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Misc round up of LGBT related matters and groups

Misc round up of LGBT related matters and groups

With thanks to Carl Austin-Behan for pulling together this round up.

As part of GMCA ambition to support better lives for all in Greater Manchester, Gambling Harm Reduction are inviting you to join them on Thursday 24 June, 10am-12.30pm for the launch of a new initiative to support community-led and place-based trailblazer projects to prevent or reduce harms associated with gambling. This is facilitated by funding from the Gambling Commission and part of a new pan-GM programme (see here for more details).

Priorities will include initiatives that focus on:

Tackling inequalities

Reforming public services

Community-led activities and sports

Children and young people

At this interactive online event you will have the opportunity to hear about the impact of gambling in our communities, connect and collaborate with partners and find out how to access funding to support the development of successful interventions to improve wellbeing.

To secure your place at this event, please register online at:

We have been asked to share the following:

We are looking for people to take part in an online survey about the use of stop and search powers by the police. 

Police use their stop and search powers on young Black males more than any other group with less positive outcomes (caution, charge or alternative disposal).  This research will attempt to assess whether the practice of using stop and search powers can be affected by implementing different policies.

We are specifically recruiting Black males between the age of 18-29 to take part.

If you fall within that category and have 10 – 15 minutes spare to provide your experiences, views and opinions on the use of stop and search powers then please follow the link to complete the survey.

If you have any questions about the survey, then please contact Chelsea Thomas via email on

Consortium supports LGBT+ Groups and Organisations for Stronger LGBT+ Communities

They send out regular Funding News to keep their Members updated on the latest funding opportunities for the LGBT+ community and voluntary organisations.

They've organised the funds below according to deadline.

Ardonagh Community Trust (the registered charity of Ardonagh) have launched a new initiative that will award £20,000 of funding to a young person (aged 15 – 19) to make their community better, brighter and stronger. 

Applications are open across the UK and Ireland until 21 May and aimed at young people who are passionate about, and actively working to make a difference in a community of their choice – this could be a geographical area, a group of people united by a shared interest/charity, or national/global cause.

This is the first time that they’ve opened up applications for funding outside the Group and alongside the £20k prize, there will be an additional pot of funding for the Trustees to award to any one else who stands out. 

Win a free yellow bus

From Monday 17 May, individuals, schools, community groups, sports teams and volunteer organisations can bid to Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to win one of several yellow school buses that will be decommissioned from the existing fleet in July 2021. Interested groups have until Friday 18 June to submit their proposal online before the applications are considered and the winning entries announced.  

More information: Your bus | Transport for Greater Manchester (

Pro-Manchester Trailblazing Tech 21 Competition

The shortlisted get to do a live demo on stage at Trailblazing Tech 21 on 2nd July, so some really good potential profile for new tech products. Deadline is 31st May, so a couple of weeks to go. 

More details are here.

The North West LGBTQ+ Business Awards

The LGBTQ+ community contributes enormously to the economy of the North West of England thanks to the creativity,

ingenuity and resilience of its members. Despite this, our diverse community is often overlooked when it comes to awards season each year. The North West LGBTQ+ Business Awards will be an opportunity to celebrate the amazing achievements of LGBTQ+ people in business and commerce in our region after what has been an unprecedentedly difficult twelve months following the Coronavirus pandemic.

Join us for an evening of celebration when we give thanks to our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters for making our region such a fantastic and opportunity-filled place to call home.

Date: Thursday 16th September

Venue: Heatherfield House, Wirral

Applications are now open until 30th July 2021

Pride in Practice Patient Survey 2021

LGBT Foundation’s Pride in Practice LGBT Patient Experience Survey is open until July 31st 2021. This annual survey is an opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people to share their experiences of accessing GPs, dentists, pharmacists and optometrists. This survey will enable a better understanding or LGBT people’s experience of healthcare as well as identifying areas where things are going well, and how they can be improved.

Anyone completing the questionnaire can enter a prize draw for £200 in shopping vouchers. 

The survey can be completed at

Reach Out: Stay S.T.R.O.N.G and has been created to provide information, support, and advice on how to manage suicidal thoughts and where to get support. As you will know, suicidal thoughts are often seen as negative. It’s important for us to normalise conversations around this and also acknowledge that sometimes the thoughts on suicide can often be helpful for individuals too. For example, when things are difficult, knowing there is a way out can often be comforting to some.

Greater Manchester Suicide Bereavement Information Service is joining Greater Manchester Bereavement Service

Greater Manchester Suicide Bereavement Information Service has merged with Greater Manchester Bereavement Service. The joined-up service, delivered by Six Degrees Social Enterprise, will now only be known as Greater Manchester Bereavement Service.

Greater Manchester Bereavement Service offers support for people who have been bereaved or affected by a death, no matter the cause of death or how long it’s been. The Service has dedicated suicide bereavement practitioners to ensure that those bereaved or affected by suicide can speak to someone who will have a greater understanding of what they may be going through and help them access appropriate support. 

The service also provides support for professionals or those seeking advice for others.

The contact details for Greater Manchester Bereavement Service can be found below.

0161 983 0902 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Social Media Pack

Please help us raise awareness of Greater Manchester Bereavement Service on your social media channels using the posts and graphics below:

Greater Manchester Bereavement Service social media pack

Get in touch If you have any questions, please contact

Free training:

Women's Health Strategy: Call for Evidence

Government has launched a call for evidence seeking to collect views on women’s health.

Take part: Women's Health Strategy: Call for Evidence - GOV.UK (

Deadline: 30 May 2021

Researchers at The University of Manchester are looking to hear from LGBT people who have been through a same-sex divorce or civil partnership dissolution.

There is a real lack of information and resources for people going through a same-sex divorce, and the project at UoM is hoping to help fill the gap. If you have been through a same-sex divorce or civil partnership dissolution and would like to talk to them or fill out a quick survey, please get in touch with James Hodgson - – all information will be confidential and anonymized as part of the project.

GM Equality Alliance Bulletin no16, 6th May 2021

(GM=EqAl) e-bulletin which contains a roundup of updates and information of the equalities work happening in Greater Manchester.

We hope you find the above helpful.

Published: 27-May-2021 Top Stories

Anne-Marie announces tour dates

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Salford Pride date announced

Salford Pride date announced

Salford Pride’s THE PINK PICNIC Pride Event confirmed for Saturday 7th August 2021 at Peel Park, Salford

The Proud Trust Receives The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Proud Trust Receives The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Proud Trust has received a major recognition for it's work in the voluntary sector.

Kampus announces first pop-up of Summer Garden Series

Kampus announces first pop-up of Summer Garden Series

Kampus has announced the opening of its gardens with a summer series of food and drink pop-ups, championing independents of Manchester.