On the eve of Armistice Day, we speak to a local poppy seller and the Royal British Legion about this year’s Remembrance commemorations. Plus we look at Stockport Council’s plans to cut more than £21m from next year’s budget, and Liam Smith speaks to us about competing in the European Masters bowls championship in Belgium.
Yesterday was Transgender Day of Remembrance. It’s a time to remember those lost to transphobia.
There’ll be a candlelit vigil on Sunday in Manchester, and a opportunity to sign of the Community Book of Remembrance.
Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Andrew Gilliver from the Lesbian and Gay Foundation about the book.
Thursday 22th November 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.
Under the Rainbow also heard about the new LGBT youth group that started in Stockport last night, Transgender Day of Remembrance and National HIV Testing Week.
Tuesday was Transgender Day of Remembrance.
This coming Sunday, Sackville Gardens in the Gay Village will host a candlelit vigil to remember the trans people who have died due to transphobic violence. There will also be a reading of the names of the people lost.
Under the Rainbow spoke to one of the organisers, Samantha Turner.