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Gay Fest 2000
Members of Manchester Parents Group carried the FFLAG banner in the march into the Gay village for the launch of the Manchester Gayfest on Fri Aug 25th. The Festival was officially opened by Russell T Davies, the author of Queer as Folk, then Julia Grant gave a speech followed by Peter Tatchell.
We won first prize for the Best Community Float.
Thanks to Nicki, Laurie, their daughter and partner and their friends, Chris and Joan for all their hard work decorating the lorry, also to James our driver, Andy for the music and to Richard, John and Charlotte for distributing MPG leaflets and collecting money.
Further information and photos about Gay Fest as news comes in.
Best Parents Support Group awar
Brenda Christine and James attended The Tree of Life Awards Ceremony held in the Berlin Night-club in the gay village on Tuesday Aug.22nd. We were honoured to receive the award for best parents support group. Brenda gave a speech of thanks.
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On Wed 19 July Brenda, Inga and Christine, from MPG, joined Frances, Roberta and Jenny in London to Lobby the House of Lords re the repeal of Section 28.
We met our MP's and had tea on the terrace of the House of Commons and later had a meeting with Baroness Massey and Baroness Gould on the terrace at the House of Lords.
It was an interesting and very worthwhile day. See the Photos
Stonewall march against Section 28
On Saturday 15 July we joined the Stonewall march against Section 28 in Manchester and also the rally for equality in Albert Square. We had a good turnout of Parents and we all wore t-shirts with our new logo. There were many celebrity speakers including Michael Cashman, Peter Tatchell , Angela Mason and Evan Harris. The most touching speech was from the father of Andrea Dykes, the Soho bomb victim. There were also supportive phone calls from Mo Mowlam and Boy George. We were very honoured that Brenda Oakes from Manchester Parents Group gave a speech on behalf of Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
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MPG New image for 2000
Thanks to 3wis
for designing and maintaining our new website and to all the contributors to this site especially to Inga Rhodes of Manchester Parents Group for her work providing most of the content.
Stonewall Repeal Section 28 Rally in Manchester
June 15 2000. The rally will take place in Albert Square Manchester. We hope that MPG will be well represented. For further information access Stonewall's website www.stonewall.org.uk
Stockport Lesbian and Gay Police initiative open meeting
29 June 2000. Stockport Community Liaison Group is holding an open meeting at Stockport Town Hall from 7pm - 8pm as part of the Greater Manchester Lesbian & Gay Policing Initiative.
It will include short, informal presentations by Inspector Mike Walsh and Paul Fairweather (chair of the Greater Manchester Policing Initiative).
The meeting is open to any gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered, or transexual person living or working in Stockport, their families or friends, or anyone who is interested in developing better opportunities for reporting homophobic incidents.
1 July 2000. Three members of MPG are joining other FFLAG groups for the march and also at the information stall in Finsbury Park.
World Pride Rome
8 July 2000. Angie Wood from MPG, Roberta Fudge from Tiverton Devon, and Jenny Broughton, FFLAG National coordinator will be joining parents from the newly formed EuroFlag for the march in Rome. Jenny has also been invited to give a speech on behalf of FFLAG.
29 July 2000. The FFLAG annual general meeting is to be held in London (venue to be announced). All FFLAG affiliates are welcome to attend
25 to 28 August 2000. MPG are having a float in the Procession on Saturday Aug.26th and also will be involved throughout the weekend. If you would like to volunteer to help or require further information please contact Nicki & Laurie.
Greater Manchester Lesbian and Gay Police initiative
Dave and Sue Heywood attended the latest Greater Manchester Lesbian and Gay Police Initiative meeting on 25 May.
Media News - Brenda interviewed for Lesbian and Gay Foundation Magazine
Brenda Oakes has been interviewed by Grahame Robertson the editor of LGF magazine Out. The article will be published in the July/Aug edition of the magazine which is distributed through out the north west.
Fundraising News - Gay Choir raise money for FFLAG
Thanks to Gay Abandon the Leeds based Lesbian and Gay choir for a very enjoyable concert in the Great Hall at Leeds University in aid of FFLAG funds. Several MPG members attended and there was a display about FFLAG's work and information booklets and leaflets were available.
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