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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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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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