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June 2016

LGBT Pride Month

01/06/2016 til 30/06/2016

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the “day” soon grew to encompass a month-long…

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Stonewall Riots Anniversary


The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. They are widely considered to constitute the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States... Read more on this from…

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September 2016

Alternative Family Week

13/09/2016 til 19/09/2016

Raising awareness about same-sex families and giving advice to LGBT wannabe parents Figures realised by the ONS show that in 2014 families come in all different shapes and sizes and that is certainly going to continue as single men and women as well as same-sex couple are exploring ways in which to start a family. Ten years ago the idea that a gay person could start a family was an unrealistic objective for many. I'm pleased that is changing. Alternative…

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Alternative Family Week

13/09/2016 til 19/09/2016

Alternative Family Week gives advice to would-be mums and dads, and will help raise awareness of different families through a series of events run by fertility experts and parenting networks. Learn more about the legal aspects of having a family, meet experts in adoption, go on a trip to the Zoo and more. For day-by-day events, visit www.alternativeparenting.co.uk/events.html or phone 020 7258 1777

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Bivisibility Day


Bi Visibility Day, also known as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, has been marked each year since 1999 to highlight biphobia and to help people find the bisexual community.

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October 2016

Ally Week

01/10/2016 til 07/10/2016

Ally Week is a student-organized action, powered by Gay-Straight Alliances and supported by GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. Ally Week is an opportunity for students to engage in a national conversation about the meaning of allyship. Ally Week is for everyone: straight and cisgender allies to LGBT youth are encouraged to learn about what actions they can take to support their LGBT peers, while LGBT youth can learn about how to support one another's overlapping, intersecting identities.…

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National Coming Out Day


"National Coming Out Day is observed annually to celebrate coming out and to raise awareness of the LGBTQ+ community and civil rights movement. The holiday is observed in a wide variety of ways: from rallies and parades to information tables in public spaces. Participants often wear pride symbols such as pink triangles and rainbow flags. National Coming Out Day is observed in many countries, including Australia, Canada, Croatia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. In…

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March 2017

Adoption & fostering open day Hertfordshire

Saturday 11 March

Come along and talk to us during National LGBT Adoption and Fostering week. You are invited to the adoption and fostering open day in support of this year’s LGBT Week (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) 6-12 March 2017. The event takes place on Saturday, March 11 at Bourne Leisure, HP2 AYL, from 10.30am – 1.30pm. LGBT adoption & fostering Week is organised by New Family Social, a charity that supports LGBT adopters and foster carers across the UK. Richard Roberts,…

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Families Through Surrogacy Conference

Saturday 11 March

Families Through Surrogacy is a consumer-based non-profit organisation focused on bringing together surrogates, intended parents and families through surrogacy to network, share their stories and stay informed about best practice in surrogacy arrangements. It supports intended parents who are planning on, or who are already parents via surrogacy arrangements. FTS is hosting its 4th European Consumer Conference on surrogacy options, providing unbiased advice and insight from parents and professionals. The conference will be held at Etc. Venues 155 Bishopgate, Liverpool St,…

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May 2017

Northwood College: Early Years and Junior School open morning

Tuesday 2 May, 9:30 am til 11:00 am

What makes a Northwood College girl different? To develop intellectual character, independent learning, thinking and attitudinal skills, we focus on dispositions to provide the themes for our thinking skills lessons, workshops, training, activity days, events and projects. We have 16 individual dispositions that we band in to six groups. Through our unique programme we teach our girls to understand how they learn best and how to develop and practise good thinking habits, such as, risk-taking, perseverance and resilience. Over the…

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