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BBC and LGF to produce a series of Wellbeing Podcasts

Date Published: 28/03/2012

The BBC are helping The Lesbian & Gay Foundation to produce a series of Wellbeing Podcasts – now we need you!

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Exciting new changes for the LGF’s groupwork programme!

Date Published: 26/03/2012

This year, the LGF’s groupwork programme will see some exciting new changes and a relaunch in the Autumn. To help with this we are currently recruiting a new team of volunteers to lead the groups into a new era…

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Enough is Enough - Video Vote!

Date Published: 19/03/2012

Media students at The Manchester College have made 8 fantastic new videos for our campaign against homophobia. We want you to vote for your favourites.

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The Equal Civil Marriage Consultation

Date Published: 15/03/2012

A Government consultation has been launched today which outlines plans to enable same-sex couples to have a civil marriage ceremony. Please support this.

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My Big Gay Gypsy Lifestyle

Date Published: 13/03/2012

In a story that echoes Mikey Walsh’s excellent book about a gay Romany boy, Martin Cooper interviews Kyle, a Romany Gypsy about coming out in his community.

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Coming Out? Gareth Thomas wants to talk to you!

Date Published: 09/03/2012

Are you gay and thinking about coming out?

Have you experienced verbal or physical homophobia?

Did you come out very early?

Do you have a positive coming out story and great support from friends and family?

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Take part & win - new research into cervical screening l…

Date Published: 07/03/2012

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is exploring the experiences, knowledge and behaviour of lesbian and bisexual (LB) women who live outside the North West, towards cervical screening to understand how you engage with health screening services and whether you have equal access to services. Have your say...
 

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Manchester appeals to St Petersburg

Date Published: 06/03/2012

Last week lawmakers in Russia’s second city St. Petersburg’s passed a law aimed at eliminating what they call the “propaganda” of homosexuality. This week Manchester speaks out in support of its twin cities’ LGBT communities.

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‘Sexuality Surgery’ on Radio 1

Date Published: 05/03/2012

BBC Radio 1’s The Surgery are broadcasting an evening programme on Sexuality on Sunday 11th March, 9pm – 12 midnight.

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Prostate Awareness Event

Date Published: 01/03/2012

March is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, later this month The Lesbian & Gay Foundation will be hosting a free event with Men Matter and Macmillan Cancer Support tohelp raise awareness.

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Safer Cruising in Manchester

Date Published: 24/02/2012

Greater Manchester Police are alerting men who have sex with men around the Rochdale Canal near Manchester’s Gay Village to be wary of anti-social behaviour (including attacks and robberies) that are happening in the area that connects the Gay Village with Piccadilly and Ancoats.

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Civil Marriage – a fight for our rights

Date Published: 24/02/2012

In September, it was announced that the coalition Government would legislate for same-sex civil marriages by 2015.

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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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