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This is the stream of consciousness where there is a streaming list of updates from twitter and comments from the site.

Ambition for Ageing Equalities Board

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The Equalities Board is a group of people who know about discrimination. Some of us are older people who have experienced inequalities in our lives. Others are professionals from equalities organisations.

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Reaction NHS England announcement on extension to its 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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World AIDS Day

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New chair and four new trustees appointed to LGBT Foundation

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A new chair and four new trustees have recently been appointed to the board of Manchester’s LGBT Foundation, a leading provider of health and well-being services to the lesbian, gay and bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities in the UK.

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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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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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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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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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Manchester’s LGBT Foundation to run daily HIV clinics as part of National HIV Testing Week campaign

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LGBT Foundation is encouraging those most affected by HIV to get tested as part of a national campaign to increase HIV testing. The Greater Manchester campaign, part of National HIV Testing Week, will target gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, and highlight the importance of regular testing, knowing your status and taking control.

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LGB Heritage Project

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<p> News, discussions and events around our history, get involved and come along!</p>

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Refer someone to our services

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The Intake and Triage process utilises a simplified ‘Service-to-Service’ referral form, which professionals can use to refer someone into the LGF.

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LGBT Foundation Talking Therapies Programme

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The LGBT Foundation has been providing a talking therapies programme to the LGBT community of the North West for well over a decade. We currently offer traditional talking therapies to both individuals and couples as well as delivering the only LGBT specific IAPT service in Manchester. 

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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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Counselling FAQ

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If you are considering counselling, there may be a lot of questions you would like answers to.

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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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PrEP case lawyer explains what it means in terms for the future NHS funding

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Last week the court of appeal ruled in favour of the NAT (National AIDS Trust) in a judgment that confirming the earlier high court judgment that NHS England can legally fund the HIV prevention drug PrEP. 

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Severe And Multiple Disadvantage Research

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We are carrying out a research project to understand how lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people experience severe and multiple disadvantage (SMD). SMD is usually described as a combination of; homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, offending and mental health issues. For LGBT people however, we understand that there may be other areas which may also be a disadvantage such as domestic abuse or sex work.

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LGBT Foundation reaction to the outcome of the NHS appeal on the High Court ruling on PrEP

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Commenting on today’s decision, Rob Cookson, Deputy Chief Executive of LGBT Foundation, the largest LGBT support organisation in the UK, said:  “We are delighted at today’s decision to uphold the High Court ruling. 

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