Afzal Khan MP Votes For Equal Marriage Rights In Northern Ireland

Thank you to Afzal Khan MP for voting in favour of equal marriage rights for same sex couples in Northern Ireland today.

Although this would only take effect if a new administration is not formed in Northern Ireland before 21st October and it would still require secondary legislation it is great to know our MP supports equal rights across all areas of the UK.

The amendment to extend equal marriage rights to Northern Ireland passed by 383 to 73.

Another amendment to extend abortion rights to Northern Ireland passed by 332 to 99.

Stonewall Riots 50 Years On

The Stonewall riots were 50 years ago today.

The fight for equal rights continues. We must never be complacent and must always be ready to defend the rights that have been won and continue to make the case for equal rights for all.

Stonewall UK (founded 30 years ago this year) have a review of the fight for LGBT+ equality HERE

Homophobic Stabbing Attack By Children

Two men were stabbed in a homophobic attack in Merseyside yesterday. The attackers were three children aged 12-15.

This is just one reason why we need education and information in schools about LGBT people and relationships.

Read the article HERE

Let Children Be Children

New guidance for Relationships Education (Primary Schools) and Sex and Relationships Education (Secondary Schools) has been passed by Parliament.

The guidance requires schools to inform and educate children about different relationships including same sex relationships. This is important to reflect reality, the society we live in and principles of equality and inclusion.

It should be remembered that some children are LGBT. They deserve equal recognition, support, understanding and visibility in schools.

Let children be children. All of them.

Lesbian Day of Visibility

Happy Lesbian Day of Visibility 2019.

Levenshulme Pride celebrates all our lesbian friends today and reminds everyone of the amazing people who are lesbian.

If you have an idea for a lesbian themed activity or event during Levenshulme Pride then do get in touch.

Transgender Day Of Visibility

Happy Transgender Day of Visibility 2019.

Levenshulme Pride celebrates all our trans friends today and reminds everyone of the amazing people that make up the trans community.

We hope to expand our trans focussed activities at Levenshulme Pride this year working in collaboration with other organisations including Sparkle.

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

    Standing Together Against Hate

    Thank you to those who came to the gathering on the Village Green this afternoon to show solidarity with our Muslim friends and neighbours against the terrorist attacks in New Zealand. It was a chance for people to reflect and talk about the horrific events.

    Councillors Bernard Stone and Basat Sheikh were able to come as well as Laurence Hennigan (Levenshulme Traders Association) and John Commons (Levenshulme Community Association).

    Several of us went on to attend the vigil at the Pakistani Community Centre in Longsight. Both Jeremy Hoad (on behalf of Levenshulme Community Association and Levenshulme Pride) and Lydia Meryll (Levenshulme Youth Project) said a few words there along with community representatives, councillors and Afzal Khan MP.

    Levenshulme stands against all forms of hatred and violence.