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'Sex by deception' - Statement from LGBT Foundation
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.
- 11:40 AM Dec 22ndviaLGBT Foundation
Opening times for Festive Period 2015
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.
- 11:11 AM Dec 22ndviaLGBT Foundation
- 13:12 PM Dec 18thviaLGBT Foundation
- 12:11 PM Dec 18thviaLGBT Foundation
Christmas is Coming...Out!
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.
- 12:05 PM Dec 18thviaLGBT Foundation
The Wrong Body
- 09:25 AM Dec 18thviaLGBT Foundation
Manchester Trans Survey
- 11:34 AM Dec 16thviaLGBT Foundation
Have Your Say:Greater Manchester Budget Consultations
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.
- 16:06 PM Dec 15thviaLGBT Foundation
Thank you for taking the time to vote in the LGBT Foundation Heroes Awards for 2015.
- 11:10 AM Dec 14thviaLGBT Foundation
- 16:26 PM Dec 11thviaLGBT Foundation
- 15:13 PM Dec 11thviaLGBT Foundation
What do LGBT people want from health & social care services?
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.
- 14:02 PM Dec 9thviaLGBT Foundation
Chorlton LGBT Voice needed around Dementia
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.
- 16:55 PM Dec 4thviaLGBT Foundation
LGBT Christmas Food Bank Appeal
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.
- 10:28 AM Dec 3rdviaLGBT Foundation
HIV in Greater Manchester – Men who have sex with men
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%.
- 13:38 PM Dec 2ndviaLGBT Foundation
Latest HIV figures: Increase in positive gay,bisexual & other MSM
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.
- 10:13 AM Nov 30thviaLGBT Foundation
Talk and Test project awarded innovative HIV prevention fund
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.
- 12:28 PM Nov 24thviaLGBT Foundation
New research study focusing on trans lives in Manchester
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.
- 12:05 PM Nov 24thviaLGBT Foundation
- 10:24 AM Nov 18thviaLGBT Foundation
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.
- 16:31 PM Nov 16thviaLGBT Foundation
FAQs About Gender Identity Clinics
Some frequently asked questions about Gender Identity Clinics
- 16:31 PM Nov 13thviaLGBT Foundation
About Gender Recognition Certificates
An overview of how the application process for Gender Recognition Certificates works.
- 16:30 PM Nov 13thviaLGBT Foundation
Trans Women & Prostate Cancer
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.
- 15:41 PM Nov 12thviaLGBT Foundation
Trans Women & Prostate Cancer
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.
- 15:30 PM Nov 12thviaLGBT Foundation
Please support Robert's right to be Gay
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.
- 14:50 PM Nov 12thviaLGBT Foundation
Believing in LGBT Young People
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.
- 13:14 PM Oct 28thviaLGBT Foundation
Annual reports and accounts
In this section of our website, you can download our official Annual Reports and Accounts.
- 13:01 PM Oct 27thviaLGBT Foundation
Say hello to LGBT Foundation’s new Deputy Chief Executive!
Here is a personal message from LGBT Foundation’s newly appointed Deputy Chief Executive, Rob Cookson.
- 12:35 PM Oct 20thviaLGBT Foundation
Community Leaders: LGB&T population statistics
There is no robust answer to the question, ‘how many people are lesbian, gay or bisexual?’
- 11:06 AM Oct 20thviaLGBT Foundation
Community Leaders: Working with Healthwatch
In 2010 The UK Coalition Government White paper ‘Equity and Excellence:Liberating the NHS’ set out a vision, strategy and proposals for the NHS.
- 11:05 AM Oct 20thviaLGBT Foundation