Looking back at February events and activities
John Acres questioned our Chair about the series on Breakfast on Radio Stoke.
The Listening Project BBC Radio 4
The issues surrounding HIV and AIDS that were at the core of It’s a Sin were also the topic of conversation between our Chair, Maurice Greenham and Yvonne Richards from Manchester. You can catch the chat on BBC Radio 4 The Listening Project.
HIV Testing week was the first week of February. Although there were no live events. Jay and Maurice’s filmed interview made it to the top of the most watched news stories on BBC Midlands Congratulations to Yusaf Akbar the BBC video-journalist who made it happen.
Monday Zoom Meetings
Each meeting in February has seen a healthy turnout of members and friends. Topics have been wide ranging and there is never a shortage of strong opinions. However, the most noticeable aspects of the sessions are the copious amounts of laughter and the willingness to accept outsiders and make them feel welcome.
OLGBT MIND-MATTERS PROJECT
We are coming to the end of the six-month project which appears to have been highly successful. It’s main aims were to help people combat isolation and loneliness in lockdown. Craft activities like cross stitching have provided participants not only with something interesting to keep them engaged for the period of the workshops, but also keeping us well occupied for hours and hours afterwards.
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