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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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Support for depression and anxiety at the LGF

Date Published: 17/11/2011

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation and the Manchester Primary Care Mental Health Service have joined forces to offer a new specialist service for the LGBT community.

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Charity sign Time To Change pledge to end mental health disc…

Date Published: 15/11/2011

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) have become the latest organisation to sign the Time To Change pledge to end mental health discrimination.

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Are you living with HIV in Cumbria?

Date Published: 15/11/2011

Are you living with HIV in Cumbria, or caring for someone who is? If so, you may be interested in a new initiative being promoted by the Cumbria Equality Resource Centre.

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Pink List's Elly Barnes speaks out on Anti-Bullying Week

Date Published: 14/11/2011

This Anti-Bullying Week we talk to Music Teacher and Pink List winner Elly, about the importance of tackling bullying through education, and what it felt like to be named the most influential LGBT person in the UK.

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Anti-Bullying Initiative highlights that Words Can Hurt

Date Published: 14/11/2011

Manchester’s award winning Exceeding Expectations Anti-Homophobic Bullying initiative, is back in the city’s schools from Anti-Bullying Week until November 25th. This year's theme is Words Can Hurt, and language and words and the impact they can have are at the project's very heart.

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Football club host day of action against discrimination

Date Published: 11/11/2011

Bradford City FC have become the third professional football club to sign up to the Government's Sports Charter challenging homophobia and transphobia in sport. They are also holding a day of action to kick discrimination out of sport.

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Charity says: "Make Schools Safer - challenge the gay w…

Date Published: 11/11/2011

Monday sees the start of Anti-Bullying Week and this year’s theme is Words Can Hurt, but homophobic bullying and the derogatory use of the word “gay” remain major issues for UK schools...

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Words Can Hurt

Date Published: 08/11/2011

Anti-Bullying Week takes place from November 14th – 18th and this year’s theme is Words Can Hurt. We take a look at two projects challenging the issue of homophobic bullying in schools and promoting understanding across communities.

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Cervical screening campaign for lesbian and bisexual women s…

Date Published: 08/11/2011

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s “Are You Ready for Screen Test?” campaign has been awarded the top accolade at the Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust 2011 Cervical Screening Awards.

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Stonewall announce 2011 award winners

Date Published: 04/11/2011

Community champions and celebrities honoured at the sixth annual Stonewall Awards.

 

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Barnardo’s celebrates ‘coming out’ at tenth LGBT confe…

Date Published: 04/11/2011

The UK’s largest children’s charity Barnardo’s is celebrating a journey of improved practise for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff, volunteers and service users at its tenth annual LGBT conference.

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New Art Therapy Group at The LGF

Date Published: 03/11/2011

Starting in January 2012 will be the first ever art therapy group at the LGF allowing people the opportunity to explore any issues they may have in a creative way.

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To Wed or not to Wed?

Date Published: 02/11/2011

UK government publish consultation report on Civil Partnerships on religious premises and announce same-sex civil marriage consultations in March 2012.

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NHS Celebrate LGBT History

Date Published: 02/02/2011

*UPDATE* - timelines launched by the NHS documenting LGBT and BME history now have BSL versions of the films about their work.

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Homotopia 2011

Date Published: 31/10/2011

Liverpool's queer arts festival is back and this year’s theme is ‘Cruising For Art’ showcasing an array of the queer, the extravagant, the bold, the unexpected and the daring. A celebration of 21st century LGBT life with an eclectic programme of theatre, dance, film, cabaret & discussion.

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A Commonwealth for LGB&T people?

Date Published: 28/10/2011

The LGF's Adam Winter on the Commonwealth's contradictions; members of the commonwealth work towards democracy, freedom and opportunity for all, so why in 42 of 54 member countries is same-sex activity unlawful?

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UK Government: More to be done to tackle HIV

Date Published: 28/10/2011

As we move towards the 24th annual recognition of World Aids Day on December 1st, the number of people living with HIV in the UK continues to rise.

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HIV - Praying for a cure?

Date Published: 20/10/2011

All of us, including the Faith community, have an important role to play in reducing HIV, and challenging stigma but surely no matter how strong your faith is, prayer alone is no substitute for adhering to HIV medications?

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Purple power!

Date Published: 20/10/2011

Across the world people are being encouraged to turn their Facebook pages, twitter icons and blogs and websites purple to remember LGBT teenagers who have killed themselves after being bullied.

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Friends United

Date Published: 17/10/2011

Many people have a whole range of interests which they’d like to explore but feel they don’t have the support of friends to do this. This is where the LGF's Befrienders come in!

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1 week left to vote to challenge homophobic bullying

Date Published: 17/10/2011

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s Enough is Enough! Action Against Homophobia campaign, is urging people to vote for the campaign’s Safer Schools Packs in the NatWest CommunityForce initiative - while you still can!

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Manchester Pride hits £1 million charity target

Date Published: 14/10/2011

Manchester Pride has announced this morning that it has raised a total of £105,000 this year. This figure means that, since 2003, the annual festival has raised over £1M distributed to LGBT organisations and HIV charities and organisations.

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