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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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Deletion of Historical Gay Convictions

Date Published: 01/10/2012

From 1st October anyone who meets certain conditions laid down in the Protection of Freedom Act will be entitled to apply to the Home Office for a formal disregard of historical gay convictions, cautions, warnings or reprimands for consensual gay sex with someone over the age of 16.

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Coming out as bisexual

Date Published: 24/09/2012

If you think you may be bisexual, or you’re questioning, it can be difficult accepting who you are, writes Pete Davies.

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And the Winners Are....

Date Published: 21/09/2012

Our fabulous Homo Heroes Awards ceremony took place last night (Thursday 20th September) where nearly 200 people came together to celebrate their community heroes. Find out who the winner are here.

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Senior GP advises students to act ‘less gay’

Date Published: 21/09/2012

GP and senior member of The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Dr Una Coales is in the news today after writing a guide which advises gay students to act less ‘gay’ in order to pass their exams. 

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"Having a screen test saved my life"

Date Published: 18/09/2012

Are You Ready For Your Screen Test?’ is The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s national campaign which aims to dispel the myths around lesbian and bisexual women and cervical screening, and raise awareness that lesbian and bisexual women do need regular cervical screening tests.

Here, Donna and Sarah speak to us about their experiences.

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Leaving a Legacy

Date Published: 18/09/2012

This week is Remember a Charity Week. Have you thought about leaving a legacy to The Lesbian & Gay Foundation to help support our work?

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Vacancies at the LGF

Date Published: 17/09/2012

We are looking for outstanding applicants to fill two vacancies that have become possible through incoming funding to join our well established team based in central Manchester; Women’s Programme Co-ordinator and LGB&T Community Development Worker.

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First Ever National Project for Lesbian & Bisexual Women…

Date Published: 14/09/2012

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are delighted to have received funding from The Big Lottery Reaching Communities Programme for a project specifically supporting lesbian and bisexual (LB) women.

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Latest NW HIV Cases - Concern for Men who have Sex with Men

Date Published: 14/09/2012

 

A total of 789 new HIV and AIDS cases were reported in 2011 across North West England. This represents a 7% increase in the number of total new cases compared with 2010. More people are getting tested but some are leaving it too late for effective treatments. 

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Fancy a Challenge?

Date Published: 14/09/2012

Tom completed the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge back in July in support of The LGF raising money for our Enough is Enough! Campaign. Do you fancy a challenge?

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Hero of Flight 93: The Mark Bingham Story

Date Published: 11/09/2012

On Tuesday 11th September 2001, Mark Bingham - an openly gay rugby player from California - died in the tragic events of that day. He was a passenger on Flight 93. Read our interview with Mark's mother Alice Hoagland - originally published in Issue 110 of outnorthwest.

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World Suicide Prevention Day

Date Published: 10/09/2012

 

World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September 2012 promotes worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. For LGB&T people there is an increased risk.

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More Pride Events in the North West!

Date Published: 07/09/2012

 

 Saturday 29th September will be a busy day for  LGBT communities across the north west as there are three Pride events happening on that day.We'll be at them all, which one will you go to? 

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Under 25 and Need Support?

Date Published: 26/08/2012

If you are aged under 25 and are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questionning and need support - we can help! We offer free telephone counselling.

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