Certificate of Appreciation

Certificate of Appreciation

Many thanks to the University of Wolverhampton LGBT+ Society for the certificate presented to the University of Wolverhampton LGBT staff network, in appreciation of our support during their Equal Marriage and Partnerships campaign.


Wolverhampton and Black Country Pride 2012

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the 1st gay pride held in July 1972 in Britain- led by the Gay Liberation Front (GLF).
In this highly symbolic year, the city hosted  its 1st Wolverhampton and Black Country Pride on 29 July 2012 (organised by the LGBT Network Wolverhampton) and we had Peter Tatchell, who was a member of the GLF marching with us.
It was amazing to see staff and students working together on this exceptional day. The  Student LGBT + Society , the Staff Network of the University of Wolverhampton , and  our straight allies marched together in solidarity to celebrate Pride as well as to demand equality.
It was wonderful to have had the support of a number of city councillors, the Registrar of the University, Helen Lloyd Wildman, and the two Wolverhampton MPs – Pat McFadden and Emma Reynolds.  Thanks everyone for making this event a success.


Wolverhampton & The Black Country LGBT Pride Sunday 29th July 2012

Wolverhampton & The Black Country LGBT Pride

Wolverhampton & The Black Country’s First LGBT Pride

Sunday 29th July

What’s going on…

The walking parade begins at 11am from Market Square, Wolverhampton, walking a 1 mile route through the City Centre, ending back at Market Square. We have a couple of bands, Peter Tatchell, along with lots of LGBT and non LGBT organisations. You are welcome to join us if you would like to, if so please contact

The main area in School Street and Fold Street will be officially opened by The Mayor, Mrs Mills at 12:30, followed by a speech by Superintendent J Thomas-West and then Peter Tatchell, before the entertainment begins. The main stage included Vicky Jackson, Austin Drage, Cassidy Connors, Marty, Jenny Jones, Eeek, Glitter Lipz, Diva Fever, DJ Shorty, Lipz got talent final, Champagne Shirley, Mama Trish, Divina De Campo and Tom Read and more!

We have a building on Fold Street where there will be a speaker’s corner where a variety of interesting speakers will appear, to include author Fiona Shaw and Dr. Surya Monro, who has extensive research experience, primarily gocused around the areas of gender, sexuality, citizenship and democracy. This internal area is also where the health and wellbeing stands, stalls and taster sessions will be. So far this area includes: Reiki, hand massage, manicure, nail art, Indian head massage, drug and alcohol awareness etc.

As well as commercial stalls, fairgrounf rides, a selection of catering, face painting and temporary tattoos, there’s something for everyone!

To ensure the day will be happy and safe event, the area is gated, tickets can be bought in advance from £3 and are available from LGBT Wolverhampton office, 4a Salop Street or Gorgeous or Divine.


For more information, please visit the official website:

UoW Staff LGBT and Student LGBT+ Marriage Equality petition stand @ Birmingham Pride

Image“We had a fantastic time at Birmingham pride- THANK YOU all for your help & support. Our joint initiative with the student LGBT+ Society was a success and we had over 1000 people visiting our stall on Kent St and signing our petition for civil marriage and civil partnership equality. For those of you interested in the statistics we distributed over 2000 rainbow sweets, 1600 badges, 1000 condoms, 800 flyers and 600 brochures. It was great seeing so many people engaged and happy to support us and don’t forget if you have not yet done so fill in the partition and get your friends signing too.”



UoW Student Union Civil Marriage and Partnership Equality Signing day.


Success for our day of action on  the 15th May  at the University of Wolverhampton.
Our joint initiative with the student LGBT+ society yielded positive results with several members of the Wolverhampton City Council coming exclusively in the Student Union to sign the petition for civil marriage & partnership equality.  A number of senior staff , including Helen Lloyds Wildman & Steph Harris  came to show their support. Well done everyone and remember to sign and share our petition for marriage & civil partnership  equality. Let’s Stand up for our Civil Rights NOW .

Best wishes



To support the cause and sign the petition please click on the following link:


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UK Government Civil Marriage consultation link

Why is Hebden Bridge the lesbian capital? By Sophie Robehmed BBC News Magazine, Hebden Bridge

Why is Hebden Bridge the lesbian capital?

By Sophie Robehmed BBC News Magazine, Hebden Bridge

San Francisco's Castro District, Old Compton Street in London's Soho, Hebden Bridge rail station, Gay Pride flag

UCL LGBT History Month Event


What are the historical roots of mainstream gay gym culture? Why are record numbers of gay men taking steroids? How healthy or unhealthy are aspirations towards the “perfect” muscular physique? What role do the media and popular culture play in representing and enforcing certain ideal body types amongst gay men? How have other LGBT counter cultures responded to the pressure to pump iron?

As part of LGBT History Month’s Sport-themed programme for 2012, UCL LGBT Equality Group and Out@UCL present BEEFCAKE, a panel debate about gay men and muscle culture.

The panel will be chaired by PROFESSOR MICHAEL KING, Head of UCL Mental Health Sciences.

Contributors will include:

– JONATHAN KEMP, Lecturer in Queer Studies at Birkbeck and award winning author of The London Triptych and Twentysix

– JOHAN ANDERSSON, Research Fellow in Geography at the University of Leeds, radical queer geographer who has written on post-AIDS identity and the projection of ‘healthy’ bodies

– EMMA HALLIWELL, Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England (TBC)

– MATTHEW TODD, Editor of Attitude Magazine, award winning journalist, playwright, comedian and author of Blowing Whistles

– MARK SIMPSON, journalist, columnist for the Guardian, blogger, author and editor of numerous books including Metrosexy and Antigay

Organised by Max Hill, Sarah Guise and Ben Campkin, UCL LGBT Equality Group.

This event is free and open to all UCL staff, students and the general public.

Spaces are limited and YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND here:

A map to the venue can be found here: