Just Announced: Superbia 2022
Superbia is a series of arts and culture events as part of the Manchester Pride Festival taking place from 24 – 28 August.
This year’s Superbia programme is bigger than ever!
Superbia is designed to celebrate Manchester’s extraordinary queer talent through a diverse range of media. An alternative way to celebrate Pride, many of the events are delivered in alcohol-free, accessible spaces across the city centre.
This year, the event has been curated by creative producer, Beau-Azra Scott, and has once again been cultivated with love, acceptance and inclusivity at its core. Find out more about this year’s events and the full programme here.
Ending new HIV transmissions in the UK is within our grasp!
We have the knowledge, ambition, and the tools to achieve this goal: if everyone knows their HIV status, and commences prompt HIV treatment if diagnosed positive, or accesses effective prevention initiatives if negative and at ongoing risk, then we can STOP new infections. We need to convey this message succinctly and create enthusiasm in the broader healthcare setting and wider community.
The Brighton-based Martin Fisher Foundation has created the HIV animation “AIDS is over, if you want it” for YOU to use, for FREE, everywhere – in educational programmes, on information screens, as part of social media messaging, across healthcare services and on public information websites. Please also disseminate through your professional and personal networks. Let’s get this viewed by everyone in the UK!!
This animation was co-produced following focus groups with the general public coordinated by Terrence Higgins Trust as well as people living with HIV. Creative Connection Animation Studios and HIV specialists used focus group information to develop the script and animation. The narration is by Nathaniel J Hall. It was funded by a Merck Sharp & Dohme Community Grants Programme (2021/22).
We hope you like it as much as we do.
Pardon? Britain’s Forgotten Criminalised Gay Men
Philip has been telling his story as part of a new documentary called Pardon? about the law change in April 2022 which means that more gay and bisexual men who were criminalised for ‘homosexual acts’ under former laws can apply for a government pardon. It features the stories of a number of men who have been affected by this issue, and also features interviews related to the political and legal context of the issue.