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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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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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PrEP case lawyer explains what it means in terms for the fut…

Date Published: 14/11/2016

Last week the court of appeal ruled in favour of the NAT (National AIDS Trust) in a judgment that confirming the earlier high court judgment that NHS England can legally fund the HIV prevention drug PrEP. 

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LGBT Foundation reaction to the outcome of the NHS appeal on…

Date Published: 10/11/2016

Commenting on today’s decision, Rob Cookson, Deputy Chief Executive of LGBT Foundation, the largest LGBT support organisation in the UK, said:

 “We are delighted at today’s decision to uphold the High Court ruling. 

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LGBT Flu Jab Clinic

Date Published: 24/10/2016

Worried about the flu? Not been able to visit your local health centre? Why not pop along to our free, accessible clinic at LGBT Foundation on the morning of Thursday 10th November.

This special flu jab clinic is being supported by City Health Centre, Manchester (gtd healthcare) as part of our Pride in Practice programme.

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LGBT Foundation reaction to 'Alan Turing Law' posthumous par…

Date Published: 20/10/2016

Paul Martin OBE, Chief Executive of LGBT Foundation in Manchester, said: The Government move to pardon all gay and bisexual men convicted under the previous gross indecency laws, is an important decision ...

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Volunteer's marvellous act of kindness

Date Published: 10/10/2016

For many, giving up your time to volunteer for the LGBT Foundation would be a great thing to do. But Ian Dyer, one of our long-standing helpers, has decided to show how the LGBT community can help to transform the lives of people by making the wonderful gesture of donating a kidney.  

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Port Trial highlights the importance of online and chemsex s…

Date Published: 06/10/2016

The trial of Stephen Port started this week, and some details of the case may concern members of the LGBT community who use online dating and/or are involved in chemsex. 

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Meet our Volunteer: Jess Gilby

Date Published: 30/09/2016

Women's Programme volunteer Jess Gilby tells us why they started volunteering for the programme and what they gained from it.. 

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Bi Visibility Day 2016 - Joy's Story

Date Published: 24/09/2016

In support of Bi Visibility Day 2016, Joy shares her story about being bi and tells us why Bi Visibility Day is important. 

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Bi Visibility Day 2016 - Aryn's Story

Date Published: 23/09/2016

In support of Bi Visibility Day 2016, Aryn shares her experiences of identifying as bisexual.

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Bi Visibility Day 2016

Date Published: 22/09/2016

In support of Bi Visibility Day 2016, Women's Programme volunteer Sarah Harris tells us why this day is important..

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Bi Visibility Day 2016 - Jen's Story

Date Published: 22/09/2016

In support of Bi Visibility Day 2016, Jen tells us her story about being bi and why Bi Visibility Day is important.

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Bi Visibility Day 2016 - Sarah's Story

Date Published: 22/09/2016

In celebration of Bi Visibility Day 2016, Sarah tells us about her experiences of identifying as a bi woman and why Bi Visibility Day is important. 

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Meet our Volunteer: Yvy DeLuca

Date Published: 31/08/2016

Our amazing volunteer Yvy, who some of you may have seen working her magic across Pride, is here to tell you a bit about herself and why she got involved with the Women's programme

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Our Stories: Lizzie's story of experiencing abuse

Date Published: 15/08/2016

As part of our campaign: 'Lesbian and Bisexual Women & Abuse', Lizzie* tells us about her experiences of abuse.

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THE CHEMSEX CONVERSATION

Date Published: 28/07/2016

LGBT Foundation Drug & Alcohol Service in partnership with Patrick Cash and Dragonflies Theatre are hosting a free event for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men to enable open conversation on the subject of chemsex in Manchester.

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ALL NEW IMPROVED: Pride in Practice!

Date Published: 25/07/2016

For the last four years our GP quality assurance service has been supporting clinicians, practice managers and staff to effectively meet the needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Now the service is to be improved by becoming fully trans inclusive and by extending the project’s reach to include support for dentists, optometrists and pharmacies across Greater Manchester. However, none of this is possible without the direct input of LGBT people like you …

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Lesbian and Bisexual Women & Abuse: Coercive Control

Date Published: 21/07/2016

In support of the Women's Programme's campaign for lesbian and bisexual women on abuse, Amber Edmondson, a legal and rights-focussed writer, talks from her personal professional experience about coercive control. 

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LGBT Foundation response:UK Government Trans Equality Enquir…

Date Published: 08/07/2016

Legal processes for registering a change of gender are to be overhauled and being transgender will no longer be deemed a mental illness by any public body.However there is much more still to do as a result of the government’s review of the 2004 Gender Recognition Act.

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Statement from LGBT Sector Leaders on EU Referendum

Date Published: 30/06/2016

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans sectors are strong, resilient and passionately believe in equality for all. It is important this is the first message we send—one of positivity, one of strength and one of solidarity not only with our own communities but with all diverse communities—at a time when hard fought freedoms could be at threat.

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Meet our Volunteer: Samantha Steele

Date Published: 30/06/2016

As part of the Women's Programme Volunteer Corner, Samantha Steele tells us about her experience of working with lesbian and bisexual women who are seeking asylum..

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Lesbian and Bisexual Women & Abuse: Power, norms and dom…

Date Published: 29/06/2016

To launch our campaign for lesbian and bisexual women on abuse, Women's Programme volunteer Anna Nikoghosyan talks about power, norms and domestic abuse in relationships between women. 

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Manchester to stand united in face of Orlando hate crime

Date Published: 13/06/2016

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OPINION: PrEP needed today, not tomorrow

Date Published: 06/06/2016

Rob Cookson, Deputy Chief Executive of LGBT Foundation shares his personal views on the recent decision by NHS England not to commission PrEP - the drug that could halt the spread of HIV.

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