YPAS GYRO Project Wins Art Activist Award

On Saturday 12th May, Tuesday GYRO (12-16 year olds) LGBTQ+ Youth and allies travelled to Manchester to attend the Art Activist competition hosted by The Proud Trust. This was a regional LGBTQ+ youth activist project that had young people from all over the North West descent upon Manchester to perform, display, act out their entries.

Tuesday GYRO came 1st In the overall competition with their performance of ’72 Countries’ (aka ‘We Can’), a song written and performed by young people about the Countries in the world where it is still illegal to be LGBTQ+ and that we (the young people) will continue to fight for their rights as well as our own here in the UK. We also came 3rd in Best Youth Group category.

As ever we are very proud of our young people, they are full of energy and enthusiasm. Through their hard work, dedication to the cause and creativity, they have shown empathy and a strong will to be the voice of a generation who refuse to be told they don’t know what they are talking about and that it’s just a phase. Activists of the future? Activists now at the age of 13!’- Chris, Paul, Lauren (GYRO Staff)

If anyone wants to find out more about GYRO, who we are and what we do please feel free to get in touch via gyro@ypas.org.uk or phone YPAS on 0151 707 1025 and ask to speak to someone from the LGBTQ+ Team.