In June 2008, six people gathered at St Brides Liverpool with a vision to start a regular communion service for the LGBTQIA+ community called Open Table. Fifteen years later, the Open Table Liverpool community hosts around 50 people each month, and more than 30 other communities now meet across England and Wales, hosting hundreds more […]


As we focus on the Trans community in the UK as part of our “Community Under Attack” series for LGBT+ History month, we have a chat with Caroline Paige, the first openly transgender officer to serve in the British Armed Forces, Chief Executive of the LGBT+ military charity, Fighting With Pride and Patron of LCR […]

A Chat With: LCR Pride Foundation’s GOGA Activator

It’s a new year, with exciting programmes ahead, including our Get Out, Get Active (GOGA) campaign. For our first ‘chat with’ of the year, we caught up with our newly appointed GOGA Activator, Cheryl Ferrigan, to find out more about the initiative. Welcome to the team Cheryl, can you tell us a little bit about […]


We caught up with some of the creators of the latest publication by Comics Youth and Marginal Press, Mind over Margins. In a brilliant and open conversation, we learned about the inspiration behind the project, how mental health issues are affecting young people in our region and beyond and what those most affected think needs […]

A Chat With: Kimberley Gardner from YPAS

This week we chatted to Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS) Marketing and Communications Officer, Kimberley Gardner, about the recently launched fundraising campaign to rebuild Liverpool’s children and young people’s mental health hub, the building’s history and why a city centre location is so important. First, can you tell us a bit about what YPAS does? […]

A Chat With: mandla rae

As BlackFest 2022 gets underway in the city, we chat with writer and performer mandla rae about as british as a watermelon, mandla’s exploration of unpacking trauma and memories, and how the body keeps a score when trauma is a part of a life, which shows at Unity Theatre on Monday 26th September. Please introduce […]

A Chat With: Merseyside Peer Action Collective (PAC)

This week, we have a chat with the Merseyside Peer Action Collective (PAC), a team of young people from across the region who are conducting peer research and social action with people aged 10-20, with the aim of reducing youth violence.  PAC is part of a national initiative of young people hired to research the […]

A Chat With: Leo Welton

This week, ahead of  Queer the City NML Xtra on Saturday 2nd July, we chat to freelance graphic designer and artist Leo Welton, who works predominantly with clients in the arts and culture sector. They tell us about their involvement in the Queer the City project, thier own workshops that will take place on the […]

A Chat With: Pride at the Seaside

New Brighton’s first ever Pride – Pride at the Seaside – is just a few months away, so we had a chat with community organiser and freelance photographer, Jamie Lee Carter, to find out all about this brand new event, the inspiration behind it and how you can get involved Jamie, you’re a community organiser […]