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Senior GP advises students to act ‘less gay’

Date Published: 21/09/2012

GP and senior member of The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Dr Una Coales is in the news today after writing a guide which advises gay students to act less ‘gay’ in order to pass their exams. 

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"Having a screen test saved my life"

Date Published: 18/09/2012

Are You Ready For Your Screen Test?’ is The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s national campaign which aims to dispel the myths around lesbian and bisexual women and cervical screening, and raise awareness that lesbian and bisexual women do need regular cervical screening tests.

Here, Donna and Sarah speak to us about their experiences.

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Leaving a Legacy

Date Published: 18/09/2012

This week is Remember a Charity Week. Have you thought about leaving a legacy to The Lesbian & Gay Foundation to help support our work?

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Vacancies at the LGF

Date Published: 17/09/2012

We are looking for outstanding applicants to fill two vacancies that have become possible through incoming funding to join our well established team based in central Manchester; Women’s Programme Co-ordinator and LGB&T Community Development Worker.

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First Ever National Project for Lesbian & Bisexual Women…

Date Published: 14/09/2012

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are delighted to have received funding from The Big Lottery Reaching Communities Programme for a project specifically supporting lesbian and bisexual (LB) women.

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Latest NW HIV Cases - Concern for Men who have Sex with Men

Date Published: 14/09/2012

 

A total of 789 new HIV and AIDS cases were reported in 2011 across North West England. This represents a 7% increase in the number of total new cases compared with 2010. More people are getting tested but some are leaving it too late for effective treatments. 

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Fancy a Challenge?

Date Published: 14/09/2012

Tom completed the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge back in July in support of The LGF raising money for our Enough is Enough! Campaign. Do you fancy a challenge?

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Hero of Flight 93: The Mark Bingham Story

Date Published: 11/09/2012

On Tuesday 11th September 2001, Mark Bingham - an openly gay rugby player from California - died in the tragic events of that day. He was a passenger on Flight 93. Read our interview with Mark's mother Alice Hoagland - originally published in Issue 110 of outnorthwest.

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World Suicide Prevention Day

Date Published: 10/09/2012

 

World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September 2012 promotes worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. For LGB&T people there is an increased risk.

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More Pride Events in the North West!

Date Published: 07/09/2012

 

 Saturday 29th September will be a busy day for  LGBT communities across the north west as there are three Pride events happening on that day.We'll be at them all, which one will you go to? 

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Under 25 and Need Support?

Date Published: 26/08/2012

If you are aged under 25 and are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questionning and need support - we can help! We offer free telephone counselling.

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Being Gay, Being Bi, Whatever

Date Published: 05/09/2012

 

Liverpool based author Ian Bradley Marshall has dared to lift the covers, step out of the closet and write a new gay anthology that he is about to share with the world.

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Older and Bolder!

Date Published: 26/08/2012

Our new 'older and bolder' group relaunches on Thursday 13 September and is for gay and bisexual men aged 40 plus.

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Allan Horsfall –Tribute to a True Homo Hero

Date Published: 31/08/2012

 

Pioneer of the UK gay rights movement dies at the age of 84. Allan Horsfall was one of the few people to drive gay equality forward when same sex relationships were illegal and there was no LGBT political movement campaigning for change.  

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Homo Hero - Community group or organisation of the Year

Date Published: 21/08/2012

 

Voting closes on 3 September so get your vote in now for the Homo Heroes Awards 2012! Here we feature the Community Group or Organisations of the Year

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The Hidden Harm of Cannabis

Date Published: 30/08/2012

A new report emerged this week claiming that cannabis users who start using the drug when under the age of 18 run the risk of irreversibly reducing their IQ.

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Waking Up From a Biblically Induced Coma

Date Published: 29/08/2012

Peterson Toscano spent 17 years and over $30,000 attempting to change and suppress his gay orientation.Guess what happened....

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Out & Proud at the Paralympic Games

Date Published: 13/08/2012

With the Paralympic Games starting on 29 August we interview Claire Harvey, out lesbian and captain of the women's sitting volleyball team.

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Homo Hero - Public Sector Partner of the year

Date Published: 21/08/2012

 

Voting closes on 3 September so get your vote in now for the Homo Heroes Awards 2012! Here we feature the Public Sector Partner of the Year

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Manchester takes a stand against state-sponsored homophobia

Date Published: 24/08/2012

 

Earlier this year, the government of St Petersburg introduced laws which ban references and the promotion of homosexuality. This means that events like Pride will be banned and those involved will be persecuted.

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