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LGBT Foundation Intake and Triage Service

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If you need help and aren't sure which service would be best to use then our Intake & Triage Service can help. 

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Complaints

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The Women's Programme: we're back, we're bigger and we're better than ever!

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Thanks again to Big Lottery Fund, the Women’s Programme has received funding for a further three years to develop our existing programme to help make it more inclusive, accessible and relevant for a wider range of lesbian and bisexual women across Greater Manchester and introduce new ways of gaining skills and leadership opportunities! 

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LGBT Foundation wants you to help spring clean Manchester’s Gay Village

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With spring in the air thoughts turn to cleaning and we looking for volunteers to take part in a new project to clean up Manchester’s Gay Village.  

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One LB Woman’s Health Story

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‘Lives are at risk if women feel unheard or if there is a lack of empathy and respect and regard for them as people. I have had a great number of medical encounters which have been upsetting or embarrassing’ says Rosie Adamson Clark.

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Drug use amongst Men who have sex with Men in Greater Manchester

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Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Greater Manchester have distinct patterns of drug use, including significantly higher rates of using drugs typically associated with chemsex.

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February 2017 #TransMCR

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Alcohol Awareness Week

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Lesbian & Bisexual Women’s Health Week

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The first ever National Lesbian & Bisexual Women’s Health Week takes place this week  (13-17 March 2017) launched by the National LGBT Partnership. The aim of the week is to raise awareness about lesbian & bisexual women’s health inequalities.

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Foundation Launches Trans People's Sexual Health Survey

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On 7March LGBT Foundation launched the Trans People’s Sexual Health Survey to find out more information about trans people’s experiences of sexual health and sexual health services in England.

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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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