LGBT History Month Comes to Liverpool

8th November 2017

“LGBT History Month is a month-long annual event that celebrates the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people every February in the United Kingdom.

Each year has a different theme to work with from the school curriculum, which is led by the organisation ‘Schools Out UK’, and strives to claim and celebrate LGBT history, which has been rendered invisible by our legal and educational systems.

This year, we are focusing on Geography: Mapping the World and we are so excited to be launching this national event at The Museum of Liverpool overlooking the wonderful river Mersey.

We will be welcoming guests from 6pm and encourage you to visit the Museums brand new exhibition of Liverpool LGBT life, ‘Tales from the City’ before our event start at 7pm.

There is a small fee of £3 for entry to this event which will support the work of LGBTHM, as a thank you, you will get a free LGBTHM 2018 badge on the evening at registration.

We hope you can join us for a night of music, entertainment and networking*

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Speakers on the night include,

Angela Eagle MP, Tony Fenwick MBE (Schools Out/LGBT History Month), Homotopia, Liverpool Pride, Museum of Liverpool, Caroline Paige, Sue Sanders (Schools Out/LGBT History Month) and the Writings on the Wall


World AIDS Day event

Please hold Friday 1st December in your diary for Brunswick Centre’s World AIDS Day event (see attached flier) at the wonderful Square Chapel, Halifax. The event is FREE, 6 pm until 7.30 ish.

Refreshments and food are available to purchase from the café before/after the event. Guest speakers from Public Health, the local HIV Clinical Service, Brunswick Centre staff and others along with music, individual stories, a gospel singer and African drummers will be contributing to the event.

LGBT Death Café

Saturday 30th September 2–4pm facilitated by Nick & Janice.

At a Death Cafe people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.

Death Cafe is not a bereavement support or grief counselling setting. Death Cafes aren’t an opportunity to give people information about death and dying regardless of how good or important it is. Rather we create time to discuss death without expectations.

You don’t have to book a place…just turn up…but if ‘d be nice to know how much cake to bake. Contact Rachel on 01274 727759 and for more information on the death cafes contact Janice on 07954 574767 or visit

Recipes for the cakes from the last cafe can be found  at:


A rewarding programme of sessions where we will be trying new things, improving skills, sharing ideas and exploring sustainable/environmental activities to maintain and enhance wellbeing in the run up to Winter.

Sessions will be weekly at the Equity Centre with two sessions happening outside of the centre at the Delius Arts & Cultural Centre and Horton Community Farm.

Dates for your diaries:

Tuesday, 10th October
Tuesday, 17th October
Tuesday, 24th October
Tuesday, 31st October
Tuesday, 7th November
Tuesday, 14th November
Tuesday, 21st November

Session times: 10.30am-12.30pm

Activities will include:

Grow your own micro-greens, cooking together, recycling for growing, whittling, fire building, caring for wildlife over Winter, candle making and allotment visit.

Contact Wendy for further details/and or to confirm your attendance on 01274 727759 or email at

Delivered by Artworks Creative Communities as part of a larger project funded by the Postcode Local Trust.

Hurricane Fundraiser

This Saturday 16 September at 4.45pm, Picturehouse at Science and Media Museum is holding a fundraiser screening of the 20-minute IMAX documentary Hurricane 3D, with all proceeds going to the Red Cross’s Hurricane Irma Appeal Fund. The tragic consequences of the Atlantic Hurricane are currently being felt across North America and the Caribbean, and local Red Cross volunteers are on the ground ready to give first aid, shelter and water to those affected.

Hurricane tells the story of a 15,000-kilometer journey in the footsteps of one of the most devastating natural events on our planet: the Atlantic Hurricane. A mere breeze at its conception, as it sweeps over the African Sahel it becomes a monsoon, before setting out across the Atlantic as a deepening depression. With this fundraiser screening, we’re hoping to raise money for the Red Cross’s fund while also increasing awareness and learning more about hurricanes.

Tickets can be booked online, in person at Box Office or via the telephone at 0871 902 5756 (13p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge).

Additional donations to the fund can be made via

Film tickets are priced at £5.50 (adult), £4.50 (retired/student), £4 (child) and £16.00 (family of four). 

Queer Media Festival

Queer Media Festival is a one day event on Saturday 18th November at HOME, Manchester’s £25 million combined arts centre with tickets starting from £10.

After last year’s sell-out event, Queer Media Festival returns for the festival’s fourth year celebrating the amazing range of LGBTQ stories in all forms of media.

During the day hear from inspiring live speakers who are creating LGBTQ stories using the new digital platforms of virtual reality, online storytelling, interactive games or mobile filmmaking. Discover who mixes digital with traditional media like theatre making, journalism, playwriting, TV, radio and film, in their storytelling.

Enjoy a creative mix of engaging panel discussions, performances, workshops and films aiming to refresh the way that LGBTQ narratives are told and explore the queer rainbow of diverse stories.

One of the highlights of the Queer Media Festival will be their keynote workshop in mobile filmmaking led by BBC Academy Video/Mobile Journalism trainer Deirdre Mulcahy, who will demonstrate how the smartphone can be the vital tool for new budding filmmakers and help tell the stories of marginalised communities.

In the evening following the talks will be Hilda vs Deirdre: Queer Corrie Spectacular a fabulous interactive experience to celebrate the camp heritage of Coronation Street, through four archive episodes of the soap opera featuring the iconic characters of Hilda Ogden and Deirdre Barlow. Hosted by Manchester drag queens as we look back at the Ogden’s second honeymoon, Hilda’s lost washing drama, Deirdre’s Christmas Day revelation of Ken’s affair and the day she went to prison. Episodes are from: 1977, 1981, 1989, 1998. With thanks to the BFI National TV Archive and ITV Archive.

To close the festival is Queering Animation a celebration of the medium of animation in telling queer narratives. Expect an amazing array of LGBTQ animated short films created from live action, hand drawn illustrations, computer generated to stop motion techniques exploring the queer colourful cartoon rainbow of diverse stories.

Find out more by visiting the festival’s website at, following them on Twitter and Instagram at @QueerMediaUK and liking their Facebook page at

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


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 (includes a vegetarian & vegan lunch):

Waged £10/unwaged £5

Pay on the day but places must be booked in advance by emailing 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