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The LGF Volunteer Awards 2014
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.
- 15:29 PM Jun 10thviaLGBT Foundation
Who are your Homo Heroes for 2014?
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.
- 15:14 PM Jun 10thviaLGBT Foundation
Make schools safer
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.
- 11:28 AM Jun 10thviaLGBT Foundation
Spotlight on your cervix! What is cervical screening and do lesbian and bi women need to bother?
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?
- 16:36 PM Jun 9thviaLGBT Foundation
GP experiences survey
- 11:51 AM Jun 5thviaLGBT Foundation
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
- 09:49 AM Jun 4thviaLGF
Homo Heroes Awards 2013 - your winners!
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!
- 22:18 PM Jun 2ndviaLGBT Foundation
“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...
- 10:30 AM May 28thviaLGF
Boys who like boys: A survey of understanding about sex
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.
- 15:29 PM May 23rdviaLGBT Foundation
Men! Get a tenner for talking to us!
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.
- 17:09 PM May 21stviaLGBT Foundation
The LGF receives GSK Impact Award
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.
- 16:12 PM May 20thviaLGBT Foundation
Tameside get’s ready for Pride first!
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.
- 15:53 PM May 19thviaLGBT Foundation
Bake the Rainbow, Share the Rainbow
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.
- 13:27 PM May 17thviaLGBT Foundation
The LGF launches Hate Crime Reporting Web-app
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.
- 00:43 AM May 17thviaLGBT Foundation
Celebrate IDAHOBIT 2014 & The Rainbow Connection
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.
- 16:38 PM May 16thviaLGBT Foundation
Hate crime vigil for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
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.
- 15:06 PM May 16thviaLGBT Foundation
Barclays support International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
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.
- 10:43 AM May 14thviaLGBT Foundation
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...
- 15:10 PM May 13thviaLGF
National LGB&T Partnership joins forces with Dying Matters
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.
- 09:50 AM May 13thviaLGBT Foundation
More ‘inclusive’ health services needed for LGB people with substance addiction
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.
- 17:00 PM May 6thviaLGBT Foundation
Hate Crime App
- 16:35 PM May 1stviaLGBT Foundation
'Enlightened forward thinking and really fantastic!' Gay man 27 years old
- 11:49 AM Apr 30thviaLGF
Let's talk Shigella
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.
- 11:35 AM Apr 30thviaLGBT Foundation
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.
- 13:53 PM Apr 28thviaLGBT Foundation
Tying the knot this year? Why it's important to make a will
Why it's important to make a will if you’re getting Married, you’re in a Civil Partnership & even more so if you’re living together.
- 11:21 AM Apr 15thviaLGBT Foundation
The Village gets two life saving defibrillator machines!
As a result of lots of feedback from The LGF’s Village Angels and their partnership work with the North West Ambulance Service, we have managed to secure two AED (Automated External Defibrillator) machines for The Village.
- 16:35 PM Apr 10thviaLGBT Foundation
LGB&T health award win for The LGF’s Chief Executive
The Gay and Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists (GLADD) is honouring Paul Martin OBE, Chief Executive of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), with the David Harvey Award for improving the health and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) patients and staff.
- 14:39 PM Apr 9thviaLGBT Foundation
Coping with the death of a partner by Ian Dyer
We spoke to Ian Dyer, who sadly lost his long-term civil partner Alan just before Christmas.
- 16:40 PM Apr 8thviaLGBT Foundation
Independent economic cases for investment
These reports provide a summary of the findings from cost benefit analysis (CBA) undertaken on the Befriending Service run by Greater Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF).
- 16:58 PM Apr 4thviaLGBT Foundation
LGB&T patient insight surveys and focus groups
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation and TransForum conducted research into lesbian gay, bisexual and Trans* patients’ experiences of their GP in order to build a picture of this patient group’s experiences of accessing primary care through their GP.
- 16:42 PM Apr 4thviaLGBT Foundation