We’re excited to annouce that starting Thursday 3rd November we will be offering young lesbian and biseuxal women aged 14-25 a weekly youth group. The group will run each Thursday 4:30-6:30pm at a venue close to our offices at the LGBT centre, M1 7HB. Get in touch with myrtle on myrtle.finley[@]theproudtrust.org / 07530 316 656 for more information.
On Saturday we took a trip to the Manchester Museum to visit the Freedom and Fashion exhibition inspired by the large increase in UK women’s entry into the workforce during World War I.
‘I really enjoyed seeing the different types of fashion at the exhibit and learnt a lot of things about women’s freedom and fashion’ – Olivia
‘Freedom and Fashion – The clue is in the title. When viewing the different styles of the outfits I was able to see how women and designers showed how free they felt in their designs’ – Charlie
Well, the sun wasn’t shinning that brightly on our trip to Crosby Beach today and it was quite blustery at times (which made playing Volleyball that extra bit challenging/funny) but the experience warmed our hearts. Together we enjoyed trying out the outdoor exercise equipment, some games on the beach and some sun health awareness discussion. Not so much sun but definitely lots of fun!
Our 14th annual Summer Camp was brimming with fun, positivity, learning and excitement. This year our theme was #WomenCan and together the young lesbian and bisexual women made a wonderful to mural to reflect the theme. Thanks to everyone who was involved in supporting the project to go ahead.
Summer Camp is for all young women, aged 14-25, who identify as lesbian, bisexual or questioning. It’s a great opportunity to spend some time in a safe all-women’s space, where you can learn lots of new things and meet some great new people! This year camp takes place Friday 29th – Sunday 31st July 2016, Tattenhall, Cheshire.
You can come for all or part of camp. The cost is £10per day. There are a limited number of £5 bursary places available, contact Myrtle on 07530 316 656 for more details.
More details can be found in the flyer here: Summer camp flyer 2016
To request a place on Summer Camp please complete the 2016_Summer camp booking form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to YWHP, 49-51 Sidney Street, Manchester, M1 7HB. Deadline for booking forms is Sunday 12th June 2016.
Calling all young women who identify as lesbian or bisexual!
Here’s what’s in store for the next 3 months at Young Women’s Group:
There’s lots to get involved with including writing and designing new resources and planning our own event. Please spread the word to other lesbian and bisexual women you know and hope to see you there too?
Resource development + event planning: Saturday 30th Jan, Saturday 11th Feb, Saturday 20th Feb 11-3pm
LesBiCon: 5th March 12-6pm
Focus group: 9th April 1-3pm
The festive season can be a testing time and I know some of you may need to escape and find some comfort at this time so here is a helpful produced by our Rochdale LGBT youth group last year!
Young Women’s workers will be back at work from January 5th
Over the past year a group of Young LB women aged 13-25 have been developing and conducting their own research project, to improve Health and Education services for Lesbian and Bisexual young women.
Here’s where we need your help. If you are a Lesbian or bisexual woman aged 13-25 please have your say by filling out this survey, and help us to show funders, policy makers and services that LB women have needs and to make sure that they address them.
Click on this link to fill out the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LXYP5XC
We’re very excited to announce Summer Camp 2015! This year we’re heading to Tattenhall in Cheshire on 24th-26th July. There are lots of new things to try out and lots of fun to be had. Summer Camp is open to all young women, 14-25, who identify as lesbian or bisexual.