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About us

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Our brand

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The most striking element of LGBT Foundation's new brand is our logotype. This new logo give prominence to LGBT which is bold and striking element of the logo. The rainbow bard gives further emphasis to who we are and what we do, and of course is an internationally recognised symbol of LGBT equality. Branding information and logos to use can be found here. 

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Routes to parenthood: information for trans prospective parents

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Information on routes to parenthood for trans people. 

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Routes to parenthood: adoption

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Brief overview of information on adoption for LGBT people. 

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Routes to parenthood: using a fertility clinic

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Brief overview of information on getting pregnant using a fertility clinic.

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Two Mums

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Two Dads

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Brief overview of information on adoption for LGBT people. 

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LGBT Foundation Counselling Service

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The LGBT Foundation has been providing a counselling service to the LGBT community of the North West for well over a decade. We currently offer traditional talking therapies and relationship therapy.

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Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

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The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy’s importance in the emerging health architecture is clear.

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Supporting local activity

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We fully support local engagement across the region, not only with the voluntary and community sector, but with statutory partners, community networks and private businesses.

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Get tested!

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How many of us think about our partner's sexual history when we are getting to know them? Do you know yours? Get tested!

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Routes to parenthood: surrogacy

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Routes to parenthood: insemination at home

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Brief information on home insemination for LGBT parents-to-be.

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Routes to parenthood: co-parenting

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Brief overview of co-parenting for LGBT prospective parents.

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Routes to parenthood: fostering

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Brief overview of fostering for prospective LGBT parents.

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Gay Man Beswick

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I’d like to take this opportunity to say that as an openly gay man, I have always felt comfortable accessing services at Five Oaks Surgery. I have never felt uncomfortable about revealing my sexuali...

Get involved with NHS North, Central and South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups

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Manchester CCGs are looking for public representatives to act as a ‘voice’ on behalf of patients and carers registered with north, central and south Manchester GP practices.  The groups are supported by NHS staff.

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New Workshop for BME Gay & Bisexual Men

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Public Health England (PHE) has commissioned The Quest for Gay Men  to deliver its flagship “The Quest Workshop” in Manchester to provide an opportunity for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Gay & Bisexual Men to get together with others in a safe and friendly space.

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First Greater Manchester therapy group for gay and bisexual male survivors of childhood sexual abuse

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Survivors Manchester and LGBT Foundation are launching a new therapy group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, who also identify as gay, bisexual or questioning. We also welcome applications from trans men, who identify as gay, bisexual or questioning.

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OUT With Prostate Cancer

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When: the first Saturday of each month from 2pm - 4pm . A social and support group for gay and bisexual men affected by prostate cancer, prostate related issues and other male cancers.

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Imaan

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Imaan is a support group for LGB Muslims. 

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BiPhoria

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When: first Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm - 9pm An autonomous support group for bisexual people over the age of 18.

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Icebreakers

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When: Every Wednesday, 8pm - 9.30pm Icebreakers is a self-help group which caters for gay and bisexual men who are coming out, coming out of a relationship, feeling isolated or who are new to Manchester.

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Better Things

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Friendly and confidential support, for adults with learning difficulties who want to feel safe and happy to talk about being gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender.

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- Other groups we support

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As well as having our own programme of support groups, the LGF also support a few more! These groups are all run separately, but they use the LGF building for groups and events.

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Stepping Stones

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When: Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm - 9pm Stepping Stones is an informal peer support group for women who identify as lesbian, bisexual or who are exploring their sexuality.

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Older & Bolder

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When: second and fourth Thursday of the month, 7.30pm - 9pm

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Carousel

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When: First and third Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm - 9pm Carousel is a relaxed social group for lesbian and bisexual women.

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Bloomers

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Bloomers is The LGF's social group for older women. The group is held on the 1st and the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1pm to 3pm.

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Our work in Rochdale with LGBT people

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Across the HMR area we know that there are no LGBT community centres or facilities to use to enable likeminded people to meet and socialise in.

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