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Monitoring Sexual Orientation, Gender and Trans Status

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Over the last two decades, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) community has seen legislative change which has led to greater acceptance. However, there is still a huge lack of evidence about LGBT people, our needs and experiences. Monitoring sexual orientation, gender identity and trans status is a proven way to address that lack of evidence. Championing sexual orientation and trans status monitoring for service users and staff across all public services is a key an organisational priority for LGBT Foundation. You can read more about our recommended approach and download our guidance to implementing monitoring here. 

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Sexual orientation monitoring in the healthcare system

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LGBT Foundation has been commissioned by NHS England to create an information standard for sexual orientation monitoring. Information standards are used across the health and social care system to support collecting and processing information. This standard will enable health and social care organisations to monitor sexual orientation in a way that is consistent with all other parts of the healthcare system. It will be classed as a fundamental standard, meaning that it applies across the entirety of health and social care.

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Meet our Volunteer: Jess Mancuso

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Women's Programme volunteer Jess Mancuso tells us a bit about herself and why she got involved with the Women's Programme..

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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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It Starts With Me, Joan

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National HIV Testing Week

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<p> National HIV Testing Week is an annual event which aims to increase testing, awareness and access to HIV testing in order to improve early diagnosis and treatment of HIV among those most at risk.</p>

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LGBT Foundation responds to the conclusion of the Stephen Port trial

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Today Stephen Port, who murdered 4 men by overdosing them with GHB, was sentenced to serve a whole life tariff (meaning he will spend the rest of his life in prison).

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Spotlight: Rainbow Noir

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Volunteer Profile: Pauline

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Commemorative artwork and vigil planned to mark World AIDS Day in Manchester

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A workshop to create a commemorative artwork to be displayed at the Manchester’s World Aids Day vigil is just one of the activities being organised by LGBT Foundation to mark the occasion in the city. 

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