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Affected by sexual violence

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This section is for people who have been affected by sexual violation.

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Sexual Orientation Monitoring

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Over the last two decades, the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) community has seen legislative change which has led to greater acceptance. However, there is still a huge lack of evidence about LGB people, our needs and experiences. Monitoring sexual orientation is a proven way to address that lack of evidence.

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About us

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It starts with me

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It’s all about you. You are the key to stopping HIV in your own life and in your community.

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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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Award criteria

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All Pride in Practice awarded surgeries will now complete the self assessment and submit supporting documentation before being awarded.

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Useful Links

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Parenting

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Information for LGBT people who are parents or parents-to-be.

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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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Information for prospective trans parents

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Information on routes to parenting for trans people

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Advice surgeries

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Our advice surgeries are a vital part of what we do as an organisation; we provide a safe space for a range of advice surgeries provided by solicitors, police and others.

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We ❤ you

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Here's a selection of the services we offer at LGBT Foundation for women.

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Hear from awarded GPs

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We asked some questions to a selection of the GP surgeries who are part of our 'Pride in Practice' scheme.

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Free the nipple! Do we need a campaign about bare breasts?

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Claudia Carvell explores the reasons and contradictions behind the 'Free the Nipple' campaign. 

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Our volunteering opportunities

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Please keep checking this area of our website to find out more about our latest opportunities to get involved as a volunteer. 

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- Other groups we support

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

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Tackling Hate Crime: Heywood,Middleton & Rochdale

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Evidence suggests around 35,000 cases of hate crime committed against people because of their sexual orientation go unreported every year nationally.This is something that Adrian Palmer,  Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale's LGBT Community Development Worker  knows only too well.

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Are you an LGBT resident of Bolton? We want to hear from you!

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LGBT Bolton Residents – Share your thoughts at our focus groups and earn £15 shopping vouchers!

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Big Lottery funding to improve the health and wellbeing of trans people

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LGBT Foundation are excited to announce that we are being awarded funding from Reaching Communities through the Big Lottery Fund to support our ongoing partnership work around improving the health and wellbeing of trans people over the next four years.

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Groups at LGBT Foundation

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Here at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation we have a number of groups covering a wide section of the LGB&T community who meet at our Community Resource Centre on Richmond Street in Manchester. We provide a safe and comfortable environment for people who may feel isolated, coming out or are new to the area, and some groups offer a social environment for people who want to avoid bars and clubs.

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Imaan

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Imaan is a support group for LGBT Muslims. 1st Friday of the month, 7:30-9:30pm. 

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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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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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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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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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Bloomers

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Bloomers is The LGBT Foundation'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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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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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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Older & Bolder

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

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Younger Men's Group

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The Younger Men’s Group is a new group, which is aimed at gay, bisexual or questioning men between the ages of 18 to 25.

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