Happy Birthday, Owen on 13th July
Meet up – 8 July 2020
Sixteen of us met at No 1, Canal Street for food, drinks and a really nice afternoon. We had planned to sit outside but it was rather cold, so we moved inside.
We had four tables in order to follow social distancing rules. The procedure is that names and telephone contacts are taken on arrival and table service is provided. There is no queueing at the bar.
There are more photos here
We will meet again at No 1, Canal St, Manchester M1 3HE on Wednesday, 22 July from 1.00pm to 3.00pm … put the date in your diary now!
The Senior Staff at Church House have made the decision that there will be no external meetings held until January 2021 and that will depend on whether a second spike happens.
This news is a real blow to us … but in the meantime we will arrange meetings in pubs and outside when the weather permits.
The press release from the LGBT Foundation:
The story of the lesbian pioneers who formed the Northern branch of the GLF and put women’s rights on the agenda.
Angela and Luchia started the first Gay Liberation Front group in Manchester in 1971, at the same time as moving into the Manchester Women’s Liberation Centre, where they lived for 5 years. This centre was the hub for dozens of WLM groups, including many consciousness raising local groups. It was also the springboard for Manchester Women’s Aid, Rape Crisis, Amazon Women’s Press and the Northern Women’s Liberation Rock Band.
They were also active in starting Lesbian groups and in the fight against Clause 28. Their activism continues to this day, in the area of the rights of and housing for the older LGBTQ+ community, climate change, documenting the stories of other veteran feminists, and generally fighting the good fight, as grumpy old women! Watch the video with this link:
LGBT Foundation Housing Survey
We have previously posted about the LGBT Housing Survey. So far they have received over 150 responses but they are aiming for double that number by the time it closes on 31st July.
They are currently in need of more responses from people of colour and those who identify as bisexual, and on balance a lot more men have replied to the survey so they need more entries from women to balance that out! Click on the link to complete the housing survey
Silver Pride – 25 to 26 July 2020 (online)
This is a virtual event and free to attend – but you can make a donation if you are able (suggested £7.95).
Join Friends of Dorothy, LGBT+ celebrities and friends for the inaugural Silver Pride UK; a culturally diverse and enriching programme of live performances, masterclasses and events to champion social inclusion and ensure elderly LGBT+ people are socially connected, celebrated and recognised for their contributions to culture and society. Everyone welcome!