Welcome to the York LGBT Forum
We are a registered charity
Registered Charity Number: 1162234
We are a York Lord Mayor’s Charity of the Year 2016-2017
YORKSHIRE DAY FESTIVAL!
LORD MAYOR CHARITIES FIRST EVENT OF THE YEAR!
Our first event to kick off the year as one of the Lord Mayor’s chosen charities will begin with our fantastic Yorkshire Day Festival on Monday 1 August from 11am – 4pm! 😀
Join us for a day of family fun featuring only the best children’s performers and entertainers to raise funds for the Lord Mayor’s chosen charities of the Year! ❤
A snapshot of acts include: Le Petit Artiste Theatre Company (performing arts – headline act), Yorkshire’s Got Talent Show, Enchanted Parties – York York – come along and meet your favourite Frozen characters! Other acts include the Ukelele Sunshine Revival, Professor Fiddlesticks, Vinnie and the Stars and MANY MORE…
Tickets are now ON SALE so be fast and grab yours by clicking the link!
Family ticket for 4 – £20
Adult ticket – £8
Child ticket – £6
THE LORD MAYOR’S SECRET BALL & CHAIN FESTIVAL!
GET YOUR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTED TICKETS!
The first half of the day will be our Yorkshire Day Festival on Monday 1 August but don’t leave us there, simply come back at 5pm – 11pm and join us for our FABULOUS Lord Mayor’s Secret Ball & Chain Festival featuring some of the hottest local bands, comedians and drag acts in town!
A snapshot of acts include: Burn the Breeze, The Taskers, Jessica Gardham, James Massie as Queenie Buffay, The Improbable Improv., Bad Saloon, TRIBaL, Ruby Tuesdays Showcase, Shona Clayton, Sara Woods and MANY MORE…
Tickets are now ON SALE so be fast and grab your early bird discount by clicking the Ticket Link
Earlybird – £12.50
Standard – £15.00
The York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Forum was established in 2006, to act as a strong and unified voice for the local LGBT community. We achieved charity status in 2015. We also represent other minority groups who fall under the LGBT umbrella.
Under our charity constitution we have a voting membership, so by becoming a member today you can have a say in the running of the York LGBT Forum!
Whilst the Forum works within the York area, it isn’t exclusive to York. We have recently started to work internationally.
Our Objects are
1. To promote equality and diversity for the public benefit by:
– The elimination of discrimination in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, questioning (LGBT) and allies and associates living within the city of York and its environs;
– Challenging homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, or any associated negative attitudes and behaviour within society;
– Working with partners and organisations, public and private, in developing initiatives that will enhance and safeguard LGBT people’s lives, ensuring their inclusion in all aspects of life, and that their human rights are protected; and by
– Advancing education, raising awareness and promoting a culture based on equality and diversity.
2. To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, questioning people (LGBT) and allies and associates from being socially excluded from society on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity; and
3. To further any other purpose which is charitable according to the law of England and Wales for the public benefit as the trustees see fit from time to time.
These aims and objectives are achieved through a number of ways, including through casework, advocacy, policy and advisory work, mapping local crime analysis, training, projects, outreach and through schools and education.
The Forum believes that where barriers exist, there is inequality!
The diversity within the LGBT community enriches all aspects of life, and should be encouraged and promoted. This is why the York LGBT Forum strives to improve the social inclusion of LGBT people in the area.
The Forum actively promotes awareness and understanding of LGBT needs to enable full participation in society, and works with many others to reduce the fear of crime and bullying, particularly in schools. It also encourages greater participation in the prevention and detection of homophobic, transphobic and biphobic discrimination.
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