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The Village Angels

Date Published: 03/04/2012

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation have been funded to deliver an outreach programme to support vulnerable lesbian, gay and bisexual people to avoid becoming a victim of crime in Manchester’s ‘Gay Village’.

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Volunteers Needed for the Gay Rugby World Cup

Date Published: 03/04/2012

The 2012 Bingham Cup will take place in Manchester between 1st and 3rd June 2012 and there are lots of ways to get involved.

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European LGBT Survey

Date Published: 02/04/2012

Make your experience count: take part in the largest ever LGBT Survey!

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1st National Campaign for Lesbian & Bisexual Women

Date Published: 02/04/2012

NHS Cancer Screening Programmes fund national cervical screening campaign for lesbian & bisexual women across England.

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Where’s Your Head At? Youth Conference

Date Published: 30/03/2012

A free event for 16 to 21 year olds on Friday 13th April (12-5pm) @ The LGF - a day of wellbeing and creative workshops inc. sexual health, crafts, art therapy and a drumming and DJ workshop.

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LGF to receive share of funding to benefit patients

Date Published: 30/03/2012

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation has successfully received funding to test and develop innovative approaches to improve health and wellbeing,Care Services Minister Paul Burstow has announced.

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Manchester College students talk about Homophobia

Date Published: 29/03/2012

Students at The Manchester College tell us why they wanted to make videos against homophobia.

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BBC and LGF to produce a series of Wellbeing Podcasts

Date Published: 28/03/2012

The BBC are helping The Lesbian & Gay Foundation to produce a series of Wellbeing Podcasts – now we need you!

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Exciting new changes for the LGF’s groupwork programme!

Date Published: 26/03/2012

This year, the LGF’s groupwork programme will see some exciting new changes and a relaunch in the Autumn. To help with this we are currently recruiting a new team of volunteers to lead the groups into a new era…

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Enough is Enough - Video Vote!

Date Published: 19/03/2012

Media students at The Manchester College have made 8 fantastic new videos for our campaign against homophobia. We want you to vote for your favourites.

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The Equal Civil Marriage Consultation

Date Published: 15/03/2012

A Government consultation has been launched today which outlines plans to enable same-sex couples to have a civil marriage ceremony. Please support this.

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My Big Gay Gypsy Lifestyle

Date Published: 13/03/2012

In a story that echoes Mikey Walsh’s excellent book about a gay Romany boy, Martin Cooper interviews Kyle, a Romany Gypsy about coming out in his community.

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Coming Out? Gareth Thomas wants to talk to you!

Date Published: 09/03/2012

Are you gay and thinking about coming out?

Have you experienced verbal or physical homophobia?

Did you come out very early?

Do you have a positive coming out story and great support from friends and family?

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Take part & win - new research into cervical screening l…

Date Published: 07/03/2012

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is exploring the experiences, knowledge and behaviour of lesbian and bisexual (LB) women who live outside the North West, towards cervical screening to understand how you engage with health screening services and whether you have equal access to services. Have your say...
 

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Manchester appeals to St Petersburg

Date Published: 06/03/2012

Last week lawmakers in Russia’s second city St. Petersburg’s passed a law aimed at eliminating what they call the “propaganda” of homosexuality. This week Manchester speaks out in support of its twin cities’ LGBT communities.

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‘Sexuality Surgery’ on Radio 1

Date Published: 05/03/2012

BBC Radio 1’s The Surgery are broadcasting an evening programme on Sexuality on Sunday 11th March, 9pm – 12 midnight.

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Prostate Awareness Event

Date Published: 01/03/2012

March is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, later this month The Lesbian & Gay Foundation will be hosting a free event with Men Matter and Macmillan Cancer Support tohelp raise awareness.

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Safer Cruising in Manchester

Date Published: 24/02/2012

Greater Manchester Police are alerting men who have sex with men around the Rochdale Canal near Manchester’s Gay Village to be wary of anti-social behaviour (including attacks and robberies) that are happening in the area that connects the Gay Village with Piccadilly and Ancoats.

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Civil Marriage – a fight for our rights

Date Published: 24/02/2012

In September, it was announced that the coalition Government would legislate for same-sex civil marriages by 2015.

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Allan Horsfall – Gay Monitor

Date Published: 23/02/2012

Continuing our series looking at Gay Pioneers as presented by Mike Newman who has produced a short history of freedom for gay men in Britain since the 1950’s. Following our look at gay life in the fifties and an appraisal of the work done by Leo Abse and Antony Grey in this area, here we look at the achievements of Allan Horsfall.

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