Pride Youth Games, at MMU in Didsbury Manchester, attracted 33 LGBT young people this year. The activities included cycling, climbing, basketball, rounders, archery, and sitting volleyball which was coached by the Great Britain Sitting Volley Ball Captain Claire Harvey.
Claire said ‘I think sport brings so much to young people’s loves, but often there are lots of barriers to young people taking that first step to trying something different. So it’s great that today is a safe space, a chance to challenge themselves, try both able bodied and disabled sports and hopefully find something they love.’
Cycling - Pride Youth Games
The winning team this year was the Side by Side team from the Sheena Amos Youth Trust, and POUT from Leyland won the team-personship award. Nine other awards were given to outstanding individuals or teams.
Pride Youth Games is a partnership between Pride Sports and LGBT Youth North West.
Now in it’s 11th year, booking is now open for our annual young women’s summer camp! Camp is for lesbian and bisexual women only – a weekend of fun, friendship, lots of activities and a whole lot more besides…
Click on the poster to get information and your application form – what are you waiting for?!
We had a lovely time at the fourth Manchester Day Parade on Saturday. We were part of the 11 youth group-strong cohort representing East Manchester. Well done to all who helped make it a lovely day, there was even sunshine!
As we begin a new week, let us once more pay homage to the LGBT-positive spectacle which was the Finland anthem ‘Marry Me’ from Eurovision, complete with that controversial lesbian kiss that ‘forced’ Turkey to not televise the competition this year. Well done to the Finnish entry for singing for us! Watch the song here: Finnish Eurovision Entry 2013, Krista
We are part of an exciting partnership to launch a community cafe, opening 11-4pm at the Joyce layland LGBT centre every Wednesday and Thursday, we opened today and it was a great success. Why not download our Flyer for a voucher and more details?
With only ten days until the climax of our ‘Don’t assume…‘ campaign, what ideas do you have for breaking down stereotypes and assumptions? Get tweeting these (#dontassume) and putting them as you facebook status! To get your ideas flowing, see some amazing films here
Marking International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) and following on from the success of last years events, West Cheshire Lions Pride group (of which we are a member) is holding further events.
Love Music Hate Homophobia will take place at Alexanders in Rufus Court on Saturday 18 May, 1.00 – 5.00pm.
This free event will include live bands, community stalls and more! Click the icon for further information and to join the Facebook event.
Then later at Bar 6T9, there will be a Chester Pride Fundaiser – Love Eurovision, Hate Homophobia. The Eurovision Song Contest will be shown on the big screen from 8pm followed by a Eurovision Party! Only £3 entry.
Click the icon for further information and to join the Facebook event.
Over the past few weeks we have worked with the young women’s health project (Lik:T) and taken part in the reclaim the night march about women’s rights to public space, have had an exhibition at the 8th Day Cafe about lesbian and bisexual women role models AND had an exciting day yesterday doing experiments at the University and then making our own technological advances of the future at the LGBT centre. Here is our past few weeks in images…
Well done to all those who came to the Winter Feast and Festival, with over 55 people there, we were delighted by the turnout and the lovely atmosphere and supportive people. And a big well done to all those who contributed through songs, speeches, music, and delicious food!