Thursday, 1 August 2013

Upcoming events for Manchester Pride

Loud & Clear – a Pride Fringe event for lesbian and bisexual women
Tuesday 20th August 5.30-9.30pm

Join The Lesbian & Gay Foundation for free food, free refreshments and free thinking at their Pride Fringe event for lesbian and bisexual women.

Women sometimes struggle to have their voices heard, even within the LGB&T community. ‘Loud & Clear’ will feature a panel of inspirational women, exploring the different ways that we ‘come out’ and get our voices heard, both at Pride and in the wider world. Panelists will include local vicar Rev Rachel Mann, New Statesman columnist Eleanor Margolis and Sarah Evans, founder of Art With Heart.

The event also marks the launch of ‘Can You Hear Me?’, an interactive art exhibition which allows lesbian and bisexual women who have experienced mental health issues to share their stories.

‘Loud & Clear’ is a free event – no need to book, just turn up.

Email or call 0845 3 30 30 30 to find out more.

Can You Hear Me?
Tuesday 20th – Sunday 25th August

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation's 'Can You Hear Me?' exhibition will run for 6 days during Manchester Pride. 'Can You Hear Me?' is all about challenging the stigma and discrimination faced by lesbian and bisexual women with a mental illness, by encouraging conversations between those who have and haven’t experienced mental health problems.

Fourteen female participants have created their very own kitchen spaces, with furniture, decorations and sound, all created by our participants in order to tell their story. Each ‘kitchen’ reflects an individual’s experience and will be the setting for conversations between the participants and members of the public.

‘Can You Hear Me?’ is a completely unique opportunity to understand and change the stigma and discrimination faced by this group of women.

The event is free and we welcome both individuals and groups to come along during the following times:

· Tuesday 20th August 5.30-9pm (exhibition launch)
· Wednesday 21st August 4-8pm
· Thursday 22nd August 4-8pm
· Friday 23rd August 4-8pm
· Saturday 24th August 12-8pm
· Sunday 25th August 12-8pm

For more information, call us on 0845 3 30 30 30, email or visit