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How to be a LGB Community Leader

Date Published: 25/07/2013

How you can use your voice to influence health providers, join our volunteer team and work with a range of NHS organisations to increase awareness and  better address health inequalities experienced by lesbian,gay and bisexual people throughout all areas of Greater Manchester.

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A Celebration of Equal Marriage

Date Published: 24/07/2013

On Thursday 18 July we organised an event in Manchester's famous Canal Street to mark the passing of same-sex marriage. Check out the photos here...

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AKT’s Purple Door to help young LGBT homeless

Date Published: 24/07/2013

The Albert Kennedy Trust has today  launched the first ever  North West housing project exclusively for young LGBT people in Manchester and also another initiative in London.

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Preview Art Exhibition - This Weekend!

Date Published: 23/07/2013

Our 'Can You Hear Me?' preview art exhibition will launch this Friday Friday 27th July at 4pm at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, click to read more...

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FAQ: Same Sex Marriage

Date Published: 23/07/2013

Last week the Bill allowing same-sex couples to marry in England and Wales passed its final hurdle in Parliament and also achieved Royal Assent – becoming law. Here we try to answer some of your top burning questions...

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B&B owner loses Appeal

Date Published: 22/07/2013

Earlier this month, the Christian owner of a bed and breakfast lost her appeal against a ruling that she unlawfully discriminated against a gay couple when she refused to let them stay in a double room. Geraldine O'Reilly from O’ Neill Patient Solicitors LLP  explains the law around discrimination. 

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Gaydio Launches on DAB for Liverpool Pride

Date Published: 18/07/2013

To celebrate this year’s Liverpool Pride festival, Gaydio will be adding a bit of sparkle by launching on DAB digital radio across Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire. 

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FIERCE ‘2’ – portraits of young Black LGBTQ people

Date Published: 16/07/2013

Artist/photographer Ajamu is currently planning to extend his successful  photographic project ‘Fierce’ to create 25-30 new portraits of young Black LGBTQ people across the country and is looking for people to get involved.

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Join us to Celebrate Equal Marriage!

Date Published: 16/07/2013

Join us this Thursday from 6pm at Via on Canal Street to celebrate the impending passing of The Marriage (Same-Sex) Couples Bill.

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Being Gay Being Bi Whatever

Date Published: 18/06/2013

In his new anthology, Being Gay Being Bi Whatever, Liverpool Author Ian Bradley Marshall brings together many of the issues that lesbian, gay and bisexual people face on a daily basis.We're giving away TEN copies in our  FREE competition. Read on...

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Event: Peel Park Picnic

Date Published: 15/04/2013

 

Come and join in the fun at the Peel Park Pink Picnic in Salford on Sunday 28th July 2013.

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Court of appeal uphold ruling against bed and breakfast owne…

Date Published: 11/07/2013

The Court of Appeal has held that refusing a homosexual couple a double bedded room in a bed and breakfast was direct discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. 

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How can we support LGB&T people in Russia?

Date Published: 03/07/2013

We speak to Polina Savchenki and ask how can we support LGB&T people in Russia?

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Scarlett's Roses: Interview

Date Published: 02/07/2013

We interview up and coming South London band Scarlett’s Roses, who will be performing on the main stage at this year’s Manchester Pride.

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Feelings: A Poem

Date Published: 01/07/2013

Cathryn, a trans girl, has written in to share a moving poem about her experiences...

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Don't Book the Honeymoon Yet!

Date Published: 01/07/2013

Back in December we launched our Love Equal Marriage campaign aimed to encourage people, like you, to fight for equality and support same-sex marriage. Now we need your support...

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Rosie's Story

Date Published: 25/06/2013

Rosie, 57, has become a Community Leader and is helping to support our communities to have their voices heard and their needs met. Rosie lives in the Bolton area with her long term partner Chrissy.

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Karen Sparkles with Pride

Date Published: 24/06/2013

In the latest issue of ONW, out now, we interview Karen Richards who is involved with Manchester Pride, LGB&T Rugby League team Canalsiders, and Manchester’s trans pride event, Sparkle taking place this July.

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Bury’s Walking Rainbow returns!

Date Published: 24/06/2013

Young people in Bury are organising an event to celebrate diversity within the Borough, to promote equality, increase awareness the effects of harmful attitudes and say No to homophobia! The event will centre on a walk through Bury town centre and a day of family activities. 

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Refugee Week: An Opinion Piece

Date Published: 18/06/2013

Yesterday marked the start of Refugee Week, a unique opportunity to discover and celebrate the contribution of refugees in the UK. In this article Prossy Kakooza speaks out about the work of The Lesbian Immigration Support Group and what it means to be lesbian and a refugee.

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Alan Turing Remembered

Date Published: 17/06/2013

This Sunday 23rd June, would have been Alan Turing’s 101st Birthday. In this year’s annual Homo Hero Awards, supported by Barclays, we are presenting The Alan Turing Memorial Award in partnership with Manchester City Council, to commemorate his astounding work and achievements in his lifetime. Read on for more...

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Village Manchester FC win IGLFA European Cup

Date Published: 17/06/2013

Village Manchester Football Club, Manchester's gay-friendly football team, claimed their first international trophy on June 14th, winning the IGLFA European Cup in Dublin.

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HPV and cancer – what do you need to know?

Date Published: 14/06/2013

What exactly is HPV, what are the risks of contracting it, and what we can do to protect ourselves?

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Your Village Angels are back!

Date Published: 12/06/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are pleased to announce that the Village Angels are back.

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Kiss Hate Goodbye Cocktail Competition!

Date Published: 11/06/2013

We’ve teamed up with Revolution Deansgate Locks to offer one Enough is Enough! ACTION against homophobia supporter a fantastic prize in our fabulous cocktail competition. Read on...

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New Figures See Rise in STI's for Gay & Bisexual Men

Date Published: 10/06/2013

Official figures, released last week, from Public Health England (PHE), show an increase in STI’s among men who have sex with men (MSM)

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Getting Our Message OUT - Manchester Event

Date Published: 10/06/2013

A free Learning and Networking event for LGBT Groups, Projects and Organisations exploring how we can get our message OUT there and campaign to effect change.

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Men’s Health Week 10 - 16 June

Date Published: 10/06/2013

Led by the Men's Health Forum, this year's Men's Health Week runs from the 10th to 16th June and aims to tackle stigma in men’s mental health and promote mental well-being and  encourage more men to seek help and support.

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Cervical Screening Awareness Week 9 - 15 June: Toolkit Launc…

Date Published: 06/06/2013

To coincide with Cervical Screening Awareness Week (9 - 15th June), we've launched an online toolkit aimed at cervical screening professionals, helping to dispel the myth that lesbian and bisexual women do not need cervical screening.

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The LGF Welcome New Bishop of Manchester

Date Published: 07/06/2013

Yesterday, 6the June, Right Reverend David Walker has been named as The Bishop of Manchester, and we welcome him back to the city.

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