Festival to celebrate LGBT views

Young people from Wigan and Leigh are to be part of a major festival celebrating the views of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community.

The local youngsters have been practising their debating skills.
The local youngsters have been practising their debating skills.

The Queer Contact Festival will take place this month at Contact, Manchester, and will proudly showcase LGBT arts and culture from across Greater Manchester as part of the North West’s LGBT History Month celebrations.

Borough youngsters will be part of a debate on February 11 called Queer Youth Gathering, uniting youth groups with councillors, artists, broadcasters and academics to discuss issues affecting young people today.

Andrew Anderson from Contact, Manchester, said: “We put young people at the heart of everything we do including our decision-making. Part of our mission is to engage with young people from the North West and give them a voice. We particularly aim to work with young people whose views might otherwise be excluded, which is why we feel it’s important to seek out and celebrate the views of young people who might be LGBT.”

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