You have the potential to end homophobia

Publish Date: 25/08/2007

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) is the UK's leading lesbian, gay and bisexual community based charity, serving the North West's LGB community. Recently the charity has launched a new campaign titled 'Are we really going to let this keep happening?' to try and tackle everyday homophobia.

The campaign uses six key statistics to highlight some of the issues that the LGB community face. These are:

  • {cms_selflink page='308' text='1 in 5 of us have tried to commit suicide'}
  • {cms_selflink page='309' text='9 in 10 of us have been verbally abused'}
  • {cms_selflink page='310' text='1 in 10 of us are HIV+'}
  • {cms_selflink page='311' text='4 in 5 of us have been bullied at school'}
  • {cms_selflink page='314' text='3 in 5 of us have been beaten up'}
  • {cms_selflink page='315' text='1 in 4 of us suffer from alcohol or drug addiction'}.

The LGF know that there is so much more work to be done to end homophobia and very much need your help.

If you would like to find out more about {cms_selflink page='88' text='donating'} or {cms_selflink page='72' text='volunteering '}for the LGF, please visit the LGF stall. This is situated in the Lifestyle Expo at the back of the National Express Bus station on Bloom Street, where you can talk to trained staff and volunteers. Otherwise see www.lgf.org.uk or contact Emma Peate on 0161 235 8012.