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Sexual Health sector unites against government cuts

Besi Besemar February 28, 2016

HIV charities from Liverpool (Sahir Trust) to Leicestershire (LASS) to London come together with health professional bodies, British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), and British HIV Association to launch a new national campaign opposing cuts to HIV services across the country called ‘Support people with HIV: Stop the cuts’.

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METRO charity with PACE win funds to support LGBTQ young people’s mental health

Besi Besemar April 5, 2015

METRO Charity in partnership with mental health charity PACE, has been awarded project funding from the Government to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people’s mental health. METRO has been awarded nearly a quarter of a million pounds to work with PACE to provide an integrated specialist service to support practitioners and to improve their ability to support LGBTQ young people and their families across Greater London, Kent and Medway. The project will also provide direct counselling, training and national resources.

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Toolkit for nurses to prevent suicide in LGB young people

Besi Besemar March 13, 2015

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), in collaboration with Public Health England (PHE), launch a toolkit to guide nurses and other health professionals in the prevention of suicide in lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) young people. The toolkit has been developed in recognition of the higher risk of suicide for LGB young people highlighted by METRO Youth Chances research. It aims to equip nurses to support LGB young people and reduce the risk of suicide.

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LGBTQ+ News

International Transgender Day of Remembrance

Besi Besemar November 20, 2014

Transgender Day of Remembrance is held every year on November 20 to remember and honour those who have been killed due to transphobic violence and discrimination across the globe. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28, 1998 was the catalyst for the creation of the ‘Remembering Our Dead’ web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.

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General News

£2 million fund to tackle homophobic bullying in schools

Besi Besemar October 30, 2014

The Government are making available a £2 million package to schools to help them tackle homophobic bullying. For many, memories of being bullied in the playground, in the corridors and in classrooms stay with them all of their lives. It can deter children from being themselves, achieving their full potential and developing the important skills they need to succeed.

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