NORTH-WEST

 

MANCHESTER - FLYING THE FLAG

 

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation are encouraging organisations, individuals and groups to visibly mark IDAHOby flying the flag on May 17th.

 

http://www.lgf.org.uk/Take-Action/flying-the-flag/

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SALFORD - SOCIAL WITH OPEN MEETING

 

Friday 17th May 7-9pm

CREATION CAFÉ, SALFORD

 

http://www.outinsalford.org.uk/2013/04/international-day-against-homohobia-and-transphobia-social-with-open-meeting/

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SALFORD – SCHOOLS TOUR FOR ANTI HOMOPHOBIA PLAY

 

The award winning initiative aims to support schools in tackling homophobic language and bullying. It involves a performance by Hope Theatre Company, training for school staff, a comprehensive schools pack, support in developing an anti-bullying policy, in-school peer support groups and individual school evaluation reports.

 

See:

http://www.lgf.org.uk/news-articles/anti-homophobia-play-to-tour-salford-schools/

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MANCHESTER - SACKVILLE GARDENS VIGIL

 

The LGF are organizing a vigil marking IDAHO. There will be speakers and an opportunity to pay tribute and respect all those who have suffered intolerance and prejudice because of sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

Friday 17th May; 7 - 8.30pm

Sackville Gardens

Turn up on the day

Email rainbow@lgf.org.uk for more information

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MANCHESTER – KISS HATE GOODBYE FLASHMOB

 

On Saturday 18th May a community ‘Flash-mob’ event will be held in central Manchester. Inspired by The Great Global Kiss - In which took place on the weekend of IDAHO in 2010, The LGF want people to unite against hate, intolerance, inequality and injustice in society by creating an atmosphere in which couples can show their love and affection for one another in a positive and powerful way.

The Lesbian & Gay Foundations’ Enough is Enough! ACTION against homophobia campaign is inviting everyone to show that love between people of the same gender is nothing to be afraid of. People don’t have to go for a full on snog, they can join in by hand holding, cheek pecking, hugging and any other (legal) display of same-sex affection.

 

Saturday 18th May

Central Manchester

Join in the conversation on Twitter @lgfoundation #kissh8

Email enough@lgf.org.uk or visit www.lgf.org.uk/kiss

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MANCHESTER - LESBIAN AVENGERS

 

Twenty years ago, a group of six women kick-started a movement to increase lesbian visibility and challenge bigotry. Using high profile direct actions and eye-catching imagery, the Lesbian Avengers recruited thousands of women worldwide to take part in highly visible street actions, culminating in 20,000 women marching on Washingtonfor the 2004 Dyke March.

Two decades on, a lot has changed but lesbian and bisexual women still face homophobia, biphobia and sexism. This fun session will celebrate the women who fearlessly stood up for rights and visibility and encourage you to speak out about issues that matter today.

The LGF is inviting all lesbian and bisexual women to join them.

 

Saturday 18th May 2 - 4pm

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation

For more information email women@lgf.org.uk

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MANCHESTER - FLAG IT UP WITH GAYDIO

 

http://www.lgf.org.uk/Take-Action/flying-the-flag/flag-it-up-with-gaydio-entry-form/

 

Rainbow Flags to be given away forIDAHO.

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UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

 

Join us on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia for a picnic, rainbow cakes and some chalking and art!

 

TheUnionwill be hanging rainbow flags all over the University to show their support for LGBTQ students, and we will be selling cakes to raise money for the Albert Kennedy Trust and being visible to make a stand against homophobia and transphobia.

 

Come and join us on your lunch break from revision and essays! 12pm.

 

17th May, 12pm

University of Manchester

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TRAFFORD COUNCIL - RAINBOW PICNIC

 

18th MAY 13.00-15.00

Theatre Lawn, Walkden Gardens, Sale

 

http://www.trafford.gov.uk/whatson/showevent.aspx?eventid=3116

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LIVERPOOL - NEWS FROM NOWHERE BOOKSHOP

 

16.00 – 21.00 It’sIDAHO! For International Day Against Homophobia

News from Nowhere will feature books to celebrate the LGBT community, have rainbow displays, an interactive game and fruity rainbow refreshments. We will remember the victims while celebrating a homophobia-free future. Call in on your LightNight journey! Free Just turn up News from Nowhere Bookshop...

 

17th May, 16.00 – 21.00

News from Nowhere Bookshop, Liverpool

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UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL LECTURE

 

Being the Gay one:

Are LGBT issues still relevant to medicine and medical education?

 

Dr Saunders (Head of Service for Oncology and Radiotherapy at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust) will consider some of the historical context of LGBT equality issues within the NHS, some of the recent significant equality progress and consider whether LGBT equality continues to be relevant in the NHS in the 21st century.

 

This event is sponsored by theMedicalSchool, organised by the LGBT Staff and Postgraduate Student Network of theUniversityofLiverpool.

 

Wednesday 1st May 2013; 5-6pm

Lecture Theatre 1, Sherrington Building

Please book by emailing sally.middleton@liv.ac.uk

 

http://www.liv.ac.uk/diversity-and-equality/charters/flagship/

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LIVERPOOL - LGB&T NETWORK & STANLEY STREET QUARTER

 

http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=1fe4da6c4aaf8969856d87ab8&id=73bf3173f1

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WIRRAL LGBT NETWORK - IDAHO PARTY MAY 17th.

 

Join Wirral LGBT Network in their International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia party with performances from Dysney Dickson, Jedi & a top DJ Disco Set.

 

Friday 17th May, 7:30pm

Tallulas Wine Bar, New Brighton.

Free – Everybody welcome

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CHESTER - LOVE MUSIC HATE HOMOPHOBIA

 

WEST CHESHIRE LIONS PRIDE GROUP

 

Marking International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) and following on from the success of last years events, West Cheshire Lions Pride group (of which we are a member) is holding further events.

 

This free event will include live bands, community stalls and more! Click the icon for further information and to join the Facebook event.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/448797158527961/

 

Saturday 18 May, 1.00 – 5.00pm.

Alexanders in Rufus Court

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CHESTER - LOVE EUROVISION, HATE HOMOPHOBIA

 

At Bar 6T9, there will be a Chester Pride Fundaiser – Love Eurovision, Hate Homophobia. The Eurovision Song Contest will be shown on the big screen from 8pm followed by a Eurovision Party! Only £3 entry.

 

Click the icon for further information and to join the Facebook event.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/372674292851179/

 

Saturday 18 May, 8pm

Bar 6T9, Chester

Entry £3

 

See you there!

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WIRRAL – IDAHO PARTY

 

http://www.wirralpeople.co.uk/event/International-Day-Homophobia-Transphobia-IDAHO/event-18923945-detail/event.html

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PRESTON - LGBT EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM OF LANCASHIRE

 

FILM, art work and a time capsule are among the items that will be on display at aLancashireexhibition featuring the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

 

This major exhibition, which is taking place at themuseumofLancashirein Preston, aims to give people an insight into the lives, experiences, thoughts, feelings and opinions of young people fromLancashire's LGBT community.

 

16th May, 6:30pm

Museum of Lancashire, Preston

For information, email joanne.latham2@lancashire.gov.uk

Exhibition info available at www.lancashire.gov.uk/yps (Link to LGBTQ)

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GREATER MANCHESTER FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES

 

FIRE stations across Greater Manchester will be flying the flag for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) on Friday, May 17.

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OUTREACH, CUMBRIA

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Communities Online Webchat

Tuesday 14 May 2013, 6.30-8.30pm

 

http://outreachcumbria.com/?page_id=95

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