January Newsletter

York LGBT Events
January 2018

Highlights

This year will be an exciting year for all 3 LGBT charities in York. York Pride will be on the 9th June. York LGBT History Month has 40+ events in February 2018 to celebrate LGBT History Month. The York LGBT Forum continues to grow and has many groups, activities and events to look forward to including a musical extravaganza at the Barbican on the 8th July. Remember to check the events page https://yorklgbtforum.org.uk/upcoming-events/ and the website regularly as this is updated as new events are published. It should be noted that some of these events are not managed by the York LGBT Forum.

 York Pride Drag Race
21st January 2018
6pm – Late
The Principal York Hotel, Station Road, York

A funfilled evening where York’s finest amateur Drag Kings & Queens battle it out for the chance to perform at York Pride and to be crowned the Drag Race 2018 winner.
Following the success of Drag Race in 2017, we are back at the Principal Hotel York (formerly the Royal York Hotel)
All money raised from the evening will go towards funding York Pride 2018, so dig deep and invite friends and family to this evening of entertainment.
Tickets: £10 online (£12 on the door Subject to availability)
Tickets from http://yorkpride.org.uk/york-pride-drag-race-2018/

The Queen of Ireland
January 31st 2018
9pm – Late
City Screen
13 – 17 Coney Street York
Tickets available from here: https://www.ourscreen.com/screening/45354
This event is co-organised by the York Irish Association and York LGBT History Month.
The Queen of Ireland is the incredible story of Pandora ‘Panti’ Bliss and her creator, Rory O’Neill. Part glamorous aunt, part Jessica Rabbit, Panti is an accidental activist and, in her own words, ‘a court jester, whose role is to say the unsayable’.
Directed by Conor Horgan (One Hundred Mornings, Deep End Dance) and produced by Blinder Films (The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, One Hundred Mornings), the film follows Rory and Panti on their journey from a small town in Mayo to national figureheads for equality, and all the way to global spokespersons for LGBT rights.
Funny, powerful and timely, The Queen of Ireland is “part personal documentary, part social history… an entertaining and powerful noble call for that icon and iconoclast of 21st Century Ireland, Rory O’Neill” (RTE Guide).
Tickets are £11 and are available to purchase via https://www.ourscreen.com/screening/45354
This screening has been confirmed as the necessary minimum tickets have been reserved.
The last date for ticket purchases will be 30th January 2018.

Events Calendar

January 2nd 2018
York Mental Health Peer Support Group
The group is on 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. No enrolments needed. The group is trauma informed and offers support to people with mental ill health, to share experiences and learn new skills (not LGBT specific)
Location: 
14 Merchants Place, Merchantgate
York YO1 9TU
Time: 
4pm – 6pm
Costs: Suggested Donation 50p

January 3rd 2018
York Mind LGBT Group
York Mind LGBT Mental Health Group is a weekly group for people with mental ill health. Please enrol if you are interested via York Mind, more information on our website https://yorklgbtforum.org.uk/york-mind-lgbt-mental-health-group/ the group will be weekly and will cover a topic a week on Mental Health and arts and craft activities.
Location: 30 Clarence Street, York, YO31 7DE
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Costs: Free

January 6th 2018
York LGBT Coffee Morning
Join us for the first monthly coffee morning this year! We shall be celebrating the new year.
Location: 
York’s Mesmac Office,  Marygate Ln, York YO30 7BJ
Time: 10am – 12 noon
Costs: Free

January 8th 2018
LGBT Karaoke
Every Monday is LGBT friendly karaoke. It is light hearted, and you don’t have to be a good singer. Free shot for every song.
Location
: Thomas’s of York, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DT
Time: 9pm to late

January 9th 2018
Generate
A social group for Trans people, which meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month in York. Please contact generatecontact@gmail.com for venue details and time

January 10th 2018
York Mind LGBT Group
York Mind LGBT Mental Health Group is a weekly group for people with mental ill health. Please enrol if you are interested via York Mind, more information on our website https://yorklgbtforum.org.uk/york-mind-lgbt-mental-health-group/ the group will be weekly and will cover a topic a week on Mental Health and arts and craft activities.
Location: 30 Clarence Street, York, YO31 7DE
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Costs: Free

January 11th 2018
York LGBT Forum Open Meeting
Come and join us for open meeting Room DG109 in De Grey Building at York St.John University. See what we do, have a say in what we do and how we do it. It is your Forum
Location: De Grey Building, Room 109, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York.
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Costs: Free

Queer Women’s and Gender Group
Peer support and social group offering a safe space to discuss issues around mental health, sexuality, and to meet other queer people. Trans* Inclusive.
Location: York’s Mesmac Office,  Marygate Ln, York YO30 7BJ
Time: 
6pm – 8pm
Costs: 
Free

January 15th 2018
Spectrum at Waterstones (LGBT Bookclub)
Come Join us at our LGBT monthly book club! Were we discuss an LGBT book a month.
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Costs: Free (have to buy/read a book a month)

 

LGBT Karaoke
Every Monday is LGBT friendly karaoke. It is light hearted and you don’t have to be a good singer. Free shot for every song.
Location
: Thomas’s of York, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DT
Time: 9pm to late
January 16th 2018
York Mental Health Peer Support Group
The group is on 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. No enrolments needed. The group is trauma informed and offers support to people with mental ill health, to share experiences and learn new skills (not LGBT specific)
Location: 
14 Merchants Place, Merchantgate
York YO1 9TU
Time: 
4pm – 6pm
Costs: Suggested Donation 50p

January 17th 2018
York Mind LGBT Group
York Mind LGBT Mental Health Group is a weekly group for people with mental ill health. Please enrol if you are interested via York Mind, more information on our website https://yorklgbtforum.org.uk/york-mind-lgbt-mental-health-group/ the group will be weekly and will cover a topic a week on Mental Health and arts and craft activities.
Location: 30 Clarence Street, York, YO31 7DE
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Costs: Free

January 20th 2018
York Third Saturday
Join us for drinks and chat 9pm at The Corner Pin, followed by music and dancing at Flares from midnight. York’s regular Transgender / LGB night out where all are welcomed regardless of sexual orientation or gender. (Flares carries a door entry of £4) Come and join the fun.
Time: 9pm – Corner Pin
Midnight – Flares
Costs: £4 for Flares

January 22nd 2018
LGBT Karaoke
Every Monday is LGBT friendly karaoke. It is light hearted and you don’t have to be a good singer. Free shot for every song.
Location
: Thomas’s of York, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DT
Time: 9pm to late
January 23rd 2018
Generate
A social group for Trans people, which meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month in York. Please contact generatecontact@gmail.com for venue details and time

January 24th 2018
York Mind LGBT Group
York Mind LGBT Mental Health Group is a weekly group for people with mental ill health. Please enrol if you are interested via York Mind, more information on our website https://yorklgbtforum.org.uk/york-mind-lgbt-mental-health-group/ the group will be weekly and will cover a topic a week on Mental Health and arts and craft activities.
Location: 30 Clarence Street, York, YO31 7DE
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Costs: Free

January 25th 2018
Queer Women’s and Gender Group
Peer support and social group offering a safe space to discuss issues around mental health, sexuality, and to meet other queer people. Trans* Inclusive.
Location: York’s Mesmac Office,  Marygate Ln, York YO30 7BJ
Time: 
6pm – 8pm
Costs: 
Free

January 29th 2018
LGBT Karaoke
Every Monday is LGBT friendly karaoke. It is light hearted and you don’t have to be a good singer. Free shot for every song.
Location
: Thomas’s of York, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DT
Time: 9pm to late

 

January 31st 2018
York Mind LGBT Group
York Mind LGBT Mental Health Group is a weekly group for people with mental ill health. Please enrol if you are interested via York Mind, more information on our website https://yorklgbtforum.org.uk/york-mind-lgbt-mental-health-group/ the group will be weekly and will cover a topic a week on Mental Health and arts and craft activities.
Location: 30 Clarence Street, York, YO31 7DE
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Costs: Free

Committee Meeting
Members are welcome to come and join us at our committee meeting at West Offices – Richard III museum. See what we do, have a say in what we do and how we do it. 7pm – 9:30pm