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.
The format is an open conversation with contributions from various people and representatives to enable an informed and inclusive discussion.
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)
DATE & TIME
Wednesday 3rd April, 19.00 start
Levenshulme Old Library
Organised by Levenshulme Pride
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
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.
We woke this morning to hear the shocking news of a terrorist attack in New Zealand that targeted two Mosques and killed 49 people.
Levenshulme always stands against hatred. Our diverse community comes together to express its revulsion against and utter rejection of violence and hatred. Levenshulme Pride started in response to an act of hatred. We offer our sympathy and support for those dealing with an act of aggression and violence against another minority group.
Let’s stand together against islamophobia and the murder of Muslims. Let’s come together in a community gathering against hate and to mark an horrific act of terror.
We are all equal. We must all support each other when any of us is targeted with hatred.
Jeremy Hoad, Levenshulme Pride
Meet on the Village Green by The Bee With No Name on Stockport Road (opposite the station car park), 14.00, Sunday 17th March
The BBC report on the New Zealand attack is available HERE