Do we need LGBT specific venues? What is the “gay scene” all about? Does it cater to everyone? Come along, discuss, find out and make your voice heard at E.D.E.N Action!’s filmed debate next week in Sheffield.

E.D.E.N Film Productions is currently running the Action! project for unemployed LGBT people in and around Sheffield, empowering participants with the skills of storytelling and film making whilst educating members of the public about LGBT diversity through the films that the participants produce. As part of this, the group members have chosen to create three short films, one of which will document an event and live debate discussing the need for a “gay scene.”

Do we need LGBT specific services and spaces? Is a lack of LGBT specific establishments a sign of an inclusive community? What is a “gay scene” and do we need it? These and similar questions will be asked on the night and we’re hoping it will be a chance for the community to come together as well as for members of the public to get an insight into LGBT people’s lives.

The event will feature a panel with leading LGBT voices from Sheffield, including LGBT Sheffield and Pride, and the organisers hope that the film created from the event will be applicable to many other cities.

The event will be held The Circle in Sheffield on 5 March 6.30pm – 8.30pm and is free to attend.

Check out (and share!) the Facebook event here.