Category Archives: LGBT

The Leeds Homeshare housemates with a 71-year age gap

Research from the Centre for Ageing Better confirms that home is where most people want to be, with 80% of homeowners aged 65 and over wishing to stay where they are.  Often older people will have some support needs or … Continue reading

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Leeds celebrating LGBT history month – a Bisexual history timeline

February is LGBT History Month in the UK, a time to celebrate some of the amazing things that have been achieved within LGBT rights, remember some of the low points that we and others before us have fought through and … Continue reading

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Happy, healthy birthday to a hidden gem

The Leeds health and care world is large and complex, with thousands of people working and volunteering in roles which keep people healthier and happier. Heading north from the centre of the city, up Harrogate Road, you might never realise … Continue reading

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Coming Out and Showing Up: An Invite to LGBT History Month

  Coming out and showing up Eleanor Broadbent talks about what flying the rainbow flag for LGBQT History month means. Eleanor works in Equality and Diversity for St Anne’s Community Services. She is also a representative of Leeds City Council’s … Continue reading

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Ladies – and gentlemen – in red…

Leeds City Council staff are being invited to ‘Wear Red at Work’ on Thursday 1st December 2016. And that’s an offer being shared with everyone else too! Jonathan Sharp, who works in the Public Health team, tells us more…

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Your chance to get involved in Inclusion Week

Inclusion Week runs from 26 September until 2 October and there will be plenty going on in and around Leeds. On Tuesday 27th September, Leeds City Council is hosting ‘Innovation through diversity’, a conference to better understand and explore opportunities of being a … Continue reading

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Supporting World Hepatitis Day

In 2010 the World Health Organization made World Hepatitis Day one of only four official disease-specific world health days, to be celebrated each year on the 28th July. This year World Hepatitis Day is promoting NOhep, campaigning to eliminate viral … Continue reading

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A bed of one’s own for LGBT history month

Anna Clifford, Programme Manager, Adult Social Care and member of Leeds City Council’s LGBT Staff Network discusses the importance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Trans History Month. “February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Trans History Month” and if you didn’t know that … Continue reading

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Domestic violence and abuse is everybody’s business – isn’t it time we got comfortable talking about it?

  One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, with 8% experiencing abuse in any given year according to a 2013/14 Crime Survey of England and Wales.  On average, 2 women are killed every week in England … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Coming Out Day in Leeds

What is National Coming Out Day? NCOD is day to celebrate individuals who publicly identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender and annually takes place on October 11. Coming out (of the closet) is a figure of speech used by lesbian, … Continue reading

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