May 2014 - International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia and Transphobia

15 May 2014 by Pure Radio

This Saturday is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

People are being encouraged to fly rainbow flags and bake rainbow cakes to raise awareness. A new website will be launched where hate crimes can be reported. And there will be a candlelit vigil in Manchester city centre, to remember all those affected by hate crime.

Under the Rainbow spoke to Grahame Robertson from the Lesbian and Gay Foundation.

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Jul 2013 - Homophobia in Football - John Leech

11 July 2013 by Pure Radio

Manchester Withington MP, Liberal Democrat John Leech has recently asked questions in parliament about the problem of homophobia in football.

Last week he had a meeting with the Football Association about what they’re doing to tackle discrimination.

John Leech told Under the Rainbow that the FA are working towards making the game less hostile to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans players and fans – but there’s still more to be done.

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Under the Rainbow - 8th November 2012

8 November 2012 by Pure Radio

Thursday 8th November 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.

Under the Rainbow also heard about Just a Ball Game – an initiative to tackle homophobia in football.

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Nov 2012 - Just A Ball Game

8 November 2012 by Pure Radio

A government report released in September suggested that homophobic abuse may now be a bigger problem than racism in football.

Hyde Football Club has been working recently with Just a Ball Game to encourage acceptance of diversity in all aspects of the game.

Lindsay, the project’s Founding Director spoke to Under the Rainbow.

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Under the Rainbow - 20th September 2012

20 September 2012 by Pure Radio

Thursday 20th September 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.

Tonight Under the Rainbow also concluded their conversation about homophobic abuse in schools.

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