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Bury’s Walking Rainbow returns!

Date Published: 24/06/2013

Young people in Bury are organising an event to celebrate diversity within the Borough, to promote equality, increase awareness the effects of harmful attitudes and say No to homophobia! The event will centre on a walk through Bury town centre and a day of family activities. 

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Refugee Week: An Opinion Piece

Date Published: 18/06/2013

Yesterday marked the start of Refugee Week, a unique opportunity to discover and celebrate the contribution of refugees in the UK. In this article Prossy Kakooza speaks out about the work of The Lesbian Immigration Support Group and what it means to be lesbian and a refugee.

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Alan Turing Remembered

Date Published: 17/06/2013

This Sunday 23rd June, would have been Alan Turing’s 101st Birthday. In this year’s annual Homo Hero Awards, supported by Barclays, we are presenting The Alan Turing Memorial Award in partnership with Manchester City Council, to commemorate his astounding work and achievements in his lifetime. Read on for more...

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Village Manchester FC win IGLFA European Cup

Date Published: 17/06/2013

Village Manchester Football Club, Manchester's gay-friendly football team, claimed their first international trophy on June 14th, winning the IGLFA European Cup in Dublin.

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HPV and cancer – what do you need to know?

Date Published: 14/06/2013

What exactly is HPV, what are the risks of contracting it, and what we can do to protect ourselves?

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Your Village Angels are back!

Date Published: 12/06/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are pleased to announce that the Village Angels are back.

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Kiss Hate Goodbye Cocktail Competition!

Date Published: 11/06/2013

We’ve teamed up with Revolution Deansgate Locks to offer one Enough is Enough! ACTION against homophobia supporter a fantastic prize in our fabulous cocktail competition. Read on...

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New Figures See Rise in STI's for Gay & Bisexual Men

Date Published: 10/06/2013

Official figures, released last week, from Public Health England (PHE), show an increase in STI’s among men who have sex with men (MSM)

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Getting Our Message OUT - Manchester Event

Date Published: 10/06/2013

A free Learning and Networking event for LGBT Groups, Projects and Organisations exploring how we can get our message OUT there and campaign to effect change.

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Men’s Health Week 10 - 16 June

Date Published: 10/06/2013

Led by the Men's Health Forum, this year's Men's Health Week runs from the 10th to 16th June and aims to tackle stigma in men’s mental health and promote mental well-being and  encourage more men to seek help and support.

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Cervical Screening Awareness Week 9 - 15 June: Toolkit Launc…

Date Published: 06/06/2013

To coincide with Cervical Screening Awareness Week (9 - 15th June), we've launched an online toolkit aimed at cervical screening professionals, helping to dispel the myth that lesbian and bisexual women do not need cervical screening.

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The LGF Welcome New Bishop of Manchester

Date Published: 07/06/2013

Yesterday, 6the June, Right Reverend David Walker has been named as The Bishop of Manchester, and we welcome him back to the city.

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Volunteers Week: Nominate Your 'Volunteer of the Year'

Date Published: 06/06/2013

This week (1st - 7th June) marks National Volunteer Week which celebrates the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Mark the week and nominate for 'Volunteer of the Year' in our Homo Hero Awards.

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Volunteers' Week: Meg's Story

Date Published: 03/06/2013

This week (1st - 7th June) marks National Volunteer Week which celebrates the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Here Meg, one of our Volunteer Counsellors,shares his story.

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Volunteers' Week: Jon's Story

Date Published: 03/06/2013

This week (1st - 7th June) marks National Volunteer Week which celebrates the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Here Jon, shares his story.

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Volunteer Week: New Opportunities!

Date Published: 05/06/2013

We have some exciting new volunteer opportunities here at The LGF. Read on for more...

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We Love the Lords!

Date Published: 05/06/2013

Last night's second reading of The Marriage (Same-sex) Bill saw the Lords vote against Lord Dear's wrecking amendment, and push the Bill through to the next stage of the process. 

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Volunteers' Week: Geraldine's Story

Date Published: 03/06/2013

This week (1st - 7th June) marks National Volunteer Week which celebrates the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Here Geraldine, who volunteers on our legal surgery, shares her story.

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Volunteers' Week: Ben's Story

Date Published: 03/06/2013

This week (1st - 7th June) marks National Volunteer Week which celebrates the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Here Ben, a Volunteer Counsellor, shares his story.

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Volunteers' Week: Graham's Story

Date Published: 03/06/2013

This week (1st - 7th June) marks National Volunteer Week which celebrates the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Here Graham's, an LGF Befriending volunteer, shares his story.

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