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Research into LGB needs and experiences

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Welcome to our summary reports page, where you can access the key findings from The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s “I Exist” survey for lesbian, gay and bisexual people living in the UK.

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Policy Briefings and Fact Sheets

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A selection of policy briefings prepared by LGBT Foundation.

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Manchester Community Safety

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Community Safety: the state of the city for Manchester’s LGB communities (2014) brings together the available evidence on LGB people’s community safety needs and experiences in Manchester.

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First time

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How to make your first time less nerve-wracking.

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Volunteering opportunities

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There are lots and lots of ways that you can get involved with the work we do at LGBT Foundation.

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Part of the Picture - LGB people's drug and alcohol use in England

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The Part of the Picture (POTP) research project was a five-year partnership between The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), funded by the Big Lottery Fund's research programme between 2009-2014.

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Resources

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On this page you can find links to our resources for young people as well as helpful resources that other people have created. 

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Friends & Family

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On this page you will find information and advice for friends and family members of LGBT people. There is lots of help and support for friends and families of lesbian, gay and bisexual people ranging from support groups, advice and tips on how to be a great ally and provide help and support. 

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Consultations

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LGBT Foundation is planning to respond to the following consultations. We would encourage LGBT people and groups to take part, please click on the links provided to find out how to take part. If you would like any help or support taking part in consultations please contact Heather Williams on 0845 3 30 30 30 or email heather.williams@lgbt,foundation

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For professionals

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Young People are the future of our society! So what can you do to help your young people this week?

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What is counselling?

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Counselling is a process where a person works in partnership with a counsellor on issues that may be causing distress in their lives.

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Bullying

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Bullying is the persistant mistreatment of someone over a period of time.  Learn more about LGBT bullying here!

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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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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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Evidence Exchange Glossary and search help

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Adding your research to the Evidence Exchange

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Who is the Evidence Exchange for?

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How to use the Evidence Exchange

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Benefits of counselling

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Talking provides an opportunity to discuss your feelings and other things you may not have previously discussed with anyone.

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Evidence Exchange of LGBT Statistics

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Domestic violence for health professionals

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Domestic violence in LGB communities can remain hidden locally, as well as nationally.

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Body confidence

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How to love your own body.

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Volunteering as a counsellor

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Safer Sex Tips

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Safer sex info for women who have sex with women.

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The Sexual Health Clinic 101 – What happens when you get a sexual health check?

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What happens when you go for a sexual health check?

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Breast cancer for health professionals

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with approximately 48,000 women in Britain diagnosed each year.

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Female Masturbation

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Get to know your body, your likes and dislikes. 

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Men's sexual health for health professionals

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Figures released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) show new sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnoses rose by 2% in England in 2011, with nearly 427,000 new cases.

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Cervical Screening: The North West Research

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Research into lesbian and bisexual women's experiences of and attitudes to cervical screening, carried out in partnership with the University of Salford. 

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Lesbian Bed Death

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What happens when sex in a relationship dies?

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