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Gonorrhoea

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It is most common in areas like the throat, vagina, penis, urethra (the tube that runs down the penis) and the arse.

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It starts with me

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It’s all about you. You are the key to stopping HIV in your own life and in your community.

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Safer Sex: condoms and lube

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We use the term ‘safer sex’, as no sexual activity can be 100% risk free. However for anal sex, if condoms are used correctly with plenty of water based lube, the majority of STIs can be prevented.

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Having a healthy sex life

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There’s a huge range of sexual activities, some you’ll have heard of, others you won’t – therefore, there is no straightforward answer!!

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Anonymous

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“I saw this (LGBT Foundation's Helpline Poster) on the information rack at my GP and was delighted to see supportive LGBT information displayed with all the other useful resources in the GP’s wait...

Anonymous

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“I have recently registered with Ashville GP surgery… I must say I was really pleasantly surprised with the amount of LGB friendly resources in the reception of the surgery. I noticed the award pr...

LGBT Directory

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Our listings directory for LGBT services across the North West and more!

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LGBT Foundation Intake and Triage Service

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If you need some help but aren’t sure which service is best to use, then you can now access support, to help you get the most from The LGF’s Services.

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Does your GP meet your needs?

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Are you open and honest about your sexual orientation with your GP? Does your GP meet your needs?

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WE ARE LGBT FOUNDATION!

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We're excited to announce that The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) is changing its name to LGBT Foundation to reflect the diverse and inclusive work that we do with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

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The LGBT Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion Document

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The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) published by Public Health England is based on national data collected through NHS monitoring and national surveys.

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Sexual Orientation Monitoring

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Over the last two decades, the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) community has seen legislative change which has led to greater acceptance. However, there is still a huge lack of evidence about LGB people, our needs and experiences. Monitoring sexual orientation is a proven way to address that lack of evidence.

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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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