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Manchester City Council commits to halving late and undiagno…

Date Published: 04/02/2015

Manchester City Council have committed to halving late and undiagnosed HIV by passing a motion on HIV testing in support of the Halve It campaign. The testing services at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) were also specifically mentioned as part of the motion delivered today. 

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Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015

Date Published: 20/01/2015

As part of Manchester’s Hate Crime Awareness Week, 26th January to 1st February 2015, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) have a number of events and activities taking place across the whole week and culminating in our Sunday Service Drop-in on Sunday 1st February, 1-3pm. 

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Focus on LGBT Wythenshawe

Date Published: 14/01/2015

Chris Oatway is a Community Leader with big plans for local LGBT collaboration to help provide LGBT support for lesbian,gay,bisexual and trans people over the age of 25 to compliment existing LGBT youth groups that serve many of our communities.It all begins in Wythenshawe...

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More time for you to get tested from January!

Date Published: 24/12/2014

We're pleased to announce an extra hour each week for rapid HIV testing, plus we are making a slight adjustment to our Monday clinic times.

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Opening times at The LGF and how you can access help

Date Published: 22/12/2014

Our helpline is available 10am-10pm every day, our building is open every day this Christmas and new year except Christmas day. Plus there's other services out there for you.

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Supporting LGBT Young People in Care

Date Published: 18/12/2014

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 well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people which is to be launched in Spring 2015. 

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#HelpLGF: Donate this Christmas

Date Published: 16/12/2014

This Christmas, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are reaching out and asking for your support to help us continue the important work we do with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

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One Salford Medical Centre

Date Published: 15/12/2014

One Salford Medical Centre receives their GOLD Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

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The Simpson Medical Practice Strikes GOLD

Date Published: 15/12/2014

Simpson Medical Pracice receive their GOLD Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

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BME LGBT Mental Health Event

Date Published: 15/12/2014

In February organisations and groups across Greater Manchester are holding a Networking Workshop at The LGF for Black Minority Ethnic communities who identify as Lesbian Gay Bisexual or Transgender to provide an opportunity to discuss additional discrimination that people from these communities may face and how this can impact on mental health.

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Safety first: Free soft drinks to curb drink driving this Xm…

Date Published: 11/12/2014

Via Manchester on Canal Street are offering free soft drinks to designated drivers on nights out to curb drink driving this Christmas.

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Rosie & Chris celebrate first religious civil partnershi…

Date Published: 10/12/2014

LGF volunteers celebrate their wedding with a Quaker ceremony

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Be a trustee and shape the future for our communities

Date Published: 09/12/2014

Chair of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation David McGovern writes about how you can help us to ensure that the LGB&T community receive world-class services and support.

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Salford Matters Strikes GOLD

Date Published: 02/12/2014

Salford Matters receive their GOLD Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

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House of Lords holds historic debate on lesbian, bisexual an…

Date Published: 04/12/2014

On Weds 3rd December the UK House of Lords debated lesbian, bisexual and trans women's issues for the first time. 

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Christmas LGB&T Tea Dance

Date Published: 04/12/2014

Back by popular demand, after a successful event at Manchester Pride 2014, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are excited to host a special Christmas LGB&T Tea Dance on Saturday December 20th .There will be dancing and yes,we are asking you to come along and join in the fun...

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LGF Christmas Foodbank Appeal

Date Published: 04/12/2014

This Christmas the staff at the Lesbian & Gay Foundation and our friends at Via,Canal St have decided not to send Christmas cards and instead donate to Manchester Metropolitan Church’s Foodbank which supports people in crisis including LGBT people and asylum seekers.

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New Prostate Cancer Postcards for Gay & Bisexual Men

Date Published: 03/12/2014

At Manchester Pride 2014, The LGBT Cancer Support Alliance talked to over 200 people about their awareness around prostate cancer.These conversations helped to provide information for some new postcards funded by Prostate Cancer UK and now freely available.

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HIV & The Man Who Saved My Life

Date Published: 01/12/2014

Former outnorthwest Editor, and LGF member of staff Grahame Robertson shares the story of Dougie Cowen - a friend he lost to HIV/AIDS in 1995.

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Star Support for HIV Testing Week

Date Published: 26/11/2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation has been gathering messages of support from some amazing men who you may have heard of.We asked some well-known guys both within the LGBT community and public figures known to millions to tell us why they think HIV Testing is so important.

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