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Bi Visibility Day

Guest blog post by Mieks Weijers, Co-organiser of the Brum Bi Group: What does Bi Visibility Day mean to me? Well firstly, I’ve been bisexual three times. Once, when I was twelve. It was the first label I had, sexuality wise. By thirteen I identified as a...

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Sexual Health Week – Transgender

It’s worth defining sexual health as a first step. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it ‘is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual...

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Sexual Health Week – Bi Women & Lesbians

Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Sexual Health; why it’s often disregarded and seen as unimportant?There almost feels like there isn’t a definitive answer maybe because the question is not asked or discussed enough on a wider scale.Maybe because L, B and T...

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We now offer C-Card

We now offer C-Card, this is a card that gives anyone quick and easy access to free condoms from a range of venues. You can get free condoms & lube using your card anywhere you see the C-Card logo as well in the below locations:Asda Pharmacy - Barwell...

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The rise in HIV

I was reading an article a few weeks ago and I keep going back and reading it as what I read hadn't quite sunk in. Whilst the national average of HIV infections is decreasing as a whole only Leicestershire saw a rise in diagnosis in 2018 by 3%. Is this...

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Race for LGBT+

Lights out and away we go... We are holding a 24-hour race at the famous Circuit de la Sarthe made famous for the le mans 24 hour race. But we will be putting our little spin to the race. we won't be going to France to drive around this...

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Homophobia isn’t over yet

Peter Tatchell writes this Guest Blog Britain has made great strides towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality since the turn of the century. We have gone from being the country with the largest number of anti-gay laws in...

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Men’s Health Week

This men’s health week, remember your sexual health.There are very few amongst us who can say they don’t worry or get stressed, quite often worry and stress can be worse than facing up to and dealing with a situation. Unfortunately, sexual health is one of...

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Dare to Dream

It’s just under a week to go to one of our favourite times of the year. And no it’s not Christmas! The Eurovision Song Contest gets under way in Tel Aviv, Israel on Tuesday with the first of the semi finals. Our founder of LGBT+ Hinckley is a mega fan of...

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Sex attacks involving dating apps on the rise

The number of recorded sexual offences involving online dating sites and apps has almost doubled in the last four years, police figures suggest. Offences where a dating site was mentioned in a police report increased from 156 in 2015, to 286 last year,...

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Sun, Sea & Sex

There are several factors to consider when it comes to practising safer sex and being on holiday. People generally go on holiday to have a good time, relax, let their hair-down and try new experiences.  We might lose some of the inhibition’s we would...

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Brits more likely to combine drugs with sex

People in the UK are more likely to combine drugs with sex than those in the US, Canada, Australia or Europe, according to a survey. It found Brits, younger people and those on higher incomes were more likely to have chemsex. More than 22,000 people took...

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What is PrEP?

What is it? “PrEP” stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. PrEP is a way for people who don’t have HIV, but who are at very high risk of getting it, to prevent HIV infection. This is by taking a pill containing two medicines, that are also used to treat HIV,...

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International Trans Day of Visibility

Sunday 31st March is International Trans* Day of Visibility (TdoV). The goal of today is to bring the accomplishments of Trans* people into the spotlight and combating cissexism. The theme of TdoV this year is #MoreThanVisibility meaning that this year we...

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Guest Blog: LGBT Adoption & Fostering

This guest blog is written by recent adopters Shereene and Rachael, if you would like to find out more about adoption and fostering for LGBT couples and individuals come along to our Adoption and Fostering Information Evening on March 27th (full details...

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Shared Lives

After giving a presentation to the Ageing Better LGBT Housing Group at Birmingham LGBT Centre, CVT Shared Lives (part of the national charity, Camphill Village Trust) are keen to explore the possibility of recruiting Shared Lives Carers from within the...

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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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