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LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week 2013

Date Published: 30/01/2013

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week takes place on 4th - 10th March 2013 each year and across the UK agencies are looking for parents from the LGB&T community.

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The Feeling Make a Supersonic Return to Concorde

Date Published: 22/02/2013

Ahead of their UK tour, Brit-Pop band The Feeling will be touching down at Manchester Pride's fundraising event - Supersonic.  The event takes place on Saturday 6th April 2013, inside tthe Concorde Hangar at Manchester Airport, raising money for local causes.

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Stand Tall,Get Snapped

Date Published: 22/02/2013

 

It’s over thirty years since the world first became aware of  HIV as a life threatening illness and  in recognition of this and the fact that many people are living with the virus today,  photographer Edo Zollo has travelled around the UK to document the lives of 30  HIV+ve.  

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International Women’s Day Awards Night 2013: LGF’s Annie…

Date Published: 19/02/2013

 

The LGF’s very own Annie Emery, Head of Services, has been shortlisted for a Manchester International Women’s Day Award 2013 for her work in driving forward services for lesbian and bisexual women and is an inspiration to many! Click here to find out more!

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Trans Hate Crime Poster Competition Results

Date Published: 19/02/2013

During Hate Crime Week in January, Greater Manchester Police ran a competition to design a poster to raise awareness of transphobic hate crime. Find out the results here!

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In Pictures: Love Equal Marriage Roadshow

Date Published: 19/02/2013

Last week we toured the 10 borough’s of Greater Manchester talking to people about equal marriage. Check out the photo's here...

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Your services, your voice

Date Published: 19/02/2013

All of us rely on our local health and social care services at some point in our lives. And when we need them for ourselves or our family, we want the best possible services. To do this, a new consumer champion for health and social care – Healthwatch – has been created. Find out more and have your say!

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Amanda's Marathon Story

Date Published: 30/01/2013

Amanda is taking on the London Marathon this year in support of The LGF.  Read her story and be inspired to take on a challenge of your own!

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Missed out on Valentine's?

Date Published: 15/02/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation and NHS Manchester want to make sure that everyone feels suitably loved up. In a drive to promote good sexual health, safer sex cupids will be out in Manchester's gay village tomorrow night (Saturday 16th February) to help spread the love.

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LGBT History Month: Celebrating Notable Figures

Date Published: 09/01/2013

 

LGBT History Month takes place every February to honour the achievements of the LGBT community. Here LGF volunteer Sali Owen writes about some notable figures to celebrate from the LGB&T community.

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Businesses pledge their love for Manchester’s Gay Village …

Date Published: 12/02/2013

Businesses in Manchester’s Gay Village will come together on Thursday 14 February to sign a charter that looks to prevent negative behaviour and incidents within Canal Street and its surrounding areas.

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Queer Quiz-tory with The LGF!

Date Published: 12/02/2013

To mark LGB&T History Month, we're hosting quizzes around the Greater Manchester region to test your knowledge! Join us

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Prossy Kakooza is outspoken!

Date Published: 30/01/2013

 

Prossy Kakooza is co-founder of Lesbian Immigration Support group (LISG), a charity that helps women seeking Asylum from countries where it's illegal to be gay. She answers our 12 quick-fire questions.

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Competition: Pam Ann Loves Equal Marriage

Date Published: 08/02/2013

Comedienne Pam Ann has spoken out in support of our Love Equal Marriage Campaign and is offering our supporters the chance to win two tickets to her March show in Manchester!

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: 11th - 17th Februa…

Date Published: 08/02/2013

Eating Disorders Awareness Week (11th - 17th Febraury) is a chance to raise awareness and understanding of this serious mental illness, challenge stereotypes and stigmas. Read more for advice and support.

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Love Equal Marriage Greater Manchester Roadshow

Date Published: 07/02/2013

From Monday 11th February, to mark Valentines Day and the successful first vote in parliament, The LGF will be touring round Greater Manchester promoting our Love Equal Marriage campaign. When will we be in your area? 

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Equal Marriage: The Results are in

Date Published: 06/02/2013

Last night’s historic vote in The House of Commons saw MP’s vote in favour of the bill by 400 to 175, a majority of 225. Read the full story here...

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Manchester LGBT Question Time

Date Published: 05/02/2013

Manchester City Council are working in partnership with organisations throughout the city to make sure that the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are recognised and championed. It is an opportunity to make sure your voice is heard... 

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An open letter to my MP

Date Published: 04/02/2013

Here Erica shares her amusing open letter to Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones about her wish for equal marriage.

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Tackling HIV in Our Communities

Date Published: 01/02/2013

A new report in The Lancet infectious diseases has raised issues surrounding some of the challenges associated with HIV testing for gay and bisexual men. But there are also opportunities for healthcare providers, community groups and men themselves to tackle HIV.

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Event: Getting Hitched, Making History

Date Published: 31/01/2013

As part of LGB&T History Month in February we’re hosting an evening of film and discussion on marriage equality on Monday 18th February, 7pm, at The LGF.

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Spice up Your Life!

Date Published: 30/01/2013

Calling all lesbian and bisexual women! Saturday 9th March is The LGF's annual celebration for International Women's Day: Sugar & Spice.

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Meet Siân

Date Published: 30/01/2013

Siân Lambert joined The LGF in November 2012 as our Women’s Programme Coordinator. She will be working on our ‘Well Women’ project for lesbian and bisexual women. Read more here...

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Free HIV sampling kits for Tameside & Glossop

Date Published: 30/01/2013

 

The LGF are working in partnership with BHA to promote free home sampling kits for HIV and syphilis. The tests are provided by RU Clear with funding from NHS Tameside & Glossop.

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Equal Marriage – How will your MP vote?

Date Published: 25/01/2013

 

With The Government announcing The Marriage (Same-sex) Bill in parliament on 25th January, we look at how MP’s will be voting in the 10 borough’s of Greater Manchester.

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Event: Vagina Monologues

Date Published: 28/01/2013

The LGF are producing and directing a production of the Vagina Monologues to raise awareness and funds. Click to read more information on auditions and tickets!

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Equal Marriage is a step closer

Date Published: 25/01/2013

BREAKING NEWS: The Government commitment to open up marriage to same-sex couples took an important step forward today with the publication of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill. 

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Challenge for Change!

Date Published: 19/12/2012

Shaun, Sarah, Martin and Shaun took part in an aerial assault course challenge to raise money for The LGF. Watch the video here and be inspired to take part in your own challenge this year!

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Celebrities Come Out in Support of Equal Marriage

Date Published: 23/01/2013

Celebrities including 80s star Boy George, Paralympian Claire Harvey and Emmerdale Star Alicyo Eyo have spoken out in support of our Love Equal Marriage campaign.

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Event: How (not) to make it in Britpop

Date Published: 23/01/2013

Taking place on Sunday 17th March, 7pm at Tarus, How (not) to make it in Britpop feature's  Rosie Wilby's critically acclaimed show Rosie's Pop Diary, mixing stand up, storytelling and acoustic versions of her songs. Click for more information and to buy your tickets!

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