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Diversity Fest Hour

Diversity Fest Hour

Guest on the LGBT History Month edition of the Diversity Fest Hour on Sheffield Live

Sheffield Community Awards 2023

Sheffield Community Awards 2023

Receiving the Partnership Award for SAYiT

Shiny Disco Balls

Shiny Disco Balls

DJing Rainbow Blades 3rd Birthday party raising funds for SAYIT

Exposed Awards 2023

Exposed Awards 2023

Presenting award for Best Independent Retailer

20x20 Exhibition

20x20 Exhibition

My painting for the 20x20 Exhibition 2023 at Access Space

DJing Fundraiser

DJing Fundraiser

DJing Elvis NIght fundraiser for Rotherham stroke unit

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

Speaking at Sheffield Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 event

Jingle Belles

Jingle Belles

Hosting Christmas event at Spirit of Sheffield

British Diversity Awards 2022

British Diversity Awards 2022

SAYiT shortlisted for Charity of the Year

Halloween

Halloween

DJing at Spirit of Sheffield

Rainbow Honours 2022

Rainbow Honours 2022

Shortlisted for Networks of the Year for the Sheffield LGBT+ Multi-Agency Network

DJ

DJ

DJing Work Event at Spirit of Sheffield

LIPS

LIPS

DJing at LIPS - LGBT+ Womxn and Non-binary disco

DJ

DJ

Ready to DJ for Kink at Spirit of Sheffield

National Diversity Awards 2020

National Diversity Awards 2020

Shortlisted as Positive Role Model (LGBT)

Queer of Hearts

Queer of Hearts

DJing SAYiT's Queer Youth Prom

Stonewall Gold Awards

Stonewall Gold Awards

Sheffield City Council Stonewall Gold Award celebration event - complete with gold cake baked by me

International Womens Day

International Womens Day

DJing International Womens Day event at Millennium Gallery

ITV News

ITV News

Talking about rise in anti-LGBT hate crimes

New Year

New Year

DJing at Spirit of Sheffield New Year party

Pecha Kucha Sheffield

Pecha Kucha Sheffield

Presenting visions of possible queer futures at PKNSheff - Vol#31 'The Future is Unwritten'

Christmas

Christmas

DJing at Spirit fo Sheffield Christmas Party

Sheffield Against Trump demo

Sheffield Against Trump demo

2018

Halloween

Halloween

DJing at Spirit of Sheffield Halloween party

World AIDS Day 2017

World AIDS Day 2017

Rainbow Laces 2021

Rainbow Laces 2021

Ready to DJ at Sheffield Rainbow Laces Tournament 2021

Chechnya Solidarity Demo

Chechnya Solidarity Demo

Sheffield demonstration against Chechnyan gay concentration camps

Spirit of Sheffield

Spirit of Sheffield

DJing at Spirit of Sheffield New Year 2020 event

South Yorkshire LGBT Awards 2017

South Yorkshire LGBT Awards 2017

Winner:- Activist of the year Diversity Champion LGBT+ Event (Pride Sheffield) Nominee:- Lifetime Achievement Award Drag Act (Anna Kissed)

DiversityFest 2019

DiversityFest 2019

DJ and host of Mary Seacole Stage

Oxygen Films Premiere

Oxygen Films Premiere

Premiere of Oxygen Films LGBT short, This World We Live In

Pride in Sheffield

Pride in Sheffield

Fundraiser event at Yellow Arch

UKPON 2017

UKPON 2017

UK Pride Organisers Network conference, Cardiff 2017

Rainbow Laces

Rainbow Laces

Anna Kissed DJing at Sheffield's Rainbow Laces tournament

Diversity Fest 2016

Diversity Fest 2016

DJing at Diversity Fest 2016

Diversity Fest 2019

Diversity Fest 2019

Anna Kissed ready for DJ set at Diversity Fest 2019

Pride Sheffield

Pride Sheffield

Setting up for Pride Sheffield 2016

Sheffield Pinknic

Sheffield Pinknic

Anna Kissed compering at LGBT Sheffield's annual LGBT community event.

Banner Making

Banner Making

Making banners for Pride Sheffield march with Queer Agenda Sheffield (QASh)

Anna Kissed

Anna Kissed

Ready for DJ set at Sheffield Black Pride

IDAHoBiT 2016

IDAHoBiT 2016

Pride Sheffield speech at IDAHoBiT, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Cabaret performance at Typical Queers Spring Fling at The Audacious Art Experiment

SBm Hub

SBm Hub

Rebuilding computers at SilenceBreaker Media Hub

LGBT History Month 2018

LGBT History Month 2018

DJing at Showroom LGBT History Month event

Sheffield Pinknic 2014

Sheffield Pinknic 2014

LGBT Sheffield stall

Diversity Fest

Diversity Fest

DJing at Diversity Fest 2017

Outcome LGBT Photo Exhibition

Outcome LGBT Photo Exhibition

Ice Queen

Ice Queen

Ready for my performance at The Lion, The Bitch and The Whore's Robe at BAL Speakeasy.

Aviva Pride Network Talk

Aviva Pride Network Talk

Pride Idol / Drag Idol

Pride Idol / Drag Idol

On the judging panel for the 2017 Pride Sheffield Pride Idol / Drag Idol contests.

SilenceBreakers Digital Inclusion

SilenceBreakers Digital Inclusion

Presenting project completion awards at Edlington Hilltop Centre as part of SilenceBreaker Media Ltd's Digital Inclusion Event.

Queer Love: May Riot

Queer Love: May Riot

Getting ready for performance at Queer Love: May Riot at DINA Venue

Pride Sheffield 2016

Pride Sheffield 2016

Anna Kissed DJ

Anna Kissed DJ

Getting ready for DJ set at secret gig with Granola Suicide, Cat Apostrophe and Tuffragettes.

Exposed Magazine - Local Hero

Exposed Magazine - Local Hero

Gender Free Fashion Show

Gender Free Fashion Show

Getting ready for the catwalk at Girl Gang Sheffield's Gender Free Fashion Show at Queer Protest 2016

Silencebreakers

Silencebreakers

Directors meeting for SilenceBreaker Media

Queer Protest

Queer Protest

Backstage with Marilyn Misandry before our performances at Sheffield's Queer Protest 2017

Sheffield Pinknic

Sheffield Pinknic

I was one of the organisers of Sheffield's first 'Pinknic' event for LGBT Sheffield

QASh Bash

QASh Bash

Backstage with fellow performers at Queer Agenda Sheffield's QASh Bash

London

London

QASh Bash

QASh Bash

Ready for Queer Agenda Sheffield fundraiser gig

Anti BNP Demo

Anti BNP Demo

Anti BNP Demo, Sheffield

Agents of Shade @ Pennys Arcade

Agents of Shade @ Pennys Arcade

Ready for my Wonder Woman routine at Pennys Arcade Agents of Shade night @ Reflex, Warrington

Sheffield Pride Fundraiser

Sheffield Pride Fundraiser

Fundraising for Sheffield Pride

Sheffield Pinknic

Sheffield Pinknic

Promoting Pride Sheffield on stall at Sheffield PInknic

Sheffield LGB Youth Initiative

Sheffield LGB Youth Initiative

Youth Work for Sheffield LGB Youth Initiative

Chick Habit

Chick Habit

Pretty in pink for the 'Chick Habit' after-party for Addicted To Fresno screening at Showroom Cinema as part of LGBT History Month

Sheffield Pride Award

Sheffield Pride Award

Spring Out Award for creating Sheffield's first Pride event

Cabaret Re:Voltaire

Cabaret Re:Voltaire

Ready for my stage debut as Anna Kissed @ Cabaret Re:Voltaire

Manchester Anti War Demo

Manchester Anti War Demo

Manchester Anti War Demo

Queer Protest

Queer Protest

Glittered up and ready to go for DJ set at Queer Protest @ Moor Deli Theatre, Sheffield

Compering at Sheffield Pride

Compering at Sheffield Pride

Compering on Main Stage at Sheffield Pride

Diversity Fest

Diversity Fest

DJing @ DiversityFest 2015

Matilda Demo

Matilda Demo

Supporting Matilda social centre at eviction hearing

Cabaret Re:Voltaire

Cabaret Re:Voltaire

All dressed up and somewhere to go - Ready for Cabaret night in Sheffield

CIRCA

CIRCA

'Strawberry Jam not Traffic Jams' action for Car Free Day with Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA)

Tramlines Closing Party 2015

Tramlines Closing Party 2015

Unleashing my inner Winehouse for an evening DJing at The Washington ending Sheffield's annual Tramlines festival

Anti War Demo

Anti War Demo

Anti War Demo

Manchester Pride 2006

Manchester Pride 2006

Dancing on float in Manchester Pride parade

Miss Gay UK

Miss Gay UK

Miss Gay UK, Sheffield Heat

Divine Disco

Divine Disco

Getting into the Divine spirit for DJing the Divine Disco, LGBT Sheffield's Queer Presence Film Festival after-party

Climate Camp

Climate Camp

Climate Camp BAA Demo

G20 Demos

G20 Demos

Fairtrade Faeries at G20 Interior Ministers Meeting demo

T'Other Stage

T'Other Stage

On stage on T'Other Stage at Sheffield Pride

Faslane 365

Faslane 365

Clowing with Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA) at Faslane Nuclear Base as part of Faslane 365 demo

Cocktail Fundraiser

Cocktail Fundraiser

Cocktail Party Fundraiser for Sheffield Pride

Peace Camp

Peace Camp

Visiting Brian Haw's Peace Camp, London

Sheffield Pride Fundraiser

Sheffield Pride Fundraiser

Fundraising for Sheffield Pride at The Cremorne

Performance Poetry

Performance Poetry

Performance Poetry at Sheffield Pride

Sheffield Pride

Sheffield Pride

Celebrating the end of a successful day at Sheffield's first Pride event

Youth Work Training

Youth Work Training

Weekend residential for VRQ Level 2 Youth Work Certificate with YASY

G20 Demo, London

G20 Demo, London

G20 Demo, London

Youth Group Residential

Youth Group Residential

Youth Work residential trip to Brighton

Exposed Awards

Exposed Awards

Nominated in Best Event category for Sheffield Pride at Exposed Awards

Anti War Demo

Anti War Demo

Anti War Demo

Sheffield Pride Set Up

Sheffield Pride Set Up

Stage construction for Sheffield Pride

Pride is a Protest

Pride is a Protest

Banner Making for Pride is a Protest section of Manchester Pride Parade with Queeruption

Visiting Brian Haw's Peace Camp

Visiting Brian Haw's Peace Camp

Visiting Brian Haw's Peace Camp, London

UKUncut Topshop Demo

UKUncut Topshop Demo

UKUncut Topshop Demo, London

Lib Dem Demo

Lib Dem Demo

Liberal Democrat Conference Demo, Sheffield

Queer Youth Network

Queer Youth Network

Marching with Queer Youth Network as part of Pink and Black Bloc at London Anti-Cuts Demo

Queer Youth Network

Queer Youth Network

Marching with Queer Youth Network as part of Pink and Black Bloc at London Anti-Cuts Demo

MiniPride Prop Making

MiniPride Prop Making

Prop Making for Sheffield Mini Pride fundraiser

Manchester Slut Walk

Manchester Slut Walk

Manchester Slut Walk

Spring Out Awards

Spring Out Awards

Spring Out Award for organising Sheffield's first Pride event

Snowdon

Snowdon

Climbing Mount Snowdon to raise funds for Breast Cnacer research

Heather Paterson was born in 1981 in Liverpool, she moved to Sheffield in 1999 to study at Sheffield Hallam University where she was elected as LGB Officer and has worked within LGBTQ+ communities and more broadly for groups and organisations focused on equality, human rights, and social justice ever since.

 

Post university Heather worked for the Sheffield LGB Youth Initiative and went on to become one of the founder members of Sheffield Pride.

 

In 2010 Heather joined the board of directors for SilenceBreaker Media, now Libre Digital, a social enterprise supporting disadvantaged groups utilising recycled media.

 

She is currently the CEO of LGBTQ+ youth charity SAYiT, writes the LGBTQ+ column for Exposed Magazine, Co-chair of the Sheffield's LGBTQ+ Multi-Agency Network,  and DJs and performs as drag alter ego Anna Kissed.

 

She also sleeps occasionally, but probably not enough.

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