lbgt-flagWOLVES PRIDE – Saturday 27th September 2014
Saturday 27th September, 2014. We need you!
Before PRIDE We need help with promotion of PRIDE, can you post details on your facebook page, Twitter, other social media? Can you put a poster up where you live, where you work, your local Doctors Surgery/community Centre? Do you know a business or organisations where they will allow you to put a poster or leave some flyers?
Volunteers are essential to make this Pride another outstanding success. With setting up and a host of activities from 1.00pm through to the early hours, there are a variety of ways you can help
Commercial organisations and local business opportunities.
Do you want to reach out to local LGBT people? This promises to be our biggest and best PRIDE yet with an expected attendance of 3,000 people. Space is available for a limited number of commercial stalls. To enable us to offer visitors a range of merchandise/services, we will only accept one of each type of merchandise/service. Stalls will be on a first come, first served basis.
Catering pitches – a limited number of catering pitches are available,
Advertising space within the PRIDE guide will also be available with reduced prices for local businesses. For further details of these exclusive offers contact Martha at to discuss your requirements.
Parade join us as we march through Wolverhampton City Centre with Peter Tatchell leading the way, celebrating all things LGBT. Registered parade walkers gain free entry to PRIDE Register now by emailing FREE wristbands ONLY for people registered.
Welcome to the August issue of the LGBT Wolverhampton newsletter.
This newsletter is for LGB&T* people in Wolverhampton and surrounding areas, if you would like to give any feedback or would like to add anything to next month’s newsletter please get in contact with the network by referring to the contact information on the last page of this newsletter. Issue 38 – August 2014

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Donate Wolves Pride is a not-for-profit community event and we rely on fundraising activities, grants and donations to host this wonderful event. If you would like to make a donation please call us on 01905 425 092 or email
Volunteer Opportunities on the Day
From 10.00am the area will be set up, to include; a stage, market stalls, temporary toilets, fencing, bunting, health and wellbeing stands, tables, chairs, fairground rides, catering, marquees, waste points etc. If you are fit and strong and are happy to carry things, put up marquees etc., as well as being an early riser then this
could be the job for you!
From 11.30am – 1.00pm the preparation for the parade will take place, people walking in the parade will be arriving, they need checking in and allocating a number – we need a support person to work with the chief marshals to make sure we cover everything.
From 1.00pm – 1.30pm – We need a few people to stay behind and oversee the gated area whilst the parade is taking place.
From12.30 – 1.30pm, we need parade marshals to help organise the parade walkers and walk alongside the parade, safety briefing and guidelines will be provided, as well as a high-viz waistcoat! We have lots of interest for the parade, as the numbers grow we need more marshals, as we need someone every 3 metres either side of the walkers.
From 12noon through to 5/6.00pm, we need people to staff the admin point, be on the entrance/exit points with a security person, look after the LGBT community stalls, litter pick, look after other volunteers and more etc. If you could help for an hour or two it would really help.
The main stage, catering and fair ground rides will go on until 9pm and 10pm respectively, we need volunteers all the way through to the clear up and dismantle fences at 11pm.
Whatever time you can spare we have a job for you
If you can help in any way contact LGBT Wolverhampton on 01902 425 092 or email

Join the Parade!
Let’s make 2014 our biggest, most colourful Parade yet! We want it to be a proud and visible stand for diversity & equality and to show that prejudice has no place in Wolverhampton.
Our Patron Peter Tatchell will be leading the parade through the heart of the City Centre and for the first time both the Parade and Pride will be happening on a Saturday. Gather for the Parade on Fold Street Car Park at 12noon.
Individuals: Please register to join the parade, if you register for the Parade and turn up for it you will get free access to the PRIDE area. Email to register.
Community groups: This day is a celebration of all things LGBT, to showcase what LGBT groups do and to welcome those who offer support and services to the LGB and T community. If you’re involved with an LGBT group, don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your group. Walk with us in the Parade and then there will be space to display your materials and to talk with visitors about you and your group.
Please contact us about the Parade and to talk about a community stall.

LGBT Office Closed
The LGBT office is closed 28th July and will re-open on Monday 11th August, a variety of groups will still be running, please check with the groups directly.
Quiz and karaoke – Wednesday 13th August at the Bond Street Tavern
LGBT Wolverhampton Network monthly quiz night.
Usually on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm at the Bond Street Tavern, 14 Bond St, Wolverhampton WV2 4AS. This month it has been moved to the second Wednesday of the month. Something for everyone, with a variety of topics and great prizes to be won – maximum of 4 per team, £5 per team. Everyone welcome, you can come as a team or come alone and make new friends by joining others in a team.
LGBT Games (GAYMEZ) Night – Next meeting Thursday 7th August A friendly meet-up for board games fans – usually first and third Thursday of the month. Meet-ups are free to attend, and you are welcome to bring your favourite board game and/or Wii games or just join in with those that others have brought. Tea and coffee provided. Further details 01902 425 092 or email All Welcome
Bootwomen BBQ
Bootwomen BBQ @ the Fox Pub, Birmingham – Sunday 3rd August @ 3pm Everyone welcome, meat and vegetarian options. This is a FREE EVENT
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Bootwomen walk Sunday 10th August
11am start. Ullenhall and Tanworth in Arden, leaders Sue and Veronica
Easy 4.5 walk starting at Ullenhall village hall and ending at the Winged Spur Public
House. There are two slight hills, this is lovely rolling Warkwickshire countryside.
Meet at Ullenhall village hall car park Henley Road, Ullenhall, Henley in Arden,
Warwickshire B95 5NW for a prompt 11am start
Or meet at Russell Road car park for shared lifts @ 10.30am B13 8RD
A fee of £1 is required to cover admin costs
Mind Out – next meeting on Wednesday 20th August
Mind Out is a mental health peer support group for lesbians,
gay men, bisexual and transgender people.
Studies have shown that LGB&T* people are more likely to
have experience of mental health issues, suicidal thoughts
and self-harm, this is because many LGB&T* people still
encounter prejudice, stigma and discrimination in their day-today
living. This group is a place for people to gain and offer
support to each other in a safe and supportive environment.
People can share their experiences, problems and stories with
each other. It is an open group so you can just drop-in and say hello.
Drop in any time between 2.30pm to 4.30 pm
LGBT Book Group – Wednesday 20th August at 7.00pm
At the LGBT Wolverhampton Network Office, Old Bank Chambers, 4
Salop Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 0RX.
Come along for an enjoyable and informal evening.
A range of books are agreed by the group – some LGBT, some not,
but all interesting.
The group also has a ‘no guilt’ policy, if you don’t manage to finish
the book you are still welcome to come along and join in the
All books provided by Wolverhampton Library.
Meet interesting people and try books that you mightn’t otherwise try – you might
like both or either
Ruby Women’s Group: Monthly meet up for a meal
Wednesday 20th August 8.00pm
Relaxed, informal meet-up for women mature in attitude, not
age, new members welcome
If you’d like to come along email


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