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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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Join us to Celebrate Equal Marriage!

Join us this Thursday from 6pm at Via on Canal Street to celebrate the impending passing of The Marriage (Same-Sex) Couples Bill.

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Being Gay Being Bi Whatever

In his new anthology, Being Gay Being Bi Whatever, Liverpool Author Ian Bradley Marshall brings together many of the issues that lesbian, gay and bisexual people face on a daily basis.We're giving away TEN copies in our  FREE competition. Read on...

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I would be interested in finding out more on how to join village angels

Event: Peel Park Picnic

  Come and join in the fun at the Peel Park Pink Picnic in Salford on Sunday 28th July 2013.

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Court of appeal uphold ruling against bed and breakfast owner

The Court of Appeal has held that refusing a homosexual couple a double bedded room in a bed and breakfast was direct discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. 

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That really is a touching poem and reminds me of my life and the way people look at me thank you for sharing with us.

How can we support LGB&T people in Russia?

We speak to Polina Savchenki and ask how can we support LGB&T people in Russia?

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Scarlett's Roses: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

We interview up and coming South London band Scarlett’s Roses, who will be performing on the main stage at this year’s Manchester Pride.

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Scarlett's Roses: Interview

We interview up and coming South London band Scarlett’s Roses, who will be performing on the main stage at this year’s Manchester Pride.

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Feelings A Poem

Cathryn, a trans girl, has written in to share a moving poem about her experiences...

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Feelings: A Poem

Cathryn, a trans girl, has written in to share a moving poem about her experiences...

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Don't Book the Honeymoon Yet!

Back in December we launched our Love Equal Marriage campaign aimed to encourage people, like you, to fight for equality and support same-sex marriage. Now we need your support...

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I would like more information about this opportunity. Thanks jo

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Myself and my partner are interested please can you send further details? Regards,

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I just completed level 3 health and social care and I believe I could bring a lot to this kind of role :)

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I would be interested in taking part in this . As an older lesbian it becomes more and more important to be able to access services in a positive way.

Rosie's Story

Rosie, 57, has become a Community Leader and is helping to support our communities to have their voices heard and their needs met. Rosie lives in the Bolton area with her long term partner Chrissy.

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Karen Sparkles with Pride

In the latest issue of ONW, out now, we interview Karen Richards who is involved with Manchester Pride, LGB&T Rugby League team Canalsiders, and Manchester’s trans pride event, Sparkle taking place this July.

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Bury’s Walking Rainbow returns!

Young people in Bury are organising an event to celebrate diversity within the Borough, to promote equality, increase awareness the effects of harmful attitudes and say No to homophobia! The event will centre on a walk through Bury town centre and a day of family activities. 

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Exactly right, Prossy. And you are still one of the most inspiring people I know.