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Surviving Christmas - your mental health

Date Published: 22/12/2011

The first in our 'Surviving Christmas' series is just a few tips to help you keep your mental health well!

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2011: LGF's Best Bits

Date Published: 22/12/2011

This is after all the age of austerity which sometimes makes our work more challenging to do, all the more reason to celebrate some of the ways LGF have made a difference this year (in no particular order and with lots of great stuff that is missing – but will no doubt be in our annual report)...

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We Are Here If You Need Us over the Holidays

Date Published: 21/12/2011

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are here if you need us all over Christmas and New Year. Read on to find out more about the helpline, our opening times over the holidays and our services for 2012...

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It's Good to Give campaign

Date Published: 20/12/2011

LGBT Chief Executives hope the general public and LGBT press, will support new lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans legacy adverts to support the sector and in turn LGBT communities.

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Civil Partnerships - A Milestone on the Road to Equality

Date Published: 20/12/2011

Mike Newman and Dennis Killin have shared the importance of landmark civil partnership legislation in relation to their own relationship. Here they discuss the long road to civil partnerships.

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Civil Partnerships – One Couple’s Place in History

Date Published: 19/12/2011

In a special two part story to celebrate the 6th anniversary of Civil Partnerships being introduced, we speak to Mike Newman and Dennis Killin who highlight the importance of this landmark legislation historically and share what it has meant to them.

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“You didn’t tell us it was gay”

Date Published: 14/12/2011

Liverpool based author Ian Bradley Marshall has just published his second anthology Meanderings. We catch up with him about his life, aspirations and enjoying being a gay writer.

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Clinton Speaks out for International LGBT Rights

Date Published: 07/12/2011

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton makes powerful speech for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Rights ahead of Human Rights Day.

 

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Run Silverstone!

Date Published: 07/12/2011

Next year Team LGF take on the London Marathon for the very first time. We catch up with three of our inspirational runners as they prepare for the challenge of a lifetime - and you can get involved too by running the Silverstone half marathon for LGF...

 

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Same Difference?

Date Published: 07/12/2011

So what's the difference between Civil Partnerships and Civil Marriage?

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Good Sex Workshop for gay and bisexual men

Date Published: 07/12/2011

Taking place at The LGF on Dec 10th this free workshop will be looking at how to get the best out of your sex life, with an emphasis on how to have fun safer sex.

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6th Anniversary of 1st Civil Partnership - but what for the …

Date Published: 02/12/2011

Today sees the 6th anniversary of the first civil partnership formed under the Civil Partnership Act 2004  which took place on 5 December 2005, we take a look at why CP's are still firmly in the spotlight.

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Speaker unveils new coat of arms which highlights equality

Date Published: 02/12/2011

It is tradition for the Speaker of the House of Commons to have their own coat of arms. Last week, the Speaker The Rt Hon John Bercow MP, unveiled his coat of arms which highlights his support of equality and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

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Liverpool Pride 2012 Fundraiser - Win Tickets!

Date Published: 02/12/2011

Liverpool Pride is to return on Saturday 4 August 2012, and in order to keep the Festival FREE they kick off with their first fundraiser this month with Rikki Beadle Blair and Diva Fever & we've got two FREE tickets up for grabs.

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"I Exist" survey now closed!

Date Published: 25/08/2011

The "I Exist" survey is now closed. The LGF would like to thank all participants and the findings will be published soon.

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Let's Get Clinical!

Date Published: 30/11/2011

The LGF launch new guide for gay and bisexual men on what to expect when you go for a sexual health check - up.

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Latest HIV shock stats re: gay men

Date Published: 30/11/2011

New figures highlight men who have sex with men made up 69% of all HIV infections acquired through sex in the UK in 2010.

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Roger Crouch RIP

Date Published: 29/11/2011

Anti-Bullying Campaigner and Stonewall Hero of the Year Roger Crouch passed away last night. The LGF's Joanne Dunning talks about their inspirational meeting and pays tribute to the impact of his work.

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Study sheds light on homophobia in sport

Date Published: 28/11/2011

34% of participants said they felt the need to participate in sport or leisure activities in a ‘safe space’ by being part of LGB&T sports groups or LGB&T friendly clubs...

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World AIDS Day in Manchester – a brief history

Date Published: 28/11/2011

Thursday 1st December is World AIDS Day, here we take a look at how the Village Charity and the Beacon of Hope, have been the foundations of Manchester's proud tradition of raising awareness of HIV.
 

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Interfaith Week: Epilogue

Date Published: 25/11/2011

With all the current updates in legislation to support equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, it is fair to say that some people of faith believe that they are being unfairly treated for expressing their beliefs, while others believe that gay people are being unfairly treated for expressing their individuality and sexuality…so who is right?

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Interfaith Week: Gays in the Frontline

Date Published: 25/11/2011

In recent weeks Liverpool’s Frontline Church, based in the Wavertree area of the city has faced a lot of criticism for providing a ‘factsheet’ on homosexuality which suggests that people are not born homosexual but that homosexuality is the result of dealing with pain from childhood.www.lgf.org.uk look at the responses and repercussions...

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Is Christian inquiry whipping up more division?

Date Published: 24/11/2011

This Inter Faith Week we look at an inquiry that is taking place before Parliament into whether Christians are being pushed out of society, some of the evidence involves cases of discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

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Farewell GALYIC

Date Published: 24/11/2011

Gay and Lesbian Youth in Calderdale (GALYIC) will close its doors on November 30th 2011, twelve years and three months after it was set up in August 1999. www.lgf.org.uk spoke to one of its founders Jan Bridget about the success of the group and the challenges still ahead.

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Interfaith Week: Reverend Hayley Matthews Interview

Date Published: 23/11/2011

The Rev'd Hayley Matthews is Chaplain to MediaCityUK at Salford Quays in Greater Manchester. Here Hayley talks about the Church, her work, her faith and coming out.

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Celebrating Interfaith Week

Date Published: 21/11/2011

Gays into Faith do go!

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Competition to help challenge homophobia and transphobia in …

Date Published: 21/11/2011

To mark the pre-launch of LGB&T History Month 2012 - a competition is being launched to design a logo that sports clubs can use to show their commitment to kicking homophobia and transphobia out of sport.

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Conservative Peers attempt to derail legislation

Date Published: 21/11/2011

Civil Partnerships on religious premises looked set to become a reality by Christmas with extensive cross party support, but their progress through parliament has been halted by Conservative Peers led by Baroness O'Cathain, who last week lodged a prayer to annul in opposition of the legislation.

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Ben’s Story – Things Get Better

Date Published: 18/11/2011

I remember my first day at school, back in the early 1990’s. During the lunch break a two or three boys started to pick on me for being different, being of a young age I didn’t know what it was about, but I know I felt unhappy.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2011

Date Published: 18/11/2011

This year at least 116 transgender people have been murdered globally, this Sunday (Nov 20th) marks Transgender Day of Remembrance - an opportunity to raise awareness of trans discrimination and remember those we have lost.

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