang meets once a month on the last Sunday of each month from 6 – 9 pm at the Equity Centre. If you are a BME gay, bi or Trans man and are interested in joining this welcoming group please email: admin@equitypartnership.org.uk