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A pioneering pair of pants have been fired up into space, in a campaign to fund research into women’s reproductive health, whilst also raising awareness for sex workers after OnlyFans adult content confusion Whilst Elon Musk may have sent a Tesla up to space, this is the first-time briefs have ever been seen floating in the atmosphere. Donated by Leolulu and commissioned by content sharing platform, the pants will go under the hammer in an online charity auction next week to raise money for Wellbeing of Women. Online content creators Leolulu have a history of high profile cause related campaigning, previously featuring in Pornhub’s Dirtiest Porn Ever campaign, directed at cleaning up the world’s beaches. Leo, who owns the lingerie, said: “Growing up I was shocked to discover how little research there was on women’s health and how recently what I consider to be the most basic improvements were made. “I often wish for better solutions when it comes to a variety of challenges women face, including menstruation, contraception and giving birth.” Her partner, Lulu, added: “This why we are raising money for the charity Wellbeing of Women, as its ground-breaking research has already saved and changed many lives for the better, and we want to show our support to a cause that’s close to our hearts”

Building Equality – the construction industry’s LGBTQ+ alliance – is excited to be bringing the iconic Manchester Pride selfie favourite, the Rainbow JCB back for its annual outreach event on Exchange Square this Friday.

While Manchester Pride may be a little different this year, Building Equality were determined to organise an event that enables us to safely show our support of Manchester’s LGBTQ+ community.

Building Equality members from more than 50+ construction organisations, will be on Exchange Square, Manchester all day showcasing the accessibility of the construction industry to LGBTQ+ individuals and other minority groups.

Members will be offering advice and guidance to anyone interested in construction, the work of Building Equality and the career opportunities within the sector.

Of course, the celebration would not be complete without the return of the famous Rainbow JCB, provided by long-term supporter P.Flannery Plant Hire, so why not come along for a must-have Pride Selfie!

Lucy Bradbury, Building Equality Greater Manchester Co-Chair explains:

“Building Equality are so proud to be able to host our fourth public outreach day at Exchange Square on Friday 27th August. We aim to challenge and change preconceived perceptions of the construction and engineering industry by visibly demonstrating and celebrating our diversity and inclusivity. We won’t be attending Manchester Pride in the usual fashion this year but we still need to demonstrate the incredible progress the industry has made by supporting the LGBTQ+ community, as well as some of the challenges we’re still working to address. As with all our events this year, we are fundraising for the George House Trust and you can donate online”

With lockdown restrictions easing and physical events returning, earlier this summer, Building Equality Greater Manchester supported Salford’s Pink Picnic.

Building Equality Greater Manchester seek to be a catalyst for continued change on issues facing the LGBTQ+ community within the construction, engineering and built environment sector.

To both educate and empower colleagues across the industry to become active change makers, the alliance has rolled out a bespoke allies toolbox talk pack, designed to explore the importance of allyship and detail how individuals, and businesses, can make positive differences through small changes.