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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Date Published: 12/11/2012

20th November marks Transgender Day of Remembrance, which occurs annually around the world to honour and remember people who have lost their lives as a result of transphobic prejudice. Read more about events that are taking place locally.

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Giles has made his school safer - will you?

Date Published: 18/10/2012

With November marking Anti-Bullying Month, teacher Giles talks to us about the impact the safer schools have had in his school. Take action now and donate a pack.

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The LGF wins at the North West Public Health Awards 2012

Date Published: 06/11/2012

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation have been highly commended for their Condom and Lube Distribution Scheme at the North West Public Health Awards 2012.

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Exceeding Expectations in Manchester & Salford

Date Published: 05/11/2012

Our Exceeding Expectations programme will be going into schools around Manchester and Salford to tackle homophobia in the classroom. Read more about what we're doing here.

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National Adoption Week

Date Published: 03/10/2012

National Adoption Week takes place 5 - 11th November and is about finding families for the children who need loving homes and you may be surprised at who can adopt. Read Karen and Matt's stories here...

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November is Movember!

Date Published: 02/11/2012

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. 

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Take Action in Schools

Date Published: 03/10/2012

November is Anti-Bullying month and Anti-Bullying week is 19th - 23rd November. This is a perfect time to challenge homophobia bullying affecting young people in our schools. Take action now!

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Queer Question Time 2012

Date Published: 30/10/2012

On Sunday 18 November 2012, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is hosting the 2nd Queer Question Time, providing members of the LGB&T the opportunity to question a cross-party panel about  issues that affect us all.

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Glyn is a Diamond Champion!

Date Published: 30/10/2012

WRVS have celebrated Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by searching for the UK’s Diamond Champions - older people who give their time to improve the lives of those around them. LGF Trustee Glyn Jenkins was one of those nominated.

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Missed out a London Marathon Place?

Date Published: 30/10/2012

The London Marathon ballot has now closed and if you didn’t get a place – why not join Team LGF? 

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New initiative for LGB&T people of faith

Date Published: 26/10/2012

The Bishop of Manchester, The Rt Revd Nigel McCulloch is making available a regular channel of communication to anyone within the LGB&T community who seeks support and advice from a trusted member of the Manchester Diocese of The Church of England.

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LGBT Hustings,Greater Mancs Police and Crime Commissioner

Date Published: 25/10/2012

You may have heard about the forthcoming  PCC elections but not sure what it's all about or why it's  important to have your say. If you want to know more here is a unique opportunity to quiz the candidates on priorities for tackling the impact of policing on LGB&T communities.

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Do you Tick the Box?

Date Published: 18/10/2012

We've launched a new campaign to get lesbian, gay and bisexual people to ‘tick the box’ when it comes to sexual orientation monitoring.

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Giles Runs a Marathon!

Date Published: 18/10/2012

Giles is a school teacher, and after ordering one of our Safer Schools packs, he decided to run in the Jersey Marathon for us back in October raising £125 and running the course in an impressive 3 hours and 34 minutes.

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Clear Your Name

Date Published: 18/10/2012

Attend one of our upcoming legal surgeries to get advice about deletion of historical gay convictions.

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Purple Power!

Date Published: 25/09/2012

Friday 19th October 2012 is ‘Spirit Day’ so go purple!

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Coming out as HIV Positive

Date Published: 03/10/2012

 

What is it like living with HIV? How do you talk about it in everyday life? In the latest issue of outnorthwest we began a series of interviews with men who share their personal experiences of coming to terms with the virus. Here is Lee's story...

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Feeling Lonely?

Date Published: 08/10/2012

Wednesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. All this week to mark the day we'll be putting up articles around wellbeing. Today - feeling lonely? How the LGF can help you.

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Interview: Alicya Eyo

Date Published: 10/10/2012

 

Liverpool-born Alicya Eyo has starred in Holby City, Casualty, Doctors and The Bill but is most famous for her roles as Denny in Bad Girls and currently as Ruby Haswell in Emmerdale. Here she shares her experiences on Coming Out, her acting career, her role on Emmerdale and being a lesbian role model.

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Depression & substance use in the lesbian, gay and bisex…

Date Published: 09/10/2012

 

Statistics show that lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people experience depression and suicidal thoughts more frequently and are more likely to drink alcohol or take drugs. 

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Mental Health at Work

Date Published: 08/10/2012

Wednesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. All this week to mark the day we'll be putting up articles around wellbeing. Today - mental health at work and how to improve your wellbeing.

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Coming Out...To My Nan

Date Published: 03/10/2012

Every day this week to mark National Coming Out Day (11th) we are posting a 'coming out' story. Here Gaydio presenter Chris Holliday speaks about coming out to his nan...

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How can GPs meet our needs as lesbian, gay and bisexual pati…

Date Published: 08/10/2012

Wednesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. All this week to mark the day we'll be putting up articles around wellbeing. Today how can GP's work better with the LBG community?

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Come Out, Come Out

Date Published: 25/09/2012

 

On Thursday 11th October people all over the world will mark International Coming Out Day. This day is not only for people to ‘come’ out about their sexuality, but for everyone to  ‘come out’ in support of the LGB community.

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Coming Out...About Mental Health

Date Published: 03/10/2012

"I’ve thought about writing this article for a while and for one reason or another, I’ve always put it off. But today, on World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September) and as we approach World Mental Health Day on 10th October, and International Coming Out Day the day after that, it just seems like the right time."

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Shoulder to Shoulder with GMP

Date Published: 03/10/2012

 

The funeral of PC Nicola Hughes takes place at Manchester Cathedral today (3rd October) and PC Fiona Bone's funeral is on Thursday (4th ) also at the Cathedral. 

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Is our Pink Closet in Your Area?

Date Published: 03/10/2012

To celebrate Coming Out Day on 11th October a pink closet will also be travelling around 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester to show support for LGBT people. When will it be coming to your area?

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Manchester Cathedral Celebrate LGBT Life

Date Published: 26/06/2012

On 10th October 2012 at 7.30pm, a special service celebrating Manchester's diverse LGBT community will be held in Manchester Cathedral with The Bishop of Manchester in attendance.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Date Published: 02/10/2012

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The aim is to get women to understand more about their breast health and check for signs of breast cancer. Find out more with our special guide...

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A Day in the Life

Date Published: 18/09/2012

 

Stefanie Hartley, Community Engagement Officer at the LGF, tells us about her summer of Prides promoting the ‘Are You Ready For Your Screen Test?’ campaign...

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