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Hate crime vigil for International Day Against Homophobia, B…

Date Published: 15/05/2014

A unique vigil to remember victims of hate crime will be held in Manchester on Saturday 17th May to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), including guest speaker Sylvia Lancaster.

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Barclays support International Day Against Homophobia, Bipho…

Date Published: 13/05/2014

Barclays bank is collaborating with The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) over International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) by displaying messages of support on their cash machines across the UK. 

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Bake the Rainbow, Share the Rainbow

Date Published: 09/05/2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), in partnership with the Village Bakers, are encouraging people to bake their own rainbow coloured creations to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Saturday 17th May 2014.

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More ‘inclusive’ health services needed for LGB people w…

Date Published: 06/05/2014

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people are often unable to get the right support for substance use as health services are not set up to meet their specific needs. A five-year study into drug and alcohol use among LGB people in England found they are seven times more likely to take illegal drugs compared to the general population, and twice as likely to binge drink.

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Celebrate IDAHOBIT 2014 & The Rainbow Connection

Date Published: 29/04/2014

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) takes place every year on 17th May, and this year The LGF is planning a number of ways to mark this important date in our calendar - to raise awareness of hate crime against lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) people and to encourage reporting of hate crime.

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National LGB&T Partnership joins forces with Dying Matte…

Date Published: 22/04/2014

The National LGB&T Partnership are joining forces with the Dying Matters Coalition to encourage and support people from lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities to talk openly about end of life issues in the run-up to Dying Matters Awareness Week.

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Tying the knot this year? Why it's important to make a will

Date Published: 14/04/2014

Why it's important to make a will if you’re getting Married, you’re in a Civil Partnership & even more so if you’re living together.

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The Village gets two life saving defibrillator machines!

Date Published: 10/04/2014

As a result of lots of feedback from The LGF’s Village Angels and their partnership work with the North West Ambulance Service, we have managed to secure two AED (Automated External Defibrillator) machines for The Village.

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LGB&T health award win for The LGF’s Chief Executive

Date Published: 09/04/2014

The Gay and Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists (GLADD) is honouring Paul Martin OBE, Chief Executive of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), with the David Harvey Award for improving the health and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) patients and staff.

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Coping with the death of a partner by Ian Dyer

Date Published: 08/04/2014

We spoke to Ian Dyer, who sadly lost his long-term civil partner Alan just before Christmas.

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80% of British people would love to attend a same-sex weddin…

Date Published: 28/03/2014

Around 80% of people in Britain would happily accept an invitation to a same-sex wedding, new research suggests.

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Equal Marriage: Just call it Marriage!

Date Published: 28/03/2014

With the historic passing of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act in England and Wales last year, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are excited to celebrate the first weddings which will be taking place from Saturday 29th March.

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Young hearts run free: Cory & Leigh’s story

Date Published: 28/03/2014

Johnny Blackburn speaks to Cory and Leigh. They are like any other young gay couple - they are madly in love and have promising futures ahead of them. 

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A Tale of Two Sharons: Love comes to those who wait

Date Published: 28/03/2014

Sharon and Sharon have been together for two years and are set to get married on 14th June this year. Their story resembles a film plot - with two characters that are so close to meeting but are frustratingly kept apart until the end - when fate magically brings them together. 

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Bolton strikes GOLD

Date Published: 21/03/2014

The Dunstan Partnership has achieved the prestigious Pride in Practice GOLD award, the first in Bolton.

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“The LGF saved my life” – Martin’s Story

Date Published: 25/03/2014

A poster advertising The LGF's Helpline saved the life of a man who needed support after coming out and being rejected by his family and his Jewish community.

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Transgender Memorial Restored

Date Published: 24/03/2014

The Transgender memorial in Sackville Gardens is restored and the area is safely lit up now, after being vandalised just days after it was unveiled.

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outnorthwest bows out after 14 years

Date Published: 24/03/2014

This week sees the publication of Issue 121 of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s community magazine outnorthwest. Sadly, this will be the final issue. 

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Why I’m running for The LGF! - James’ Story

Date Published: 12/03/2014

Community Engagement Officer James Derham explains why he’s running for The LGF’s Charity Challenges.

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SUGAR & SPICE 8 – When Sali Met Bethany

Date Published: 07/03/2014

This weekend sees The LGF’s annual celebration of International Women’s Day – Sugar & Spice 8. One of the highlights of the event will be the panel discussion, which takes place on Saturday 8th March from 5-6pm.

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