The Right Reverend Libby Lane, the new Bishop of Stockport and the first ever woman bishop in the Church of England talks to Jane Lomas in this exclusive interview for Pure 107.8fm.
Tuesday marked fifty years since the beginning of the modern movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality in the UK.
In October 1964, Manchester hosted the first meeting of the North West Homosexual Law Reform Committee. This was at a time when homosexuality was still illegal.
Later the organisation was renamed to the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, and it continues to fight for LGBT rights today.
A plaque was unveiled on Manchester’s Deansgate, which marks the location of the first meeting.
Roots & Fusion Stockport Sessions continued with a session from six piece folk fusion group Galley Beggar.
Heavily influenced by the folk / rock music of the late 60’s and early 70’s, Galley Beggar talk to Rick and play some music off their upcoming sophomore album, simply titled Galley Beggar.
Thank you to Reverend Marcus Maxwell for the use of St.John the Baptist Church in Heaton Mersey.
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Thursday 15th Mar 2012: The lifestyle guide for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community in Stockport. Under the Rainbow keeps you updated with everything going on in the borough and beyond. Listen for details of local groups, unmissable gigs, the latest news and have a laugh with our quiz. Also this week – tonight we’re talking about civil partnerships and gay marriage.
Same-sex Civil Partnerships have been law since 2004, but its only very recently been possible to hold them in religious buildings.
Manchester’s Unitarian Church has become one of the first places in the country to have a licence to perform a Civil Partnership Ceremony.
Reverend Jane Barraclough told Under the Rainbow about it.