Need some more Pride celebrations? We’ve got just the thing… 

BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS

Tomorrow (30) June, neighbourhood operator, Get Living, will host Speak With Pride, an interactive virtual event with some of our favourite LGBTQI activists on a panel in recognition and celebration of Pride Month. 

With representation from across the LGBTQI community, the speakers will delve into a range of topics including intersectionality, trans rights and the importance of action. Expect an insight into a wide range of LGBTQI experiences, with talks from Anna Fearon, Charlie Craggs, Sharon Dhaliwahl and Alexis Caught. 

Event co-ordinator Eoin Thomas said: “Many of our LGBTQ+ residents and allies were excited to attend Pride events this year, but unfortunately due to the ongoing situation, that’s no longer safe or possible.

“We wanted to create a fully inclusive event that is as representative as possible of the modern queer experience, giving us an opportunity to celebrate LGBTQ+ lives, as well as learning in a fun, engaging way with our amazing panellists.”

🌈 The full schedule 🌈

🏳️‍🌈 5pm – Intersectionality: Blackness and queerness with Anna Fearon

Anna Fearon is a photographer, filmmaker and co-founder of Black Exchange – a group focused on discussing black matters, from past to present. She will speak about identity and the intersectionality of being black and queer.

🏳️‍🌈 6pm – Expanding the +

Hosted by Anick, the talk will go beyond the LGBTQI, looking at what the ‘+’ means and signifies. Viewers will find out what being intersex means and why every different lived experience is an equally valid part of the queer existence.

🏳️‍🌈. 7pm – Salon Sessions with Charlie Craggs

Charlie Craggs is both an author and trans activist. She encourages those tuning in to grab their nail varnish and join her for a natter in the salon.

🏳️‍🌈 8pm – Talk is cheap with Sharan Dhaliwhal

Sharan Dhaliwhal is a multi-disciplined queer writer and journalist. In her talk, she’ll discuss the necessity for action, over talk, and how now – from allies to is the time to log off of Zoom and do something. 

🏳️‍🌈 9pm – Qmmunity Podcast live with Alexis Caught and Char Bailey

Alexis Caught and Char Bailey are the hosts of Qmmunity, the award-winning British Podcast Award. They duo will record a live episode, followed by an interactive Q&A.

The event will be held on the Get Living Facebook page for free and everyone is welcome to join – we’ll see you there! 

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