An open event at Manchester Town Hall will give attendees the opportunity to become involved in a Question Time style debate on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues.
The event will provide members of the LGBT community the chance to discuss vital issues and help to influence the future plans of organisations represented on the invited panel.
The debate, in the Banqueting Room of Manchester Town Hall from 12-2pm on Sunday 12 February, is being held to mark LGBT History month which runs throughout February.
Now in its fifth year, the annual LGBT Question Time is to be chaired by Chris Holliday, a presenter on Gaydio.
Panel members include: Councillor Bev Craig, Manchester City Council lead member for LGBT Women’s issues, Mark Fletcher, Chief Executive of Manchester Pride, Paul Martin OBE, LGBT Campaigner and chief executive of the LGBT Foundation, Kate O'Donnell, Award-winning Performer and Activist, and Cameron Culshaw, an LGBT youth representative.
Questions for the panel can be submitted online before the event and will also be taken from the audience and Twitter during the event.
Councillor Bev Craig, Manchester City Council’s Lead Member for LGBT Women's Issues, said: “Celebrating its fifth year, LGBT Question Time is an important feature in the Council’s equality calendar. It always promises to be an engaging event – full of sparkling debate and conversation -and helps to promote equality, diversity and welfare for the LGBT community.
“It’s the perfect opportunity for people to raise matters affecting the LGBT community and help shape support offered to LGBT people by the council, and community partners.”
There are no tickets remaining for the free event but questions for the panel can be submitted at: www.manchester.gov.uk/lgbtquestiontime
You can follow the conversation on Twitter and submit your questions by using the hashtag: #MCCQT2017
To watch a Facebook Live stream of the event visit: www.facebook.com/mancitycouncil
On the day of the event, the banqueting hall will be open to all from 11.30am for a networking event before the debate commences at midday.