Bradford College is hosting a community event in partnership with Project Light UK, Equity Partnership, Yorkshire Mesmac, University of Bradford and Bradford College Students Union to shine a light on intolerance through storytelling in the City of Bradford, where religious and cultural homophobia, biphobia and transphobia affect the LGBTQ+ community. The event is sponsored by Bradford District Community Safety Partnership.
We aim to highlight the devastating impact that religious and cultural homophobia, biphobia and transphobia has on safeguarding issues, declining mental health and hate crime with support of a special guest Matthew Naz Mahmood-Ogston from Naz & Matt Foundation.
The Naz and Matt Foundation’s “mission is to never let religion, any religion come in the way of the unconditional love between parents and their children.”
Project Light UK was inspired by the powerful story told by Matthew Naz Mahmood-Ogston at Islingdon Town Hall, London. Project Light UK recognises the power of storytelling and aims to collect stories from LGBTQ+ individuals and their experiences of religious and cultural homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in order to make a difference to their lives. By collecting these stories, Project Light UK hopes to publish them during the Bradford Literature Festival 2017, which will also have a positive impact upon the City of Bradford.
Question Time style event will allow people to put questions to our panel members. If you wish to pre-submit your questions, please email them to email@example.com.
Saorsa Tweedale (DWP National Diversity Ambassador and Trans +ve)
Matthew Naz Mahmood-Ogston (Naz & Matt Foundation)
Nikki Thorbrian (S.P.I.C.E and Equity Partnership)
John Ebo (Head Of Service, City Centre Management, Leeds City Council)
Ahmer Bashir (Project Light UK)
Host and Chair: Marvina Newton (Angel of Youths)
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
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What are my parking options getting to the event?
Visitors may park on Bradford College premises for the duration of the event (however this is on first come first serve basis. There are two car parks that can be accessed - one at the back of David Hockney Building (Turn onto Randall Well Street from the Great Horton Road - turn left into the car park behind David Hockney Building)
The sesond car park (including disabled car parking spaces) is accessible from Thornton Road. Turn onto Tumbling Hill Street from Thornton Road, at first junction turn left onto Carlton Street - at the barriers inform security you are attending the event and they will let you through. Follow the road and turn left onto cobbled street - Westbrook Street and just park wherever you will find space. The David Hockney Building is on your right hand side. There is also a disabled parking just outside of the building.