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Homo Heroes Awards 2013 - your winners!

Date Published: 03/10/2013

This year's Homo Heroes Awards received almost 500 nominations across 8 categories, and then went on to receive over 6000 individual votes from across the UK and beyond!

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Outspoken: Evelyn Asante-Mensah OBE

Date Published: 01/10/2013

To mark Black History Month this October, we interview Evelyn for our 'outspoken' page in outnorthwest.

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Making LGBT Black History

Date Published: 01/10/2013

October marks the start of Black History Month, here we highlight LGB and T events and news from around the region.

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Battling Breast Cancer: Jean's Story

Date Published: 12/09/2013

Jean, from Oldham, shares her story with us about her experiences of breast cancer as we mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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FIERCE North West

Date Published: 30/09/2013

Celebrating black queer creativity and activism.  Artist/photographer Ajamu is extending his successful photographic project ‘Fierce’ to create 25-30 new portraits of young Black LGBTQ people across the country.This Saturday 5th Ocotber at The LGF Community Resource Centre.

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LGF Chair of Trustees wins Charity chair of the year

Date Published: 27/09/2013

We are delighted that David McGovern, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s Chair of our Board of Trustees has been voted Charity chair of the year  in the Third Sector Excellence Awards 2013. 

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What's up with your Doc?

Date Published: 18/09/2013

We want your experiences of your GP! Have you had a positive or negative healthcare story? We want to hear from you...

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More Bi-Visible Than Ever?

Date Published: 23/09/2013

Monday 23rd September is the 15th Bi Visibility Day, with bisexuals and allies organising events around the world and awareness-raising online.  

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Stockport sexual health services are moving

Date Published: 22/09/2013

From 26th September, you need to visit CHOICES in Stockport centre, as services move from Stepping Hill.

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Bi-Visibility Day: Andy's Story

Date Published: 13/09/2013

Leading up to Bi Visibility Day on 23rd September we're sharing stories of people's bisexual experiences. Read Andy's 'ramblings of a 53 year old married bisexual.'

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Homo Heroes 2013: Community Champion of the Year

Date Published: 07/08/2013

We've announced the finalists for our annual Homo Heroes Awards 2013, supported by Barclays, highlighting inspirational stories and triumphs over adversity. Check out the finalists for Community Champion of the Year Award and get voting! 

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Bi Visibility Day: TC's Story

Date Published: 13/09/2013

Ahead of Bi Visibility Day on 23rd September, we'll be sharing stories of people about their experiences of being bisexual, here we talk to TC...

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New Interactive Timeline of LGB&T History Launched

Date Published: 17/09/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation have launched an exciting new timeline charting the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community over the last 100 years.

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Bi the Bi

Date Published: 16/09/2013

Peter Davies, outnorthwest Bi the Bi columnist, talks about the lack of bi magazines and bi-visibility in the media.

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Bi-Visibility Day: Emma's Story

Date Published: 13/09/2013

Ahead of Bi Visibility Day on 23rd September, we'll be sharing stories of people about their experiences of being bisexual, here we talk to Emma...

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Leaving a Legacy

Date Published: 16/09/2013

Could you leave a gift in your Will to The Lesbian & Gay Foundation?

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COMPETITION!

Date Published: 13/09/2013

We have two fantastic prizes to give away – and all you need to do is sign up at www.lgf.org.uk/register before the 1st December 2013.

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Karen Challenges Herself for The LGF

Date Published: 12/09/2013

Karen, 48, took part in The BUPA Manchester 10k in May 2013, the Lytham half marathon in July and in 2014 plans to take on a London to Paris Bike Ride and The London Marathon – all in aid of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation!

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Homo Heroes 2013: Business of the Year

Date Published: 07/08/2013

We've announced the finalists for our annual Homo Heroes Awards 2013, supported by Barclays, highlighting inspirational stories and triumphs over adversity. Check out the finalists for Business of the Year Award and get voting! 

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Kate's Story

Date Published: 10/09/2013

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day, we speak to people who have struggled with suicidal thoughts, like Kate*, who we supported through our befriending scheme 

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Dave's Story

Date Published: 10/09/2013

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day, we speak to people who have struggled with suicidal thoughts, like Dave, who we supported through our services and volunteering programme.

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The LGF Shortlisted for a Spirit of Manchester Award!

Date Published: 09/09/2013

The LGF has been shortlisted for a Manchester Community Central Spirit of Manchester Award, for their 'Most Successful Campaign' award.

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Hitting Rock Bottom

Date Published: 09/09/2013

10th September marks Suicide Prevention Day and this article aims to give you advice on what to do if you, or someone you know, is experiencing suicidal thoughts

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New Gay Men's Film Club.

Date Published: 06/09/2013

On the last Friday of every month beginning Friday 27th September 2013 The Lesbian & Gay Foundation will be hosting a Film Club for gay and bisexual men. 

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Homo Heroes 2013: Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual Role Model

Date Published: 07/08/2013

We've announced the finalists for our annual Homo Heroes Awards 2013, supported by Barclays, highlighting inspirational stories and triumphs over adversity. Check out the finalists for Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual Role Model of the Year Award and get voting! 

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The Isaac Hitchen Project

Date Published: 15/08/2013

We interview Lewis Turner, Project Manager at The Isaac Hitchen project in Lancashire about their work with LGB&T people in the region...

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Get Running in 2014!

Date Published: 02/09/2013

We have places in some of the biggest events in the 2014 running calendar – so what are you waiting for? Get signed up, and join Team LGF!

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Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month: Laura's Story

Date Published: 13/08/2013

September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month. There are five gynaecological cancers: cervical, ovarian, vaginal, vulval and womb cancer (also known as endometrial or uterine cancer) but many people are unaware of some or all of these cancers. We spoke to Laura, who was diagnosed with womb cancer three years ago, about her experience.

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New Research: LGB People 2x More Likely to Smoke & Drink

Date Published: 30/08/2013

New research released last week by UCL (University College London) suggests that young people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are twice as likely to smoke and drink alcohol

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Manchester Pride 2013 In Pictures

Date Published: 29/08/2013

The Manchester Pride Parade 2013 in pictures! Check out all the colourful costumes, fabulous floats and the very pink parade!

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