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Meet LGBT Foundation Trustees

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The Board of Trustees of LGBT Foundation are the first and final decision making authority within LGBT Foundation.

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MMU Students work with our Village Angels

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Students from Manchester Metropolitan University in the Department of Sociology are working with Public, voluntary and private sector partners to address complex crime and community safety issues within the city centre. 

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Around 35,000 LGBT hate crimes go unreported every year

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Fear of how they will be treated is leading to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people (LGBT) not reporting hate crimes. As a result perpetrators are evading justice, a new report published today reveals.

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Volunteer with LGBT Foundation

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In this section we talk about our volunteer opportunities and how you can get involved!

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Meet the staff

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Meet the LGBT Foundation staff!

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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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Changes to weekend opening times

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Like many other charities we have experienced challenges over the past few months and years. Funding cuts and dwindling resources have led to a very difficult decision to reduce our weekend opening hours.

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LGBT Foundation Volunteer Awards 2015

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On Friday 5th June, we celebrated our first Volunteer Awards as LGBT Foundation.

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Bringing Smoking Out of the Closet

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A special event for professionals and those interested in highlighting LGBT Attitudes to Smoking will take place on Friday 14th August at LGBT Foundation. 

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Short-term and event volunteering

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There are loads of ways you can support us throughout the year without having to commit to a regular volunteering role.

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The state of play in Northern Ireland

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We caught up with John O’Doherty, Director of The Rainbow Project, Northern Ireland’s largest LGBT organisation, to find out more about the challenges the Northern Irish LGBT community faces and his views on the current goings-on.

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Benefits of volunteering with LGBT Foundation

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There are so many reasons to volunteer. Volunteering can help you develop your personal skills and enhance your CV.

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The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework LGBT Companion Document

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The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) is the Department of Health’s key tool for measuring the progress of the adult social care system, supporting understanding of the outcomes and experiences of people who use care and support, and carers.

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State of the City Report

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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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Andrea's Coming Out Story

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Andrea, 46, shares her personal coming out story with us.

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Half of older LGB people feel their sexuality has a negative impact on getting older

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Last week we launched a new report on The State of the City for Manchester’s Older LGB Communities which clearly articulates the needs of older LGB people in Manchester, and seeks to make an important contribution to the work on ageing that the City Council has embarked upon.  

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Volunteering as a counsellor

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Drugs & Alcohol

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We want to ensure that people have as much information as they can so that they can make informed choices about whatever they chose to do.

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Get support

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Information & Advice

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Policy & Research

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Hate Crime Vigil: Stand with us against hate!

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This year, LGBT Foundation is hosting a Hate Crime Vigil in Sackville Gardens in Manchester’s Gay Village to mark IDAHOBIT on Sunday 17th May from 1pm-2.30pm.

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Donate to LGBT Foundation

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We’d like us to continue to be able to take action against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia for many years to come, but we won’t be able to do this to our full potential and to reach out to as many people as we’d like to, without your help.

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Bisexual and Trans inclusivity at LGBT Foundation

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We are LGBT Foundation.

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Coming Out support

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You don't have to tell anyone you're lesbian, gay or bisexual if you don't want to. It's up to you who you tell, but you might feel happier if you can be honest about who you really are.

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Pop-In Service

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If there’s something on your mind that you want to talk about, or if you need some guidance on the best place to get help for a specific problem, come in and talk to us, Monday-Saturday between 10am and 8pm

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Helpline and email advice

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We all need information and support from a friend in the know and LGBT Foundation's Helpline Service provides thousands of hours of advice and support to thousands of people every year.

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