It’s not just Manchester who get to boast a Pride event this year, now the local LGBT community in Wythenshawe can enjoy an event of their own, even closer to home.
The first Wythenshawe Pride takes place on 20th August 2016, organised by Chris Oatway, it’s the brainchild of The Proud Trust’s youth group, the only LGBT group in the area. And we’re pleased to announce that Otten Penna will be supporting the cause and the community of Wythenshawe.
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‘Domestic violence’ or ‘domestic abuse’ is a pattern of behaviour that involves violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. It can happen in any sort of relationship, including heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender relationships, and also within extended families. It moves across religion, class and every walk of life. It is reported that: Continue reading “End the fear: Otten Penna join forces with the Domestic Violence Centre to help local victims”
It was LGBT children, young people family day earlier this month, so I have put fingertips to keyboard again to take a look at how LGBT family law has changed over the last 20 years.
Firstly. Wow! It doesn’t seem like 20 years since we had the privilege to play an active part in a key 1994 case, that established the rights of lesbian couples in relation to joint residence orders for their children. But in some ways, feels like it could be 200 years ago.
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