On Friday 11th May, members of the Alliance came together at the Light House on Fryer Street for an "Away Day".

The purpose of the Away Day was to bring our members closer together and to look at what we want to achieve over the next 12 months and beyond. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Wolves Pride featured heavily during the event... watch this space for more information.

The Away Day was quite timely, given that on Thursday 17th May we celebrated IDAHoBiT Day - International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. As a nation, we've come along way. But there's still work to be done. Did you know that homosexuality is still illegal in 79 states and punishable by death in 10 of those? There are laws in 37 of the Commonwealth states that criminalise homosexuality and many European countries do not recognise same-sex unions, including Hungry, Poland and Ukraine.

The fight for equality goes on, both here and abroad, and that's why the work of the Alliance and its members is so important.

The Alliance, which now consists of around 30 member organisations, is working hard to raise awareness of LGBT issues and establish services and support networks locally for LGBT people both living and working in Wolverhampton.

Here are a few photos from the Away Day...

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