Jordan Holdsworth

LGBT+ Presents: The Charity Extravaganza – Coming soon to the Guild

It’s time to get your best glad rags on… the University of Liverpool’s LGBT+ society are hosting a fabulously fun-filled charity event down at the Liverpool Guild of Students, on Wednesday 18th May 2016 – Ellipsis has all the details!

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So what can you expect? The first part of the evening consists of an extravagant fashion runway, with members of the LGBT+ society showing off an array of specially crafted garments. Special credit has to be given to senior lecturer Carol Ryder, as well as the fashion department at Liverpool John Moores Univeristy and the first gender-queer clothing line Bull and Dagger, for their generous contributions. This is a spectacle not to be missed!

Coming right after is the talent showcase – the LGBT+ society promises a superb line-up of  “breath-taking performances” with special appearances from fellow societies LUST, LUDS, 24 Festival Drums, Ballroom in DanceSport, Street Society and Pole Dancing Society. A short interval gives you time to prepare yourself before the arrival of Lady SeAnne, who will be your sassy host until about 1am. There are also a few extra colourful surprises in store – it’s worth keeping your eye out for them!

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The UoL LGBT+ society bagged the ‘Affecting Change Society of the Year’ award at this year’s Guild Awards | courtesy of UoL LGBT+ Society

All proceeds raised from the night are heading straight to the Michael Causer Foundation. In July 2008, after 3 young men discovered pictures of both him and his boyfriend on his phone, Michael Causer was brutally attacked. He died in hospital, following brain surgery, on the 2nd August 2008.  The foundation’s fundraising efforts ensure that other LGBT+ youth in Merseyside have “education, motivation and accommodation” – particularly those who do not receive support from home. The foundation is Michael’s legacy; just by coming along, you are helping to tackle ‘LGBT+phobia’ across the region.

Giuseppe, one of the committee members, told Ellipsis that “it is extremely exciting to be working with an influential charity such as Michael Causer Foundation. Being able to aid the incredible work they do, especially in such a fun-filled manner, is an honour, and we hope to strengthen our bonds with this charity going forward from this event.”

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The official poster for the event | courtesy of UoL LGBT+ Society

LGBT+ Facebook group: https://goo.gl/xz9olq

Michael Causer Foundation website: http://www.michaelcauserfoundation.org.uk

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