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Action Plan highlights key steps to stronger LGBT inclusion …

Date Published: 22/06/2017

Greater Manchester’s LGBT Foundation has launched an Action Plan highlighting the key priorities that need to be addressed by organisations across the region to benefit its LGBT communities. 

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GP champions LGBT inclusion with Pride in Practice

Date Published: 20/06/2017

Bedford House Medical Centre in Tameside has received a Gold award for excellence in LGBT healthcare. The award is particularly poignant as one of  the practices GPs is the stepfather of Martyn Hett who was among the 22 people killed in the bombing at Manchester Arena on May 22.

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Foundation Trustee made MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Date Published: 19/06/2017

LGBT Foundation Trustee, Glyn Jenkins has been made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the community in Greater Manchester.

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For Gay Men: Making Smart Changes to Your Life

Date Published: 12/06/2017

This week (12-18 June) Men’s Health Week are raising awareness about ‘belly fat’. The type of fat that's bad for our health and that men are more likely to have. If you are a gay man struggling to make changes to your health, a specially designed workshop taking place this month at LGBT Foundation can help you learn how you can motivate yourself to make healthier decisions in life.

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Greater Manchester invited to stand together against LGBT Ha…

Date Published: 10/05/2017

GREATER Manchester’s LGBT Foundation is hosting a community event at its building in Richmond Street to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Wednesday 17 May from 5.45 – 7pm. 

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New report calls for wider road to better trans inclusion

Date Published: 08/05/2017

While the UK’s trans* community has benefited from increased interest of the media and policy makers in recent years, further work is needed to capitalise on this and overcome current roadblocks to further progress, according to research released by a leading LGBT organisation today. 

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LGBT Foundation bids a fond farewell to Greater Manchester…

Date Published: 04/05/2017

As people across the city region go to the polls to elect the region's first metro mayor, LGBT Foundation would like to say a heartfelt farewell and thank you to Tony Lloyd, Greater Manchester’s Interim Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner. 

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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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