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Leicester LGBT Centre Responds to Orlando Violence

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Leicester LGBT Centre Responds to Orlando Violence

Leicester will respond to the murder of 50 people at a gay club in Orlando with a vigil in Leicester Town Square on Monday 13th June at 6.30pm.  Leicester STANDS with Orlando is part of a collection of events being held in the UK and around the world, including a vigil in Soho, London, home of a vicious nail bomb attack targeting LGBT people enjoying a drink in the Admiral Duncan pub on Old Compton Street in 1999.

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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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Thirty years of AIDS data highlight survival gains, room for improvement

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Thirty years of AIDS data highlight survival gains, room for improvement

Although treatment advances have dramatically reduced deaths from opportunistic infections related to AIDS, a new study drawing on 30 years of data from more than 20,000 patients in San Francisco suggests there is still ample room to improve. About a third--35 percent--of AIDS patients diagnosed with their first opportunistic infection from 1997 to 2012 in that city died within five years, according to the study, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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Free Restorative Justice Workshop being offered as part of IDAHOT Day - 16 May 2015

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Free Restorative Justice Workshop being offered as part of IDAHOT Day - 16 May 2015

Restorative Justice Initiative Midlands and Leicester LGBT Centre will run a workshop on “tackling Hate Crime using Restorative Justice Approaches” to celebrate IDAHOT (International Day against Homo-, Bi- and Transphobia) A crime is not just about breaking the law. More importantly, it is about damaging the relationships between members of the community. It creates an emotional wound that requires emotional healing. Restorative Justice is about restoring relationships!

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Can you provide advice and information to parents of gender-diverse young people?

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Can you provide advice and information to parents of gender-diverse young people?

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Firecracker, a company making a film as part of a series for Channel 4’s Education Department , would like your help. The film follows the complex journeys of families and young adults in the US and UK as they go through the challenge of growing up and becoming the person they want to be. They are currently filming with a boy who is gender diverse in Leicester, and his parents are keen to speak with other parents in a similar situation. They hope to get advice and openly discuss issues that arise with people who understand their circumstances.

If you feel you would be able to help support these parents with your own knowledge and experiences then please get in touch with Nina on 07771 603849 or by emailing.

We understand that this can often be a sensitive issue so there is no obligation at this stage, just an informal chat.

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