Rainbow Cafe Event & Flag Flying // Scunthorpe

Update : Abusive comments and aggression from the public towards the Rainbow Flag Raising. Click here to see the reaction to the event.

We received an email with the below event info. It is more of a support event than a Pride or LGBT night event. Back in the early 2000’s we had nights out and support groups. Perhaps this can progress into something more for the LGBT of Scunthorpe and involve them in doing so but personally a support event isn’t the most exciting or encouraging thing for a young member of the LGBT community.

I know we preferred a drag act and a foam party back then at the Baths Hall. Fun events with optional support and info was a lot more attractive back in our younger days….but we shall see. If you show your support to the other events perhaps it will show demand.

What would you like to see done for the local LGBT community?

P.s Don’t forget the free pride event at Queen’s Gardens in Hull on July 21st. Always a good day!


HERE’S THE INFO:

Rainbow Café launch event on the 7th August 2018 at 3pm finishing at 6pm based at Café Indiependent, Scunthorpe High Street.

On the day there will be advice stalls, raffles, cosmetic advice, activities and a chance to network with local supporters.
The Rainbow Café is a North Lincolnshire Council venture committed to providing a safe, supportive and welcoming drop-in for people who identify as part of the LGBT+ community.

The drop-in aims to ensure everyone has access to support and advice around mental health and discrimination issues and is a safe place for people to meet and talk.

The Rainbow Café is a community point of contact; we are committed to ensuring everyone has access to non-judgmental support and advice around:

 Positive mental health and awareness of mental health resources.
 Sexual health – links into local clinics
 Accessing pathways to counselling
 Discrimination issues
 Abuse issues
We encourage attendance from supporters, friends, family, carers, and anyone questioning their orientation, as well as straight allies.

Any enquiries please contact 01724 296633

Facebook Event Link

Also:

Pride flag will fly to celebrate our diverse communities

27 June 2018

To celebrate Pride in North Lincolnshire, we will be raising the rainbow flag outside Civic Centre on Monday 2 July at 11am.

The Mayor of North Lincolnshire will raise the rainbow flag – the symbol of LGBT+ pride – to show our commitment to ending homophobia and discrimination in our area, and as a sign of our wider commitment to North Lincolnshire’s diverse communities.

As well as raising the rainbow flag, representatives from North Lincolnshire Council and our partner organisations – including Ongo and British Steel – will sign a pledge, promising to end discrimination based on:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender or gender reassignment
  • Marriage or civil partnership
  • Pregnancy or maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or beliefs
  • Sexual orientation

The raising of the rainbow flag follows on from the council’s Be Yourself at Work initiative, aimed at letting staff know that working for the council is a safe space, inclusive and accepting of everyone regardless of gender identity or sexuality.

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“The council is committed to ending discrimination of all types and the raising of the rainbow flag is a celebration of our LGBT+ residents. We are hoping this is the start of an annual tradition of celebrating Pride in North Lincolnshire, striving towards equality and championing diverse communities.

“After the raising of the flag, I’m pleased that our partner organisations working in North Lincolnshire will sign a new pledge to work alongside us to stamp out discrimination in all its forms and creative a more accepting and inclusive society for all.”

Residents are welcome to join us for the raising of the rainbow flag outside Civic Centre from 10.45am on Monday 2 July 2018.

Join in the conversation on social media using the hashtag, #NLPride18.

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