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Pride in Practice

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Pride in Practice is a quality assurance support service that strengthens and develops your relationship with your lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans patients within your local community. Endorsed by The Royal College of GP’s, Pride in Practice is a support package that enables you to effectively meet the needs of your lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans patients.  It will also support you in meeting the requirements of your Clinical Commissioning Group, the Care Quality Commission and other bodies that you work with.

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Meet our Volunteer: Katherine

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Meet Katherine, one of Women's Programme Volunteers. She's going to tell you a bit about why she got involved..

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Village Angels get renewed support from Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner

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Manchester’s Village Angels are set to remain a firm feature on Canal Street thanks the continued support of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. 

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LGBT Foundation gets early Christmas present from Manchester Pride

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LGBT Foundation has had an early Christmas present of £37,500 from Manchester Pride to help fund its safer sex packs. The welcome donation accompanied Manchester Pride’s announcement that it raised £149k for charitable causes this year. 

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#TransMCR Open Mic 10th December 2016

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Pride in Practice - LGBT Healthcare

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It can be all too easy to put off those important health checks, especially when you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans. We worry that when we go to the GP, the dentist, the pharmacy, or the optometrist that they will not know how to talk to us about our gender identity or sexual orientation or that we will experience outright discrimination.

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Addressing the needs of BME LGBT people is crucial says new LGBT Foundation report

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The needs and experiences of black minority ethnic (BME) lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people have for too long been overlooked and urgently need to be addressed according to the findings of a recent LGBT Foundation report produced in partnership with Manchester City Council. 

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State of the City for Manchester's BME LGB Communities

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The State of the City for Manchester’s Black and Ethnic Minority Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People reportwas produced by LGBT Foundation with the support of Manchester City Council’s Equalities Team funded by the Equalities Funding Programme to support the Council to achieve its equality objectives in relation to sexual orientation. 

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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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