Posts in 'Pride' Category
Brighton LGBT Pride which takes place on August 3rd have announced this years theme as ‘gay icons’. Celebrating and acknowledging those that publicly stick up for us whether gay or straight is a powerful and important message and is a great theme to get us all excited this year.
I find it ironic that as an LGBT community we cannot agree on what those rights should be, what equality is for us and what constitutes prejudice and homo/transphobia and in this case what language is not OK in the workplace.
Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty is re-making a British version of a Norwegian project called ‘Gay Kids UK – Childhood Revisited’. The Norwegian project, ‘Gay Kids – Gay People Were Young Once Too’ is an award-winning children’s book and art exhibition. The exhibition and the associated book has been a nationwide success since 2008 when it opened at [...]
Zhoosh caught up with Mel Sanson from the team behind this years Women’s Performance Tent at Brighton Pride on September 1st to find out more… 1.What is your current role and how long have you been involved with the Women’s Performance Tent (WPT)? There’s been a lot of hard work, blood sweat and tears in [...]
25 years on and a group of local Brighton people have got together to re-launch the Names Project in the shape of The Hankie Quilt project, a way to remember and celebrate those who have lost their lives to AIDS and those who are living with an HIV+ diagnoses. Zhoosh met up with one of the volunteers, Maurice, and asked how the idea came into fruition and what the project hopes to achieve.
This year the theme for IDAHOBIT is ‘global voices against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools.’ This theme is particularly poignant for the young people at Allsorts Youth Project who either attend school, or have done very recently. With this in mind Allsorts has launched a campaign asking LGBT young people to share their experiences and ideas on how schools could be made safer for LGBT young people.
On Brighton Pride Day we chatted to some of the groups at Preston Park who had a stall. Find out more about who they are in this podcast and what information they were handing out: This podcast includes: Brighton & Hove Carers Centre – Reaching Out (LGBT Carers Group) http://www.thecarerscentre.org/ Brighton LGBT Green Party http://www.lgbtgreens.org.uk/brighton/ [...]
The formidable 21st Century Diva, Katherine Ellis, wowed the crowds at this years Brighton Pride 2011, headlining at the GO.GO/Zhoosh Women’s Performance Tent at Preston Park. It’s not hard to understand her gay appeal. She is an LGBT ally performing regularly at both UK and overseas Pride’s including Brighton, Manchester and Sydney. She sung to [...]
I cannot believe that Pride has been and gone already for another year! But do not despair because Zhoosh had a go at podcasting for the first time and here is the first upload from the Brighton Pride Parade. A big thanks goes to: Sam Swann, Tatti McNally, Mel Berry and Lucy Jefferys for spending [...]
The Main Stage at 7pm: Women’s Performance Tent at 7pm: GO.GO. and Zhoosh would like to say a BIG BIG BIG thank you to all those that helped make this happen, to all the performers, stage crew, volunteers and especially YOU for making our first year on the park supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. It was amazing, you were [...]