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Meet our Volunteer: Yvy DeLuca

Date Published: 31/08/2016

Our amazing volunteer Yvy, who some of you may have seen working her magic across Pride, is here to tell you a bit about herself and why she got involved with the Women's programme

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Our Stories: Lizzie's story of experiencing abuse

Date Published: 15/08/2016

As part of our campaign: 'Lesbian and Bisexual Women & Abuse', Lizzie* tells us about her experiences of abuse.

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Date Published: 28/07/2016

LGBT Foundation Drug & Alcohol Service in partnership with Patrick Cash and Dragonflies Theatre are hosting a free event for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men to enable open conversation on the subject of chemsex in Manchester.

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ALL NEW IMPROVED: Pride in Practice!

Date Published: 25/07/2016

For the last four years our GP quality assurance service has been supporting clinicians, practice managers and staff to effectively meet the needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Now the service is to be improved by becoming fully trans inclusive and by extending the project’s reach to include support for dentists, optometrists and pharmacies across Greater Manchester. However, none of this is possible without the direct input of LGBT people like you …

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Lesbian and Bisexual Women & Abuse: Coercive Control

Date Published: 21/07/2016

In support of the Women's Programme's campaign for lesbian and bisexual women on abuse, Amber Edmondson, a legal and rights-focussed writer, talks from her personal professional experience about coercive control. 

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LGBT Foundation response:UK Government Trans Equality Enquir…

Date Published: 08/07/2016

Legal processes for registering a change of gender are to be overhauled and being transgender will no longer be deemed a mental illness by any public body.However there is much more still to do as a result of the government’s review of the 2004 Gender Recognition Act.

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Statement from LGBT Sector Leaders on EU Referendum

Date Published: 30/06/2016

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans sectors are strong, resilient and passionately believe in equality for all. It is important this is the first message we send—one of positivity, one of strength and one of solidarity not only with our own communities but with all diverse communities—at a time when hard fought freedoms could be at threat.

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Women's Programme Campaign Launch: Lesbian and Bisexual Wome…

Date Published: 30/06/2016

The Women's Programme's 2016 campaign 'Lesbian and Bisexual Women & Abuse' is launching on July 1st.

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Meet our Volunteer: Samantha Steele

Date Published: 30/06/2016

As part of the Women's Programme Volunteer Corner, Samantha Steele tells us about her experience of working with lesbian and bisexual women who are seeking asylum..

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Lesbian and Bisexual Women & Abuse: Power, norms and dom…

Date Published: 29/06/2016

To launch our campaign for lesbian and bisexual women on abuse, Women's Programme volunteer Anna Nikoghosyan talks about power, norms and domestic abuse in relationships between women. 

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Manchester to stand united in face of Orlando hate crime

Date Published: 13/06/2016

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OPINION: PrEP needed today, not tomorrow

Date Published: 06/06/2016

Rob Cookson, Deputy Chief Executive of LGBT Foundation shares his personal views on the recent decision by NHS England not to commission PrEP - the drug that could halt the spread of HIV.

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Missed opportunity for HIV prevention

Date Published: 31/05/2016

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Meet our Volunteer: Rachel Cruz

Date Published: 27/05/2016

Welcome to the Women's Programme Volunteer Corner and welcome to Rachel Cruz!

Rachel has recently become a volunteer for the Women's Programme and is going to tell you a bit about her life, her identity as a trans lesbian woman and what she's been up to recently. 

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LGBT people could finally be acknowledged in the 2021 Census…

Date Published: 25/05/2016

In a positive development for LGBT communities, the next national census could be the first to ask people about their sexuality and gender identity. 

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Charity of the Year Award win at the British LGBT Awards

Date Published: 16/05/2016

We're very excited to announce that we have won the Charity of the Year Award at the RBS British LGBT Awards for our work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

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Stand with us against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Date Published: 16/05/2016

LGBT Foundation are taking a stand against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia by hosting a free community vigil on 17 May to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

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‘NUL POINTS’: HIV Community Gives Dismal Verdict To NHS …

Date Published: 11/05/2016

LGBT Foundation are uniting with the HIV community during Eurovision week to give a damning verdict on NHS England’s delays on a game-changing HIV prevention drug.

And the verdict is a resounding ‘Nul Points’.

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Meet our Volunteer: Anna Nikoghosyan

Date Published: 29/04/2016

Welcome to the début of the Women's Programme Volunteer Corner and welcome to Anna Nikoghosyan.

Anna has recently become a volunteer for the Women's Programme and is going to tell you a bit about herself, her activism, and what it's like to be LGBT+, a woman, and an activist in Armenia. 

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Pride is coming to Wythenshawe!

Date Published: 28/04/2016

Saturday 20th August 2016 will be Wythenshawe's Summer Pride Event. The event will take place in The Forum in Wythenshawe from 10am - 3pm. There will be stalls from local organizations, workshops & activities, music & food and lots more. 

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Wigan Pride 2016

Date Published: 27/04/2016

Wigan’s First LGBT Pride event will take place on August 13th 2016. It is  a cross partnership event organised by BYOU, Wigan’s young people’s LGBTQ+ action and support group, supported by youth workers from Wigan Council’s Voice and Engagement Team.

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NHS agrees to reconsider its decision on PrEP

Date Published: 20/04/2016

LGBT Foundation are encouraged by the news that NHS England have announced they "will carefully consider its position on commissioning PrEP." The NHS  announced they will reconsider their decision on PrEP, following legal representation from National AIDS Trust (NAT). This is welcome news.

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Chair David McGovern honoured as Deputy Lieutenant of Greate…

Date Published: 07/04/2016

David McGovern, Chair of LGBT Foundation, was selected to receive the prestigious honour by Lord-Lieutenant Warren Smith, after decades of work with charities and local communities.

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PrEP needed today, not tomorrow

Date Published: 22/03/2016

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A Tribute to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Date Published: 14/03/2016

Internationally acclaimed British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has died at the age of 81. Sir Peter was a patron of LGBT Foundation and  the sad news comes just a week after the death of his old friend Tony Warren. We would like to pay tribute to Peter, who was a loyal patron to LGBT Foundation and we send our thoughts to his family and loved ones.   

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Introducing Macmillan's LGBT Project Worker

Date Published: 10/03/2016

We’re delighted to welcome to the team Lawrence Roberts, Macmillan’s LGBT Project Worker who is working with The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and LGBT Foundation to improve knowledge, understanding and support for LGBT people affected by cancer via the LGBT Cancer Support Alliance group.

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'Proud 2B smokefree'

Date Published: 09/03/2016

Smoking, Vaping, Cancer & the LGBT community. 'Proud 2B Smokefree' is an ongoing project around smoking and vaping which aims to highlight the disproportionate numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people who both smoke, vape or combine the two, and explore how this may link to an increased risk of developing many different types of cancer.

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Tony Warren MBE - A Tribute

Date Published: 02/03/2016

It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of one of the most important figures in British TV history. Here's our tribute to the creator of Coronation Street and long time supporter & patron of  LGBT Foundation,Tony Warren MBE.

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HIV and sexual health charities unite in action against gove…

Date Published: 25/02/2016

LGBT Foundation alongside other HIV and sexual health charities from across the UK have come together with health professional bodies, British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), and British HIV Association to launch a new national campaign opposing cuts to HIV services across the country -‘Support people with HIV: Stop the cuts’.

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Greater Mancs: Taking Charge of Health & Care

Date Published: 15/02/2016

For the first time Greater Manchester is taking charge of the £6 billion spent on health and social care in its ten boroughs. Making decisions about some of the most important things in our lives – including health and social care. LGBT Foundation have joined  a regional collective of organisations  to help our communities share their thoughts on what stops or helps people from taking charge of their health and making healthy choices.

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