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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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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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