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Pride in our Health

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Many of us worry when we are asked personal questions by health professionals that some services may not know how to talk to us about our gender identity or sexual orientation. Pride in Practice is working to change this and we are looking for your thoughts on how we can best ensure primary care services move forward to deliver ‘excellence in LGBT healthcare.’

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Chemsex

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UK’s first LGBT older person’s community planned for Manchester

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The ambition to create a community aimed at older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has been announced today by Manchester City Council. The project would be part of the city’s programme that provides high quality housing for older people, and is the first LGBT majority "Extra Care" scheme in the UK.  

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Spotlight: Concord

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The Mystery That Is Trans History

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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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The Equality and Human Rights Commission urged to spread the love when it comes to trans fertility rights

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A group of leading LGBT organisations is using this Valentine’s Day to call on the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to feel the love and extend equal rights to trans people when it comes to fertility treatment. 

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Homophobic attack inspires volunteer to help vulnerable victims

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An LGBT Foundation volunteer has told how he was inspired to support victims of hate crime after his friend was subjected to homophobic abuse. 

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Community Leaders

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We are currently recruiting, training and empowering a group of volunteers to ensure that the health and care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual  and trans people are recognised through facilitating interaction between seldom heard community voices and primary care settings across Greater Manchester.

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Estimating the size of the lesbian, gay and bisexual population

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Public Health England has published a new estimate of the size of the LGB population, which was informed by an expert advisory panel including LGBT Foundation.

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For Young people

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If you are struggling with your identity, questioning your sexuality or perhaps not feeling at your best it is important to seek help and support to help you deal with and manage your feelings.

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For Trans people

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Information on support and services for trans people

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LGBT Foundation reaction to NHS England’s extension to HIV Prevention Programme

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Commenting on today’s announcement of NHS England’s decision to extend its existing HIV Prevention Programme with Public Health England and funding for ten new specialised treatments, Rob Cookson, Deputy Chief Executive of LGBT Foundation, the largest LGBT support organisation in the UK, said:

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Women's Programme Campaign Launch: Lesbian and Bisexual Women & Abuse

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The Women's Programme's 2016 campaign 'Lesbian and Bisexual Women & Abuse' is launching on July 1st.

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In Memory of Julie Barnes-Frank, formerly of Greater Manchester Police

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It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Julie Barnes-Frank, who was the first recipient of the Alan Turing Memorial Award 2012 at the then Homo Heroes Awards. A police officer for over 30 years, she was one of the first openly-gay officers in Greater Manchester Police and in the country.

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Greater Manchester:Taking Charge of Health & Social Care

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For the first time Greater Manchester is taking charge of the £6 billion spent on health and social care in its ten boroughs. Making decisions about some of the most important things in our lives – including health and social care. LGBT Foundation have joined a regional collective of organisations to help our communities share their thoughts on what stops or helps people from taking charge of their health and making healthy choices.

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Gay Rights & The Anglican Church – Step Back in Time

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Anglican leaders from all over the world have been meeting in Canterbury this week to try to heal deep rifts within the church over issues such as same-sex marriage and gay clerics. Some feared a split in the global Anglican communion over gay rights but now the internal debate continues. LGBT Foundation Trustee Reverend Dr Hayley Matthews shares her thoughts on what has happened.

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National LGB&T Partnership

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LGBT Foundation is proud to be part of The National LGB&T Partnership. The Partnership was established in early 2010, in order reduce health inequalities and challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services.  As of April 2016, the Partnership combines the expertise of twelve key LGB&T organisationsacross England. Further organisations (both LGBT and non-LGBT) are invited to contribute to seminars and project work, based upon their particular skills and expertise.

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Mayoral candidates join the Village Angels on weekend patrol

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Candidates in the running to become Greater Manchester’s first metro mayor are set to go on patrol with LGBT Foundation’s Village Angels in Manchester’s world-famous Gay Village.

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LGBT Foundation launches Bi Series of events

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Starting in February LGBT Foundation is launching its first Bi-specific series of events.

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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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Share your skill, knowledge or interest at Sugar and Spice 2017

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Here at LGBT Foundation we have an opportunity for an individual or group to host a workshop at our annual festival for Lesbian and Bisexual Woman, Sugar and Spice. The festival takes place on the 11-12th March 2017 in our building in Manchester and we have left a space in the schedule for a member of the community or community group to facilitate your very own workshop, talk or skill share session!

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Other mental health links

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George hits London streets in a marathon fundraising effort for LGBT Foundation

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George Ward a supporter from Nottingham is set to don her trainers and hit the streets to run the 2017 London Marathon to raise funds for LGBT Foundation.

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27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day

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It is a day that we remember all of the victims of the holocaust during the Second World War and all events since where human beings have persecuted each other via deliberate and systematic extermination of national, racial, political, cultural and identity differences. For the LGBT community this day has a particular importance.

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#TransMCR Film Fest

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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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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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Pride in Practice

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Pride in Practice is a quality assurance support service that strengthens and develops your relationship with your lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans patients within your local community. Endorsed by The Royal College of GP’s, Pride in Practice is a support package that enables you to effectively meet the needs of your lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans patients.  It will also support you in meeting the requirements of your Clinical Commissioning Group, the Care Quality Commission and other bodies that you work with.

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