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outnorthwest bows out after 14 years

Date Published: 24/03/2014

This week sees the publication of Issue 121 of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s community magazine outnorthwest. Sadly, this will be the final issue. 

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Why I’m running for The LGF! - James’ Story

Date Published: 12/03/2014

Community Engagement Officer James Derham explains why he’s running for The LGF’s Charity Challenges.

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SUGAR & SPICE 8 – When Sali Met Bethany

Date Published: 07/03/2014

This weekend sees The LGF’s annual celebration of International Women’s Day – Sugar & Spice 8. One of the highlights of the event will be the panel discussion, which takes place on Saturday 8th March from 5-6pm.

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The LGF wins award for securing LGB people equal rights to a…

Date Published: 05/03/2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) is being awarded for helping to improve the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people by successfully campaigning for NHS England to monitor the sexual orientation of staff and patients.

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The LGF’s highlights for LGBT History Month 2014!

Date Published: 28/02/2014

In honour of LGBT History Month 2014, here’s a round-up of our most memorable highlights from the past month...

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Listen to The LGF's LGBT History Month playlist!

Date Published: 26/02/2014

The theme of this year's LGBT History Month is Music, and here at The LGF we wanted to share with you all some of our favourite music by LGB&T artists! 

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What makes great sex for men who have sex with men? Join us …

Date Published: 26/02/2014

What’s sexy? What does good sex mean to you? How do you turn him on? What feels good? The Great Sex Debate is inviting you to an honest discussion with a panel of sexperts about the sex you’re having and the sex you want.

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Half of Manchester LGB people experience homophobic or bipho…

Date Published: 19/02/2014

A report launched today by The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) with the support of Manchester City Council’s Equalities Team - Community Safety: the state of the city for Manchester’s lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) communities - found that LGB people’s needs are not being recognised and addressed across Manchester when they are most in need of support.

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Panel announced for Sugar & Spice Festival 2014

Date Published: 17/02/2014

We are delighted to announce the line-up of inspiring women who will be taking part in the panel discussion at Sugar & Spice 8 – Make Love Not War. The panel discussion at Sugar & Spice has become one of the most popular parts of the event and we’re sure that this year’s panel will continue that tradition.

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Popped the question? What next?

Date Published: 14/02/2014

It’s Valentine's Day, and some lucky people today might just be hearing those wonderful words, “Will you marry me?”

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South Manchester GP practices receives more Pride in Practic…

Date Published: 12/02/2014

Didsbury Medical Centre and Northern Moor Medical Practice received their GOLD Pride in Practice award!

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Let's talk Shigella

Date Published: 11/02/2014

Shigella is a bacterial infection that is caused by the bacteria found in poo. It can be very easily spread as all it takes if for a tiny amount of the bacteria to get into your mouth.

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LGBT Question Time 2014: We want your questions!

Date Published: 05/02/2014

As part of LGBT History Month, the LGB&T community are invited to ask a panel of experts, including The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), questions for this year’s LGBT Question Time 2014.

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The LGF launches ‘No Hate in Our Village’ campaign

Date Published: 23/01/2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) launched their hard hitting hate crime awareness campaign, ‘No Hate in Our Village’ in Manchester’s Canal Street today.

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Review: 'The Pride' at Manchester Opera House

Date Published: 21/01/2014

A review of Alexi Kaye-Campbell’s award-winning production of ‘The Pride’ at Manchester Opera House.

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The LGF marks Holocaust Memorial Day 2014

Date Published: 21/01/2014

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2014, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is hosing three unique events at its Community Resource Centre.

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The LGF urges Manchester’s Gay Village to 'Report Hate'

Date Published: 20/01/2014

In support of Manchester Hate Crime Awareness Week on 20-26 January, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are launching a new campaign in partnership with the Village Business Association (VBA) called ‘No Hate in Our Village.’

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The LGF challenges you to take action in 2014!!

Date Published: 16/01/2014

The LGF are calling for volunteers to take part in some of the biggest running events in 2014, including the Virgin London Marathon and the BUPA Great Manchester Run. 

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Transform Manchester mental health services: We want to hear…

Date Published: 20/12/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) wants to hear your opinions and experiences on how you want to shape the future of mental health services in Manchester.

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Gold, silver and bronze win for The LGF in the Co-op Respect…

Date Published: 19/12/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) is the proud winner of three awards in the Respect ‘Loved by You’ Awards 2013, announced the Co-operative Respect Network today.

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The LGF’s testing services over Christmas

Date Published: 16/12/2013

If you want to access sexual health clinics over Christmas then please be advised that the usual full STI LGF clinics that would have been on 24 and 31 December will not be operating and there will also be no rapid HIV testing clinic on Wednesday 25 December or Wednesday 1 January. 

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Save the date! Britain’s first same-sex marriages set for …

Date Published: 11/12/2013

The first same-sex weddings in England and Wales will take place on Saturday 29 March 2014, announced Women and Equalities Minister Maria Miller. 

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Join the LGB Community Leaders Roadshow 2013/14!

Date Published: 03/12/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) is going on the road across Greater Manchester to find out what issues LGB (lesbian, gay and bisexual) people want to have raised at a local level within health and social care and also to encourage volunteers to have their voice heard where they live.

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The LGF DOUBLES fundraising efforts for Christmas

Date Published: 02/12/2013

During December, every donation received by The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) through The Big Give Christmas dashboard will be doubled!

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NEW! Christmas Cards Featuring Same-Sex Couples

Date Published: 30/10/2013

We introduce artist Phyllis Mahon who has created a range of Christmas Cards featuring same-sex couples, with a percentage of her sales going towards The LGF!

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Substances, support and seeking help

Date Published: 27/11/2013

Have you ever accessed support for a drug or alcohol problem? Maybe you have thought about it, but never got so far as making that contact? Perhaps you feel that you are able to manage it yourself, without any support?

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Talking Positive about HIV: David’s story

Date Published: 27/11/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) spoke to David about living as a HIV positive man, how it affects him personally and the importance of raising HIV awareness.

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Let's Talk Positive for World AIDS Day 2013

Date Published: 26/11/2013

To mark World AIDS Day, The Lesbian and Gay Foundation (The LGF) are hosting ‘Talk Positive’ on Sunday 1 December - an informal open day and event for gay and bisexual men to talk about what we should be doing in the fight against HIV, how we can break down the stigma surrounding it and what concerns they have about sexual health issues.

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First European HIV Testing Week 2013: The LGF boosts awarene…

Date Published: 21/11/2013

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation (The LGF) are hosting a series of additional services over the week, including an all-day rapid HIV Clinic to increase HIV testing among gay and bisexual (GB) men.

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Manchester’s LGBT community launches unique event to chall…

Date Published: 20/11/2013

Organisers of an alternative opening ceremony to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are calling for supporters to get involved.

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