Women's Night Safe Space

Women’s Lives Leeds, the alliance of women’s and girls’ organisations behind Women Friendly Leeds, are disappointed in the reaction to Leeds City Council postponing Drag Queen Story Hour event, especially during pride month – a time when the value of promoting a diverse range of voices is especially relevant. We are conscious that there is an investigation being undertaken and we very much hope that the outcomes will be positive.

We have done great work in partnership with LCC and we know that LCC is a tolerant, inclusive and principled local authority that is supportive of LGBTQ+ communities.

Women Friendly Leeds and Women’s Lives Leeds stands for tolerance, diversity, inclusion and kindness. We understand that the women of Leeds have a wide variety of views and concerns on a range of topics and we encourage friendly and respectful conversation around these issues. However, we are not supportive of any harmful generalisations or hateful language towards any group of people; our movement is inclusive for ALL, including (but not limited to) trans women, lesbians and other LGBTQ+ people.

We believe that a city that is better for women is better for everyone. We will continue to strive for inclusiveness in all that we do; we believe that we are stronger together.

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