On 12 Feb 2020 Icebreakers were treated to a very interesting talk by Carl Austin-Behan OBE DL the Former Lord Mayor of Manchester and Mr Gay UK 2001. Carl talked about having to leave the RAF because he was outed as gay and being given only 10 minutes to pack his belongings and get out. After leaving the RAF he became a fireman and later entered local politics moving up through the ranks to eventually become Lord Mayor of Manchester. After his time in office came to an end he is now the advisor to the current Lord Mayor on LGBT issues.
His talk was very inspirational and had the Icebreakers service users and volunteers captivated by his determination and public service.