Who We Are

Our Mission:  Equality and respect for all LGBTQ+ communities locally, regionally and globally.

Our Vision:  A world free from prejudice and bias.

Our Values:

  • Diversity and being inclusive, accepting and respectful of the differences of people who share our values.

  • Respect and value of others by accepting individuality and demonstrating courtesy and mutual respect.

  • Honesty and integrity communicating factual information and being true to our values.

  • Accountability and being responsible for the effects and consequences of our words and actions.

Objects of the CIO are:

The objects of the CIO are: the promotion of equality and diversity for the public benefit across Macclesfield and the surrounding area (the area of benefit) in particular but not exclusively by:-

  1. Promoting and staging an annual LGBTQ+ festival with additional smaller events throughout the area of benefit with the support of the local LGBTQ+ business and volunteer community;

  2. Cultivating a sentiment in favour of equality and diversity in particular through celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community in the area of benefit;

  3. Uniting the LGBTQ+ community, together with their families and friends, so they can feel safe, welcomed and proud to be themselves at our events;

  4. Advancing education and raising general awareness among the public about the issues and challenges facing the lives of the LGBTQ+ community in the area of benefit;

  5. Associating with voluntary, public and private sector organisations to develop and maximise the effectiveness of the charity for LGBTQ+ people in the area of benefit; and

  6. Applying capital or revenue for the benefit of charities or charitable projects, that support the LGBTQ+ community in the area of benefit, as the trustees shall, in duly constituted meetings, from time to time direct

LGBTQ+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and refers to sexual orientation and gender re-assignment, both protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010