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Challenge for Change!

Date Published: 19/12/2012

Shaun, Sarah, Martin and Shaun took part in an aerial assault course challenge to raise money for The LGF. Watch the video here and be inspired to take part in your own challenge this year!

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Celebrities Come Out in Support of Equal Marriage

Date Published: 23/01/2013

Celebrities including 80s star Boy George, Paralympian Claire Harvey and Emmerdale Star Alicyo Eyo have spoken out in support of our Love Equal Marriage campaign.

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Event: How (not) to make it in Britpop

Date Published: 23/01/2013

Taking place on Sunday 17th March, 7pm at Tarus, How (not) to make it in Britpop feature's  Rosie Wilby's critically acclaimed show Rosie's Pop Diary, mixing stand up, storytelling and acoustic versions of her songs. Click for more information and to buy your tickets!

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Drug Contamination Fear

Date Published: 22/01/2013

Police are warning drug users of a possible contaminated quantity of illegal drugs after two deaths in days

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HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 27th January 2013

Date Published: 21/01/2013

 

The theme for HMD 2013 is 'Communities together: Build a Bridge'. The LGB&T community has long had to build it’s own communities to protect itself from persecution and Holocaust Memorial Day reminds us why this is so important.

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NHS Change Day – 13th March, 2013

Date Published: 21/01/2013

There's lots you can do as a member of NHS staff or as a patient! Read all about it...

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Date Published: 15/01/2013

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is on 20 – 26 January. Did you know all lesbian and bisexual women need to attend cervical screening too? Find out more.

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Keeping Warm this Winter

Date Published: 18/01/2013

 

As snow continues to hit all parts of the county today, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is reminding people to check on the older and more vulnerable people in our communities.

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Gay DNA - Greater Manchester Police apologise

Date Published: 18/01/2013

Greater Manchester Police have issued a statement referring to the issue of DNA samples taken from gay men that have been in the media this week.

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Kathy's Story

Date Published: 19/12/2012

Read Kathy's story on how she took part in a half-marathon raising money for a cause close to her heart.

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Are you Hate Crime Aware?

Date Published: 11/01/2013

As part of Hate Crime Awareness Week in Manchester 20th - 27th January in Manchester, The LGF are hosting an awareness event on Saturday 26th January 12 - 2pm.

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Civil Partnerships VS Marriage: What's the Difference?

Date Published: 08/01/2013

What are the actual differences between a Civil Partnership (CP) and a marriage? Some people argue that same-sex couples already have the right to a CP – so what’s the point of equal marriage? Yet there are subtle legal and important social differences...

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Championing your Community

Date Published: 08/01/2013

 

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation want more lesbian, gay and bisexual to be active in their community. We want to provide the space for people to come together to share experiences and develop opportunities to learn and influence at a local level.

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Join our 10k team!

Date Published: 19/12/2012

 

Why not take up a challenge this year and join our team for the BUPA Manchester 10k and the London 10k run in May?

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Challenge Yourself in 2013!

Date Published: 17/12/2012

Why not make one of your new year's resolutions this year do take part in an exciting challenge whilst raising money for The LGF? 

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Room Hire at The LGF

Date Published: 17/12/2012

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is based in city centre  Manchester and have a number of different sized rooms for hire either during the day or evenings, including weekends.

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What's Your New Year's Resolution?

Date Published: 20/12/2012

A New Year's resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. Here we share some LGF staff resolutions, share some ideas and ask you to tell us yours!

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Happy New Year?

Date Published: 17/12/2012

When everyone is celebrating with their loved ones during the Christmas and New Year season, it can be hard to do the same if you are feeling isolated and low.  But help is at hand...

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All I want for Christmas is...Gay Marriage!

Date Published: 19/12/2012

 

We meets 5 couples and speaks to them about how they are spending Christmas as a couple this year and their hopes and dreams of getting married.

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Meet Nick & Sarah

Date Published: 10/12/2012

In the second of our 'Real Voices' articles, featuring real couples in support of same-sex marriage, we meet Nick & Sarah

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BBC Publishes Two Year Review into Portrayal of LGB People

Date Published: 19/12/2012

 

The BBC has commisioned a follow up report into the landmark research originally held in 2010 to look into the portrayal of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people on television, online and on the radio. 

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Support over the Festive Season

Date Published: 30/11/2012

Click to find out the opening and closing times for The Lesbian & Gay Foundation's Community Resource Centre over this festive period.

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We are Family!

Date Published: 17/12/2012

There are many different ways to celebrate but society seems to agree on one thing: Christmas is a time for family. At The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, we believe family is what you make of it...

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Staying Safe over the Party Season

Date Published: 18/12/2012

It's that time of year again where the festive season, and all it entails, is upon us.  Read our top tips to ensure you have a merry, safe Christmas and New Year...

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Christmas is Coming...Out!

Date Published: 17/12/2012

 

The temperature’s dropped and the city streets are heaving with increasingly harassed shoppers – it must mean one thing: Christmas is coming. For lesbian, gay and bisexual people who aren’t yet out to their family, the festive season may be their one chance to come out to relatives in person. 

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Meet David & Darren

Date Published: 10/12/2012

In the first of our 'Real Voices' feature, of couples wanting same-sex marriage, we meet David & Darren ...

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The LGF Nominated for a g3 Award

Date Published: 11/12/2012

 

The LGF have been shortlisted for ‘Charity or Community Initiative of the Year’ in the g3 Readers Awards. 

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Government Announces Equal Marriage Plans

Date Published: 11/12/2012

 

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation have welcomed the Government’s plans, announced earlier today on the right to marriage for same sex couples for both civil and for religious marriages.

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End of an Era for 'Gay Hour'

Date Published: 10/12/2012

 

BBC  Radio Manchester's unique long running programme for the LGB&T community comes to an end on 17th December after 16 years of service to the local community.

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Manchester Pride 2012

Date Published: 06/12/2012

Manchester Pride today announced the 2012 fundraising total of £52,000, which will go towards supporting LGB&T & HIV good causes throughout Greater Manchester

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