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Deputy Mayor to take part in LGBT History Month event at City Hall

PinkNews Staff Writer February 2, 2009
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Broadcasters, celebrities and political figures will be doing their bit for LGBT History Month on Saturday at a special event at London’s City Hall.

FYi RADiO has invited young people aged 16 to 25 to a series of workshops covering technical aspects of podcasting, writing radio scripts and programme-making.

Following the workshops, FYi will guide its volunteers through recording their own radio show, to be podcast on FYIi RADiO’s site.

Deputy Mayor Richard Barnes said he is delighted to welcome FYi RADiO to City Hall during LGBT History Month.

“The Mayor and I are keen to celebrate the positive achievements of LGBT young people in London,” he said.

“As a youth-led project, FYi understands what inspires young people, offering them practical media skills and the opportunity to use them. I strongly encourage young people to seize this fantastic free opportunity and get involved.”

Special guests who will be available for interview by the young people include Mr Barnes, gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and TV doctor Christian Jessen.

“During 2009 we plan to visit LGBT youth organisations across the country,” said FYi producer Ryan Haynes.

“We would like to welcome everyone down to the event to learn more and meet some real role models for the queer alternative.”

For more details on how to get involved in this project or other FYI Radio initiatives, please visit or email [email protected]

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