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Health will be on the agenda at South West’s biggest Pride event

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HEALTH and well-being advice and information will be found at the South West’s biggest free celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. The Health Zone at this year’s Exeter Pride, which will take place on Saturday, May 16, will include free HIV testing, free “safe sex” packs and information about mental health, […]

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Oxford Pride 2015

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How can we ask for the world to be inclusive of us without doing the same ourselves? And so the theme for Oxford Pride 2015 is Join With Us…it’s for everyone! The festival will take place on 6 June. The location will be the Castle Quarter/Paradise Street. Pride is now in the planning stages with […]

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Interview with Banana’s Letitia Wright

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When Scotty sees Yvonne, it’s love at first sight. But as love turns to obsession, Scotty’s life spirals out of control.   Tell us a bit about the character that you play. Scotty…I love her. She is a good soul. She is good fun and a laugh, but she wears her heart on her sleeve […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. It’s a time for us to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. On HMD we ask you […]

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust tops Stonewall’s 2015 list of gay-friendly employers

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Stonewall today publishes its Top 100 Employers 2015, showcasing Britain’s best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is named as 2015’s top gay-friendly employer; in second place is Tower Hamlets Homes and Lloyds Banking Group is third. On the fifteenth anniversary of the repeal of the ban on lesbian, gay […]

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Armed forces to ask recruits if they are gay

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It has been 15 years since LGGT soldiers won the right to serve and for the first time ever, the armed forces are planning to ask new recruits their sexuality. The responses will create valuable information about the prevalence of homosexuality in the armed forces and provide a picture of how diverse the forces are […]

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Panti Bliss is now an Oxford Pride Patron!

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People need people. And the one we just got is fantastic…   We at Oxford Pride are delighted to add Panti Bliss to our list of patrons. Panti (aka Rory O’Neill) is from Ballinrobe, Ireland. From a young age he felt he was different to those around him. Panti is now an LGBT activist, a […]

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Vigil held for Leelah

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The suicide of a trans teenager from Ohio has been marked by a candle lit vigil in Trafalgar Square and was attended by trans activists and supporters. Leelah Alcorn scheduled a post on Tumblr for after her death, which called on better education and awareness of trans issues. Shortly before the post was published, Leelah […]

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Civil Partnership Conversions start today!

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From Wednesday 10 December 2014 you will be able to convert your civil partnership to marriage, but only if you registered it in England and Wales, or overseas in a consulate or armed forces base (where the civil partnership was registered according to the laws of England and Wales). The full fee for the conversion […]

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Stonewall joins #GivingTuesday movement

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Stonewall has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that encourages people and businesses to give their time, money or voice to a charity of their choice. #GivingTuesday – which takes place today (2 December) – aims to provide a charitable antidote to the pre-Christmas consumer boom, falling directly after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. […]

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Royal Shakespeare Company Transfers New Play into the West End This Spring

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Tom Morton-Smith’s new play Oppenheimer transfers into the Vaudeville Theatre The RSC announced today that Tom Morton-Smith’s new play Oppenheimer […]

Hampshire Constabulary seek new PCSOs

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Is it time to take on a new role with variety, meaning and excitement – not to mention a good […]

Meet the (foster) parents

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Every year, Foster Care Associates help many people to become foster parents. Here are a few stories of LGBT couples […]

Stuart Milk Hands Honorary Professorship to Sue Sanders at Historic Event

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LGBT History Month Chair Sue Sanders is now and Emeritus Professor thanks to The Harvey Milk Institute. The lifelong equalities […]

Health will be on the agenda at South West’s biggest Pride event

Exeter Pride parade 2014

HEALTH and well-being advice and information will be found at the South West’s biggest free celebration of the lesbian, gay, […]

Banana: Interview with Charlie Covell & T’Nia Miller

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  Charlie Covell wrote episodes 4 and 6 of Banana, and stars in episode 6 as Amy.   What attracted […]