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LEICESTER LGB&T COMMUNITIES NETWORK LAUNCHES AT LGBT CENTRE

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LEICESTER LGB&T COMMUNITIES NETWORK LAUNCHES AT LGBT CENTRE

A network of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organisations for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland has been formed at Leicester LGBT Centre. Through this network LGBT support/social groups, local businesses, charities and other organisations will be able to meet, share information, advise and support one another.

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Rubyfruit Women put the L in L Fest 2015!

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Rubyfruit Women put the L in L Fest 2015!

L Fest is the UK’s award winning lesbian music, arts and comedy festival which was held on 17-20 July 2015. It is a particularly unique and open space for LBT women to celebrate diversity and equality whilst enjoying authors, discussion, poetry, creative workshops, dance, music, comedy, sports and family.

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Hidden 'scandal' of LGB and T hate crime exposed

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Hidden 'scandal' of LGB and T hate crime exposed

Fear of how they will be treated is leading to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGB and T) not reporting hate crimes. As a result perpetrators are evading justice, a new report published today reveals. Evidence nationally suggests around 35,000 cases of hate crime committed against people because of their sexual orientation go unreported every year.

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Study uncovers same-sex couples' opinions about marriage and cohabitation

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Study uncovers same-sex couples' opinions about marriage and cohabitation

University of California researchers Stephen M. Haas, an associate professor of communication, and Sarah W. Whitton, an assistant professor of psychology, uncovered the perceived benefits of cohabitation and marriage of same-sex couples after conducting an online survey of 526 individuals across the US, who reported they were in a committed, same-sex relationship for at least six months.

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Magnus Hirschfeld: The Einstein of sex who braved Nazi genocide to wage LGBT crusade

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Magnus Hirschfeld: The Einstein of sex who braved Nazi genocide to wage LGBT crusade

Eighty years ago this May, one of the world's greatest pioneering sexologists and gay rights advocates died in exile with little acclaim or mourning, a victim of the unrelenting tide of Nazi persecution. Dr Magnus Hirschfeld was a trail-blazing genius who advanced the understanding of human sexuality and the advocacy of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) human rights at a time when it was deeply unpopular to do so. That took courage – and determination.

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Sexual orientation, gender identity linked to eating disorders -- ScienceDaily

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Sexual orientation, gender identity linked to eating disorders -- ScienceDaily

The study used data from the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA), a survey of 289,024 students from 223 U.S. universities. Researchers found that the rates of self-reported eating disorders were highest in transgender people. Heterosexual men had the lowest rates. "Transgender people were more likely to report a diagnosis of an eating disorder -- bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa -- in the past year," said senior author Alexis Duncan, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School. "They also reported using vomiting, laxatives or diet pills more for weight control in the past 30 days than cisgender men and women, regardless of their sexual orientation."

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LGBT people have more stressful cancer treatment than others, DMU research shows

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LGBT people have more stressful cancer treatment than others, DMU research shows

The Mary Seacole Research Group (MSRC) at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) have released a unique report showing LGBT cancer patients have poorer experiences of care than heterosexual patients. The report, entitled ‘Improving the Cancer Journey for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People’, aims to ensure there is sufficient support, advice and consideration for LGBT cancer patients and to improve their health and well­being during treatment and contribute to their quality of life in survivorship.

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