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Manchester Pride Conference 2020

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The Lowry

8 The Quays

Salford

M50 3AZ

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The theme for our 2020 Conference is 'A Voice For All', giving a platform and drawing focus to those whose voices often go unheard.

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The event will see Manchester Pride shine a spotlight on a number of important topics and issues that do not receive the coverage and attention they deserve, both within and outside of LGBTQ+ & non-LGBTQ+ communities and spaces, in mainstream media and beyond. The day will be broken down to invite delegates to be part of many important conversations, panels, workshops, speeches and discussions aiming to educate and inspire change.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Gina Battye, a world-renowned LGBT+ Inclusion, Psychological Safety and Intersectionality Consultant. Gina will be giving organisations practical advice on how they support and champion LGBTQ+ people within their organisation.

SPECIAL GUEST DISCUSSION

Travis Alabanza, noted as one of the most prominent emerging queer voices, Alabanza visibility an artistic practice has placed them as one of the more public trans political voices in the UK, being awarded the Gay times Future Fighter Award, and listed in the Evening Standard as one of the most influential under 25 year olds in the UK

SPOTLIGHT PRESENTERS

Susie Green: CEO Mermaids UK

Sharan Dhaliwal: Editor in Chief of Burnt Roti magazine,Director of Middlesex Pride and was on the list of global influential women for the BBC 100 Women 2019

Cheddar Gorgeous: One of the UK's most celebrated Drag Queens

Rev'd Steve Hilton: Cathedral Curate at Manchester Cathedral

Carl Austin-Behan OBE DL: LGBT+ Advisor to the Mayor

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Problems of Pinkwashing

Host: Claire Turner [Freelance Cultural Consultant]

Panellists: Amy Stanning [supports charities and corporate with workplace inclusion for LGBT+ people], Tony Openshaw [LGBTQ+ Activist], Katy Jalili [Multidisciplinary Artist, Performer and Writer] and Dwayne Clarke [Creative Partnership Consultant and Brand Director]

BAME and LGBTQ+ Issues

Host: Mark Fletcher [CEO Manchester Pride]

Panellists: Darren Pritchard [Mother of House of Ghetto], Sharan Dhaliwal [Editor in Chief of Burnt Roti magazine,Director of Middlesex Pride and was on the list of global influential women for the BBC 100 Women 2019], Ben Hunte [BBC’s first LGBT Correspondent], Chloe Cousins [LGBT youth and community organiser for The Proud Trust and Lead organiser for Rainbow Noir]

LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness

Host: Greg Thorpe [Project Manager Superbia]

Panellists: Lou Engfield [Director of Pride Sports], Luke Geoffrey [Founder Gay City Bowlers], Danny McKeown-Henshall [Deputy Chair of the Board Outdoor Lads], Nicola Armstrong [Chair Person Manchester Stingers]

Stop Bi-Erasure

Host: Lev Alexander [Head of Media and Communications at Bi Pride UK]

Panellists: Jackie Hagan [Theatre-maker, Playwright, Poet and Performer], Pierrette Squires [Bolton LGBT+ Partnership], Jonathan Andrews [Co-founder and Co-chair of the London Bi Network], Vaneet Mehta [Author of “The Bi-Ble Vol 2”], Max Emmerson [Theatre Producer]

Gender Inclusivity

Host: Adyn Quinn-Davies [Creative Producer Trans Creative]

Panellists: Jennifer Fraser [University Director of Student Partnership at the University of Westminster], Jamie Windust [Award-Winning Editor in Chief, Writer, Speaker and Model], Amrou Al-Kadhi [British-Iraqi Writer, Drag performer and Filmmaker], Sabah Choudrey [Co-Founder Trans Pride Brighton]

All Equals Charter

Host: Farhana Hemani [Senior Engagement Manager Manchester Pride]

There will also be a session for delegates to learn more about the progress of the All Equals Charter hearing from some of the businesses that have already signed up and have taken part in the beta testing to ensure a robust and usable process.

Travis Alabanza is a writer, theatre maker and performer who for the last four years has been creating performance, writing to archive the existence and experiences of gender non conforming people of colour. Noted as one of the most prominent emerging queer voices, Alabanza visibility an artistic practice has placed them as one of the more public trans political voices in the UK, being awarded the Gay times Future Fighter Award, and listed in the Evening Standard as one of the most influential under 25 year olds in the UK. Their recent show Burgerz, which documents the experience of transphobic harrassment, is currently touring across the country to critical acclaim.

Sharan founded, developed and now runs the UK’s leading South Asian lifestyle magazine Burnt Roti. It is a platform for young creatives to showcase their talent, find safe spaces and destigmatise topics around mental health and sexuality, amongst others. Her particular interests focus on discussing the representations of young womxn, South Asian womxn and queer womxn. She is the Director of Middlesex Pride and creator of Oh Queer Cupid, a queer speed dating and comedy night. She has had bylines in i-D, HuffPost, the Guardian and was on the list of global influential women for the BBC 100 Women 2019.

The ‘drag daddy’ of the Family Gorgeous, Cheddar is one of the stars of Channel 4’s hit show Drag SOS. Out of drag, Cheddar is known as Michael Atkins. Dr. Atkins has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Manchester. His research explores sex work, public sex, fluid identities, and gay villages.

Gina Battye is a world-renowned LGBT+ Inclusion, Psychological Safety and Intersectionality Consultant and Trainer for Multinational Corporations, Fortune 500s, TV, Film and the Global Press. She has been featured in: Sky News, BBC Radio, Forbes, Psychologies, Cosmopolitan, to name a few well known publications.

Jamie Windust is an Award-Winning Editor in Chief, Writer, Speaker and Model. As a non-binary person, they use their experiences, and the experiences of their community throughout their work. They've spoken and modelled with groups such as TEDxLondon, Gucci, the BBC, Sky News, Metro UK & Gay Times.

In 2015, after marrying his long-term partner Simon, Carl became the first openly gay Lord Mayor of Manchester. In 2018 Carl broke new ground yet again, not only was he given an honouree Doctorate from the University of Bolton for services to the community, he was made LGBT Advisor to the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, where to this day he spends a lot of time and energy visiting schools, youth groups, workplaces (both public and private sector) to promote diversity, equality, inclusion and respect. In December 2019 Carl was appointed to be a Deputy Lieutenant of The County of Greater Manchester.

Event Information`

Registration: 9.00am

Running Times: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Networking: 5.00pm - 6.00pm

Lunch and refreshments will be provided to all delegates free of charge.

Parking: The closest parking to The Lowry can be found at the nearby Lowry Outlet Mall car park. Blue Badge Holders: Spaces are in the Lowry Outlet. The Lowry also offers two Blue Badge parking spaces available on a first come first served basis.

Taxi: Salford Quays Taxis – 0161 660 6666, First Taxis – 0161 930 8888, 1010 Taxis (private hire) – 0161 793 1010. A taxi rank is situated outside of The Lowry.

Tram: Use the Eccles line and the MediaCityUK line. Trams from Manchester city centre take approximately 15 minutes.

Eccles line: alight at Harbour City stop and walk for approximately 10 minutes.

MediacityUK line: alight at MediacityUK stop and walk for approximately 5 minutes.

For more information, visit Metrolink’s website or call them on 0161 205 2000.

Bus: Check bus routes and timetables with GMPTE at tfgm.com or call 0871 200 22 33 before you travel.

We have limited capacity and we would like as many organisations as possible to attend and share the experience. Therefore, please limit to two people attending from your organisation.

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