Pride in Plymouth are proud to announce our monthly coffee group and social that will take place on the third Wednesday of each month at Plymouth Arts Centre Café. Come along from 6.30pm to catch up on the plans for Pride on the Hoe 2015, find out more about our work or just chill and relax in the friendly and safe atmosphere of the Arts Centre. All welcome so bring your friends and enjoy the evening. The first eXpresso Yourself will take place on Wednesday 19th November and then will be on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Share This…
Plymouth University are pleased to announce that this talk originally scheduled for May 2014 will now take place on Tuesday 2nd December. Widely thought of as a development in the modern world, this talk will look at historical and current societies that recognise more than just male and female genders, social categories and constructs. Professor William Naphy, historical consultant for ‘Out in the World‘, a Radio 3 series on the history of sexuality, will draw on examples from societies around the world such as modern Thailand and the history of first nations’ North Americans. DATE: Tuesday 2 December VENUE: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University. TIME: 19:00 Tickets: Standard £6.60, Cocnession £4.50, Friends of Peninsula Arts Free ENQUIRIES: Box Office: 01752 585050 or book your place on-line Peninsular Arts Website Related articles External: Australia: High Court orders recognition of ‘non-specific’ gender option – Pink News 02, Apr 2014 Professor William Naphy –
The Eddystone Trust have announced the regional Positive SW 2014 event will take place on Monday 1st December in Taunton (yes, on World AIDS Day!). It is the first event of its kind inviting everyone from across the South West (including Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire and right down to the Isles of Scilly) to come together for an inspiring day of speakers, workshops, films, food, chill out space, and coming together. Visit the Eddystone Trust Website for more information and to book your place. To complement the above event Pride in Plymouth are organising an evening event bringing people together in the city with a candle lit vigil, speakers, and poetry readings. We will gather from 6.30pm with the minutes silence at 7pm followed by the speakers – Hopefully this will give time for people returning from Taunton to attend. Our chosen venue is the recently refurbished Drakes Place Garden on North Hill which
Pride in Plymouth received a small grant from the Plymouth City Council ‘Welcoming City Fund’ to facilitate a trans awareness event that was originally planned to coincide with Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20th). However as there is another fantastic TDOR event happening in the region, it therefore makes more sense for us to promote and support that event rather than hold our own on the day. Pride in Plymouth are offering FREE transport from Plymouth to Torquay on November 20th please note spaces are limited and will be offered on first come first served basis – So please contact us if you would like to take advantage of this. Join the event on Facebook We then intend to use the remaining money to facilitate a trans awareness event in January 2015. We look forward to working with other organisations such as Transfigurations, Trans Information, Proud 2 Be Project and service providers to deliver
Hate Crime Awareness Week 2014 began on 11th October and Pride in Plymouth volunteers were out and about, in the city centre, spreading the word with leaflets designed to raise awareness around the issue and to promote our informal social at Plymouth Arts Centre from 6.30pm – 8.30pm pm on Wednesday 15th, where we invite you to come along and talk about your experiences of hate crime in the city, or suggest how we can remove some of the barriers that prevent people from reporting and also Plymouth’s annual candle lit vigil, against hate crime, at 7pm on Saturday 18th at the Sundaial in the Plymouth City Centre. This week is also giving us the opportunity to spread the word about an additional service which Pride in Plymouth can now offer to the LGBT communities of the city in terms of third party reporting of hate crimes and hate incidents.
Pride in Plymouth have received a small grant from the Plymouth City Council ‘Welcoming City Fund‘ to support our events during hate crime awareness week that takes place between 11th and 18th October. During this time and leading up to December we will be canvassing for your ideas on the design and content of printed guides that will inform the local community and visitors on how to report hate crime in the city. The purpose of the Hate Crime Awareness Week is to tackle local hate crime issues by raising awareness of what hate crime is and how to respond to it, encourage reporting, and promote local support services and resources. Hate Crime Awareness Events 2014: Sat 11th October – We kick off Hate Crime Awareness Week with the launch of our own Hate Crime Reporting Centre (on-line reporting and telephone service) various venues across the city. Wednesday 15th Pride
We were delighted that the Plymouth City Centre Company agreed to show Heaven is a Place film on the the big screen as part of the Plymouth Pride Festival 2014. Pride in Plymouth partnered with Plymouth University on the Heaven on Earth? project to create Heaven is a Place A port is neither land nor sea; it is a landscape suspended, janus-faced, vertiginous. Inspired by the writing of Jean Genet, this dance film explores becoming, melancholy, and the erotics of place through the human geography of ports and portals. Through the integration of a range of movement based practices, emergent professional performers and members of Plymouth’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans communities collaborated in the making of Heaven is a Place. Heaven is a Place by Kayla Parker Plymouth’s first proper Pride Parade passed under the Big Screen in Plymouth City Centre on Saturday 9th August with a rainbow flag
Plymouth PRIDE 2014 – Saturday 9th August – Plymouth Hoe The Hoe is the centre of our waterfront city and provides one of the most stunning locations for a Pride in the UK. This fantastic video slide show has been captured and brought to you by Carol Steele from Transfigurations What an amazing journey over the past three years! Pride in Plymouth presented Plymouth’s first proper outdoor pride in 2012 with a music festival held in Devonport Park utilising the then new HLF funded bandstand. We returned to Devonport Park in 2013 with an even bigger event. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Devonport Park, the facilities and support on offer from the ‘Friends of the Park’ was second to none. The main downside with the park was it’s location – it was just that bit too far out to accommodate a parade a vital component of any pride celebration. Therefore shortly after the