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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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Drug Contamination Fear

Date Published: 22/01/2013

Police are warning drug users of a possible contaminated quantity of illegal drugs after two deaths in days

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HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 27th January 2013

Date Published: 21/01/2013

 

The theme for HMD 2013 is 'Communities together: Build a Bridge'. The LGB&T community has long had to build it’s own communities to protect itself from persecution and Holocaust Memorial Day reminds us why this is so important.

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NHS Change Day – 13th March, 2013

Date Published: 21/01/2013

There's lots you can do as a member of NHS staff or as a patient! Read all about it...

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Date Published: 15/01/2013

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is on 20 – 26 January. Did you know all lesbian and bisexual women need to attend cervical screening too? Find out more.

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Keeping Warm this Winter

Date Published: 18/01/2013

 

As snow continues to hit all parts of the county today, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is reminding people to check on the older and more vulnerable people in our communities.

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Gay DNA - Greater Manchester Police apologise

Date Published: 18/01/2013

Greater Manchester Police have issued a statement referring to the issue of DNA samples taken from gay men that have been in the media this week.

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Kathy's Story

Date Published: 19/12/2012

Read Kathy's story on how she took part in a half-marathon raising money for a cause close to her heart.

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Are you Hate Crime Aware?

Date Published: 11/01/2013

As part of Hate Crime Awareness Week in Manchester 20th - 27th January in Manchester, The LGF are hosting an awareness event on Saturday 26th January 12 - 2pm.

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Civil Partnerships VS Marriage: What's the Difference?

Date Published: 08/01/2013

What are the actual differences between a Civil Partnership (CP) and a marriage? Some people argue that same-sex couples already have the right to a CP – so what’s the point of equal marriage? Yet there are subtle legal and important social differences...

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Championing your Community

Date Published: 08/01/2013

 

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation want more lesbian, gay and bisexual to be active in their community. We want to provide the space for people to come together to share experiences and develop opportunities to learn and influence at a local level.

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Join our 10k team!

Date Published: 19/12/2012

 

Why not take up a challenge this year and join our team for the BUPA Manchester 10k and the London 10k run in May?

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Challenge Yourself in 2013!

Date Published: 17/12/2012

Why not make one of your new year's resolutions this year do take part in an exciting challenge whilst raising money for The LGF? 

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Room Hire at The LGF

Date Published: 17/12/2012

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is based in city centre  Manchester and have a number of different sized rooms for hire either during the day or evenings, including weekends.

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What's Your New Year's Resolution?

Date Published: 20/12/2012

A New Year's resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. Here we share some LGF staff resolutions, share some ideas and ask you to tell us yours!

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Happy New Year?

Date Published: 17/12/2012

When everyone is celebrating with their loved ones during the Christmas and New Year season, it can be hard to do the same if you are feeling isolated and low.  But help is at hand...

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All I want for Christmas is...Gay Marriage!

Date Published: 19/12/2012

 

We meets 5 couples and speaks to them about how they are spending Christmas as a couple this year and their hopes and dreams of getting married.

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Meet Nick & Sarah

Date Published: 10/12/2012

In the second of our 'Real Voices' articles, featuring real couples in support of same-sex marriage, we meet Nick & Sarah

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BBC Publishes Two Year Review into Portrayal of LGB People

Date Published: 19/12/2012

 

The BBC has commisioned a follow up report into the landmark research originally held in 2010 to look into the portrayal of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people on television, online and on the radio. 

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