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The purpose of Pride in 2022

This Pride we’re hoping for more togetherness. More protest. More allyship.

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‘Bury Your Gays’ trope is still plaguing TV

Bury Your Gays is a trope that has plagued TV and film for years – but is it getting better?

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Secret Diaries

Set to a soundtrack of 80s and 90s guilty pleasures, laugh, love and re-capture your youth with this honest look at the world through teenage eyes.

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Queer Youth In Focus

Exploring issues affecting LGBTQIA+ young people in Greater Manchester through workshops, live debate, a short film and a photographic exhibition.

A Little Piece of Our Heart

An intergenerational LGBTQ+ storytelling project with young people from The Proud Trust using audio stories and film. Created for Manchester Pride.

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Thumbs Up For Turing

Commissioned by The Museum of Science and Industry, this interactive exhibition and workshop celebrated Alan Turing; the father of modern computing.

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IDAHoBiT – actions we can take to build hope

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia feels more important than ever before.

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Rachel’s National Coming Out Day reflections

On #NationalComingOutDay Rachel’s been thinking about the ways that we come out, and the ways that they’ve come out.

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Being Transgender: the hurt and the pain – Poetry by Pauline Smith

Pauline identifies as a trans woman, and her powerful poetry really resonated with us after the launch of our podcast, Box Tickers, a few weeks ago.

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We need more than ‘coming out’ stories to come out

Sarah discusses why theatre needs better queer programming in order to compete with T.V & streaming services.

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Quietly and deeply radical: Jenny Gaskell’s Equalities workshop reflections

Jenny Gaskel reflects on her experience facilitating our LGBTQ+ History Month equalities workshops in February.

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LGBTQIA+ Equality Today- Alice’s reflections

Alice reflects on how we can continue to learn and be a better ally to the LGBTQIA+ community.

Chelsea stands at the front of a classroom, reading from a sheet of paper as she delivers a workshop.

LGBTQIA+ Equality today – Chelsea’s reflections

Chelsea Morgan has been supporting us to deliver our Equalities Workshop for LGBTQ+ History Month. We asked her to reflect on her time in schools with us.

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30 years since Section 28: Our LGBTQ+ History Month Equalities work

This Hate Crime Awareness Week within LGBTQ+ History Month has felt pretty significant. Read our reflections on discussing LGBTQIA+ history in schools.

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Sarah makes The Purple List!

Sarah has been listed on Biscuit’s Purple List, recognizing Bisexual achievement. Biscuit is a bi advocacy group that works to support the bi+ community.

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LGBT North West becomes The Proud Trust!

LGBT Youth North West holds a special place in my heart.

An actor stands on a stage set of a teenage bedroom. They are wearing a mini-skirt and a leather jacket.

Catherine’s tour blog: Cast, radio, big screens and music treats!

After a wonderful reception at Harrow we were in fine fettle when we set out bright and early for the long journey to Cast Theatre in Doncaster.

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Rachel’s tour blog: Harrow Arts Centre and the penultimate week!

Rachel Moorhouse, Secret Diaries Director talks banners, crowdfunders and the penultimate week!

Sarah dances while wearing headphones and a walkman in a scene form Secret Diaries.

Sarah’s tour blog: Writer’s nerves, Wolverhampton and loving what you do

Sarah shares her experiences of the Secret Diaries tour.

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Mike’s Tour Blog: Sun, seaside fun and international audiences at Stephen Joseph Theatre

Mike talks seaside, fun, food and making a difference with theatre at the superb Stephen Joseph Theatre…

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Blog from Max Riley Mills; a young person’s review of Secret Diaries

Max Riley Mills came to see Secret Diaries at the egg. When we returned to the hotel we saw this wonderful blog about Secret Diaries on our social media feeds…