Monday, 18 May 2015

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia - Sheffield, Sunday 17 May 2015

Nearly 200 people gathered at Sheffield Peace Gardens on Sunday 17 May 2015 to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

Now in it's 10th year, the programme of events saw opening remarks from Steve Slack - Sexual Health Sheffield, followed by speeches from Nikki Bond - Labour Councillor, Adam Hood - head of Sheffield Pride, Nell Stockton - trans activist and Director with LGBT Sheffield, and young people from Sheena Amos Youth Trust (SAYiT).

Then followed the all-important minutes' noise!

Steve Slack opening the proceedings

Make some noise for #IDAHOT @LGBTSheffield @SheffieldPride 

Nikki Bond speaking

Adam Hood - Sheffield Pride

Nell Stockton - LGBT Sheffield

The FAB #LGBT youth charity @SAYiTSheffield talking about the positive, "cool" services in Sheffield. #IDAHOBIT2015

Following the public rally, Museums Sheffield hosted information stalls from Sexual Health Sheffield, Amnesty International and LGBT Sheffield in the Millennium Galleries, as well as E.D.E.N Film Productions and a loop of three of their films ("Byephobia", "Do We Need A Gay Scene?" and "E.D.E.N Revealed - Behind the Scenes")

E.D.E.N Film Productions film 'loop' in the Activity Room

Director Claire Watkinson on film - 'E.D.E.N Revealed'

LGB@50+ exhibition on the Millennium Gallery concourse

Living My Life exhibition on the Millennium Gallery concourse

In the evening, Sheffield's OutAloud choir performed in concert with the critically- acclaimed O'Hooley + Tidow at Firth Hall.

A fantastic day all round - many thanks to all involved!