WELCOME TO THE HOME OF SPARKLE – THE NATIONAL TRANSGENDER CHARITY
WE ORGANISE the annual Sparkle Weekend, the world’s largest free-to-attend celebration of gender diversity, held in Sackville Gardens at the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village
WE PROMOTE a positive representation, awareness and acceptance of the Trans, Non-Binary/Genderfluid and Intersex community through our events, communications, advocacy and arts projects
WE PROVIDE advice, training and support to businesses, not-for-profit organisations, and the public sector
SPARKLE – THE NATIONAL TRANSGENDER CHARITY NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL DIVERSITY AWARD
SPARKLE CELEBRATES FIFTEENTH YEAR WITH RECOGNITION FOR ITS TRANS ADVOCACY WORK
20th February 2019
For immediate release:
Sparkle – The National Transgender Charity is proud to announce that it has been nominated in the category of LGBT Community Organisation in this year’s National Diversity Awards.
The charity celebrates the fifteenth year of the Sparkle Weekend, the world’s largest free-to-attend celebration of gender diversity, with this recognition of its invaluable work furthering awareness and acceptance of anyone who identifies as Trans, Non-Binary/Genderfluid or Intersex.
The organiser of the Sparkle Weekend, initially a small gathering for the local Trans community, the charity has grown to encompass the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance service and promoting a positive representation of gender variance through its events, communications, arts projects, and the training, support and advice it offers to businesses, not-for-profit organisations, and the public sector.
Jay Crawford, Chair of Sparkle’s Board of Trustees, said; “It’s humbling that the hard work of the charity’s dedicated Trustees and Key Volunteers has been recognised by such an admired British institution.”
Vice Chair Lee Clatworthy added; “This is the culmination of fifteen years’ diligence and passion, and we wouldn’t be here without our previous Trustees, everyone who has volunteered to help deliver the Sparkle Weekend and associated events, and our valued corporate partners.”
NOMINATIONS CLOSE ON 31ST MAY 2019
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