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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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LGB&T Calendar for 2012

Date Published: 30/12/2011

The New Year is upon us and 2012 promises to be as busy as ever; there’s the Olympics, the centenary of the birth of war hero and gay icon Alan Turing, the consultation into same-sex marriage (spring) and much, much more. Here is a sneaky peak at just some of the events out there that you can pencil in your diary...

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Ageing LGBT Community Forced Back into the Closet?

Date Published: 30/12/2011

Growing concerns over the future of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) people, as Lawyer says that many LGB&T care home residents are hiding their sexuality, or struggle to be open about their lives for fear of discrimination.

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Being Me Event

Date Published: 28/12/2011

An opportunity for people who identify as black or minority ethnic and lesbian, gay and bisexual to share experiences, listen to others and find out about the support and information available.

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“I Exist” prize winner announced

Date Published: 28/12/2011

Back in July, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation launched our “I Exist” survey, to find out about a range of issues affecting lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people, from health to homophobia and relationships to legal rights.

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Surviving Christmas - your physical health

Date Published: 22/12/2011

Our 'Surviving Christmas' guide continues with some quick tips on looking after your body over the holidays.

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Surviving Christmas - new drug on the block PMMA

Date Published: 22/12/2011

Reports from Europe, and most recently Scotland, are warning of a new drug which could be lethal and is similar in appearance to Ecstacy.

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Surviving Christmas - relationships with friends and loved o…

Date Published: 22/12/2011

Relationships, whether they are with your partner, friends or family can be sometimes be tested over the festive season.

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Surviving Christmas - be drink aware

Date Published: 22/12/2011

The next in our Surviving Christmas series - be drink aware and you'll have a happy and safe time.

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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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