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GM first to officially record LGBT domestic abuse cases

Date Published: 11/04/2017

Greater Manchester is becoming the first area of the UK to record domestic abuse in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT) as police take a recording method Forcewide.
 

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Rebel Dykes: help us make it happen!

Date Published: 10/04/2017

A group queer women and folk are currently fundraising to make REBEL DYKES - the only documentary about a bunch of kickass punk lesbians from London, UK in the 1980s, happen on the big screen. This is what they want you to know..

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The Women's Programme: we're back, we're bigger and we're be…

Date Published: 24/03/2017

Thanks again to Big Lottery Fund, the Women’s Programme has received funding for a further three years to develop our existing programme to help make it more inclusive, accessible and relevant for a wider range of lesbian and bisexual women across Greater Manchester and introduce new ways of gaining skills and leadership opportunities! 

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LGBT Foundation wants you to help spring clean Manchester’…

Date Published: 20/03/2017

With spring in the air thoughts turn to cleaning and we looking for volunteers to take part in a new project to clean up Manchester’s Gay Village.  

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One LB Woman’s Health Story

Date Published: 16/03/2017

‘Lives are at risk if women feel unheard or if there is a lack of empathy and respect and regard for them as people. I have had a great number of medical encounters which have been upsetting or embarrassing’ says Rosie Adamson Clark.

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Drug use amongst Men who have sex with Men in Greater Manche…

Date Published: 15/03/2017

Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Greater Manchester have distinct patterns of drug use, including significantly higher rates of using drugs typically associated with chemsex.

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Lesbian & Bisexual Women’s Health Week

Date Published: 13/03/2017

The first ever National Lesbian & Bisexual Women’s Health Week takes place this week  (13-17 March 2017) launched by the National LGBT Partnership. The aim of the week is to raise awareness about lesbian & bisexual women’s health inequalities.

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Foundation Launches Trans People's Sexual Health Survey

Date Published: 08/03/2017

On 7March LGBT Foundation launched the Trans People’s Sexual Health Survey to find out more information about trans people’s experiences of sexual health and sexual health services in England.

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Pride in our Health

Date Published: 03/03/2017

Many of us worry when we are asked personal questions by health professionals that some services may not know how to talk to us about our gender identity or sexual orientation. Pride in Practice is working to change this and we are looking for your thoughts on how we can best ensure primary care services move forward to deliver ‘excellence in LGBT healthcare.’

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UK’s first LGBT older person’s community planned for Man…

Date Published: 21/02/2017

The ambition to create a community aimed at older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has been announced today by Manchester City Council.

The project would be part of the city’s programme that provides high quality housing for older people, and is the first LGBT majority "Extra Care" scheme in the UK.  

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission urged to spread the…

Date Published: 14/02/2017

A group of leading LGBT organisations is using this Valentine’s Day to call on the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to feel the love and extend equal rights to trans people when it comes to fertility treatment. 

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Homophobic attack inspires volunteer to help vulnerable vict…

Date Published: 09/02/2017

An LGBT Foundation volunteer has told how he was inspired to support victims of hate crime after his friend was subjected to homophobic abuse. 

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Mayoral candidates join the Village Angels on weekend patrol…

Date Published: 31/01/2017

Candidates in the running to become Greater Manchester’s first metro mayor are set to go on patrol with LGBT Foundation’s Village Angels in Manchester’s world-famous Gay Village.

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LGBT Foundation launches Bi Series of events

Date Published: 31/01/2017

Starting in February LGBT Foundation is launching its first Bi-specific series of events.

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George hits London streets in a marathon fundraising effort …

Date Published: 25/01/2017

George Ward a supporter from Nottingham is set to don her trainers and hit the streets to run the 2017 London Marathon to raise funds for LGBT Foundation.

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27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day

Date Published: 22/01/2017

It is a day that we remember all of the victims of the holocaust during the Second World War and all events since where human beings have persecuted each other via deliberate and systematic extermination of national, racial, political, cultural and identity differences. For the LGBT community this day has a particular importance.

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Share your skill, knowledge or interest at Sugar and Spice 2…

Date Published: 18/01/2017

Here at LGBT Foundation we have an opportunity for an individual or group to host a workshop at our annual festival for Lesbian and Bisexual Woman, Sugar and Spice. The festival takes place on the 11-12th March 2017 in our building in Manchester and we have left a space in the schedule for a member of the community or community group to facilitate your very own workshop, talk or skill share session!

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In Memory of Julie Barnes-Frank, formerly of Greater Manches…

Date Published: 04/01/2017

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Julie Barnes-Frank, who was the first recipient of the Alan Turing Memorial Award 2012 at the then Homo Heroes Awards. A police officer for over 30 years, she was one of the first openly-gay officers in Greater Manchester Police and in the country.

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Meet our Volunteer: Katherine

Date Published: 22/12/2016

Meet Katherine, one of Women's Programme Volunteers. She's going to tell you a bit about why she got involved..

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Village Angels get renewed support from Manchester’s Polic…

Date Published: 19/12/2016

Manchester’s Village Angels are set to remain a firm feature on Canal Street thanks the continued support of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. 

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LGBT Foundation gets early Christmas present from Manchester…

Date Published: 19/12/2016

LGBT Foundation has had an early Christmas present of £37,500 from Manchester Pride to help fund its safer sex packs. The welcome donation accompanied Manchester Pride’s announcement that it raised £149k for charitable causes this year. 

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Pride in Practice - LGBT Healthcare

Date Published: 13/12/2016

It can be all too easy to put off those important health checks, especially when you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans. We worry that when we go to the GP, the dentist, the pharmacy, or the optometrist that they will not know how to talk to us about our gender identity or sexual orientation or that we will experience outright discrimination.

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Addressing the needs of BME LGBT people is crucial says new …

Date Published: 05/12/2016

The needs and experiences of black minority ethnic (BME) lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people have for too long been overlooked and urgently need to be addressed according to the findings of a recent LGBT Foundation report produced in partnership with Manchester City Council. 

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Reaction NHS England announcement on extension to its HIV Pr…

Date Published: 05/12/2016

Commenting on today’s announcement of NHS England’s decision to extend its existing HIV Prevention Programme with Public Health England and funding for ten new specialised treatments, Rob Cookson, Deputy Chief Executive of LGBT Foundation, the largest LGBT support organisation in the UK, said:

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LGBT Foundation reaction to NHS England’s extension to HIV…

Date Published: 04/12/2016

Commenting on today’s announcement of NHS England’s decision to extend its existing HIV Prevention Programme with Public Health England and funding for ten new specialised treatments, Rob Cookson, Deputy Chief Executive of LGBT Foundation, the largest LGBT support organisation in the UK, said:

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New chair and four new trustees appointed to LGBT Foundation

Date Published: 02/12/2016

A new chair and four new trustees have recently been appointed to the board of Manchester’s LGBT Foundation, a leading provider of health and well-being services to the lesbian, gay and bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities in the UK.

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Meet our Volunteer: Jess Mancuso

Date Published: 30/11/2016

Women's Programme volunteer Jess Mancuso tells us a bit about herself and why she got involved with the Women's Programme..

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LGBT Foundation responds to the conclusion of the Stephen Po…

Date Published: 25/11/2016

Today Stephen Port, who murdered 4 men by overdosing them with GHB, was sentenced to serve a whole life tariff (meaning he will spend the rest of his life in prison).

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Commemorative artwork and vigil planned to mark World AIDS D…

Date Published: 21/11/2016

A workshop to create a commemorative artwork to be displayed at the Manchester’s World Aids Day vigil is just one of the activities being organised by LGBT Foundation to mark the occasion in the city. 

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Manchester’s LGBT Foundation to run daily HIV clinics as p…

Date Published: 21/11/2016

LGBT Foundation is encouraging those most affected by HIV to get tested as part of a national campaign to increase HIV testing. The Greater Manchester campaign, part of National HIV Testing Week, will target gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, and highlight the importance of regular testing, knowing your status and taking control.

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