Jun 2014 - Part of the Picture - Drugs and Alcohol Report

5 June 2014 by Pure Radio

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation have released a report in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire.

They have just completed a five year project researching drug and alcohol use among lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Heather Williams, the Policy and Research Manager at the LGF.

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May 2014 - Heather Peace

29 May 2014 by Pure Radio

Actress and singer Heather Peace is known for her television roles in Lip Service, Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Waterloo Road.

In 2012, she released her first album – Fairytales. Next month, she’s hoping her second album The Thin Line will get a good reception.

She’s also a patron of Manchester Pride – the annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community festival.

When Heather spoke to Pure’s Sara, she explained that she feels such events are still important.

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Feb 2014 - LGBT Russia - Actress and Singer Heather Peace

13 February 2014 by Pure Radio

In recent months there have been stories about the situation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people living in the Winter Olympics host nation, Russia.

Under the Rainbow has heard reports about oppression and violence.

Actress and Singer-songwriter Heather Peace will be performing in Manchester this Saturday. She has recorded a message of support for LGBT people abroad with the Canal Street Sessions.

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Jun 2011 - LGF Focus Group on Equality Legislation

30 June 2011 by Pure Radio

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation recently held a focus group with community groups about the effect of equality legislation. Heather Williams from the LGF spoke to Under the Rainbow about their findings.

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