The Lavender Cafe Winter Ball and Ticket Competition

Victoria Hall, Saltaire
Saturday 4th Feb 2017, 7.30pm ’til Late

The Lavender Cafe Orchestra present their Winter Ball on Saturday 4th Feb. Tickets are £15/£10 for concessions and are available via Alternatively, for a chance to win two tickets, answer the three questions below and submit your responses to by Friday 20th Jan. The winner will be announced Tuesday 24th Jan.

1. How should you dress for the Winter Ball?

  1. Warm Boots
  2. Dress to Impress
  3. Your Gardening Clothes

2. Who is our cult DJ providing the smooth sound between the orchestral sets?

  1. Chris Evans
  2. Terry Wogan
  3. Wil Oddsox

3. In what town is the classy  Interlude Tea Room?

  1.  Shipley
  2. Brighouse
  3. Bala

All the answers can be found on

Relaxation & Mindfulness Sessions for LGB&T People

Tuesday 17th January 2017
6 – 8pm
In the Equity Offices, 82 Grattan Road

Workshop sessions designed to increase your understanding of the mind & body link in order to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Each session will include how to deal with negative emotions, self-awareness exercises and self-help techniques for relaxation, meditation and mindfulness.

For more information & to book a place contact 01274 727759, 07914 921 610 or email

Self Defence & Saturday Cafe

Saturday 14th January
Self defence 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Cafe 1.00pm – 4pm

Come along and try our Self Defence Class with David Kenyon.

Self Defence is great for building self confidence, fitness, core strength, flexibility, coordination and balance. It includes holds/strikes to pressure points and nerve points, locks, take downs, and knife/gun defence. If this is not for you come along, chill and have a cuppa!

For more information & to book a place contact 01274 727759, 07914921610 or email


Lincoln Christmas Market Trip Update


EP’s trip to Lincoln Christmas Market was a great success.  Enjoyed by all, there was lots to see and explore including craft stalls, food, wine tasting and more!  Watch this space for other events which we’ll organise in the New Year.  Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

– Wendy Lewis, Support Project Worker

Games Night

Join us for the next Games Night on Friday 17th Feb, 6.30 – 8.30pm!

11th Annual General Meeting

We warmly invite you to the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Bradford LGB&T Strategic Partnership (Equity Partnership), which will take place on Thursday 26th January 2017 at 6.45 pm (6.00 pm for food) at the Equity Centre, Providence Street, Bradford BD1 2PW.  Anyone may attend the event.  A light sandwich buffet will be provided.

At the AGM, Equity Partnership members 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).  Please note that copies of the Annual Report will be available at the AGM meeting.  If you would like sight of the document before the meeting this can be mailed out to you on request. If you would like to attend the AGM please email:, including any dietary or accessibility requirements.

Trustees Needed

Some of our valued trustees have moved onto pastures new, leaving us with vacancies for new trustees who identify as Trans and/or lesbian, gay or bi, who have the energy and vision to take the organisation forward.

We are particularly (but not only) seeking people who are able to represent Trans people, men and people from BME communities.  Enthusiasm and commitment are our first priorities, though financial, personnel, safeguarding  and marketing skills would be particularly welcome.  In return you will receive a warm welcome, training opportunities and valuable management experience. The board meets 10 times per year with occasional sub groups and training sessions.  If you are interesed please call Ann Kendal on 01274 727759.

Equity Partnership’s Reverse Advent Calendar

Between now and the third week in December we will be doing a Reverse Advent Calendar, which means instead of taking out, we’re putting in!  Feel free to drop dried food, tins or packets into the Equity Centre or our offices until Thursday 15th December.

Twixmas Cafe

Why not join us on Wed 28th December from 1 – 3pm for a pot luck lunch and an opportunity to have a cuppa and a chat with friends old and new in the Equity Centre. Please bring food to share.

Tel 01274 727759 for further information.

Informal monthly support group for family

We are offering an informal monthly support group for family members, spouses, partners and friends of Trans people the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 pm at the Equity Partnership offices, 82 Grattan Road, Bradford BD1 2LU.

Come along and meet others in a similar position. To find out more about the group contact the office on 01274 727759, 07914 921610 or email

Women in Calderdale – Fundraising Afternoon Tea

Fielden Centre, Todmorden Saturday 24th September 2-5pm

An event by women for women. Homebaked cakes, savoury snacks (vegan and gluten free available). Secondhand book stall and live music. Proceeds to Lesbian Immigration Support Group based in Manchester.

Call 01706 817581 for further information

Gendered Intelligence Survey

Gendered Intelligence have launched a major new survey of the quality of life of trans and gender nonconforming adults in England, in collaboration with Dr. Jo Lloyd, the Institute of Management Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.

They want to look at both the positive and negatives aspects of people’s lives to get a broad picture of how trans and gender nonconforming people are living today in England. Research on transgender people is sparse compared to other marginalised groups. By taking part in the survey, you will help build up data about where and how transgender and nonconforming people live in England. They hope to repeat the survey every year to keep the study as up-to-date as possible.

Take the survey:…/form/SV_56ZOVoF7XQ0ZbH7

Mindfulness and relaxation group

Our mindfulness and relaxation group is taking a short summer break and will restart 20th September for 4 sessions.  They will run on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm in our office training room. So if your mind is full rather than being mindful why not give it a try?  All LGB&T people welcome! Call Rachel on 01274 727759 to book your place.