Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Spotlight: Get your tache out for charity!

Each year, there is a growing number of events being organised for LGBT History Month around the UK. During the month we will run a series of spotlight posts on this blog highlighting some of those events and perhaps bringing them to your attention. You can view a list of events (or register and promote your own) by visiting our calendar. Feel free to also join the debate and make new friends on our forum.

To celebrate LGBT History Month this February the men of Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) are developing as much testosterone as they can muster to develop a more hirsute look in order to raise funds for the charity.

On the 1 February the guys of the organisation put their razors and smooth flawless complexions to one side and have since embraced their inner he-man (or inner Burt Reynolds) in celebration of queer heritage. Shaving will continue to cease until the 29 February when all the guys get together to see how well they have done with a special photo shoot.

Chair of the LGF’s Board of Trustees David McGovern is thrilled to be facing up to leading the growth challenge he said: “Secretly, I have been looking for an excuse to grow facial hair and a moustache like my hero Burt Reynolds. I can’t think of a better reason to realise a secret long held ambition and raise money for such a fantastic cause at the same time.” Another member of the moustache growing gang added: “As much as we appreciate David’s enthusiasm in likening himself to Burt Reynolds we have always seen him as a bit of a Dolly (Parton) ourselves.”

Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Foundation

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