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LGBT Christmas Food Bank Appeal

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As all of us begin to prepare for the festive season, LGBT Foundation & Via, Canal Street would once again like to encourage our supporters to help those in our communities who may not be as fortunate as ourselves.

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HIV in Greater Manchester – Men who have sex with men

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New figures from the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University have revealed that there were 531 new cases of HIV reported in Greater Manchester in 2014, an increase of 13%.

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Latest HIV figures: Increase in positive gay,bisexual & other MSM

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There are 1 in 20 gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men (MSM) now living with HIV throughout the UK. However, there are now also many more ways of testing for HIV and  more ways of preventing HIV transmission which are becoming available.

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Talk and Test project awarded innovative HIV prevention fund

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LGBT Foundation are working in partnership with BHA for Equality to deliver Point of Care Testing (POCT) in the new Greater Manchester Talk and Test project, supported by a multi-agency project steering group which includes membership from the local PHE Team, Greater Manchester Commissioners and Bridgewater Community Healthcare Trust.

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New research study focusing on trans lives in Manchester

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LGBT Foundation is delighted to announce that we have been commissioned by Manchester City Council to conduct a research study into the trans population of Manchester.

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National HIV Testing Week 2015

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LGBT Foundation invites you, once again, to get involved and support this year’s National HIV Testing Week (NHTW) which starts on 21st November, in the run up to World AIDS Day on 1st December.

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Barclays

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Jojo's story

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We caught up with JoJo McClay who is a valued volunteer here at LGBT Foundation with our befriending scheme. This service seeks to combat isolation through providing individuals with regular one to one contact with a supportive person. It helps individuals build confidence, self-esteem and motivation while offering support in finding social networks through local groups and organisations.

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FAQs About Gender Identity Clinics

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Some frequently asked questions about Gender Identity Clinics 

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About Gender Recognition Certificates

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An overview of how the application process for Gender Recognition Certificates works.

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Trans Women & Prostate Cancer

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There is little information available on how trans women are affected by prostate cancer. With this in mind,one researcher would like to talk to trans women themselves (in confidence) who have had experiences or concerns about living with and beyond prostate cancer.

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Trans Women & Prostate Cancer

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Little information is known about trans women and prostate cancer .With this in mind one researcher would like to talk to trans women themselves.Natalie Williams wants to here from trans women  who are willing to share their experiences (in confidence) about  how prostate cancer has affected them. 

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Please support Robert's right to be Gay

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Anger is growing in Manchester at the detention of Robert Kityo, a Ugandan asylum seeker and activist within Manchester's LGBT scene. A prolific volunteer with us at LGBT Foundaiton, we are asking everyone to sign a petition to support Robert's right to remain in the UK.

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Believing in LGBT Young People

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LGBT Foundation are to host a special  event for Inter Faith Week 2015 to enable faith communities  to better support and understand younger LGBT people.

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Believing in LGBT Young People

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How can faith communities better support and understand younger LGBT people? A special  event for Inter Faith Week 2015.

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Annual reports and accounts

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In this section of our website, you can download our official Annual Reports and Accounts.

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Say hello to LGBT Foundation’s new Deputy Chief Executive!

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Here is a personal message from LGBT Foundation’s newly appointed Deputy Chief Executive, Rob Cookson.

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Community Leaders: LGB&T population statistics

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There is no robust answer to the question, ‘how many people are lesbian, gay or bisexual?’

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Community Leaders: Working with Healthwatch

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In 2010 The UK Coalition Government White paper  ‘Equity and Excellence:Liberating the NHS’ set out a vision, strategy and proposals for the NHS.

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Community Leaders: Sexual Orientation Monitoring

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The Equality Act 2010 has consolidated UK equality law and set out a public equality duty to ensure that all public sector organisations take into account the needs of people with protected characteristics when designing and delivering services.

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Why we need Community Leaders

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It’s important to help educate ourselves and others about our community’s experience of certain health issues. 

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Community Leaders: The LGB&T Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion

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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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Community Leaders: LGB&T statistics and evidence

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The LGF’s Evidence Exchange is our way of helping you filter through thousands of statistics on LGB&T issues.

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Community Leaders: Working with GPs

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Pride in Practice is a benchmarking tool that identifies GP surgeries that are fully committed to assuring that their lesbian, gay and bisexual patients (LGB) are treated fairly and able to discuss their issues openly with their GP or healthcare provider.

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Community Leaders

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We're currently recruiting, training and empowering a group of volunteers to ensure that the health and care needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people are recognised through facilitating interaction between seldom heard LGB voices and NHS organisations.

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Salford LGBT Older People’s Care Survey

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC), through the support of the National LGB&T Partnership, would like to build a picture of the quality of health and care services in the Salford area.

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Rosie wins Bolton LGBT Champion award!

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We were delighted to hear that one of our Community Leaders  Rosie Adamson Clark  won a top award for her work around LGBT health equalities at Bolton's first LGBT Awards Dinner at Bolton’s first ever Pride event last weekend.

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Community Leader wins Bolton LGBT Champion award

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We are delighted that one of our Community Leaders, Rosie Adamson Clark has won an award for her work around LGBT health equalities at’ Bolton's first LGBT Awards Dinner which took place last Friday at the start of Bolton Pride .

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LGBT Stoptober!

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October is Stoptober and LGBT Smokers are being urged to sign up to Stoptober with friends, family and colleagues to boost chances of quitting.There are now resources to help services support LGBT people around smoking cessation too.

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LGBT Carers Survey

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Being  lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans and a carer can bring about additional issues. Carers UK want to find out about the specific support needs of LGBT people who are caring for someone.

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