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Bolton strikes GOLD

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The Dunstan Partnership has achieved the prestigious Pride in Practice GOLD award, the first in Bolton.

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The LGF wins award for securing LGB people equal rights to access health services

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The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) is being awarded for helping to improve the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people by successfully campaigning for NHS England to monitor the sexual orientation of staff and patients.

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Why I’m running for The LGF! - James’ Story

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Community Engagement Officer James Derham explains why he’s running for The LGF’s Charity Challenges.

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SUGAR & SPICE 8 – When Sali Met Bethany

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This weekend sees The LGF’s annual celebration of International Women’s Day – Sugar & Spice 8. One of the highlights of the event will be the panel discussion, which takes place on Saturday 8th March from 5-6pm.

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Panel announced for Sugar & Spice Festival 2014

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We are delighted to announce the line-up of inspiring women who will be taking part in the panel discussion at Sugar & Spice 8 – Make Love Not War. The panel discussion at Sugar & Spice has become one of the most popular parts of the event and we’re sure that this year’s panel will continue that tradition.

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The LGF’s highlights for LGBT History Month 2014!

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In honour of LGBT History Month 2014, here’s a round-up of our most memorable highlights from the past month...

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LGB Community Leaders Survey I: Volunteers

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LGB Community Leaders Survey II: LGB Community

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LGB Community Leaders Survey III: Health & Social Care Staff

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Simon

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Born This Way - Dusty Springfield Twistin' The Night Away - Sam Cook I Was Born This Way - Valentino

Listen to The LGF's LGBT History Month playlist!

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The theme of this year's LGBT History Month is Music, and here at The LGF we wanted to share with you all some of our favourite music by LGB&T artists! 

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Annual women's communications & services survey 2014

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The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) offers an array of different services which entertain, inform and support lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) women. This survey is about where you socialise and/or get support or information relevant to you as an LGB woman (whether through The LGF or other means). The information you provide will help us to ensure that we’re providing high quality support services, social activities and information resources that appeal to LGB women and that these are being promoted through the correct communication channels. The survey should take around 5 to 10 minutes, and to thank you for your time, you will be entered into a prize draw to win £50 worth of shopping vouchers! The information you provide will remain confidential and anonymous. Thank you for taking part.

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What makes great sex for men who have sex with men? Join us for The Great Sex Debate!

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What’s sexy? What does good sex mean to you? How do you turn him on? What feels good? The Great Sex Debate is inviting you to an honest discussion with a panel of sexperts about the sex you’re having and the sex you want.

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Men's Sex Talk Survey

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Jhim

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To the person who asked "how can i become a gypsy", it's as easy as becoming an Asian. Just have Roma ancestors. We're not a club, we're an ethnicity. Growing up in the US to a father raised b...

reba

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i broke free shall we say as i wanted to go to school and learn ! it was so hard for us then back then to what it is today , im still not aloud to forget it to this day and im now in my fortes , some ...

Half of Manchester LGB people experience homophobic or biphobic hate crime: but very few report it

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A report launched today by The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) with the support of Manchester City Council’s Equalities Team - Community Safety: the state of the city for Manchester’s lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) communities - found that LGB people’s needs are not being recognised and addressed across Manchester when they are most in need of support.

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Janice

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great site. answered my questions and queries

LGBT Question Time 2014: We want your questions!

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As part of LGBT History Month, the LGB&T community are invited to ask a panel of experts, including The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), questions for this year’s LGBT Question Time 2014.

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Popped the question? What next?

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It’s Valentine's Day, and some lucky people today might just be hearing those wonderful words, “Will you marry me?”

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Geoff

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I have recently watched a documentary on Channel 4 called Hunted and have never been so upset and angry watching a programme. I am truly horrified at how LGB@T people are being treated in Russia and a...

South Manchester GP practices receives more Pride in Practice awards!

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Didsbury Medical Centre and Northern Moor Medical Practice received their GOLD Pride in Practice award!

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Action Centre

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'Can You Hear Me' Project Overview

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'Can You Hear Me?' is a creative project, funded by the Time to Change Grants Programme and is all about challenging the stigma and discrimination faced by lesbian and bisexual women with a mental illness.

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Rachel

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What a brilliant exhibition and way to make people think differently about mental health - it's certainly challenged some of my perceptions and altered the way I will approach mental health in the fut...

john

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Thanks v much for the info & upsate

outnorthwest issue 120

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Welcome to issue 120 of outnorthwest, guest edite by The LGF's Women’s Programme Coordinator, Siân Lambert.

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The LGF marks Holocaust Memorial Day 2014

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To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2014, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is hosing three unique events at its Community Resource Centre.

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LGB&T Directory

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Health care needs of lesbian and bisexual women

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‘Beyond Babies & Breast Cancer – Expanding our understanding of women’s health needs’ is a report for all those interested in providing appropriate and equitable health services.

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