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Chat with The LGF for Coming Out Day!

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To mark Coming Out Day on 11th October, The LGF are hosting two live Q&A web chats about coming out on 10th October 7-9pm and on 11th October 2-4pm. This will be an opportunity to get free non-judgemental advice, ask questions and meet others.

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The LGF marks 50 years of the modern LGBT rights movement

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The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are organising a tribute and celebration in honour of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the modern LGBT rights movement.

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Bishop of Manchester celebrates 50 Years of LGBT History

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The 12th Bishop of Manchester acknowledges the city’s long history of supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT) community by taking part in two special events this October.

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Homo Heroes Voting

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Volunteering at The LGF

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Thank you for taking the time to keep our records up to date.

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The LGF supports the call for same-sex SRE to be statutory in all English schools

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A coalition of LGBTI (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Intersex) organisations and campaigners have written an open letter to political leaders in the UK, highlighting the urgent need to make Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) statutory in all schools – as well as appropriate for LGBTI young people.

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The LGF Drugs Clinic: FAQs

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We asked Chris Todd, Clinical Psychologist from Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust to answer the most frequently asked questions we get about the drugs clinic.

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Woodlands Medical Centre strikes GOLD

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

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LGB&T inclusion in Manchester older people’s services

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The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF), supported by Manchester City Council Equalities Fund, is exploring how older people’s services in Manchester meet the needs of older lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people in the city.

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The LGF Chilly Nipple Ice Bucket Challenge!

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Why not #icebucketchallenge your friends, family and work colleagues to take part and raise money for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGB&T) people in crisis today. 

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jo

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Great idea :)

Our condom and lube distribution scheme

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Since 1994, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation has been providing free Condoms and Lube (as well as information regarding correct condom use, STI and HIV prevention) across Greater Manchester for gay and bisexual men. The Condom and Lube Safer Sex Scheme, originated by Healthy Gay Manchester and continued after the amalgamation of HGM and Manchester Lesbian & Gay Switchboard in 2000, is one of the longest running and highly regarded of its kind, with over 500,000 individual condoms and 500,000 sachets of water based lube distributed every year.

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Manchester Pride

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During Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend, The LGF will open the doors of its Community Resource Centre on Richmond Street to the thousands of people attending Manchester Pride and offer something that no other Pride event can - a space to refresh, recharge, and reconnect.

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Our condom and lube distribution scheme

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Since 1994, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) has been providing free Condoms and Lube (as well as information regarding correct condom use, STI and HIV prevention) across Greater Manchester for gay and bisexual men.

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Some quick questions about your experience

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Voting has begun for The LGF Homo Heroes Awards 2014

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The LGF are pleased to announce that public voting for the Homo Heroes Awards 2014 is now open and the top three nominees for each category have been shortlisted.

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Has religion affected your experience at work, in daily life or as a business?

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Since 2010, the Equality Act has legally protected certain characteristics from discrimination, including sexual orientation, gender identity and religion or belief. But how does this work in practice? 

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So what's down there? - female masturbation

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An Introduction to Male Cancers

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This information is designed to look at some of the cancers that gay and bisexual men are concerned about. It has been informed by gay & bisexual men and includes thoughts and feelings on how cancer has affected them.

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The LGF to become an LGB&T charity

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For the past decade, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) has described itself as a lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, mainly focused on supporting people with issues related to their sexual orientation.  However, following unanimous support at the latest Trustees’ meeting, The LGF is excited to announce that the charity will become trans* inclusive in the future.

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Bowland Medical Practice strikes GOLD!

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

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Male Cancers

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This information is designed to look at some of the cancers that gay and bisexual men are concerned about. It has been informed by gay & bisexual men and includes thoughts and feelings on how cancer has affected them.

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Gender

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Websites which provide information around Gender Issues.

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Interviewing Zak Hardaker - The colourful life of an LGF volunteer

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LGF Volunteer Christopher Oatway spoke to Zak Hardaker on behalf of Gaydio for whom he is also a volunteer, at a press event held at Taurus in Manchester’s Gay Village.

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Fairfax Group Practice strikes GOLD!

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

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#Love_Is...An LGBT Tea Dance!

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On Friday 22nd August, 2pm - 5pm we’re kicking off Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend at the Lesbian & Gay Foundation with an afternoon tea dance, complete with cake, music and dancing!

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Gay Man

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“I met with Dr. Twiss and she was lovely, among other things discussed our conversation included sexual health issues and sexual orientation; it flowed in a very relaxed and friendly fashion. I felt...

Northenden Group Practice is a SILVER success!

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Northenden Group Practice receives their SILVER Pride in Practice award for delivering an inclusive healthcare service to their patients.

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Share your views of domestic violence or abuse services

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Manchester City Council are currently reviewing their approach to supporting survivors of domestic violence or abuse, and working with perpetrators to stop incidences of violence and abuse. 

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