Fancy a brew?

Fancy a brew?

Join us on Monday 16th April for a chat over coffee, and to help us raise money & awareness for our Pride in Diversity day on Saturday 16th June!!

We’ll be at NJs on Monday 16th April, from 11am!

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Find the Facebook event here!

LGBT & Friends Bar Night for 16+

It’s what you asked for!!

Join us for an evening of fun and relaxation as we get ever closer to our annual Pride in Diversity!

We’ll be at Pitcher & Piano in Harrogate, from 7.30pm until around 11pm, on Saturday 31st March 2018.

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Please say if you’re coming on the Facebook event so we know how many to expect.

 

 

Coffee, cake and chat…

Enjoy a picture of our chair, Leonora, on a stepladder, getting the Carrot and Coriander soup ready for tomorrow! Join us from 10am at Gracious St Methodist in Knaresborough!

We’ve got a full menu, with cake, coffee and soup! We’ll be selling wristbands too!!

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Fundraising…

Recently, the accelerator has been to the floor when it comes to fundraising! 

We have distributed collection boxes to local businesses, sold wristbands like mad and our committee & supporters have been stars with raffle tickets!


We have also been in Asda today (30th April) doing all of the above, and telling the people of Harrogate all about Pride in Diversity!!


If you are in Knaresborough next week (6th May), join us at Gracious Street Methodist Church for refreshments!! More information to follow! 

Vigil of Support Against Concentration Camps for Gay Men in Chechnya

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Today Pride in Diversity supporters, and our friends, gathered at Harrogate’s cenotaph to support the LGBT men in Chechnya who are being held in concentration camp-style prisons. We also met to condemn the acts, and write to our Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, and ask him to pass on our condemnation to the Russian Federation Government.

Russian newspapers and human rights groups report that more than 100 gay men have been detained “in connection with their non-traditional sexual orientation, or suspicion of such” as part of a purge. Several people were also reportedly feared dead following violent raids.

In a chilling response, a Chechen government spokesperson denied that there are any gay people to detain, insisting that “you can’t detain and harass someone who doesn’t exist in the republic”. The Kremlin denied any knowledge of a purge.

But reports have since emerged that the men arrested are being kept in horrific concentration camp prisons, where violent abuse and torture is common.

Marshals…

To make PiD safe and efficient we need around 20 marshals! This is where we need you…

The benefits of volunteering at PiD extend well beyond the great experience of undertaking your volunteer role. Some of the perks include:

  • professional, fun training relevant to your role
  • support of a dedicated team to make sure your volunteering experience is as enjoyable as possible
  • making new friends/contacts
  • developing excellent practical skills
  • being an important part of the world’s most trend-setting and exciting Pride events.

Requirements

An ability to work under pressure, an enthusiastic “can-do” attitude are essential for you to get the most out of this role.

Training: an hour steward training in early May

Time Commitments: 11.00am – 1pm or/and 1pm – 6pm on 20th May (plus an hour training session).

Download the application on our ‘Get Involved’ page!