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Valentines Day Ramblings

Good evening! Well when this blog post goes live it was evening also it’s Valentine’s Day. We hope you have been spoilt rotten by your better halves. I’m currently in a hotel in central London watching Fifty Shades darker with my partner. I say watching...

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Name Change

Maybe the title for this blog doesn’t give too much away, but this is more of a personal story about my name and why it upsets me so. My surname officially is my family name, but when I do think about it it’s a bit of a joke to even consider it my family...

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Valentines Day for Singles

Valentine’s Day. The the most dreaded day of the year for singles. How come all of your friends have someone special to spend it with, but you don’t? Why does the world seem to be rubbing it in your face everywhere you look? Why is half your inbox spammed...

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Alternative Valentine’s Day As An LGBT Couple

Valentine’s Day is a holiday filled with clichés, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate it. After all, if you’re just starting out in a relationship, it can be a fantastic way to show your love and understanding of your partner’s wants and needs....

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Your chance to win a film for two!

We are proud to announce our giveaway for a £20 voucher to spend with Cineworld. if your are our lucky winner, we will contact you for an email address. This email address is only used to send you the voucher code and won’t be used for anything else...

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LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month focuses on the celebration and recognition of LGBT people, culture, past and present. And this year it’s no different as well as events happening all over the country in February there are some events happening much closer to home. First...

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LGBT Hate Crime the Figures

Over the past 25 years, Britain has taken huge strides on the journey to equality for lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people. Changes in the law mean that more schools, employers and public services are tackling anti-LGBT discrimination and bullying....

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New year message from our founder

First of all happy new year, from all of us at LGBT Hinckley we hope you also had a great Christmas too. In this new year we will continue to build on our core values as well as supporting our ever growing community. As we are a community support group we...

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HIV Testing at Trade, Leicester

Free Rapid HIV testing is being offered by Trade Sexual Health at a Monday drop-in session, The test is performed at the Trade office, with their friendly certified testers performing the test on site. The whole process should take no more than half an...

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National HIV Testing week

National HIV Testing Week provides amplified opportunities for individuals who would otherwise never test to do so and prompts all individuals at risk to get tested. In the UK, people are testing more, staying protected by using condoms and Pre-exposure...

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Pride

So why do over 750,000 people still gather in London each year to raise awareness of LGBT issues? Here’s a great quote from someone who attended a Youth Pride event in London, which shows exactly why these community events are so important: I felt much...

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National Hate Crime Awareness Week

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018 is taking place from 13th – 20th October 2018 A crime that the victim or any other person perceives to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards any aspect of a person’s identity. Police forces in England, Wales...

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National Coming Out Day

Come out for LGBT Thursday 11th October sees the return on National coming out day. This yearly event sees an influx of LGBT people coming out. If you're on social media look out for the #ComingOut & #ComeOutForLGBT or you could always take a look at...

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Same Sex Marriage

Both marriage and civil partnership certificates are available to anyone to purchase but they will need to know the name of both husbands, wives or civil partners, the date and the location of the ceremony. Religious ceremonies It is not possible to...

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Consent: Yes, yes, yes!

Sexual Health Week 2018 This year's Sexual Health Week is all about consent, a topic that underpins all our work on relationships, sexual health and wellbeing. Consent: Yes, yes, yes! will be talking about how consent is about far more than saying ‘No’ to...

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Hate Crime

There are a number of ways to report a homophobic hate crime or incident. In an emergency call 999 At other times you can contact your local police force by dialling 101. A hate incident is defined as any act, which may or may not be a crime, that the...

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Please don’t stop the music!

Leicester pride may now be over. But that's doesn't mean the music has to stop. We are all music fan's here at LGBT+ Hinckley and you may have noticed from our poor puns relating to music. We are also trying to resist our founder's wishes from including...

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Sex Education

Just one in six LGBT young people have been taught about healthy same-sex relationships, and many teachers still aren’t sure whether they are allowed to talk about LGBT issues in the classroom. In schools that teach about LGBT issues, LGBT young people are...

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Together we are stopping HIV

TEST It’s a good idea to test at least once a year. Test negative and end worries and doubt. Test positive and you can enjoy a long, healthy life – by testing early and starting treatment in time. TREAT The sooner someone with HIV starts treatment, the...

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Quick Escape!

You may have noticed we have a beautiful new website but also has a few great features such as the “quick escape” button. If you're on our website and need to be discreet and need to get away from our website due to prying eyes or POS (parents over...

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LGBT Timeline & Milestones

Take a look back at how far we have come. It may surprise you have some events have only been recent.   1951 Roberta Cowell is the first known British trans woman to undergo reassignment surgery and have her birth certificate changed. 1958...

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Your Health & Well Being

Here are some answers to some questions that you may have regarding your health and wellbeing: At what age can I use a health service without needing a parent, guardian or carer to be involved? If you’re older than 16 you can register with a doctor without...

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LGBT History Month has begun

Every February is LGBT history month, this time is used to reflect on the suffering other people in the LGBT community went through. Also it's a time for celebration with the rights we now have and how bright the future looks. There are plenty of events...

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LGBT History Month to be marked at town events

LGBT History Month is being marked at two events in Hinckley in February. The aim of the annual occasion, which sees events take place up and down the country, is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public. Organisers seek to fo this...

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