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Out of Office

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Understanding Muslim LGBT Identity

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To celebrate LGBT History Month’s theme of ‘Religion, Belief & Philosophy’, in February LGBT Foundation are hosting a free event to provide a short introduction to Islam by way of helping individuals and organisations to support LGBT Muslims.

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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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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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Volunteer with us

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Heroes

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Understanding Muslim LGBT Identity

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To celebrate LGBT History month’s theme of ‘Religion, Belief & Philosophy’, in February LGBT Foundation are hosting a free event to provide a short introduction to Islam by way of helping individuals and organisations to support LGBT Muslims. 

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NEW! LGBT Cancer Taskforce

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If you are an LGBT person affected by cancer, or you have cared for someone from the LGBT community who has experienced cancer, Macmillan Cancer Support is setting up a new LGBT and cancer taskforce to get a sense of the issues people feel are important. 

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'Sex by deception' - Statement from LGBT Foundation

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This week Kyran Lee, a 25 year old trans man, received a two year suspended sentence after being convicted in 2014 of one count of sexual assault by penetration on the basis of obtaining ‘sex through deception.’ This and similar cases could be a cause for concern for trans people who choose not to disclose their trans status with partners before having sex.

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Opening times for Festive Period 2015

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We know that Christmas and New Year can be a difficult time, so our dedicated staff and volunteers will be providing support at our office and through our helpline. Click here to find out more about our opening hours.

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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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Beyond Bars

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Stocking Fulfillers

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Christmas is Coming...Out!

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  The temperature’s dropped and the city streets are heaving with increasingly harassed shoppers – it must mean one thing: Christmas is coming. For lesbian, gay and bisexual people who aren’t yet out to their family, the festive season may be their one chance to come out to relatives in person. 

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The Wrong Body

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Manchester Trans Survey

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Have Your Say:Greater Manchester Budget Consultations

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Too often the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are seldom heard in relation to local service provision. Now we have an opportunity to have our say on funding of local services to make sure that the needs of LGBT people are met across Greater Manchester.

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Thank you

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Thank you for taking the time to vote in the LGBT Foundation Heroes Awards for 2015.

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Get Informed

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Get Involved

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What do LGBT people want from health & social care services?

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The National LGB&T Partnership is gathering and compiling information about what lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people want from health and social care services. Take part in a short survey and have your say.

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Chorlton LGBT Voice needed around Dementia

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LGBT people with dementia are especially marginalised, issues impacting LGBT people with dementia are under‐represented in general dementia groups & charities. To challenge this there is an opportunity in the New Year to give LGBT people affected by dementia a voice in the Chorlton,Fallowfield and Whalley Range areas of Manchester. 

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LGBT Christmas Food Bank Appeal

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As we begin to prepare for the festive season LGBT Foundation & Via, Canal Street would once again like to encourage our supporters to help those in our communities who may not be as fortunate as ourselves by donating to the Manchester Food Bank that supports LGBT asylum seekers.

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LGBT Christmas Food Bank Appeal

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As all of us begin to prepare for the festive season, LGBT Foundation & Via, Canal Street would once again like to encourage our supporters to help those in our communities who may not be as fortunate as ourselves.

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HIV in Greater Manchester – Men who have sex with men

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New figures from the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University have revealed that there were 531 new cases of HIV reported in Greater Manchester in 2014, an increase of 13%.

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Latest HIV figures: Increase in positive gay,bisexual & other MSM

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There are 1 in 20 gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men (MSM) now living with HIV throughout the UK. However, there are now also many more ways of testing for HIV and  more ways of preventing HIV transmission which are becoming available.

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Talk and Test project awarded innovative HIV prevention fund

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LGBT Foundation are working in partnership with BHA for Equality to deliver Point of Care Testing (POCT) in the new Greater Manchester Talk and Test project, supported by a multi-agency project steering group which includes membership from the local PHE Team, Greater Manchester Commissioners and Bridgewater Community Healthcare Trust.

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New research study focusing on trans lives in Manchester

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LGBT Foundation is delighted to announce that we have been commissioned by Manchester City Council to conduct a research study into the trans population of Manchester.

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National HIV Testing Week 2015

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LGBT Foundation invites you, once again, to get involved and support this year’s National HIV Testing Week (NHTW) which starts on 21st November, in the run up to World AIDS Day on 1st December.

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