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Understanding Muslim LGBT Identity

Date Published: 08/01/2016

To celebrate LGBT History Month’s theme of ‘Religion, Belief & Philosophy’, in February LGBT Foundation are hosting a free event to provide a short introduction to Islam by way of helping individuals and organisations to support LGBT Muslims.

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NEW! LGBT Cancer Taskforce

Date Published: 04/01/2016

If you are an LGBT person affected by cancer, or you have cared for someone from the LGBT community who has experienced cancer, Macmillan Cancer Support is setting up a new LGBT and cancer taskforce to get a sense of the issues people feel are important. 

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Opening times for Festive Period 2015

Date Published: 21/12/2015

We know that Christmas and New Year can be a difficult time, so our dedicated staff and volunteers will be providing support at our office and through our helpline. Click here to find out more about our opening hours.

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'Sex by deception' - Statement from LGBT Foundation

Date Published: 17/12/2015

This week Kyran Lee, a 25 year old trans man, received a two year suspended sentence after being convicted in 2014 of one count of sexual assault by penetration on the basis of obtaining ‘sex through deception.’ This and similar cases could be a cause for concern for trans people who choose not to disclose their trans status with partners before having sex.

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Have Your Say:Greater Manchester Budget Consultations

Date Published: 14/12/2015

Too often the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are seldom heard in relation to local service provision. Now we have an opportunity to have our say on funding of local services to make sure that the needs of LGBT people are met across Greater Manchester.

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What do LGBT people want from health & social care servi…

Date Published: 09/12/2015

The National LGB&T Partnership is gathering and compiling information about what lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people want from health and social care services. Take part in a short survey and have your say.

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Chorlton LGBT Voice needed around Dementia

Date Published: 04/12/2015

LGBT people with dementia are especially marginalised, issues impacting LGBT people with dementia are under‐represented in general dementia groups & charities. To challenge this there is an opportunity in the New Year to give LGBT people affected by dementia a voice in the Chorlton,Fallowfield and Whalley Range areas of Manchester. 

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LGBT Christmas Food Bank Appeal

Date Published: 03/12/2015

As we begin to prepare for the festive season LGBT Foundation & Via, Canal Street would once again like to encourage our supporters to help those in our communities who may not be as fortunate as ourselves by donating to the Manchester Food Bank that supports LGBT asylum seekers.

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HIV in Greater Manchester – Men who have sex with men

Date Published: 02/12/2015

New figures from the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University have revealed that there were 531 new cases of HIV reported in Greater Manchester in 2014, an increase of 13%.

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Latest HIV figures: Increase in positive gay,bisexual & …

Date Published: 27/11/2015

There are 1 in 20 gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men (MSM) now living with HIV throughout the UK. However, there are now also many more ways of testing for HIV and  more ways of preventing HIV transmission which are becoming available.

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Talk and Test project awarded innovative HIV prevention fund

Date Published: 24/11/2015

LGBT Foundation are working in partnership with BHA for Equality to deliver Point of Care Testing (POCT) in the new Greater Manchester Talk and Test project, supported by a multi-agency project steering group which includes membership from the local PHE Team, Greater Manchester Commissioners and Bridgewater Community Healthcare Trust.

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New research study focusing on trans lives in Manchester

Date Published: 24/11/2015

LGBT Foundation is delighted to announce that we have been commissioned by Manchester City Council to conduct a research study into the trans population of Manchester.

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Trans Women & Prostate Cancer

Date Published: 12/11/2015

There is little information available on how trans women are affected by prostate cancer. With this in mind,one researcher would like to talk to trans women themselves (in confidence) who have had experiences or concerns about living with and beyond prostate cancer.

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Please support Robert's right to be Gay

Date Published: 11/11/2015

Anger is growing in Manchester at the detention of Robert Kityo, a Ugandan asylum seeker and activist within Manchester's LGBT scene. A prolific volunteer with us at LGBT Foundaiton, we are asking everyone to sign a petition to support Robert's right to remain in the UK.

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National HIV Testing Week 2015

Date Published: 10/11/2015

LGBT Foundation invites you, once again, to get involved and support this year’s National HIV Testing Week (NHTW) which starts on 21st November, in the run up to World AIDS Day on 1st December.

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Trans Awareness Week & Trans Day of Remembrance

Date Published: 03/11/2015

Trans Awareness Week (14th-20th November 2015) is fast approaching and leading up to international Trans Day of Remembrance on 20th November 2015. 

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Believing in LGBT Young People

Date Published: 27/10/2015

LGBT Foundation are to host a special  event for Inter Faith Week 2015 to enable faith communities  to better support and understand younger LGBT people.

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Say hello to LGBT Foundation’s new Deputy Chief Executive!

Date Published: 19/10/2015

Here is a personal message from LGBT Foundation’s newly appointed Deputy Chief Executive, Rob Cookson.

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Rosie wins Bolton LGBT Champion award!

Date Published: 20/10/2015

We were delighted to hear that one of our Community Leaders  Rosie Adamson Clark  won a top award for her work around LGBT health equalities at Bolton's first LGBT Awards Dinner at Bolton’s first ever Pride event last weekend.

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Salford LGBT Older People’s Care Survey

Date Published: 16/10/2015

The Care Quality Commission (CQC), through the support of the National LGB&T Partnership, would like to build a picture of the quality of health and care services in the Salford area.

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