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Young Transgender Centre of Excellence features on regional current affairs programme

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Young Transgender Centre of Excellence features on regional current affairs programme

Tonight will see our flagship BBC Children in Need supported project being featured on BBC Inside Out at 7.30pm on BBC1. The programme follows one of our young people - Ciera - and highlights her experiences whilst showcasing the work of our Young Transgender Centre of Excellence project more broadly.

The Centre, the project and its young people have been working with BBC Inside OUT in recent months and are thrilled to be part of the programme. 

Lisa - Project Lead said: 

"It has been a fantastic experience for Ciera and some of our other young people to work with the BBC Inside OUT team to put together a programme that positively represents the young transgender community in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. 

"Our young people have been able to express themselves and take an active role which in turn has boosted their confidence and self-esteem". 

"More often than not it is difficult for the young transgender community to have their voices heard and this programme has given our young people the opportunity o do just that". 

To find out more about the work of the Young Transgender Centre of Excellence project or to access support click here. 

To watch the programme on catch-up if you are not from the East Midlands click here.

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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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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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