Fusion: The queer cultural diversity media festival

Daniel Wren

This October, the Fusion: The queer cultural diversity media festival aims to celebrate all LGBT+ ethnic minorities working in the media. The exciting programme of events includes conversations with LGBT+ media professionals, interspersed with LGBT-themed short films and performances, which all promote LGBT+ visibility and inclusion.

‘Our aim is to transform storytelling by telling empowering and inspirational stories of people in the black, Asian and ethnic minority LGBT community through different mediums,’ say organisers.

They went on to add, ‘We want to promote ideas worth spreading, make people feel included, empowered and involved through the event being interactive with Q&A sessions. We want people to be inspired to become champions in their fields of media and expertise through visiting our event.’

Fusion: Fighting for LGBT visibility

The three hosts at Fusion are freelance sports journalist Jessica Creighton; Political Editor of Pink News, Scott Roberts; and Aashi Gahlot, editor-in-chief and founder of website shorlgbtq.com. At the Queer Media Festival in February, the organsiers screened 22 short films and had nine in conversation events – all of which sold out.

Event details

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Sunday 19 October 12pm – 8pm
The Lowry
Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3AZ
Tickets available from brownpapertickets.com.

About Daniel Wren

Vada Magazine staff writer. Interested in travel, news, politics and dating.