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Safer Sex: condoms and lube

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We use the term ‘safer sex’, as no sexual activity can be 100% risk free. However for anal sex, if condoms are used correctly with plenty of water based lube, the majority of STIs can be prevented.

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Having a healthy sex life

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There’s a huge range of sexual activities, some you’ll have heard of, others you won’t – therefore, there is no straightforward answer!!

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Anonymous

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“I saw this (LGBT Foundation's Helpline Poster) on the information rack at my GP and was delighted to see supportive LGBT information displayed with all the other useful resources in the GP’s wait...

Anonymous

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“I have recently registered with Ashville GP surgery… I must say I was really pleasantly surprised with the amount of LGB friendly resources in the reception of the surgery. I noticed the award pr...

LGBT Directory

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Our listings directory for LGBT services across the North West and more!

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Does your GP meet your needs?

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Are you open and honest about your sexual orientation with your GP? Does your GP meet your needs?

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WE ARE LGBT FOUNDATION!

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We're excited to announce that The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) is changing its name to LGBT Foundation to reflect the diverse and inclusive work that we do with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

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The LGBT Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion Document

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The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) published by Public Health England is based on national data collected through NHS monitoring and national surveys.

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Research into LGB needs and experiences

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Welcome to our summary reports page, where you can access the key findings from The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s “I Exist” survey for lesbian, gay and bisexual people living in the UK.

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Policy Briefings and Fact Sheets

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A selection of policy briefings prepared by LGBT Foundation.

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Manchester Community Safety

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Community Safety: the state of the city for Manchester’s LGB communities (2014) brings together the available evidence on LGB people’s community safety needs and experiences in Manchester.

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First time

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How to make your first time less nerve-wracking.

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Volunteering opportunities

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There are lots and lots of ways that you can get involved with the work we do at LGBT Foundation.

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Part of the Picture - LGB people's drug and alcohol use in England

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The Part of the Picture (POTP) research project was a five-year partnership between The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), funded by the Big Lottery Fund's research programme between 2009-2014.

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Resources

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On this page you can find links to our resources for young people as well as helpful resources that other people have created. 

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Friends & Family

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On this page you will find information and advice for friends and family members of LGBT people. There is lots of help and support for friends and families of lesbian, gay and bisexual people ranging from support groups, advice and tips on how to be a great ally and provide help and support. 

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For professionals

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Young People are the future of our society! So what can you do to help your young people this week?

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What is counselling?

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Counselling is a process where a person works in partnership with a counsellor on issues that may be causing distress in their lives.

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Bullying

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Bullying is the persistant mistreatment of someone over a period of time.  Learn more about LGBT bullying here!

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Evidence Exchange Glossary and search help

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Adding your research to the Evidence Exchange

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Who is the Evidence Exchange for?

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How to use the Evidence Exchange

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Benefits of counselling

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Talking provides an opportunity to discuss your feelings and other things you may not have previously discussed with anyone.

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Evidence Exchange of LGBT Statistics

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Domestic violence for health professionals

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Domestic violence in LGB communities can remain hidden locally, as well as nationally.

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Body confidence

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How to love your own body.

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Safer Sex Tips

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Safer sex info for women who have sex with women.

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The Sexual Health Clinic 101 – What happens when you get a sexual health check?

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What happens when you go for a sexual health check?

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Breast cancer for health professionals

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with approximately 48,000 women in Britain diagnosed each year.

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