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The LGF wins Diversity in Health Award for work in Rochdale

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The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) have won the Diversity in Health Award for their work in Rochdale and was shortlisted for the Breaking Barriers Award at the Rochdale Diversity Awards.

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A Summer of Pride!

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Here’s a list of all (that we know of!) Pride events happening this Summer across the North West. 

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The LGF celebrates Manchester Day Parade in rainbow colours

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The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) is celebrating Manchester and other LGB&T friendly cities from around the world for this year’s Manchester Day Parade on Sunday 22nd June.

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ayusha

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Carers stories

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Getting the help you need

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The LGF Volunteer Awards 2014

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The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s (The LGF) annual Volunteer Awards ceremony was held during National Volunteer’s Week and celebrated the achievements of all our fabulous volunteers.

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Who are your Homo Heroes for 2014?

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Nominations for The Lesbian & Gay Foundation's Homo Heroes Awards 2014 are now open so get nominating for the individuals, groups and organisations you feel have helped to make a difference to the community over the past year.

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Make schools safer

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Homophobic bullying is still endemic in UK schools, but our Safer Schools Packs help schools challenge homophobic bullying, support their lesbian, gay and bisexual students and promote understanding.

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Spotlight on your cervix! What is cervical screening and do lesbian and bi women need to bother?

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This week (8th – 14th June) is Cervical Screening Awareness Week, an annual initiative aimed at raising awareness of cervical screening and encouraging women to get regular screens. But what is cervical screening? And why should we bother?

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GP experiences survey

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DAVID

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Can a person get in to trouble for simply standing around in the cruising area, and can the police move you on if you are just in the area for a rest. Kind Regards

Homo Heroes Awards 2013 - your winners!

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This year's Homo Heroes Awards received almost 500 nominations across 8 categories, and then went on to receive over 6000 individual votes from across the UK and beyond!

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Anonymous

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“I’m not always open about my sexual orientation, especially in a healthcare setting but after seeing The LGF’s condoms on the reception desk and in the consultation room, I chatted to the nurse...

Boys who like boys: A survey of understanding about sex

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NAT (National AIDS Trust) have launched a nation-wide survey of young gay, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) about where and how they learn about sex, relationships and HIV and whether the information and support they receive is helpful.

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Men! Get a tenner for talking to us!

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Join our feedback group and receive a £10 shopping voucher! Help us find out about what men who have sex with men want to know about anal cancer and screening for the disease.

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The LGF receives GSK Impact Award

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The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) received an award of £30,000 for helping to improve the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB) people by successfully campaigning for NHS England to monitor the sexual orientation of staff and patients at the GSK Impact Awards ceremony last night.

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Tameside get’s ready for Pride first!

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On 28th June, Tameside will be holding its first ever Pride event and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation will be taking part. Here we talk to Bev Taylor from Tameside and Oldham Gay Society about what we can all look forward to on the day. 

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Bake the Rainbow, Share the Rainbow

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The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), in partnership with the Village Bakers, are encouraging people to bake their own rainbow coloured creations to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Saturday 17th May 2014.

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The LGF launches Hate Crime Reporting Web-app

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To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) have launched a new hate crime reporting web-app to encourage people to report hate crime incidents quickly and anonymously, if needed, and to ensure that no hate crime incidents go unreported.

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Celebrate IDAHOBIT 2014 & The Rainbow Connection

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International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) takes place every year on 17th May, and this year The LGF is planning a number of ways to mark this important date in our calendar - to raise awareness of hate crime against lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) people and to encourage reporting of hate crime.

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Hate crime vigil for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

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A unique vigil to remember victims of hate crime will be held in Manchester on Saturday 17th May to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), including guest speaker Sylvia Lancaster.

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Barclays support International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

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Barclays bank is collaborating with The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) over International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) by displaying messages of support on their cash machines across the UK. 

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ANTONIO

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In the circa 1950's film about "The Homosexual" on YOUTUBE, the theme here is..."Beware of the SICK Homosexual ! " Labeling all gay men as sick and ill,...and all as child predators. By today's stand...

National LGB&T Partnership joins forces with Dying Matters

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The National LGB&T Partnership are joining forces with the Dying Matters Coalition to encourage and support people from lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities to talk openly about end of life issues in the run-up to Dying Matters Awareness Week.

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More ‘inclusive’ health services needed for LGB people with substance addiction

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Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people are often unable to get the right support for substance use as health services are not set up to meet their specific needs. A five-year study into drug and alcohol use among LGB people in England found they are seven times more likely to take illegal drugs compared to the general population, and twice as likely to binge drink.

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Hate Crime App

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Anonymous

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'Enlightened forward thinking and really fantastic!' Gay man 27 years old

Let's talk Shigella

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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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Community Leaders

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We're currently recruiting, training and empowering a group of volunteers to ensure that the health and care needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people are recognised through facilitating interaction between seldom heard LGB voices and NHS organisations.

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