Well, by looking at the last 6 months of TV, you would be tempted to say- in prison! Wentworth prison on Channel 5 and Orange is the New Black on Netflix have provided us with fun, if a somewhat skewed image of OUT les/bi people on our screens.
Check out Lesbilicious for a run down of the shows…http://www.lesbilicious.co.uk/orange-is-the-new-black-versus-wentworth-prison-which-is-the-best-lesbian-prison-drama/
But… whilst these are both good viewing, perhaps we still need more variety of women on our screens that reflect how we live our lives?
On November 2nd we have the second ever Sapphormation Festival for women who love women (self-defined) based at the LGBT centre. The event is open to women of all ages, so see the website for more details and to book your FREE ticket: http://www.sapphormation.com/
Last week about 90 women youth workers got together to look at what great girls and young women’s youth work looks like. We uncovered (in a filing cabinet in the LGBT centre), these info cards, which were made (we think) by the young women’s health project (that’s us!) so click on the picture below to check them and the other pics of the conference out and see what you think…
What is it that makes girls and young women’s youth work so much fun and how do you do it? Check out this thought provokers by filling in this survey which is linked to the new conference about Girls Work happening on 14th September. To book your place visit the conference information site
Well done to everyone who made costumes last night for Manchester Pride. We will be on the LGBT Youth North West float and the theme is ‘acceptable in the ’80s?’ – check out our great costumes on Saturday!
Thanks to all the lovely people who came on camp! Watch this space for the camp magazine coming soon, and in the meantime, have a look at this picture, taken just after its a knockout and minutes before the whole group got water bombed!
We are proud to bring you the 11th Summer camp, opn to all young lesbian and bisexual women across the UK, and especially those from the North West. Please download the information and a booking sheet for more details. Camp runs from 25-28th July 2013.
Download here: Camp form final
The young women’s health project are part of an exciting partnership to launch a communit cafe at the LGBT centre, opening 11-4pm at the Joyce layland LGBT centre, Flyer sidney st voucher for a voucher and more details.
Over the past few weeks we have taken part in reclaim the night march about women’s rights to public space, have had an exhibition at the 8th Day Cafe about lesbian and bisexual women role models AND had an exciting day yesterday doing experiments at the University and then making our own technological advances of the future at the LGBT centre. Thanks to Manchester Council for funding for the day
See http://www.lgbtyouthnorthwest.org.uk/2013/03/international-womens-day/ for more pictures!!