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Homo Heroes 2013: LGB&T venue of the Year Award

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 LGB&T Venue of the Year Award and get voting! 


 

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Serenity Security Launches Drink Spiking Awareness Campaign

Date Published: 06/08/2013

Serenity Security are promoting Safer Drinking in the Night Time Economy and raising awareness to help prevent drink spiking across central Manchester this August.  

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Village Angels Re-invigorated Ready for Manchester Pride

Date Published: 05/08/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s Village Angels Community Safety Scheme was re-launched earlier this year after receiving funding from Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund allocation, with an increased presence in Manchester’s Canal Street

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Homo Heroes Awards 2013 - your nominees

Date Published: 04/08/2013

It's that time again and we have 21 people nominated across 7 categories and the choice of who wins is up to you! 

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Latest: Manchester City Council writes to St Petersburg

Date Published: 02/08/2013

In the latest development regarding the Russian situation Manchester City Council has written a letter to St Petersburg asking them to reconsider legislation that restricts the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. 

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Solidarity with LGBT Russia

Date Published: 30/07/2013

Recent weeks have seen a huge international outcry against Russia as President Putin signed into law measures that stigmatise LGB&T people. The LGF has been in contact with our sister organisation Coming Out St.Petersburg to stand in support of our Russian brothers and sisters. 

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World Hepatitis Day

Date Published: 25/07/2013

World Hepatitis Day (28 July) is an annual event that provides international focus for patient groups and people living with hepatitis B and C. Click ‘read more’ to find out about Hepatitis, the symptoms, testing and treatment.

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Barclays Summer Fundraising Success!

Date Published: 25/07/2013

On Thursday 11 July Barclays and Allen & Overy hosted their annual Summer Fundraising Event in support of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, raising over £15,500 for their Safer Schools Packs, which help to tackle homophobic bullying in schools across the country.

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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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