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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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Manchester Vigil

Date Published: 02/05/2013

There will be a special Vigil against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia held in Sackville Gardens in Manchester’s LGBT village on Friday 17th May (7-8.30pm). 

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The Co-operative Group is Flying the Rainbow Flag

Date Published: 24/04/2013

 

Manchester-based The Co-operative Group are supporting The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s (LGF) ‘Fly the Flag’ initiative as part of International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) on 17th May. 

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We want the Lords to Love Equal Marriage!

Date Published: 26/04/2013

Thousands of you supported of equal marriage, contacting your MPs, leaving messages of support and being outspoken on the issue. Now it's time to take action again and contact The Lords in support of this important issue.

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Meet Martin

Date Published: 25/04/2013

Each week we are introducing you to a member of the LGF team, here we meet Martin Cooper, Community Engagement Coordinator - you may have seen him out and about!

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Anti-Homophobia Play to Tour Salford Schools

Date Published: 24/04/2013

To mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) on 17th May, innovative programme Exceeding Expectations will be touring Salford Schools in order to tackle homophobia in the classroom.

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Are we avenged yet?

Date Published: 18/04/2013

Join us on Saturday 18th May 2 - 4pm for 'Are we avenged yet? an event to look at lesbian visibility and challenge bigotry. A chance to make your voice heard.

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Kiss hate goodbye!

Date Published: 18/04/2013

To mark IDAHO and to launch the next phase of the Enough Is Enough! ACTION Against Homophobia campaign, we’re asking you to Kiss Hate Goodbye! Join us for a flashmob in Manchester on Saturday 18th May 1 - 2pm; or organise your own, with our support.

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International Day Against Homophobia 2013

Date Published: 18/04/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) are encouraging organisations, individuals and groups to visibly mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia by ‘Flying the Flag’ on 17 May – what will you be doing?

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Marathon Success: Actress Juliet Oldfield & sister Fran

Date Published: 22/04/2013

Juliet Oldfield and sister Fran took part in Sunday's Virgin London Marathon, between them raising a fantastic £2,500 for our work tackling homophobia. Well done!

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Barclays Announce Support for IDAHO

Date Published: 22/04/2013

Major global financial services provider Barclays, have announced their support of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s ‘Fly the Flag’ initiative as part of IDAHO on 17th May 2013.

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Meet Caroline

Date Published: 18/04/2013

Each week we'll be featuring a member of LGF staff so you can get to know the team. This week we meet Caroline Yorston, Policy & Research Assistant.

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