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LGBTQ+ Over 50s Film Screening + Active Ageing Q&A + Networking

7 August , 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


7 August 2024
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


HOME Manchester
2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN


Pride in Ageing

7 August , 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

Free Free
HOME Manchester
2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN
Pride in Ageing

LGBT Foundation’s Pride in Ageing programme invites you to a special summer get-together and evening of celebration of our LGBTQ+ over 50s communities in Greater Manchester. Come along and find out more about our work with older communities, how you can get involved and how we can support you.

This relaxed event will include short film screenings, LGBT Foundation stalls, networking and a live video-link Q&A where you can ask the experts your questions on HIV, sexual health and active ageing for LGBTQ+ communities.

Details of the full line-up

  • An introduction to LGBT Foundation’s work with older LGBTQ+ communities and how you can get involved, hosted by Lawrie Roberts, Pride in Ageing Manager
  • Stop HIV – Active Ageing discussion with drag queen Daisy Puller and Dr Laura Waters + Live Video Link Q&A (presented by dkbmed and supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences. Inc.)
  • The beginnings of Manchester Pride in the 1990s – footage from Tickled Pink and Manchester Mardi Gras (presented with thanks to North West Film Archive)
  • LGBT Foundation information stalls

All welcome, free ticket required (booking via Eventbrite). This event is taking place at HOME Manchester, in their amazing Event Space on the second floor. There are three levels to the building, including the ground floor and these are all accessible via a lift. There are accessible toilets on all levels and Gender Neutral Toilets are located on the Ground Floor.

Doors open at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. The film and talks programme will finish at around 8.30pm, including a comfort break halfway through. You are then invited to stay and socialise!

About our speakers:

Daisy Puller your favourite Ditz from Down Under, is groovy, glamorous and ridiculous! With over the top costumes and a special talent for chaos, this loveable larrikin has the notion to put the loco in your motion every time she steps on stage. But it’s not all nonsense for this seasoned show-pony. As an HIV peer mentor for Positively UK and a Fast Track Cities HIV Confident Ambassador, Daisy – and her alter ego, Dan – uses her platform to advocate and educate the masses, with the aim to stamp out stigma. All in a bedazzled stiletto and sky high hair.

Laura Waters is a HIV & Sexual Health consultant and HIV lead at the Mortimer Market Centre, London and Honorary Associate Professor at the Institute of Global Health at University College London (UCL). She is immediate past chair of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and National Specialty Advisor for HIV, chairing a group that advises NHS England on HIV treatment and care. She has led or co-authored several national HIV guidelines. She has published and presented widely and teaches regularly at a local, regional and national level, including on HIV courses for UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Laura is the Patient Involvement Officer for the Royal College of Physicians, chair of the Patient & Public Panel for the British Association of Sexual Health & HIV (BASHH) and founder of the People First Charter, an initiative dedicated to non-stigmatising language in HIV and sexual health.

This is an event organised by LGBT Foundation. Please direct any questions or access needs to prideinageing@lgbt.foundation

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