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New Support Programme For Older LGBT+ Veterans

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Working in partnership with Fighting With Pride, Age UK is delivering the Operation Sterling programme to help older LGBT+ veterans, service personnel and their families.The Operation Sterling programme provides telephone-based support, advice and casework to older LGBT+ veterans through Age UK’s Advice Line. The existing expertise of Age UK’s Advice Line advisors and the knowledge […]

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Dismissed Veterans to March At Pride 50

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On the 1st of July LGBT+ military charity Fighting With Pride announced that LGBT+ Armed Forces veterans have accepted an invitation to march with the ‘Defence’ group which includes the uniformed Armed Forces, at Pride 50 in London.   Veterans will meet Minister of State for Defence Baroness Goldie DL at Wellington Barracks before setting off.    […]

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Government Independent Review Announced

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Fighting With Pride are pleased to see the Government announce today an Independent Review of what happened to LGBT+ Veterans.  We expect the review to last about 9 months and will report to Parliament on what needs to happen in the future to support LGBT+ Veterans. Whilst we are pleased to see this cornerstone of […]

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Ringwood Library, Hampshire, Looking To Engage With LGBT+ Veterans

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Ringwood Library has recently launched a Veterans Hub Drop-In, welcoming all service leavers. The Hub meets every Thursday with two sessions, each providing a different aspect: between 10:00-12:00, we meet to discuss shared experiences, participate in activities (such as a monthly cooked brunch!) and access any help and information as needed. Currently, during the afternoon […]

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DWP Armed Forces Champions

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As part of the Armed Forces Covenant, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is transforming the way veterans and members of the Armed Forces Community are supported in accessing Jobcentre Plus services, with the introduction of Armed Forces Champions. Armed Forces Champions have specific responsibilities for supporting members of the Armed Forces Community and […]

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22nd Anniversary Of The Lifting Of The Ban On LGBT+ Personnel In The UK Armed Forces

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Today we acknowledge the 22nd anniversary of the lifting of the ban on LGBT+ personnel in the UK Armed Forces. Transgender personnel had been allowed to serve openly from January 1999. Much has been accomplished in the last year, but we still have a long way to go before LGBT+ Veterans and families impacted by that […]

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Fighting With Pride Poem

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Anne Cook, Associate Member WRAC was compelled to put pen to paper and write this lovely poem, having seen LGBT+ Veterans march at the Cenotaph.  Thanks to Anne for allowing us to share her poem with you. www.fightingwithpride.org.uk Fighting With Pride. Don’t look at me differently because I am the hero of my story. I […]

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National Service of Remembrance

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On Sunday 14th November Fighting With Pride was delighted to bring together a contingent of amazing LGBT+ Veterans for the National Service of Remembrance and to march past the Cenotaph as a visible cohort for the first time in history. Considering most of us hadn’t marched in decades we were in step most of the […]

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LGBT+ veterans to remember the fallen at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday

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This Remembrance Sunday LGBT+ veterans will honour fellow servicemen and women at the National Service of Remembrance. It is the first time LGBT+ veterans have been openly invited to the event at the Cenotaph. The 24 places have been granted to Fighting With Pride, the first and only lived-experience charity addressing the health and wellbeing of LGBT+ veterans. Joint Chief […]

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LGBTQ+ Musicians Experiences with Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

Musicians from LGBTQ+ communities face significant barriers and issues relating to discrimination, sexual harassment and concerns around physical, mental and […]

WIN! A Storydo Family Storybook

Storydo is a ground-breaking platform that allows all types of families to tell their unique story and celebrate their family, […]

Military Charity Fighting With Pride Flies The Flag For LGBT History Month

Liverpool’s HMS Eaglet will host a special Veteran’s Pride event this month celebrating the service of LGBT+ veterans and serving personnel in […]

Franco Labia: Space Pride

Queer engineer and founder and president of Space Pride, Franco Labia is on a mission to diversify the space industry, which […]

Sacha Polak on Silver Haze

Screening at BFI Flare later this year, Silver Haze reunites Dutch writer/director Sacha Polak with British actor Vicky Knight. Having […]

Capturing People’s Truth: Anais Stupka

Anais Stupka is a London-based, Georgian-Italian multimedia artist who grew up in 14 different parts of the world.    Her […]

Philip Baldwin meets Adrian Trett

“It’s a real challenge to be non-binary and open about it in sport.”  Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett is a Liberal Democrat politician […]

Fynest Reads: To Cage a God

To Cage a God combines two things that fascinate me: Russian history and mythology. The book’s backdrop of a brewing […]

LGBT+ History Month 2024

The 2024 theme celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare both historically and today.  We want […]

Touch-Me-Not: Ian Humphreys 

Touch-Me-Not  Ian Humphreys     this flower  doesn’t belong  on the canal  hiding  in an airless tunnel  where no-one goes  before […]