Northampton events to support International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Published: Monday, 08 May 2017

A number of Borough Council events will be taking place on Wednesday 17 May in support of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

To start the day’s celebrations, the Mayor of Northampton, Cllr Christopher Malpas will raise the LGBTQ flag in front of the Guildhall at 8.30am.

This will be followed by the “I’m Still Me” anti-bullying conference at the Royal and Derngate Theatre, which intends to aid teachers and other educators to positively tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in schools.

Local residents are then invited to join the conference delegates and speakers at 1pm, outside of the Royal & Derngate Theatre, for one minute of noise to raise awareness of people who are unable to speak out due to homophobia, transphobia, hate crime and prejudice.

Everyone is welcome to come along, dress brightly and bring instruments, squeaky toys, whistles, horns or anything that will help to make a noise.

Councillor Anna King, the Borough Council’s cabinet member for community safety and engagement said: "International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is a really important awareness event that we are proud to mark with a range of events in the town, including our one minute of noise.

“We encourage residents to get involved and join us at the Royal and Derngate Theatre at 1pm on 17 May to create some noise in celebration of sexual and gender diversities.”

Read more about the “I’m Still Me” conference