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Full Spectrum: Disabled LGBTI+ Peer Network
Image 1: “A wheelchair symbol, an Infinity sign and a raised fist all share a rainbow flag background”
First meeting: Tuesday 14th July 2020 at 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Full Spectrum is a new national network for disabled people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Intersex, Asexual, Non-Binary, or simply non-heterosexual in orientation / gender identity.
We are launching a regular virtual community drop-in space by and for disabled LGBTI+ people. This will be a safe and welcoming peer-support space where we can come together to get to know each other, share experiences, support one another and build a community identity.
If you identify as disabled, and identify as LGBTI+ (or any other letter of the alphabet!), then you are welcome to join our space of equals. There are currently three people acting as a steering group; Maureen, Niall and Isolde. At least one of us will be present at each session to facilitate discussions and deal with the inevitable technical hitches. We are delighted to be supported by ILMI (Independent Living Movement Ireland), who can offer technology training for anyone unfamiliar with using the Zoom platform. You do not need to be a member of ILMI to take part.
For further information, and to register your interest in taking part: email firstname.lastname@example.org* or call / text 085-2277033
*For screen-reader users, the email address is d l g b t q peer 20 20 at g mail dot com – all lower case
Image 2: “The text “Loudly support one another” over a pale pink swirl”
Members of the Sligo Pride Organising Team would like to wish you all a very HAPPY PRIDE this Pride Month, which in spite of a global pandemic sees Pride Festivals and Organisations from around the world coming together to celebrate as part of Global Pride 2020.
So as you may have read in our online statement Sligo Pride Festival 2020 has been postponed until August 2021! This is indeed sad news as we were so looking forward to seeing you all again this year. However, Sligo Pride is the reigning champion of the ‘Pride Comeback’ and we know a lil’ something about bouncing back! 😉
This year Sligo saw the return of Sligo Pride Festival to the streets of Sligo City. Hundred turned out to show their Pride and solidarity with members of the LGBT+ community in Sligo and the North-West. We will be hosting a public consultation and AGM on Friday, September 13 from 4pm until 6pm in Sligo City Hall.
This is the first time in history of Pride in Sligo in which a public AGM will be hosted in Sligo City Hall. We are looking forward to meeting with the wider Sligo community to hear your thoughts on Sligo Pride 2019 and plans for the future. Pride is both a celebration and a continued protest, as such it makes sense to send a clear message that LGBT+ members of the community are supported by their local government.
If you are interested in joining the Sligo Pride Committee or volunteering with us over the next year to make Sligo Pride Festival bigger and better next year, please do get in touch with us. Email us at email@example.com or contact us through our website www.sligopride.com. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Sligo Pride Festival:
Sligo Pride Festival is a community-lead festival for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community in Sligo and the surrounding areas. Our aim is to facilitate Pride as an annual festival celebrating diversity and the LGBT+ movement.
Sligo Pride is making a comeback! After three years away from Sligo we are hosting our first Pride festival. This year members of Sligo’s LGBTQ community, in association with Dublin LGBTQ Pride and The Outing Festival, will host a three day series of events over August 9 to August 11, 2019. The Sligo Pride Comeback coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which signified a change in the LGBTQ Civil Rights movement.
The three day festival kicks off with a banner-making workshop, Open Mic Night in Riverside Hotel on Friday, August 9. We’ll have poets, story-tellers, comedians and all manner of talented performers from around the area. First timers welcome!
Gathering for Sligo Pride March at Abbey Street carpark at 12.30pm, due to start off from 2pm. The Pride route is different from previous years. We will march from the gathering point, on to Castle Street and Gratton Street, then O’Connell Street before moving over Hyde Bridge to Stephen’s Street where we’ll host our very first Pride Party where we take to the stage at Sligo Summer Festival from 3pm with music and entertainment for all. Sligo Pride’s After Party is brought to you by Ireland’s very own Queen of Matchmaking, Eddie McGuinness, with live DJs, Drag performances and a taste of The Outing Festival here in Sligo. Sligo Pride’s After Party will be kicking off from 8.30pm in the Clayton Hotel.
Feeling like that is a lot but you don’t quite want the feeling of Pride to end? Why not join us for our Swagman Sunday Chillout in the Swagman Bar, Wine Street from 2.30pm to help with the festive comedown.
With events scheduled over all three days if you’d like to stay updated follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or why not visit our website: www.sligopride.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sligo Pride is a community lead festival for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community launched in 2019. We are planning for Sligo Pride 2020, so if you’d like to get in touch and offer support please email us at email@example.com.