GFEST – Gaywise FESTival in Haringey!

A few months ago, I met with Wise Thoughts, a Wood Green based Arts charity aimed at supporting the BAME and LGBT+ communities in Haringey and across the country. They hold a range of projects designed to raise awareness and promote social cohesion through the arts.

Between the 7th and 9th November, Wise Thoughts are holding their Gaywise FESTival at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham. Everyone is welcome, and there will be a range of activities including performance art, film screenings, and debates. The full programme can be found at

This is an excellent initiative, and I fully support Wise Thoughts in their extensive work promoting equality in all walks of life. This is a subject that is very close to my heart – I was very proud to be part of the team that introduced equal marriage in my former role as Equalities Minister. I will continue to promote BAME and LGBT+ rights in my DFID role, and I wish Wisethoughts every success in the future.

Find more details at or by following the GFEST twitter feed – @GFest