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Rainbow Voices Choir: Tues Mondays 7-9pm. email:
listings
271 www.cruisers.org.uk
8-10pm.Central Birmingham. fi twomenfw@yahoo.co.uk
S.wimmin: Social events
07759 642410 Hackney Women’s
for Surrey gay women. Age
<=@B6
Football Club:
range 25-50. Contact Karen:
t: 07941 561060 s.wimmin@yahoo.co.uk
Asian LGBT: Greater Mancs KB Fitness: London’s largest
support grp. t: 07931 252874 gay owned and run Martial <=@B6
GROUPS
Marchmont Street. Every 7:30-9pm. Kairos t: 020 7437
rangmanchester@hotmail.com Arts Academy!
Manchester Stingers
Wednesday. t: 020 7278 7654 6063 www.kairosinsoho.org.uk
Lesbian & Gay Foundation: www.e-kbfitness.com.
Football Team: Lesbian
Sexual health, meetings etc.
London Cruisers Basketball
football. 0161 273 7128
LONDON
LGBT Choir:
Michael: 07980 023578
A=CB6 Helpline: 0161 235 8000
Women’s Team: 07800 647
www.manchesterstingers.net
Camden Adoption: LGB Youth Group @ Step Allsorts Youth Project:
Loving Me: Same-sex partner
t: 0800 0281436 Out: LGB Group for under 26s. Drop-in for under 26s in
abuse project. t: 0161 273 7128
DASL: London drug/alcohol Tue 5-7pm. Tower Hamlets. Brighton. 8.30pm, Tues.
LIKT: For young lesbian and
support. t: 020 8257 3068 Scott: 020 7739 3082 t: 01273 721211
bi women in Mancs. t: 07813
Dykes On Bikes: Cycling. London Bisexual & Brighton Lesbian Link:
981338 www.likt.org.uk e:
HELP LINES
Dee: 020 8771 3285 Lesbian Women’s Group: t: 07594 578035
co-ordinator@likt.org.uk
ELOP: Youth, advice and Social/discussion group. Last Brightwaves MCC: Church
LYSIS: Lesbian Youth Support
support groups. Wed/month. 8-9.30pm. inclusive of LGBTs. Sundays
& Info. t: 0161 274 4664
Walthamstow. Upstairs Bar, The Blue Posts, 6-7pm @ Clermont Church,
Mancs Parent’s Group:
Albert Kennedy Trust: Thurs 10am-1pm & 7.30-
t: 020 8509 3898 81 Newman St, London , W1T Cumberland Road,
Taurus Bar, 1 Canal St.
GayGordons (The): LGBT
(London): 020 7831 6562 9.30pm 01332 349333
3EU. www.facebook.com/ (nr Preston Pk.), Brighton.
Nicky: 01565 733891
Scottish country dance club. group.php?gid=11652761266 t: 01273 681101
Stepping Stones: Support gp (Mancs): 0161 228 3308. London Lesbian & Gay
Unity Hall, 279 Upper Metro50+: Social group for Freedom Youth: Bristol
in Mancs. LGF 0161 235 8000 Housing advice for Switchboard:
St, London N1 2TZ Thurs older people. 2-4pm. Metro based LGB support group for
under 21’s. 020 7837 7324
7-9.10pm Centre. Jackie: 020 8265 3311 ages 13 to 21. t: 01173 773677
HATE CRIMES
Antidote LGBT drug and www.llgs.org.uk
www.thegaygordons.org One-Up: Youth group for www.freedomyouth.co.uk alcohol support group. London Friend:
GaySurrey Ladies’ Nights: LGBTs aged 18 and under. GLAM: Gay & Lesbian Media
LONDON
020 7437 3523 Counselling service.
@ The Hautboy Inn, nr Mondays 4pm-7pm. Hendon, in Brighton. 44-46 Old Steine,
True Vision: Homophobic
Brighton Lesbian and 020 7837 3337
Ockham, Surrey. NW London. t: 07504 226793 BN1. t: 01273 707963
and transphobic harassment
www.gaysurrey.org/ladies.
Gay Switchboard: www.londonfriend.org.uk
PACE Groups promoting Women’s Social Group: advice. www.report-it.org.uk
LGBT Parents: Tower lesbian and gay health and (based in Kent). Poetry, walks,
Galop Forums: Local LGBT
01273 204050 Peer Support Project
Hamlets. Rosie: 07779 288232 wellbeing. t: 020 7700 1323 golf, bowling and bi-monthly
forums. Sam 020 7704 2040.
Broken Rainbow: Mancs Youthline: 0800
e: rosiegreen207@yahoo.co.uk Rainbow Parents: disco. t: 07960 627824
Gay Police Association:
LGBT domestic violence 1697384 Tel info/support
OutWest LGBT: Advice and rainbowparents@googlemail. helpline. Mon & Thu 2pm- on Sats, 1-3pm.
support. Contact Chris t: com. t: 07506 012282
;72:/<2A
Action Line 07092 700 000
(24hrs) e: info@gpa.police.uk 8pm, Wed 10am-1pm. Quest LGB Catholics:
07834 483866 e: secretary@ Regard: Disabled LGBT. Derbyshire Friend LGBT
Galop: Help and advice for
t: 08452 604460 0808 8080234
OutWest.org.uk. t: 020 8892 Regard, BM REGARD, Youth Forum ‘Love Knows
victims of hatecrime. t: 020
5061 www.OutWest.org.uk
www.broken-rainbow.org Stonewall Housing
London WC1N 3XX. No Gender’: For young people 7704 2040 www.galop.org.uk
UK Lesbian and Gay www.regard.org.uk aged 12-25. Sat 1.30–5pm
Colchester Gay Advice: 020 7359 5767
Immigration Group: e: secretary@regard.org.uk Derby City Centre. 01332
;72:/<2A Switchboard: Stonewall:
t: 020 7922 7811 South London Lesbian 207704 loveknowsnogender West Midlands Police:
The Outhouse, 19 East Hill, Campaign group for LGBT
www.uklgig.org.uk Mums Group: East Dulwich @hotmail.co.uk/www.love- Reporting LGBT crime. Colchester. Helpline Mon- rights. 020 7881 9442
Lesbian Gay Christian Community Centre, 46-64 knows-no-gender.piczo.com t: 0845 1135000 Fri 7-10pm 01206 869 191 www.stonewall.org.uk
Movement: t: 020 7739 1249 Darrell Road, London SE22 Derbyshire Friend
e: lgcm@lgcm.org.uk 9NL. Tricia Durr: 07876 762 Women’s Zone: For LB&T SPORTS
www.gayessex.org.uk UK Lesbian and Gay
offi ce@gayessex.org.uk Immigration Group:
www.lgcm.org.uk 245. e: triciadurr@hotmail.com women Tues 7–9.30pm
Kenric: Events /members Step Out Tower Hamlets: at Derbyshire Friend LGBT LONDON
Derbyshire Confidential 020 7922 7811
grp for women. BM Kenric, Social & support group for Support Services, 2-3,
LGB&T Switchboard: www.uklgig.org.uk
Dynamo Dykes:
London, WC1 3XX. LGBTQ young people. 5-8pm Friary St, Derby. DE1 1JF.
Advice, information and Unison: Help with LGBT
Lesbian volleyball club.
t: 01159 663638 Tues. t: 07946 337160 01332 207704
www.dynamodykes.org.uk
a listening ear. Derbyshire employment issues.
Lesbian Discussion Group Women’s Voice: Friendly info@gayderbyshire.co.uk
Fit Women: Women’s
Friend LGB&T Support 0845 3550845/
@ Gay’s The Word: 66 lesbian/bi group. £2/4 Tues www.gayderbyshire.co.uk
badminton group.
Services. Tues, Weds, & 0800 0967 968.
GAY GUARDIANS
Irwin Mitchell warns that these
shared parental rights are not
New joint parental always automatic. Each partner
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rights are not must sign a prescribed form to
automatic. become joint parents. If this is
Richard Phillips of not done, the non-birth parent
Irwin Mitchell explains will not automatically be the
the need for lesbian child’s parent in law.
parents to register for In a same-sex relationship,
equal custody. only the birth parent
automatically has parental
responsibility for the child. This allows for clarity and ensures that partner is no better off than
The Human Fertilisation and gives them the sole legal status the proper form must be signed. before the law came into force.”
Embryology Act 2008 came to make decisions affecting the Richard says: “The new law Whilst the laws are defi nitely
into force on 6 April 2009. It child, including decisions about makes it clear that each partner a positive step, it is also worth
states for the fi rst time that the child’s medical treatment, now has joint parental rights and remembering that lesbian
lesbian couples can share equal education, religious upbringing responsibilities of the child couples with joint guardianship
responsibility for a child born as a or the child’s name. In the past, irrespective of who is the could be left in dispute over their
result of IVF treatment rather some fertilisation clinics have biological parent. However, it is parental rights if they separate.
than just the birth mother. mistakenly told couples that they not automatic. They must both Richard recommends anybody
Richard Phillips, a leading would both have parental sign the appropriate form affected by such issues takes legal
Family Lawyer and Partner at responsibility so the new Act otherwise the non-biological advice.
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