Requests to the society

We receive several email requests for assistance or opportunities. These normally get mailled around but just for reference here are any still valid requests.

LGBT Research in Higher Education

Research into experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) staff and students in higher education

The Equality Challenge Unit has commissioned research into the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) staff and students in higher education. This is the first of its kind within the UK, with support from NUS, Stonewall, HEFCE, Press for Change and the HE Trade Unions.

The research will identify any barriers or other issues specifically affecting LGB&T staff and students with the results being published early in 2009.

You can complete the survey online until the 14th November 2008. It can be found at

Please distribute this survey to your members, groups, mailing lists and interested groups.


Feeling HOT HOT HOT!

Do you think you’re sexy?

If so, would you like to be one of the faces to promote a variety of LGF services?

We are looking for self described sexy folk from all walks of life to help promote our new resources, sexual health campaigns and also to be ‘the face’ of our condom and lube packs.

On October 25th at the LGF Building on Princess Street, we will be holding a ‘photo shoot’ which promises to be a relaxed and fun experience.

If you don’t fancy it yourself, maybe you know someone who would? If so please message me back or contact Andrew Gilliver on ku.gro.fgl|werdna#ku.gro.fgl|werdna or call 0161 235 8001.

Many thanks

Nathan Perry
Sexual Health and HIV Co-ordinator.

Queer as Smoke!

October sees the Lesbian and Gay Foundation launching ‘Queer as Smoke’ which is a smoking cessation service. The first session is 22nd October from 6-8pm and runs every Wednesday for 6 weeks. At the sessions your carbon monoxide levels will be tested and you can get nicotine replacement therapy on prescription. Over the 6 weeks you will be given support and advice to help you stop smoking.

If you are interested or would like further information contact ku.gro.fgl|gnikoms#ku.gro.fgl|gnikoms or call 0161 235 8020.

Youth Work Job

Below is a message I just received asking for people interested in getting into LGBT youth work with GAYLIC.

GALYIC - a feisty voluntary youth organisation working with lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender young people, are looking to appoint
the following:

Senior Youth Worker 9 hours per week; additional hours subject to
NJC Scale 6 Pt 26–28 £21,412 to £22,845 pro rata (£5,505 - £5,874)
One year contract renewable subject to funding

Based in Todmorden and working in Halifax, the successful candidate
will be responsible for effectively running and developing the GALYIC
Youth Group and 1-1 work. Responsible for paid and voluntary youth
work staff and for working with LGBT young people to design, deliver
and evaluate a programme of activities, including residential, joint
events with other LGBT youth groups.

Assistant Youth Worker 5 hours per week; additional hours subject to
NJC Scale 3 Pt 14-17 - £15,153 to £16,217 pro rata (£2,164 - £2,316)
One year contract renewable subject to funding

Based primarily in Halifax, the successful candidate will assist the
Senior Youth Worker in delivering the weekly youth group as well as
assist in delivering a youth volunteering programme.

Successful CRB checks will be required for both posts.

For further information and application pack on both posts phone
01706 817235 or email: ku.gro.ciylag|hcuotniteg#ku.gro.ciylag|hcuotniteg

Closing date for both posts: 5pm Thursday, 14th August.
Candidates visit youth group Thursday 28th August (7.30-8.30 pm) in
Halifax. Interviews Friday, 29th August in Todmorden.

Queer Art Magazine

Below is a message i just recieved from a friend, James, who is organising a Queer Art magazine to be distributed around Leeds' Universities and gay scene. Im hoping to persuade him to extend his area to Bradford. If you want to contact him, email ku.gro.tbgldrofdarb|lacitilop#ku.gro.tbgldrofdarb|lacitilop and I will put you in touch with him.

Hello Everyone!

This is just a small reminder to say there is still plenty of time to write an article or submit some content for the magazine. The theme for the first issue is 'hybrid' but content does not have to be around that. I'm looking for articles on things that interest you, things you are passionate about, observations, creative writing (poetry, prose etc.), satire or anything else with a slightly LGBT/queer/different slant. I am also looking for pictures, cartoons and people to do illustrations or graphic work.

This is an opportunity to get involved in a new creative project with a lot of potential, and to get your work published and distributed in the leeds universities and amoungst the LGBT community.

There will be a meeting to decide on the name once all the content is essembled, this will be in late august/early september. Anyone can get involved with production; I also need people to help out with distribution -particularly in Leeds Met and other colleges.

The revised dealine for content is 18th August - so get those pieces in!

Please pass this message on to anyone who you think may be interested.

James x

Journalism job opportunity

Mon, 23 Jun 2008

I'm editor of Pink's - a careers magazine for LGBT students and graduates.
You may already be familiar with this magazine which launched in spring 2007
- if not, here's a link to a digital version of the launch issue for your

As publishers of careers magazine for students and graduates, Arberry Pink
offers students and recent graduates of journalism, photography and
illustration, or anyone who has demonstrated a strong interest in pursuing a
career in journalism, the opportunity to contribute to our magazines, be it
features, images or illustrations. All posts are voluntary and in turn we
provide students with an excellent platform from which to showcase their
work, whilst at the same time building on their journalistic experience.
Many of our past contributors have gone on to work for national newspapers,
such as The Guardian, The FT, and The Independent.

I have advertised our opportunities in journalism on Pink's magazine with a
number of universities throughout the UK so that the magazine's voice is
geographically balanced and is reflective of issues affecting LGBT students
UK-wide. As yet, I don't have any contributors from the University of
Bradford and would very much welcome contributions from members of the
University of Bradford LGBT Society. As president of Bradford LGBT Society I
would be grateful if you could inform students about the opportunities that
we have on our magazines, in particular, Pink's.

If anyone is interested in contributing to the next issue of Pink's
(editorial deadline: 1st September/publishing date: 24th October) could they
please e-mail me their CV, a brief covering letter and some recent samples
of their work. Successful candidates will see their work published in the
upcoming issue of Pink's magazine which will also be published in digital

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Laura Sheed

Arberry Pink
57 Poland Street

T: +44 (0)20 7439 9100
F: +44 (0)20 7439 9101
E: ku.oc.knipyrrebra|arual#ku.oc.knipyrrebra|arual

For digital versions of KAL, Pink¹s, Number Ten, The Arberry Profile, and
Mint magazines click here:



LGBT Archive Project Image Appeal

Fri, 11 Jul 2008

I hope this emails finds you all well.

As you know, the project to create a digital archive documenting the history of LGBT people in West Yorkshire has progressed fantastically well since October last year, and I’d like to thank everyone for their help. Now that the finish line is in-sight, the last interviews are being recorded and the website is being built, I would like to appeal for your help once more….

To compliment the sad, funny, weird and comfortingly-ordinary stories you have contributed to the project over the past ten months, I would like to appeal for pictures for the archive.

I’m looking for all-sorts of images that reflect LGBT community / life whether they are of you and your friends, of parties and social gatherings, marches and protests, Pride, pubs and clubs, streets and buildings- anything goes (but they are for public viewing I might add! No rudies please!).

Please feel free to send pictures even if you have not been involved with the project previously!

You can send them by email in electronic format (jpeg, gif etc), or if you’re able to post them to me, at the address below, I can scan them and return them to you.

Thanks to everyone for your help with this project- your support and contributions have made this project something really special! We’ll be celebrating the end of the project in early Autumn and I’ll let you know details of this in the near future.

I’d be grateful if you pass this email around to your friends and networks too.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Kindest regards,



Fiona Cosson

Archive Project Worker

West Yorkshire Archive Service

PO Box 5, Nepshaw Lane South

Morley, Leeds,

LS27 0QP

T: 0113 2898 223

M: 07887 833 544

F: 0113 253 0311

E: ku.gro.sjyw|nossocf#ku.gro.sjyw|nossocf


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