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Volunteers Week: Graham's Story

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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Volunteers' Week: Graham's Story

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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I am a minister of religion. Do not imagine that 'being religious' means one is against equal marriage. It's time for equality and respect for LGBT people.

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Lancashire constabulary should win business of the year for all the work they have done in the LGBT community and with their internal staff.

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Technical issues with our phones have been repaired

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andie worrall man city ladies keeper for being the only publicly 'out' current female player and our patron loud and proud LGBT role mdel

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Yeah, would love to take part in the parade this Sunday.

We're Recruiting!

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are recruiting for three new posts to join our established team in Central Manchester; Giving Manager; Policy & Research Co-ordinator; Youth Programme Co-ordinator

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Who is Your Homo Hero?

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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Who are Your Homo Heroes?

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

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

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!

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

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

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!

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

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.

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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LGB Community Leaders – The Voice of our Communities

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

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

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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I created Menopause Self Care (MSC) CIC to serve all women in the menopausal years with an unbiased comprehensive approach -- we are now in our third year in offering innovative programs in Cornwall a...

Manchester Vigil against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia

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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Manchester Vigil against homophobia,biphobia & transphobia

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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Manchester Vigil against homophobia,biphobia,transphobia

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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Manchester Vigil

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

  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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Come let us join the rest of the world in rejoicing in allowing everyone to marry