Archive for the ‘Advice & Support’ Category

If someone commits a crime against you or your property because of your sexual orientation or gender identity- that’s a hate crime! Sadly, every year in Britain, thousands of LGB&T+ people are victims of such crimes. If you’ve been a victim or have been affected by a crime committed against someone you know, Victim Support can help you find the strength to cope with what you’ve been through and recover.   Read More ...

Categories: Your Rights

Leeds Hornets RUFC is the new inclusive rugby team for Leeds and becomes the first gay-friendly team in Yorkshire. I had the idea of starting up an inclusive team in early January this year”, says Phil Stewart, the founder of Leeds Hornets rugby. “I’d previously been a  supporter of the Kings Cross Steelers, the world’s first inclusive team, based in London” and was amazed at what they had achieved there   Read More ...

Categories: LGBT Groups, What's On

TransWakefield the newest group to this historic city, no we aren’t a train spotting club, we are a trans* social/support group. Being trans is a very lonely, scary world, as many of us know. Our group is somewhere you can come and be who you want to be, in safety and privacy, and where you won’t be judged. We also welcome your views and ideas of how you would like   Read More ...

Categories: LGBT Groups, What's On

What are your experiences of those visits to the GUM clinic for your sexual health MOT? Were you made to feel welcome and at ease or did you leave feeling judged? Have you ever left with unanswered questions because you had forgotten to ask, did not have time or did not feel comfortable asking. Would you have prefered to speak to another gay man? Well I have certainly had my   Read More ...

Categories: Health, What's On

Great News! Yorkshire MESMAC is repeating its popular HIV Peer Educators / Free Gym Membership scheme. For those of you who don’t know, all you need to do is to book onto any one of their HIV Awareness sessions, details below, and at the end of the session you fill in a form and Wakefield District Council’s Leisure Services will send you a three months Premium Aspire membership totally FREE   Read More ...

Categories: Health, What's On

Mr Tom Doyle is the chief executive of Yorkshire MESMAC and it’s group of services. He would like to share this important message with you all regarding HIV awareness and infection. Please read and remember that the best cure is prevention!  Protection, Testing, Treatment, Take Action Out of 6,280 people in the UK newly diagnosed with HIV in 2011, 3,010 (47%) were men who have sex with men (MSM) according   Read More ...

Poll shows 81 per cent of people would be comfortable with having a lesbian, gay or bisexual child Stonewall today publishes a guide for parents who think their child might be lesbian, gay or bisexual. So You Think Your Child Is Gay? answers parents’ common questions about sexual orientation, including ‘is it just a phase?’, ‘did I do something wrong?’ and ‘will I still be welcome at church?’. Stonewall is distributing the   Read More ...

Categories: Coming Out, News

Yorkshire MESMAC’s discrete and confidential rapid result HIV testing service is now available at two drop-in sessions per month in Wakefield and by appointment Monday to Saturday. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea tests are also available. New Union Drop-in: 4pm-8pm on Saturday 26th January Saturday 23rd February Saturday 23rd Mark City Centre Office Drop-in, 13 Upper York Street, WF1 3LQ: 11am-7pm on Monday 28th January Monday 25th February Monday 25th March Ring   Read More ...

Categories: Health

It’s finally here! Anti Bullying Week 2012 – here is BeatBullying’s guide to how you can get involved. This Anti Bullying Week, BeatBullying is on a mission to make bullying unacceptable. Whether you’re 5 or 55, there is always something you can do to make bullying unacceptable. BeatBullying.org have come up with a range of activities, ideas, mini-missions and simple actions you can do by yourself that will really make   Read More ...

Categories: Homophobia, What's On

Friday 23rd Nov Josephine Butler (9am – 5pm) Pontefract Hospital (9.30am – 12.30pm) Saturday 24th Nov Terrence Higgins Trust  Kinsley ◄ (11am – 2.30pm) CaSH  - Margaret St  (10.45am – 1.15pm) Sunday 25th Nov Yorkshire MESMAC (11am – 5pm) Monday 26th Nov Josephine Butler (9am – 5pm) CaSH – Margaret St (9.30am – 11.30am◄) (5.30pm – 8pm) Pontefract Hospital (1.30pm – 5pm) Yorkshire MESMAC ◄ (10am – 6pm) South Elmsall Health Centre   Read More ...

Categories: Health, What's On

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