Manchester Pride

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Manchester for Manchester Pride this weekend. We will have a walking float and a vehicle float for all young people involved in any of the North West LGBT Youth Groups. After the event we will be having an after-Parade celebration and showcase. Contact sally.carr@theproudturst.org for more details.

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Wythenshawe Pride this Saturday!

The whole event has been The whole event has been Organized by young LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans) people who live in & around Wythenshawe, this event aims to show other LGBT young people that they can be out and proud in their local community.

The event is being held at The Forum in Wythenshawe, opened by Carl Austin-Behan (The Mayor), Claire Mooney (Singer) and Annie Wallace (Actress) at 10am and running all day until 3pm.

There will be stalls, facepainting, performances, badge making, cake decorating, a fire engine and lots more!

The event is aimed at the LGBT community but everyone is welcome in particular other young people.

This project is supported by The Forum, Wythenshawe Community Housing Trust, UHSM Hospital and a grant from Superbia. Superbia Grants provide financial support for LGBT events as part of Manchester Pride’s commitment to the quality and diversity of cultural events taking place throughout the year in Greater Manchester. http://superbia.org.uk

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Manchester Pride Summer School!

Our Story Hats and Pride Summer School project is supported by a grant from Superbia. Superbia Grants provide financial support for LGBT events as part of Manchester Pride’s commitment to the quality and diversity of cultural events taking place throughout the year in Greater Manchester. http://superbia.org.uk

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Exciting job opportunity at the Sidney St Community Café.

Our friendly and dynamic café is looking for a part-time assistant manager (15 hours per week) to help run our busy and vibrant community café. For more details contact Claire.Holmes@theproudtrust.org

Download more information here: Cafe Assistant Manager Job Advert

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Pride Youth Games 2016!

Pride Youth Games is for all young people aged between 13-25 who identify as LGBT+. It’s a great opportunity to try some new sports or perfect skills you have already, to meet new people, and most of all, to have some fun!

Click on the flyer for info and booking form, contact chloe.cousins@theproudtrust.org for further information.

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BEING PROUD AND PINK BOX RESULTS!

BEING PROUD AWARDS:
Well done to Work It Out (Blackburn) for winning the Youth Group to Be Proud of Award at the Pink Box event last Saturday, and to B You (Wigan) for coming second and Out ‘n’ About (Blackpool) for coming third.

PINK BOX COMPETITION:

A massive well done to all ten LGBT youth groups who entered the 2016 Pink Box Competition. The winners were Wednesday’s (Stockport), in second place was Work it Out (Blackburn), and third place went to Afternoon TEA (Greater Manchester trans youth group).
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People’s History Museum wins Heritage Lottery Funding!

We are delighted that our friends at The People’s History Museum have received £63,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to create Never Going Underground: The fight for LGBT+ rights, a large exhibition and events programme commemorating the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in England and Wales (1967 Sexual Offences Act).

Read more here.

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The Pink Box Competition and Being Proud Awards 2016!

Each year this event marks both LGBT History Month (February) and International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia (IDAHO May 17th).

All youth projects and schools groups across the North West are invited to create an entry for the Pink Box competition.

This year’s event is being held on Saturday 14th May 2016, 2-5pm and being hosted in Accrington by the Blackburn Hyndburn and Ribble LGBT Youth Group.

Also on the day, the winners of the Being Proud Awards will be announced. There are four categories:

  • Young Person to be Proud of
  • Friend, Family or Supporter to be Proud of (The Jaye Bloomfield Award)
  • Youth Worker to be Proud of (The Jan Bridget Award)
  • Youth Group to be Proud of

Nominate somebody for this year’s Bring Proud Awards click here.

MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION  FOR THE PINK BOX EVENT THROUGH CLICKING HERE OR ON THE FLYER.

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Trans Youth Residential

Are you 13-25 and trans/questioning your gender identity? Then you’re welcome to come on our residential trip to Launde Abbey this April.

Taking place 1-3 April 2016, application deadline is 1 March 2016.

  • Meet other trans young people
  • L earn your rights
  • Gain confidence in speaking up for yourself
  • Achieve a qualification in communication
  • Have fun
  • Try new things

DOWNLOAD YOUR APPLICATION FORM HERE

Contact Sam Cresswell – lead youth worker on Afternoon TEA – for more infomation.

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GET YOUR FREE LGBT HISTORY MONTH RESOURCE PACK HERE!

The Proud Trust has teamed up with Schools OUT UK to bring you this free LGBT History Month Pack for February 2016. The theme of History Month is ‘Religion, Belief and Philosophy: A Leap of Faith’.
The pack is full of handy session plans, ideas and a useful FAQs section. Click the link to access: LGBT History Month Pack 2016.
An accompanying easy to use PowerPoint for assemblies can be downloaded here.
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