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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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Volunteers Week: Nominate Your 'Volunteer of the Year'

Date Published: 06/06/2013

This week (1st - 7th June) marks National Volunteer Week which celebrates the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Mark the week and nominate for 'Volunteer of the Year' in our Homo Hero Awards.

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Volunteers' Week: Meg's Story

Date Published: 03/06/2013

This week (1st - 7th June) marks National Volunteer Week which celebrates the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Here Meg, one of our Volunteer Counsellors,shares his story.

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Volunteers' Week: Jon's Story

Date Published: 03/06/2013

This week (1st - 7th June) marks National Volunteer Week which celebrates the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Here Jon, shares his story.

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Volunteer Week: New Opportunities!

Date Published: 05/06/2013

We have some exciting new volunteer opportunities here at The LGF. Read on for more...

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We Love the Lords!

Date Published: 05/06/2013

Last night's second reading of The Marriage (Same-sex) Bill saw the Lords vote against Lord Dear's wrecking amendment, and push the Bill through to the next stage of the process. 

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Volunteers' Week: Geraldine's Story

Date Published: 03/06/2013

This week (1st - 7th June) marks National Volunteer Week which celebrates the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Here Geraldine, who volunteers on our legal surgery, shares her story.

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Volunteers' Week: Ben's Story

Date Published: 03/06/2013

This week (1st - 7th June) marks National Volunteer Week which celebrates the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Here Ben, a Volunteer Counsellor, shares his story.

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Volunteers' Week: Graham's Story

Date Published: 03/06/2013

This week (1st - 7th June) marks National Volunteer Week which celebrates the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Here Graham's, an LGF Befriending volunteer, shares his story.

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Who are Your Homo Heroes?

Date Published: 28/05/2013

Our Homo Hero Awards are now open for nominations and we are asking YOU to nominate any person, group or organisation that you believe has made a difference. Get nominating now and make sure your heroes are recognised.

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BUPA Manchester 10k Success

Date Published: 28/05/2013

Our 24 BUPA Manchester 10k runners took to the sunny streets of Manchester, raising over £3,000 for our work - well done!

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Help us Kiss Hate Goodbye at The Manchester Day Parade

Date Published: 23/05/2013

We will be asking people to ‘Kiss Hate Goodbye’ at The Manchester Day Parade, taking place in the City Centre on Sunday 2nd June – join us!

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366 yes v 161 no, It's off to the Lords we go!

Date Published: 22/05/2013

Last night MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill. The Bill passed its Third Reading vote in the House of Commons by 366 votes to 161 – a majority of 205. 

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A Summer of Love

Date Published: 15/04/2013

Pride season will soon be upon us! Read this article for a snapshot of upcoming events from around the North West region.

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The Importance of IDAHO

Date Published: 17/05/2013

In over 100 countries on all continents, activists and their allies are mobilizing to mark IDAHO. Yet 1.5 billion people still live under regimes that deny the simple right to love. 45 million people, the size of the population of Spain, are considered criminals under these laws.

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Sarah & Tracey Celebrate IDAHO with a Civil Partnership!

Date Published: 17/05/2013

Sarah and Tracey are celebrating International Day Against Homophobia by having a civil partnership, complete with rainbow flag!

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Paul Speaks Out About Mental Health

Date Published: 16/05/2013

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 13th-19th May, Paul speaks out about mental health and the need for a change in attitudes and calls for people to share their experiences.

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LGB Community Leaders – The Voice of our Communities

Date Published: 14/05/2013

When it comes to health and social care, why shouldn’t lesbian, gay and bisexual people be able to access the best services we can get? The LGF want to engage with lesbian,gay and bisexual community leaders across Greater Manchester to help make this happen.

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Putting the lid on id

Date Published: 13/05/2013

This week – 13th-19th May – is Mental Health Awareness Week. We all have mental health, and as with our physical health, it’s extremely important that we look after it. Paul Davis shares his experiences with us…

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AKT Merge with Outpost Housing

Date Published: 08/05/2013

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans youth homeless charities the Albert Kennedy Trust and Outpost Housing have merged to help meet rising demand and sustain vital services for young people. 

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