LGBT Teaching In Schools Event 3rd April 2019

This is a public meeting. Everyone is welcome. An opportunity to ask questions, seek clarification and find out what is really happening with LGBT teaching in schools (primary or secondary).

The event is hosted by Jeremy Hoad, Levenshulme Pride.

FORMAT

The format is an open conversation with contributions from various people and representatives to enable an informed and inclusive discussion.

PARTICIPANTS

Everyone is welcome to attend. Contributors to the discussion include:

  • Carl Austin-Behan (LGBT Adviser to the Mayor of Greater Manchester)
  • Paul Martin (CEO, LGBT Foundation)
  • Chloe Cousins (The Proud Trust)
  • Jay Lanyon (National Education Union Teachers’ Union)
  • NASUWT Teachers’ Union
  • Paul Fairweather (LGBT Historian, campaigner & former Councillor)
  • Manchester Parents Group
  • Councillor Bev Craig (Burnage Ward, LGBT Women Lead)
  • Councillor Julie Reid (Gorton and Abbey Hey Ward)
  • Peter Cookson (Former Councillor, Gorton South and LGBT Men Lead)
  • EVENT DETAILS

    DATE & TIME

    Wednesday 3rd April, 19.00 start

    VENUE

    Levenshulme Old Library

    Cromwell Gove

    Levenshulme

    Manchester

    M19 3QE

    Organised by Levenshulme Pride

    Levenshulme Pride LGBT Teaching Meeting MEN Coverage

    Levenshulme Pride has been consulting with local schools, Manchester City Council councillors with responsibility for LGBT matters (Bev Craig and Chris Wills) and schools (Luthfur Rahman), Schools Out, The Proud Trust, Manchester Parents Group, the National Education Union and Carl Austin-Behan (LGBT Adviser to Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham).

    We will confirm a date and time for the public meeting on LGBT teaching in schools very soon. In the meantime our initiative is receiving attention in the press as a positive way to address concerns. This is about opening up dialogue and providing clear and accurate information.

    Read the Manchester Evening News article HERE

    No Outsiders: LGBT teaching in schools Public Meeting

    Over the last few weeks there have been demonstrations at Parkfield School in Birmingham with people objecting to any LGBT content in the curriculum. The specific programme objected to is run under the banner of “No Outsiders”. It covers a wide range of topics such as race, ethnicity, religion, identity, safety and different families a well as an understanding of LGBT people in the community. The overall theme is difference and diversity and all topics are taught in an age appropriate way.

    This week a post was shared on Facebook about a meeting held at a business in Levenshulme also objecting to “LGBT being taught” in local schools. Videos and material posted showed a clear lack of understanding about what is being taught in schools as part of pupils’ personal development. The fact such a meeting has taken place with completely false allegations being made has caused considerable consternation and even fear in our community. That is not acceptable.

    To counter the misinformation being spread in our community we will be organising a public meeting so people can better understand the reality of the situation and not rely on incorrect rumours being spread.

    Levenshulme is a multicultural home to people with all kinds of beliefs. The mutual support, tolerance and understanding within our community must not be undermined by ignorance and groups attacking each other. That can only lead to tensions, distrust and fear.

    Levenshulme Pride is the largest community Pride in Manchester. We strive to be inclusive and welcoming to all regardless of any personal characteristic. Levenshulme Pride also strives to celebrate the diversity and difference within our community. Challenging misconceptions and promoting equality and respect for all LGBT people is at the heart of what we do. We started in response to a homophobic attack and we will continue to resist attacks on the LGBT community through celebration, community cohesion, information, education and acts of inclusion and understanding.

    Further information and details of the meeting will be announced as soon as arrangements are confirmed.

    Bee strong regardless of hatred

    Our bunting on the Village Green where we held our Vigil and thank you ceremony was torn down and our rainbow flags have been stolen. Such a shame someone didn’t want people to enjoy them until we had a chance to take them down ourselves.

    Never mind. Levenshulme Pride was a spectacular three days of wonderful things. The bunting on the Bee With No Name survived and we remain strong standing together against hatred.

    ”The weirdest Village Fete I’ve ever been to” (overheard comment) will be back again next year bringing joy and happiness to Levenshulme.

    A People’s Pride for Levenshulme

    Levenshulme Pride is a Pride for Levenshulme and a chance for people to show their pride in Levenshulme.

    Standing together. Celebrating together.

    Levenshulme Pride: No Barriers

    A People’s Pride. Everyone welcome. Everything free to attend.

    Stalls at Levenshulme Pride

    We have a great line up of stalls at Levenshulme Pride. Stalls are open 12.00-17.00 on Saturday 18th August at The Klondyke, 1 Burnage Range.

    • Biphoria
    • Bug and Bee Creations
    • George House Trust
    • Incredible Edible Levenshulme
    • Levenshulme WI
    • LGBT Foundation
    • LGBT+ Labour
    • LGBT+ Libdems
    • Manchester Health Care Commissioning
    • Manchester Parents Group
    • Northern Grind
    • Rylan Cavell and Paul Magrs artwork
    • Rescue Kitties Manchester
    • Stockport Carnival Tombola
    • Treasured-Self
    • Village FA

    Also check out the Levenshulme Pride Night Market, 17.00-21.00 on Friday 17th August on the Station car park with a Disco theme including DJ Rob Bright.

    Theatre and Cabaret Evening at Levenshulme Pride

    The fabulous Azure will be our hostess for Saturday Night Cabaret at the Klondyke (assisted by Anthony Fletcher and Art Critic Panda).

    The whole evening starts with RuPanda’s Drag Race at 18.30 (suitable for everyone including children). The Theatre performance and Cabaret is more adult orientated.

    18.30

    RuPanda’s Drag Race

    19.30

    “I can make you fail a little bit less” theatre show by Dominic Berry

    20.20 BREAK

    20.40

    Cabaret with Gerry Potter, Jackie Hagan and the Vegan Queens