Connect - Manchester's New Trans Social Group

2 June 2016 by Pure Radio

Connect is a new social group for people aged 18 to 35 who identify as trans. That’s anyone who feels that their gender identity does not correspond to the sex assigned to them at birth.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking with Alex, who explained more about Connect.

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Chemsex

17 March 2016 by Pure Radio

Meth, Mep and G are the names of illegal drugs also known as chems.

Under the Rainbow has been hearing more about them from Jawad Mahboob – who is the Health and Wellbeing Coordinator at the LGBT Foundation.

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Sugar and Spice 2016 - Laughter Yoga

10 March 2016 by Pure Radio

Sugar and Spice is an annual festival aimed at lesbian and bisexual women.

It’s taking place in Manchester this weekend, and it’s going to be their tenth year.

Comedian Kerry Leigh is helping organise the event, and has been speaking to Under the Rainbow about what’s going on.

On Sunday, Kerry is running a workshop on Laughter Yoga.

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Response To The Transgender Equality Inquiry

4 February 2016 by Pure Radio

Last month the Women and Equalities Select Committee released a report on their transgender equality inquiry.

It includes numerous recommendations to the government, such as making it easier to change gender on official documents; increasing awareness of trans issues amongst healthcare staff; and helping prevent hate crime.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking with Louie Stafford of the LGBT Foundation – about their response to the report.

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Volunteering At The LGBT Foundation

21 January 2016 by Pure Radio

The LGBT Foundation provide many services aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of LGBT people.

Under the Rainbow has heard that they’re looking for more volunteers to assist with running those services.

The Volunteer Manager at the Foundation, Charlotte Cooke, described how crucial that help is to them.

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