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Sexual health quickies

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‘LGF Quickies’ are short videos presented by staff from The LGF. The aim is to give you important sexual health messages in a quick and entertaining way, and (hopefully!) for you to share them with your friends.

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Homo Heroes Awards 2014 - Your winners!

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Introducing the Barclays Straight Ally Award, this year's Homo Heroes Awards received almost 400 nominations across 9 categories, and then went on to receive over 7000 individual votes from across the UK and beyond!

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Homo Heroes Awards

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The fight for what’s right: Why Sex & Relationship Education should be mandatory in all schools

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The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are currently supporting the nationwide campaign ‘SRE- It’s my right’ which aims to get compulsory same-sex Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) in all English schools. Claudia Carvell explains why this is so important...

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Manchester Cathedral comes OUT! to support LGBT community

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Manchester Cathedral are hosting a special service on 14th October 2014 to focus on including lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people as part of the local community, while also celebrating Manchester's rich LGBT heritage.

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Increasing HIV diagnoses in gay/bi men and over 50s

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Earlier this week, Public Health England released its new HIV stats for 2013. These show that a rise in the number of people receiving HIV care and a slight decline in new HIV diagnoses. 

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Amiable Warriors: The Campaign for Homosexual Equality

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Volume 1 of the official history of The Campaign for Homosexual Equality celebrating half a century since the birth of the modern  LGBT rights movement in Manchester in 1964 is soon to be published and we have an exclusive extract to share called ‘The Battle for Burnley’.

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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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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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