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In June 2015 The Office for National Statistics (ONS) launched a public consultation asking census users for their views on the topics that the 2021 Census questionnaire in England and Wales might cover. 

The ONS has published the results of the consultation and have said that there was a clear need for improved information on sexual...

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Joint review of partnerships and investment in voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in the health and care sector has published its Final report.

Produced in partnership by representatives of the VCSE sector and the Department of Health, NHS England, and Public Health England, the purpose of the review was to;

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LGBT Consortium have teamed up with Voice4Change and the Charities Finance Group to urge the Cabinet Office to reconsider their Anti Lobbying clause.  

The clause would prevent charities from using taxpayer-funded grants to lobby the government or parliament. But there are fears that that clause could have a negative impact LGBT people...

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Devon-based social enterprise Proud2Be has been nominated for the LGBT Community Organisation Award at The 2016 National Diversity Awards.

The ceremony celebrates some of the excellent and inspiring achievements of positive role models and community organisations from across the UK. The awards aim to recognise nominees in their...

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METRO Charity and Positive Parenting and Children (PPC) formally merged today.

"After many months of discussion and due diligence processes, the METRO Board are agreed that this is in the absolute best interest for service users, commissioners and staff and volunteer teams of both charities.", Dan McDonald, METRO Chair of Trustees.

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LGBT Youth Scotland announces the development of a new domestic abuse support service.

Fearless offers a new approach to supporting the hidden survivors of domestic abuse in Scotland.

Sacro, in partnership with Shakti Women’s Aid, Respect UK, and LGBT Youth Scotland, will reach out to those people who are less...

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A new All Party Parliamentary Group for Global LGBT Rights has released it's inaugural report this week. The All Party Parliamentary group was established in June 2015 to provide a forum for parliamentarians and organisations across the public, private and third sectors to work together to champion LGBT rights and push back against abuse and...

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Following assessment by national quality accreditation body Investors in People (IIP), Birmingham LGBT has been awarded the prestigious IIP Silver status, held by only a small percentage of organisations throughout the country. The achievement comes after Birmingham LGBT demonstrated exceptional commitment to its people through the completion...

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The Culture, Media and Sport Committee launches a short inquiry into 'Homophobia in Sport', taking into account a range of sports and the different experiences of men and women.

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LGBT Consortium is encouraging LGBT groups and Networks to join the campaign to promote government grants for charities and voluntary groups. 

The Directory for Social Change beleive that grant funding from government is essential for communities to thrive, putting people at the heart of everything. It empowers charities and voluntary...

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