Welcome to Bradford Equity Partnership

Equity Partnership is a charity set up and delivered by LGBT people in Bradford and the surrounding areas.


Equity Partnership delivers training to a wide range of organisations to give them the knowledge and tools to combat homophobia and transphobia and to help them create LGBT friendly workplaces and services.

Training & Awareness


We support LGBT groups and individuals to have a say in the decisions taken by agencies, which affect our lives, and work in partnership with other voluntary and statutory agencies, such as Bradford Council and Bradford Hate Crime Alliance.

Our Influence

The Equity Centre

Our community centre provides a safe and relaxed space for all LGBT people to socialise and learn. It is also available for hire, being a fully-equipped training resource and a venue for events right in the centre of Bradford.

The Centre


Equity Partnership undertakes research to identify the needs and opinions of local LGBT people. This research is used to influence and educate agencies so that they are able to be more inclusive.

Research Information


Pride MarchLGBT people are part of Bradford’s proud heritage and we like to let people know that we are here! We support and celebrate key LGBT events in the annual calendar. We also like to make sure that we are there when other celebrations and commemorations take place. Find out more on our events calendar.

Equity Partnership Events

Latest News

Surplus Items for Sale/Donation Due to Office Move

Due to downsizing the office, we have a number of items available for sale/pay what you can donation.

All items must be collected from the office by the end of next week (Thursday 21st March).

Please call us on 01274 727759 or email admin@equitypartnership.org.uk if you are interested in any items.

Dishwasher. Minimum donation £40.

Freezer with three compartments. Min donation £20.

Two two-seater sofas. First in good condition with tiny amount of wear to seat, min donation £25. Second with more wear to seat, min donation £10.

Bookcases/Display units. Donate what you can.

Various desks/tables/chairs. Donate what you can.

Invitation to our 13th Annual General Meeting Saturday 2nd March 2019

Don’t forget to email admin@equitypartnership.org.uk to let us know if you’re coming to the AGM!

Dear Equity Partnership Member,

The 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Bradford LGB&T Strategic Partnership (Equity Partnership) will take place on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at 1:30 pm at the Equity Centre, Providence Street, Bradford BD1 2PW. Anyone may attend the event.

At the AGM, Members of the Equity Partnership have voting rights, including voting on who may be Trustees, and making amendments to our Constitution (also known as the Memorandum and Articles of Association).

We sincerely hope that you’ll be able to come to the AGM. So that we can provide sufficient seating on the night, we would be grateful if you would let us know whether or not you will be attending. Please email the following details: Name, phone number, email, If you represent a group or organisation and if you have any access requirements to admin@equitypartnership.org.uk

Community Development Worker Older LGBT+ Adults Role

Yorkshire MESMAC are seeking to appoint: Community Development Worker Older LGBT+ Adults. As detailed by MESMAC below:

We are seeking to appoint the following:  Community Development Worker Older LGBT+ Adults (Bradford).  This role is co-located with Yorkshire MESMAC and Equity Partnership teams and offices in Bradford,                approximately ½ to ½ respectively.                          

Overall Aim:

  • To decrease social isolation experienced by Older LGBT+ Adults in Bradford as part of the DoH&W Day Opportunities Grant.
  • To involve Older LGBT+ Adults at every level of the services that serves them

Primary Objectives

  • To develop and support the two older people’s groups in Bradford – Older & Wilder and Older & Bolder. 
  • To increase social opportunities for socially isolated Older LGBT+ Adults (groups/events)
  • To support the two older people’s groups to become self-sufficient and self-governing
  • To recruit, train and support project volunteers, including Older LGBT+ Adults, to roles including:
  • Community speakers
  • Group facilitator
  • Buddy
  • To undertake outreach work, to reach Older LGBT+ Adults, community groups, areas & events where they meet. 
  • To develop forums, groups and events that meet the needs of Older LGBT+ Adults

Main Responsibilities & Duties (list not exhaustive – please refer to the application pack for more details)

  1. To assess needs in relation to social isolation experienced by Older LGBT+ adults.
  2. To develop ways of working around perceived, felt and expressed needs of Older LGBT+ Adults in conjunction with Yorkshire MESMAC and Equity Partnership management and staff teams.
  3. To represent the project on relevant bodies and committees as identified by the Yorkshire MESMAC Operations Manager – West and North Ridings, Chief Executive and/or the Equity Partnership Trustee Board.
  4. To support volunteers working with the project.  Providing supervision, training and support as well as helping develop the volunteer roles that exist and creating new roles when necessary. 
  5. To attend meetings, providing reports, as appropriate, of the Yorkshire MESMAC Board of Trustees, Equity Partnership Board of Trustees and associated working groups.

Salary:  NJC scale 6 point 26 starting at £23,866  per annum pro rata for 15 hours per week. Fixed term contract until 31st March 2021.  There is a 5% workplace pension and membership of Simply Health (on completion of probationary period). Salary is reviewed annually. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS with barred lists check.

Application packs can be downloaded from our website: http://mesmac.co.uk/contact/vacancies

Closing date is:  Noon on Thursday 14th March 2019.

Please note that late applications and CV’s will not be accepted

Interviews will be on Friday 29th March 2019.

We are striving to be an equal opportunities employer, and as such we welcome applications from all sections of the community. (Charity no 1040407).

⚠️Zine Workshop Changes⚠️


The Zine Workshops will NOT be on the previous dates of 22nd February and 1st of March as they take a different form, the new dates for the next two sessions will come soon.

Join Jen, one of the Equity Partnerships newest members, to chat share stories/anecdotes about Bradford’s LGBT history whilst trying out some quick and simple craft activities:
– Fabric badge making
– Print-making
– Card-making
– Mini zine/book making

Jen is an archivist and zine maker who, in the spirit of LGBT History Month, would like to create a zine celebrating Bradford’s LGBT history.

Potential content could include: Memories and anecdotes will be captured in text and image creation (perhaps using personal photos and/or archival images from the local library) we will also include a map to show where the pubs were and will form the basis for the first LGBT heritage walk in Bradford.

All members’ input is welcomed. You may be moved to write a short piece of poetry, have a collection of photos, have anecdotes to share, know people who would be happy for you to share their stories. Additionally for those who can’t join us at the session/s we would welcome your inclusion and you can do so by contacting us directly via email (Estelle@ArtworksCreative.org.uk) or through the Equity Centre

New artist Jen (part of the LGBT community) will lead the sessions.

Session Info:
1-2 sessions lasting 2 hours each

Introduction to zine-making and techniques involved, with simple zine-associated crafts.Group discussion about local (and wider) LGBT community history and what could be shared in the zine.

The Equity Centre

*Final zines will be available from the Equity Centre and will be included in the Queer Stories archive.