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News & Information for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans+ people in Cheshire


'Lockdown isolation helped me come out as LGBT'

"I'll be coming out of this pandemic as a completely different person," says 19-year-old Nathan.

"If I was to look at who I was a year ago, just over a year ago, I wouldn't recognise who I am now."


More trans people hiding identity at work than five years ago

The number of transgender people who hide their trans identity at work has risen sharply in the past five years, research has shown.

According to a report by recruitment firm TotalJobs, almost two-thirds of trans people, 65%, believe it is necessary to keep their identity secret from colleagues to feel safe and secure in their jobs. Five years ago just over half of trans people felt this way.


‘This is radical love’ – the glorious, rich history of black queer Britain

From queer punks in Huddersfield to lesbian-run sound systems in Brixton, Black LGBTQ Britons have been raiding their old photograph collections to document some pioneering scenes


From RuPaul to Pose: the TV providing queer community through lockdown

The pandemic has stripped us of our LGBTQ+ spaces. Until they return, television can help fill the void


We need to talk about consent in gay male spaces

A month after I started working as a bartender in a gay nightclub a few years ago, I was collecting empty glasses and I felt someone grope me down my backside after sliding his hand down my back.


Increasing and Normalising HIV Testing Across All Healthcare Settings in the UK

‘Test, Test, Test’ is the way to fight HIV. The All Party Parliamentary Group HIV/AIDS launches an inquiry into HIV testing in the UK.


Tell Me About It: HIV Conversations in the Community

A six-part podcast series of honest conversations sharing accurate and trustworthy information about HIV and sexual and reproductive health in a friendly and open way.


LGBT+ workers experience higher levels of conflict at work

More than four in 10 LGB+ workers have experienced a work-based conflict in the last year, with this proportion rising to 55% for trans workers.


As a gay footballer I know I am a role model – that’s why I want to help LGBT people realise they’re not alone

My partner Pernille Harder and I opened our Twitter accounts to messages from members of the LGBT community last week and were overwhelmed by the response.


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