Deputy Leader of Stockport Council and Executive Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, Councillor Iain Roberts, speaks to Simon.
February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month.
This Saturday – socialist, political commentator, and author Owen Jones will be appearing in the borough.
People Like Us Stockport is the town’s LGBT social group. Their Chairperson, Chris, told Under the Rainbow a bit more about the man.
Over the past few months, Under the Rainbow has heard about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Russia.
There have been a number videos posted on the internet showing violence against members of the community, since the country passed a law banning the promotion of non-traditional relationships.
Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Rob, who is a political blogger. He’s been explaining why people in Stockport should be concerned about what’s going on in Russia.
Simon Kelsey speaks to Greater Manchester’s newly-elected Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Lloyd, about his plans for the role.
Thursday 10th May 2012: The lifestyle guide for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community in Stockport. Under the Rainbow keeps you updated with everything going on in the borough and beyond. Listen for details of local groups, unmissable gigs, the latest news and have a laugh with our quiz.
We also heard about the new Village Angels community safety team, the members of People Like Us Stockport told us what they think politicians should be doing for them, and we learnt a bit about next week’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.