Latest Updates

This is the stream of consciousness where there is a streaming list of updates from twitter and comments from the site.

Opening times at The LGF and how you can access help

Profile Picture

Our helpline is available 10am-10pm every day, our building is open every day this Christmas and new year except Christmas day. Plus there's other services out there for you.

Read More >>

Surviving Christmas - be drink aware

Profile Picture

The next in our Surviving Christmas series - be drink aware and you'll have a happy and safe time.

Read More >>

Surviving Christmas - your mental health

Profile Picture

The first in our 'Surviving Christmas' series is just a few tips to help you keep your mental health well!

Read More >>

Surviving Christmas - relationships with friends and loved ones

Profile Picture

Relationships, whether they are with your partner, friends or family can be sometimes be tested over the festive season.

Read More >>

Surviving Christmas - your physical health

Profile Picture

Our 'Surviving Christmas' guide continues with some quick tips on looking after your body over the holidays.

Read More >>

Surviving Christmas - look after your personal safety

Profile Picture

The last entry in our 'Surviving Christmas' series is about making sure you're safe when out and about partying tonight, or any night.

Read More >>

Christmas is Coming...Out!

Profile Picture

  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. 

Read More >>

#HelpLGF: Donate this Christmas

Profile Picture

This Christmas, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are reaching out and asking for your support to help us continue the important work we do with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

Read More >>

ali

Profile Picture

At least some one raised our voices

Tameside LGBT survey

Profile Picture

Read More >>

Inclusive Sex & Relationship Education Campaign

Profile Picture

Support our campaign for statutory, age-appropriate sex and relationship education.

Read More >>

SRE letter to MP

Profile Picture

Example letter to send to your MP in support of the same-sex SRE campaign

Read More >>

Be a trustee and shape the future for our communities

Profile Picture

Chair of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation David McGovern writes about how you can help us to ensure that the LGB&T community receive world-class services and support.

Read More >>

One Salford Medical Centre

Profile Picture

One Salford Medical Centre receives their GOLD Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

Read More >>

The Simpson Medical Practice Strikes GOLD

Profile Picture

Simpson Medical Pracice receive their GOLD Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

Read More >>

Safety first: Free soft drinks to curb drink driving this Xmas

Profile Picture

Via Manchester on Canal Street are offering free soft drinks to designated drivers on nights out to curb drink driving this Christmas.

Read More >>

House of Lords holds historic debate on lesbian, bisexual and trans women's health

Profile Picture

On Weds 3rd December the UK House of Lords debated lesbian, bisexual and trans women's issues for the first time. 

Read More >>

Rosie & Chris celebrate first religious civil partnership conversion

Profile Picture

LGF volunteers celebrate their wedding with a Quaker ceremony

Read More >>

Our Impact in 2014

Profile Picture

Read More >>

Thank you for choosing to donate to The LGF!

Profile Picture

Read More >>

LGF Christmas Foodbank Appeal

Profile Picture

This Christmas the staff at the Lesbian & Gay Foundation and our friends at Via,Canal St have decided not to send Christmas cards and instead donate to Manchester Metropolitan Church’s Foodbank which supports people in crisis including LGBT people and asylum seekers.

Read More >>

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Survey

Profile Picture

Read More >>

National HIV Testing Week

Profile Picture

National HIV Testing Week is an annual event which aims to increase testing, awareness and access to HIV testing in order to improve early diagnosis and treatment of HIV among those most at risk.

Read More >>

New Prostate Cancer Postcards for Gay & Bisexual Men

Profile Picture

At Manchester Pride 2014, The LGBT Cancer Support Alliance talked to over 200 people about their awareness around prostate cancer.These conversations helped to provide information for some new postcards funded by Prostate Cancer UK and now freely available.

Read More >>

Salford Matters Strikes GOLD

Profile Picture

Salford Matters receive their GOLD Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

Read More >>

Christmas LGB&T Tea Dance

Profile Picture

Back by popular demand, after a successful event at Manchester Pride 2014, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are excited to host a special Christmas LGB&T Tea Dance on Saturday December 20th .There will be dancing and yes,we are asking you to come along and join in the fun...

Read More >>

HIV & The Man Who Saved My Life

Profile Picture

Former outnorthwest Editor, and LGF member of staff Grahame Robertson shares the story of Dougie Cowen - a friend he lost to HIV/AIDS in 1995.

Read More >>

Secure Test1

Profile Picture

Read More >>

Star Support for HIV Testing Week

Profile Picture

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation has been gathering messages of support from some amazing men who you may have heard of.We asked some well-known guys both within the LGBT community and public figures known to millions to tell us why they think HIV Testing is so important.

Read More >>

TDoR: You were known to us

Profile Picture

Last Thursday was Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), and events were held in Manchester and throughout the world to commemorate members of the trans* communities that we have lost to transphobia.

Read More >>