GLASGOW SET FOR LGBTI GATHERING

Glasgow is to host the first ever “LGBTI Gathering” this August.

Organised by Pride Glasgow, the conference will be an opportunity to “share good practice and highlight opportunities for partnership working.”

The free event is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow on Friday 5th August and it’s hoped that organisations from the public sector, private sector as well as voluntary groups will get involved.

TIE Campaigner, Jordan Daly, is confirmed as one of the keynote speakers at the event. He’ll be discussing ‘Successful Campaigning’ following TIE’s meteoric rise in the past 12 months. In just a few short months, the unfunded group have gained cross-party political backing for their objectives of inclusive education training for teachers and a more effective approach to homophobic bullying in schools.

Jordan Daly cred Daily Record
Jordan Daly – Founder of the TIE campaign (Pic: Daily Record)

The first event of its kind will look at the issue of an LGBTI Network for Glasgow. It will discuss some of the issues LGBTI people face in the city and how to build capacity as a community to tackle them. Glasgow has the biggest population of LGBT+ people in Scotland and a wide variety of bars, clubs and organisations to support the community.

Pride Glasgow have been funded with £9,732 through the Awards for All Lottery Fund in 2016. Glasgow’s pride events will be held over the weekend Sat 20th & Sun 21st August.

For more information on the conference check out http://www.lgbtigathering.com

 

Written by: Stuart Duffy

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