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LOVE beareoke on a Sunday!!

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Boycott the sponsors of the 2014 Olympic Games too: Coca Cola Atos Dow GE MacDonalds Omega Panasonic Procter and Gamble Samsung Visa

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I support the LGBT in Russia. Stop anti-gay laws.

Solidarity with LGBT Russia

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

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 is Flying the Rainbow Flag!

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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Barclays Summer Fundraising Success!

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

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

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

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!

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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LGF are recruiting NOW!

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are currently recruiting to three posts. If you are a motivated and engaging individual, you might be just what we are looking for to join our team based in Central Manchester who serve over 40,000 lesbian,gay and bisexual people every year. 

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FAQ: Same Sex Marriage

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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Love the inclusivity of the title, but most importantly it is about BEING. The struggle of being who we are. Most are unaware of what a struggle it can be for us. Yet being is about life, about how w...

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I feel free! Finally I feel no different from the crowd: I am one of society; I am free; I can no longer be discriminated against; I can fight for my rights just like anyone else, knowing there is...

B&B owner loses Appeal

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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Being in a Civil Partnership with my Polish partner Zusanna this is the next progression and has been far too long in coming.A momentous day is almost upon us.

Gaydio Launches on DAB for Liverpool Pride

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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Wonderful isn't ? BUT meaningless...what about Equal Pension Rights for surviving same sex spouses then? That isn't in there just as Gordon Brown inserted his poison pill into the Civil Partnership Ac...

FIERCE ‘2’ – portraits of young Black LGBTQ people

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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