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!
We dont want special rights, we want equal rights - Steve Slack, #Sheffield #bethenoise #idahot #IDAHOBIT2015— LGBT Sheffield (@LGBTSheffield) May 17, 2015
"Whatever we call today it's about LGBT equality," says Steve Slack at #Sheffield #IDAHOBIT2015 event. "We should fight as one."— Bella Qvist (@bellaqvist) May 17, 2015
|Steve Slack opening the proceedings|
— Nikki Bond (@Nik4NetherEdge) May 17, 2015
|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 pic.twitter.com/jQ5wotcNFv
— Bella Qvist (@bellaqvist) May 17, 2015
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.Had a great time with @ShefAmnesty @LGBTSheffield @EDEN_F_P @SheffieldPride at @MuseumSheffield for IDAHOT yesterday!— Laura Feltham (@LauraKayeF) May 18, 2015
Glorious song. Glorious arrangement. Glorious Cause @OHooleyandTidow @valreganmusic @Friends_of_EC http://t.co/U95IAw9fGH via @youtube— Out Aloud (@outaloud) May 18, 2015
This has been a most wonderful #IDAHOBIT2015 Thank you @outaloud & @OHooleyandTidow for an amazing concert #FOEC— Edward Carpenter (@Friends_of_EC) May 17, 2015
What a bloody fantastic #IDAHOBIT2015 !! Thanks to @outaloud @Friends_of_EC @OHooleyandTidow + great friends for finishing it off perfectly— Thomas Reaney (@TommyReaney) May 17, 2015
A fantastic day all round - many thanks to all involved!