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'Sex by deception' - Statement from LGBT Foundation

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This week Kyran Lee, a 25 year old trans man, received a two year suspended sentence after being convicted in 2014 of one count of sexual assault by penetration on the basis of obtaining ‘sex through deception.’ This and similar cases could be a cause for concern for trans people who choose not to disclose their trans status with partners before having sex.

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Opening times for Festive Period 2015

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We know that Christmas and New Year can be a difficult time, so our dedicated staff and volunteers will be providing support at our office and through our helpline. Click here to find out more about our opening hours.

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Beyond Bars

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Stocking Fulfillers

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Christmas is Coming...Out!

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  The temperature’s dropped and the city streets are heaving with increasingly harassed shoppers – it must mean one thing: Christmas is coming. For lesbian, gay and bisexual people who aren’t yet out to their family, the festive season may be their one chance to come out to relatives in person. 

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The Wrong Body

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Manchester Trans Survey

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Have Your Say:Greater Manchester Budget Consultations

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Too often the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are seldom heard in relation to local service provision. Now we have an opportunity to have our say on funding of local services to make sure that the needs of LGBT people are met across Greater Manchester.

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Thank you

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Thank you for taking the time to vote in the LGBT Foundation Heroes Awards for 2015.

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Get Informed

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Get Involved

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What do LGBT people want from health & social care services?

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The National LGB&T Partnership is gathering and compiling information about what lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people want from health and social care services. Take part in a short survey and have your say.

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Chorlton LGBT Voice needed around Dementia

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LGBT people with dementia are especially marginalised, issues impacting LGBT people with dementia are under‐represented in general dementia groups & charities. To challenge this there is an opportunity in the New Year to give LGBT people affected by dementia a voice in the Chorlton,Fallowfield and Whalley Range areas of Manchester. 

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LGBT Christmas Food Bank Appeal

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As we 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 by donating to the Manchester Food Bank that supports LGBT asylum seekers.

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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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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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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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