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Affleck's Angel Volunteers!

Date Published: 10/02/2015

Following on from Manchester's Hate Crime Awareness Week and Affleck's Palace joining The LGF by becoming a third-party Hate Crime Reporting Centre, we heard from General Manager Tony Martin, who has kindly decided to volunteer his time with our wonderful LGF Village Angels.

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Promoting LGBT Voice across Greater Manchester

Date Published: 10/12/2014

Febrauary & March 2015 will provide an opportunity to  hear about the importance of having lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender voices heard across Greater Manchester and contribute to improving the health needs of this community where you live and work. 

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Have your say at LGBT Question Time 2015!

Date Published: 05/02/2015

To mark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month this February, Manchester City Council with support from The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), are hosting LGBT Question Time for its third consecutive year.

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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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TDoR: You were known to us

Date Published: 25/11/2014

Last Thursday was Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), and events were held in Manchester and throughout the world to commemorate members of the trans* communities that we have lost to transphobia.

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First UK guide for lesbian and bisexual women affected by se…

Date Published: 24/11/2014

To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Tuesday 25th November, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are launching ‘A guide for lesbian and bisexual women who have been affected by sexual violence’ – the very first guide to be released in the UK specifically for lesbian and bisexual women.

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Kieron Knight supports National HIV Testing Week

Date Published: 24/11/2014

As a‘Young gay fella, in the adult entertainment biz’ we felt  that Kieron Knight  would be an ideal person to help get the message out to younger gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (MSM) about the importance of regular testing for HIV.

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Sir Ian McKellen Supports The LGF Over National HIV Testing …

Date Published: 21/11/2014

LGF patron Sir Ian McKellen has been extremely supportive of the range of activity we’ve got planned for National HIV Testing Week here at The LGF.

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Trans awareness week - Personal Stories

Date Published: 21/11/2014

As part of an extension of trans* awareness week, every day this week we're sharing a trans* person story, and sharing how and when they have received support.

"I met with the deputy manager she said “If you want to come to work like that we'll support you”

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Manchester’s Transgender Day of Remembrance

Date Published: 21/11/2014

Manchester’s Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual event being held to remember those that have been lost to transphobic hate and ignorance.

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Trans awareness week -Personal Stories

Date Published: 19/11/2014

As part of trans* awareness week, every day this week we're sharing a trans* person story, and sharing how and when they have received support.

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