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#WeAreLGBTfdn for Manchester Pride 2015!

Date Published: 26/08/2015

We're really excited to open up our doors again this year for Manchester Pride 2015 by offering a safe and welcoming alternative community space, including a Community Café and an LGBT Tea Dance.
 

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LGBT Tea Dance at Manchester Pride

Date Published: 03/08/2015

To kick off Manchester Pride 2015 LGBT Foundation are hosting a traditional style tea dance. Relax, meet friends, enjoy the music and learn  ballroom,waltz & salsa at this special free event!

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Free the nipple! Do we need a campaign about bare breasts?

Date Published: 23/07/2015

Claudia Carvell explores the reasons and contradictions behind the 'Free the Nipple' campaign. 

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Tackling Hate Crime: Heywood,Middleton & Rochdale

Date Published: 15/07/2015

Evidence suggests around 35,000 cases of hate crime committed against people because of their sexual orientation go unreported every year nationally.This is something that Adrian Palmer,  Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale's LGBT Community Development Worker  knows only too well.

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Are you an LGBT resident of Bolton? We want to hear from you…

Date Published: 14/07/2015

LGBT Bolton Residents – Share your thoughts at our focus groups and earn £15 shopping vouchers!

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Big Lottery funding to improve the health and wellbeing of t…

Date Published: 14/07/2015

LGBT Foundation are excited to announce that we are being awarded funding from Reaching Communities through the Big Lottery Fund to support our ongoing partnership work around improving the health and wellbeing of trans people over the next four years.

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MMU Students work with our Village Angels

Date Published: 29/06/2015

Students from Manchester Metropolitan University in the Department of Sociology are working with Public, voluntary and private sector partners to address complex crime and community safety issues within the city centre. 

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Around 35,000 LGBT hate crimes go unreported every year

Date Published: 22/06/2015

Fear of how they will be treated is leading to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people (LGBT) not reporting hate crimes. As a result perpetrators are evading justice, a new report published today reveals.

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Changes to weekend opening times

Date Published: 18/06/2015

Like many other charities we have experienced challenges over the past few months and years. Funding cuts and dwindling resources have led to a very difficult decision to reduce our weekend opening hours.

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Bringing Smoking Out of the Closet

Date Published: 16/06/2015

A special event for professionals and those interested in highlighting LGBT Attitudes to Smoking will take place on Friday 14th August at LGBT Foundation. 

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LGBT Foundation Volunteer Awards 2015

Date Published: 12/06/2015

On Friday 5th June, we celebrated our first Volunteer Awards as LGBT Foundation.

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The state of play in Northern Ireland

Date Published: 12/06/2015

We caught up with John O’Doherty, Director of The Rainbow Project, Northern Ireland’s largest LGBT organisation, to find out more about the challenges the Northern Irish LGBT community faces and his views on the current goings-on.

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Andrea's Coming Out Story

Date Published: 01/06/2015

Andrea, 46, shares her personal coming out story with us.

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Half of older LGB people feel their sexuality has a negative…

Date Published: 21/05/2015

Last week we launched a new report on The State of the City for Manchester’s Older LGB Communities which clearly articulates the needs of older LGB people in Manchester, and seeks to make an important contribution to the work on ageing that the City Council has embarked upon.  

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Hate Crime Vigil: Stand with us against hate!

Date Published: 14/05/2015

This year, LGBT Foundation is hosting a Hate Crime Vigil in Sackville Gardens in Manchester’s Gay Village to mark IDAHOBIT on Sunday 17th May from 1pm-2.30pm.

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Celebrate Eurovision and support LGBT Foundation

Date Published: 28/04/2015

Three top tips for celebrating the Eurovision Song Contest (whilst also supporting your favourite charity)

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New Workshop for BME Gay & Bisexual Men

Date Published: 13/04/2015

Public Health England (PHE) has commissioned The Quest for Gay Men  to deliver its flagship “The Quest Workshop” in Manchester to provide an opportunity for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Gay & Bisexual Men to get together with others in a safe and friendly space.

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First Greater Manchester therapy group for gay and bisexual …

Date Published: 09/04/2015

Survivors Manchester and LGBT Foundation are launching a new therapy group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, who also identify as gay, bisexual or questioning. We also welcome applications from trans men, who identify as gay, bisexual or questioning.

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WE ARE LGBT FOUNDATION!

Date Published: 01/04/2015

We're excited to announce that The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) is changing its name to LGBT Foundation to reflect the diverse and inclusive work that we do with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

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New Resource:Supporting LGBT Young People in Care

Date Published: 18/03/2015

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation and Three Circles Fostering have been working together with care leavers to develop a new resource for foster carers and residential care staff to promote the well­being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people in care.

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Inspirational women set to talk at Sugar & Spice

Date Published: 05/03/2015

The LGF gears up for ninth annual International Women's Day celebration

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86 percent fewer HIV infections found in two PrEP studies

Date Published: 26/02/2015

Two studies of PrEP in gay men and trans women have demonstrated that the availability of PrEP reduced the rate of infection by 86%. This amounts to the highest effectiveness yet seen for PrEP and is superior to most other HIV prevention interventions.

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Out with Prostate Cancer: Focusing on Gay And Bi Men & T…

Date Published: 08/12/2014

The 1st ever  National Prostate Cancer Conference focused on gay and bisexual men and transwomen will take place on Saturday 14th March 2015 at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF). The event is funded by Prostate Cancer  and run by Manchester’s LGF and London’s METRO Centre. 

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Trafford Prime - new project for LGBT's over 50

Date Published: 19/02/2015

A new project for LGBT people over 50 years of age who live in Trafford is being set up for members of the  LGBT community to share and discuss their thoughts on health and social care issues including housing.It launches on Friday 27th February 2015 at Trafford Housing Trust.

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Celebrating women in LGBT History

Date Published: 19/02/2015

Celebrating the LGBT women who inspire us.

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The Last Taboo

Date Published: 17/02/2015

Sex, sexuality and intimacy among old people and care home residents in particular is the last taboo. There is little awareness of the intimate and erotic needs of older care home residents needs.

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We're a Living Wage employer!

Date Published: 17/02/2015

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that The LGF has accredited as a Living Wage employer.

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Male counsellor / psychotherapist required for trauma therap…

Date Published: 17/02/2015

Survivors Manchester and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are launching a new therapy group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, who also identify as gay or bisexual.

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New national partnership tackles LGBT Hate Crime

Date Published: 16/02/2015

A major new national initiative to tackle hate crime brings together a partnership of 31 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) organisations from across England and Wales, including The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF).

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NEW Wellbeing Workshop: ‘From distress to de-stress’

Date Published: 12/02/2015

We’re running a FREE wellbeing workshop, ‘From distress to de-stress’ on Friday 6th March, 12.30-1.30pm here at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s community resource centre, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF.

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