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LGBT people could finally be acknowledged in the 2021 Census…

Date Published: 25/05/2016

In a positive development for LGBT communities, the next national census could be the first to ask people about their sexuality and gender identity. 

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Charity of the Year Award win at the British LGBT Awards

Date Published: 16/05/2016

We're very excited to announce that we have won the Charity of the Year Award at the RBS British LGBT Awards for our work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

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Stand with us against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Date Published: 16/05/2016

LGBT Foundation are taking a stand against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia by hosting a free community vigil on 17 May to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

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‘NUL POINTS’: HIV Community Gives Dismal Verdict To NHS …

Date Published: 11/05/2016

LGBT Foundation are uniting with the HIV community during Eurovision week to give a damning verdict on NHS England’s delays on a game-changing HIV prevention drug.

And the verdict is a resounding ‘Nul Points’.

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Meet our Volunteer: Anna Nikoghosyan

Date Published: 29/04/2016

Welcome to the début of the Women's Programme Volunteer Corner and welcome to Anna Nikoghosyan.

Anna has recently become a volunteer for the Women's Programme and is going to tell you a bit about herself, her activism, and what it's like to be LGBT+, a woman, and an activist in Armenia. 

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Pride is coming to Wythenshawe!

Date Published: 28/04/2016

Saturday 20th August 2016 will be Wythenshawe's Summer Pride Event. The event will take place in The Forum in Wythenshawe from 10am - 3pm. There will be stalls from local organizations, workshops & activities, music & food and lots more. 

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Wigan Pride 2016

Date Published: 27/04/2016

Wigan’s First LGBT Pride event will take place on August 13th 2016. It is  a cross partnership event organised by BYOU, Wigan’s young people’s LGBTQ+ action and support group, supported by youth workers from Wigan Council’s Voice and Engagement Team.

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NHS agrees to reconsider its decision on PrEP

Date Published: 20/04/2016

LGBT Foundation are encouraged by the news that NHS England have announced they "will carefully consider its position on commissioning PrEP." The NHS  announced they will reconsider their decision on PrEP, following legal representation from National AIDS Trust (NAT). This is welcome news.

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Chair David McGovern honoured as Deputy Lieutenant of Greate…

Date Published: 07/04/2016

David McGovern, Chair of LGBT Foundation, was selected to receive the prestigious honour by Lord-Lieutenant Warren Smith, after decades of work with charities and local communities.

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PrEP needed today, not tomorrow

Date Published: 22/03/2016

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A Tribute to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Date Published: 14/03/2016

Internationally acclaimed British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has died at the age of 81. Sir Peter was a patron of LGBT Foundation and  the sad news comes just a week after the death of his old friend Tony Warren. We would like to pay tribute to Peter, who was a loyal patron to LGBT Foundation and we send our thoughts to his family and loved ones.   

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Introducing Macmillan's LGBT Project Worker

Date Published: 10/03/2016

We’re delighted to welcome to the team Lawrence Roberts, Macmillan’s LGBT Project Worker who is working with The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and LGBT Foundation to improve knowledge, understanding and support for LGBT people affected by cancer via the LGBT Cancer Support Alliance group.

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'Proud 2B smokefree'

Date Published: 09/03/2016

Smoking, Vaping, Cancer & the LGBT community. 'Proud 2B Smokefree' is an ongoing project around smoking and vaping which aims to highlight the disproportionate numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people who both smoke, vape or combine the two, and explore how this may link to an increased risk of developing many different types of cancer.

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Tony Warren MBE - A Tribute

Date Published: 02/03/2016

It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of one of the most important figures in British TV history. Here's our tribute to the creator of Coronation Street and long time supporter & patron of  LGBT Foundation,Tony Warren MBE.

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HIV and sexual health charities unite in action against gove…

Date Published: 25/02/2016

LGBT Foundation alongside other HIV and sexual health charities from across the UK have come together with health professional bodies, British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), and British HIV Association to launch a new national campaign opposing cuts to HIV services across the country -‘Support people with HIV: Stop the cuts’.

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Greater Mancs: Taking Charge of Health & Care

Date Published: 15/02/2016

For the first time Greater Manchester is taking charge of the £6 billion spent on health and social care in its ten boroughs. Making decisions about some of the most important things in our lives – including health and social care. LGBT Foundation have joined  a regional collective of organisations  to help our communities share their thoughts on what stops or helps people from taking charge of their health and making healthy choices.

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Relaxation Therapies

Date Published: 15/02/2016

Got the winter blues? Need to relax? We are launching a new Relaxation Therapy service here at LGBT Foundation. Click here to read more.a new Relaxation Therapy service here at LGBT Foundation. Click here to read more.

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Improving health & care services for LGBT people

Date Published: 05/02/2016

The health and wellbeing of our communities is one of our top priorities but we would not be able to carry out much of our work without the support of our volunteers and partners in the health sector. We need your views too on how best to improve health and care services for LGBT people...

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LGBT Foundation Heroes Award Winners!

Date Published: 28/01/2016

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Gay Rights & The Anglican Church – Step Back in Time

Date Published: 15/01/2016

Anglican leaders from all over the world have been meeting in Canterbury this week to try to heal deep rifts within the church over issues such as same-sex marriage and gay clerics. Some feared a split in the global Anglican communion over gay rights but now the internal debate continues. LGBT Foundation Trustee Reverend Dr Hayley Matthews shares her thoughts on what has happened.

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LGBT Foundation's response to the Transgender Equality Inqui…

Date Published: 15/01/2016

At LGBT Foundation, we have taken some time to carefully consider the points and recommendations made in the Transgender Equality Inquiry report by the Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee.  This report was highly anticipated by many groups and individuals who submitted evidence for the consideration of the committee and at LGBT Foundation, we are no exception. 

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Tackling LGBT Body Image

Date Published: 08/01/2016

A special event for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2016. Research suggests that eating disorders disproportionately impact many in the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) community.

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Understanding Muslim LGBT Identity

Date Published: 08/01/2016

To celebrate LGBT History Month’s theme of ‘Religion, Belief & Philosophy’, in February LGBT Foundation are hosting a free event to provide a short introduction to Islam by way of helping individuals and organisations to support LGBT Muslims.

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NEW! LGBT Cancer Taskforce

Date Published: 04/01/2016

If you are an LGBT person affected by cancer, or you have cared for someone from the LGBT community who has experienced cancer, Macmillan Cancer Support is setting up a new LGBT and cancer taskforce to get a sense of the issues people feel are important. 

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Opening times for Festive Period 2015

Date Published: 21/12/2015

We know that Christmas and New Year can be a difficult time, so our dedicated staff and volunteers will be providing support at our office and through our helpline. Click here to find out more about our opening hours.

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'Sex by deception' - Statement from LGBT Foundation

Date Published: 17/12/2015

This week Kyran Lee, a 25 year old trans man, received a two year suspended sentence after being convicted in 2014 of one count of sexual assault by penetration on the basis of obtaining ‘sex through deception.’ This and similar cases could be a cause for concern for trans people who choose not to disclose their trans status with partners before having sex.

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Have Your Say:Greater Manchester Budget Consultations

Date Published: 14/12/2015

Too often the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are seldom heard in relation to local service provision. Now we have an opportunity to have our say on funding of local services to make sure that the needs of LGBT people are met across Greater Manchester.

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What do LGBT people want from health & social care servi…

Date Published: 09/12/2015

The National LGB&T Partnership is gathering and compiling information about what lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people want from health and social care services. Take part in a short survey and have your say.

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Chorlton LGBT Voice needed around Dementia

Date Published: 04/12/2015

LGBT people with dementia are especially marginalised, issues impacting LGBT people with dementia are under‐represented in general dementia groups & charities. To challenge this there is an opportunity in the New Year to give LGBT people affected by dementia a voice in the Chorlton,Fallowfield and Whalley Range areas of Manchester. 

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LGBT Christmas Food Bank Appeal

Date Published: 03/12/2015

As we begin to prepare for the festive season LGBT Foundation & Via, Canal Street would once again like to encourage our supporters to help those in our communities who may not be as fortunate as ourselves by donating to the Manchester Food Bank that supports LGBT asylum seekers.

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