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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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Altogether Stronger - Engaging African MSM

Date Published: 13/10/2011

Over the next few weeks there is a fantastic opportunity for people working in the LGB&T community, BME communities and the HIV and sexual health field; to engage with planning work to better engage and meet the needs of African men who have sex with men.

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Coronation Street star helps LGF raise awareness of coming o…

Date Published: 11/10/2011

Today is International Coming Out Day and Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh (aka Hayley Cropper) has been helping the Lesbian & Gay Foundation raise awareness of issues around coming out.

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LGB&T groups concern over Daily Mail’s involvement in …

Date Published: 11/10/2011

Both the Lesbian & Gay Foundation and The LGBT Consortium have written to the Big Lottery Fund to raise their concerns over the Daily Mail’s involvement in BLF’s Silver Dreams Fund – which will invest £110m in support of older people.

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Kate's Coming Out Story

Date Published: 10/10/2011

Tomorrow is International Coming Out Day, we are raising awareness of different peoples' experiences of coming out as lesbian, gay and bisexual. Here, Kate, 30, shares her story...

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Gentlemen of a certain age

Date Published: 07/10/2011

To coincide with National Coming Out Day 11th October 2011, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) with the support of Taurus Bar are presenting ‘Gentleman of a Certain Age’, a photographic celebration of older gay and bisexual men.

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Tom's Coming Out Story

Date Published: 06/10/2011

Tom hasn’t long since come out to his family and friends, now he’s heading off to University and realises that there is still more coming out to do...

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LGBT issues on the agenda at the Conservative Conference

Date Published: 05/10/2011

‘Ensuring LGBT representation in public life’ - Stonewall with LGBTory Speakers Nick Herbert MP, Marina Yannakoudakis MEP, Stuart Andrew MP,Matthew Sephton (Chair, LGBTory) and Ben Summerskill (Chief Executive, Stonewall).

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Tory 'Pride & Prejudice'

Date Published: 04/10/2011

The LGF’s Andrew Gilliver reports from the Conservative Party Conference on George Osborne, public services and sexual health.

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Simon’s Coming Out Story

Date Published: 04/10/2011

Next Tuesday – October 11th – is International Coming Out Day – coming out is a different experience for everyone, here Simon shares his story of coming out as bisexual.

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Queer Question Time - The Debate

Date Published: 03/10/2011

We take a look at the issues discussed at the Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s Queer Question Time Event held yesterday and featuring the LGB&T party leads of Conservative, Labour and the Liberal Democrats.

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LGF celebrate International Coming Out Day

Date Published: 29/09/2011

International Coming Out Day takes place on Tuesday October 11th and to raise awareness of coming out the LGF are offering 24 hour support from midnight on Monday through to midnight on Tuesday - so "Come In, Come Out".

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