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Allan Horsfall – Gay Monitor

Date Published: 23/02/2012

Continuing our series looking at Gay Pioneers as presented by Mike Newman who has produced a short history of freedom for gay men in Britain since the 1950’s. Following our look at gay life in the fifties and an appraisal of the work done by Leo Abse and Antony Grey in this area, here we look at the achievements of Allan Horsfall.

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Antony Grey: The tireless reformer

Date Published: 21/02/2012

Around five years ago Mike Newman began to produce a short history of freedom for gay men in Britain since the 1950’s after reading an article about the lack of awareness of early gay liberation campaigners. Over the last few years Mike has interviewed five such campaigners and here he takes a look at Antony Grey.

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Leo Abse, a controversial figure

Date Published: 20/02/2012

In the 1960s Abse broke the political deadlock over the status of homosexuality. He persuaded the home secretary Roy Jenkins to give his Bill Government time.

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Get involved: Football V Homophobia

Date Published: 17/02/2012

Tomorrow marks the start of Football V Homophobia – a whole week dedicated to kicking hatred out of the beautiful game - find out what's going on and how you can get involved.

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Take Action: “Kill the Bill”

Date Published: 15/02/2012

Uganda’s infamous "kill the gays" bill was reintroduced before Parliament last week. Ugandan campaigners are urging people and decision makers from around the world to come together to help stop the bill, and help the Ugandan government realise their human rights responsibilities.

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Chair of GPs champions excellence in lesbian, gay & bise…

Date Published: 15/02/2012

The Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners Dr Clare Gerada MBE has backed Pride in Practice – a new patient standard for excellence in lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) healthcare from NHS North West & The Lesbian & Gay Foundation.

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Pride in Practice launch

Date Published: 15/02/2012

NHS North West and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation yesterday launched Pride in Practice - a new patient standard for excellence in lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) healthcare.

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Run against homophobia!

Date Published: 14/02/2012

Run London. Run Manchester. Run against homophobia. Take your marks, and your place and get set to fundraise with the LGF.

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Ugandan LGBT campaigner speaks out!

Date Published: 13/02/2012

As the Ugandan government look to debate a bill that proposes the imprisonment of LGBT people, one of Uganda’s foremost LGBT rights campaigners Frank Mugisha speaks out about the situation in Uganda, and how LGBT communities here can help those who are being persecuted overseas.

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Don't let drink sneak up on you!

Date Published: 09/02/2012

A brand new nationwide Change4Life campaign has highlighted that regularly drinking around two large glasses of wine or two strong pints of beer a day triple the risk of developing mouth cancer and double the risk of developing high blood pressure

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‘Gay’ in the 1950’s

Date Published: 09/02/2012

The upcoming event ‘Pioneers & Progress’ looks at the history of gay men’s freedom since the 1950’s and is based around interviews with Peter Tatchell, Leo Abse, Alan Horsfall & Dennis Killin. Here, the author of 'Pioneers & Progress' Mike Newman recalls the time when ‘we never had it so good’ - according to Prime Minister Harold McMillan.

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LGBT Adoption and Fostering

Date Published: 03/02/2012

Adoption and fostering information and events open to LGB&T people in the North West.

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Why we need to campaign for excellence in lesbian, gay and b…

Date Published: 30/01/2012

Pride in Practice – The LGF’s and NHS North West’s new patient standard for excellence in lesbian, gay and bisexual healthcare – has been making the headlines in both Christian and medical publications. We take a look at the reactions to the project and why this work is necessary.

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The National Diversity Awards 2012

Date Published: 30/01/2012

Nominate the people and organisations who are making a difference to you at the National Diversity Awards hosted by Brian Dowling.

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Award for Lesbian & Bisexual Cervical Screening Campaign

Date Published: 26/01/2012

Yesterday, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust and Dan Jarvis MP hosted a special event at the House of Commons to mark European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, and The LGF's Annie Emery was in attendance.

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Being Gay and Jewish

Date Published: 26/01/2012

Friday marks Holocaust Memorial Day, we talk to Ed Teeger Vice president of the Jewish Gay and Lesbian Group and Suzi from Keshet about what it means to be lesbian, gay or bisexual and Jewish...

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LGBT History Month 2012

Date Published: 25/01/2012

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) History Month takes place every February and celebrates the lives and achievements of LGBT people. People are taking action all over the country to mark LGBT History Month - here is a snapshot of what is going on in the North West.

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You can change lives for LGBT people in Cumbria

Date Published: 23/01/2012

Are you interested in supporting the LGBT community in Cumbria? Are you affected by the difficulties we face in this rural, isolated part of Britain? Are you concerned by the lack of specialist services for the 30,000 + LGBT people who live in Cumbria and the 720,000 who visit every year?

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LGBT Holocaust victims like Rudolf MUST be remembered

Date Published: 23/01/2012

On January 27th 2012 the annual commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day takes place, which provides us with an opportunity to pay tribute to all those who suffered persecution at the hands of the Nazi’s and for us to remember those people from the LGB&T community who were also victims of Nazi prejudice.

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Peter Tatchell - The Duracell Activist

Date Published: 20/01/2012

Extracts from an exclusive interview with Gaydio’s Mike Robinson broadcast on Sunday 22nd January 2012 to celebrate Peter Tatchell’s 60th birthday this week.

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week Jan 22 - 28th

Date Published: 20/01/2012

Cervical Cancer affects lesbian and bisexual women too - take action, get informed.

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Manchester: "Speak Up Speak Out" this Holocaust Me…

Date Published: 20/01/2012

The Albert Kennedy Trust's Darren Batey & The LGF's Andrew Gilliver on why the two charity's are coming together this year for Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Gareth Thomas - in the house!

Date Published: 18/01/2012

He’s this year’s main draw in Celebrity Big Brother and according to press reports, about to have a Hollywood movie made about his extraordinary life, so we thought it only fitting to pay our respects to everyone’s favourite bit of Welsh rugby rarebit.

 

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Pride in Practice – new patient standard for excellence in…

Date Published: 16/01/2012

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) and NHS North West, are building on the success of their GP’s Surgeries project, with the launch of Pride in Practice – a new patient standard for excellence in lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) healthcare – on February 14th.

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TV’s Dr Christian: Pride in Practice

Date Published: 13/01/2012

Here, Dr Christian talks about how GPs can challenge homophobia in healthcare, how their lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) patients can help, and why he’s supporting Pride in Practice - NHS North West’s and The LGF’s new patient standard for excellence in LGB healthcare...

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Safer Schools campaign gets boost from NatWest CommunityForc…

Date Published: 10/01/2012

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s Safer Schools Packs have been named as one of the winning projects in the NatWest CommunityForce initiative, meaning we can help make more schools safer...and it's all thanks to YOU!

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Village Census 2011 - what did we find out?

Date Published: 09/01/2012

In 2011 the LGF carried out our second annual census of Manchester’s Gay Village to take a ‘snapshot’ of who uses the Village over the course of a typical week.

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Alan Turing. Lover. Legend. Victim.

Date Published: 05/01/2012

It was revealed earlier this week that war hero, gay icon and victim of prejudice Alan Turing is to be commemorated in a new stamp series celebrating 'Briton's of Distinction'. Pink Triangle Theatre's Paul Burgess shares his thoughts on Alan Turing - the lover, the legend and the victim - in this, the centenary of his birth.

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LGB&T Manchester “SPEAK UP SPEAK OUT”

Date Published: 05/01/2012

This year's Holocaust Memorial Day (January 27th) theme is "Speak Up, Speak Out", and The Albert Kennedy Trust & The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are holding a special event to reflect on the lessons learned from the Holocaust, and to discuss what still needs to be done to challenge hatred and persecution in the UK today.

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Surviving Christmas - look after your personal safety

Date Published: 22/12/2011

The last entry in our 'Surviving Christmas' series is about making sure you're safe when out and about partying tonight, or any night.

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