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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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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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LGBT Stoptober!

Date Published: 16/10/2015

October is Stoptober and LGBT Smokers are being urged to sign up to Stoptober with friends, family and colleagues to boost chances of quitting.There are now resources to help services support LGBT people around smoking cessation too.

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LGBT Carers Survey

Date Published: 15/10/2015

Being  lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans and a carer can bring about additional issues. Carers UK want to find out about the specific support needs of LGBT people who are caring for someone.

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Do we need support from a lesbian and bisexual women's commu…

Date Published: 01/10/2015

Claudia Carvell explores whether we need a lesbian and bisexual women's community.

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Cornishway Group Practice strikes GOLD!

Date Published: 03/09/2015

Cornishway Group Practice receives their GOLD Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

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Ashton GP Service strikes GOLD!

Date Published: 04/09/2015

Ashton GP Service receives their GOLD Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

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Park View Medical Centre strikes GOLD!

Date Published: 03/09/2015

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

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#WeAreLGBTfdn for Manchester Pride 2015!

Date Published: 26/08/2015

We're really excited to open up our doors again this year for Manchester Pride 2015 by offering a safe and welcoming alternative community space, including a Community Café and an LGBT Tea Dance.
 

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LGBT Tea Dance at Manchester Pride

Date Published: 03/08/2015

To kick off Manchester Pride 2015 LGBT Foundation are hosting a traditional style tea dance. Relax, meet friends, enjoy the music and learn  ballroom,waltz & salsa at this special free event!

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Free the nipple! Do we need a campaign about bare breasts?

Date Published: 23/07/2015

Claudia Carvell explores the reasons and contradictions behind the 'Free the Nipple' campaign. 

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Tackling Hate Crime: Heywood,Middleton & Rochdale

Date Published: 15/07/2015

Evidence suggests around 35,000 cases of hate crime committed against people because of their sexual orientation go unreported every year nationally.This is something that Adrian Palmer,  Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale's LGBT Community Development Worker  knows only too well.

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Are you an LGBT resident of Bolton? We want to hear from you…

Date Published: 14/07/2015

LGBT Bolton Residents – Share your thoughts at our focus groups and earn £15 shopping vouchers!

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Big Lottery funding to improve the health and wellbeing of t…

Date Published: 14/07/2015

LGBT Foundation are excited to announce that we are being awarded funding from Reaching Communities through the Big Lottery Fund to support our ongoing partnership work around improving the health and wellbeing of trans people over the next four years.

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MMU Students work with our Village Angels

Date Published: 29/06/2015

Students from Manchester Metropolitan University in the Department of Sociology are working with Public, voluntary and private sector partners to address complex crime and community safety issues within the city centre. 

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Around 35,000 LGBT hate crimes go unreported every year

Date Published: 22/06/2015

Fear of how they will be treated is leading to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people (LGBT) not reporting hate crimes. As a result perpetrators are evading justice, a new report published today reveals.

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Changes to weekend opening times

Date Published: 18/06/2015

Like many other charities we have experienced challenges over the past few months and years. Funding cuts and dwindling resources have led to a very difficult decision to reduce our weekend opening hours.

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Bringing Smoking Out of the Closet

Date Published: 16/06/2015

A special event for professionals and those interested in highlighting LGBT Attitudes to Smoking will take place on Friday 14th August at LGBT Foundation. 

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LGBT Foundation Volunteer Awards 2015

Date Published: 12/06/2015

On Friday 5th June, we celebrated our first Volunteer Awards as LGBT Foundation.

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The state of play in Northern Ireland

Date Published: 12/06/2015

We caught up with John O’Doherty, Director of The Rainbow Project, Northern Ireland’s largest LGBT organisation, to find out more about the challenges the Northern Irish LGBT community faces and his views on the current goings-on.

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Andrea's Coming Out Story

Date Published: 01/06/2015

Andrea, 46, shares her personal coming out story with us.

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