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April 2016

Day of Silence


The Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBT students and those perceived to be LGBT. Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating…

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May 2016

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & biphobia


A global celebration of sexual and gender diversities An annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, opinion leaders and local authorities to the alarming situation faced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people and all those who do not conform to majority sexual and gender norms. May 17 is now celebrated in more than 130 countries, including 37 where same-sex acts are illegal, with 1600 events reported from 1280 organizations in 2014. These…

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Harvey Milk Day


Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician who became the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Milk served 11 months in office and was responsible for passing a stringent gay rights ordinance for the city. On November 27, 1978, Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated. Despite his short career in politics, Milk became an…

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June 2016

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


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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