LGBT Friendly Insurer - Emerald Life

5 May 2016 by Pure Radio

We all have to deal with insurance companies at some point in our lives, and we all want proper protection and fair treatment.

A survey commissioned by one insurer, found that many lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people felt their needs weren’t being met by mainstream insurers.

Steve Wardlaw co-founded Emerald Life, which specifically aims its services to the LGBT community. He has been speaking to Under the Rainbow

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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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Dec 2015 - Freedom To Donate

3 December 2015 by Pure Radio

Blood donations help save many lives every year. Although over the past decade, donations have reduced by more than a third.

Current regulations restrict gay and bisexual men from giving blood.

Under the Rainbow has been chatting with Ethan Spibey, the founder of Freedom to Donate – who are campaigning for a change in the law.

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Apr 2013 - Manchester's role in LGB history

4 April 2013 by Pure Radio

Later this month the Lesbian and Gay Foundation will be hosting a talk by local historian Paul Fairweather – about the important role Manchester played in the fight for equality.

It’ll be covering four decades in the twentieth century, and what the events mean for the lesbian, gay and bisexual community.

Paul Fairweather spoke to Under the Rainbow. He explained where the talk begins.

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Nov 2011 - Stonewall LGB Jobs Site and Careers Guide

3 November 2011 by Pure Radio

Stonewall have recently launched a new jobs sites and careers guide for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Proud Employers lists jobs from LGB friendly employers, who are members of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme, and Stonewall’s new edition of their Starting Out Guide is also aimed at LGB students, graduates, and jobseekers. James Lawrence from Stonewall spoke to Under the Rainbow to explain more.

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