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Groups at LGBT Foundation

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Here at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation we have a number of groups covering a wide section of the LGB&T community who meet at our Community Resource Centre on Richmond Street in Manchester. We provide a safe and comfortable environment for people who may feel isolated, coming out or are new to the area, and some groups offer a social environment for people who want to avoid bars and clubs.

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Imaan

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Imaan is a support group for LGBT Muslims. 1st Friday of the month, 7:30-9:30pm. 

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Better Things

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Friendly and confidential support, for adults with learning difficulties who want to feel safe and happy to talk about being gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender.

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OUT With Prostate Cancer

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When: the first Saturday of each month from 2pm - 4pm . A social and support group for gay and bisexual men affected by prostate cancer, prostate related issues and other male cancers.

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Icebreakers

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When: Every Wednesday, 8pm - 9.30pm Icebreakers is a self-help group which caters for gay and bisexual men who are coming out, coming out of a relationship, feeling isolated or who are new to Manchester.

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BiPhoria

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When: first Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm - 9pm An autonomous support group for bisexual people over the age of 18.

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Bloomers

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Bloomers is The LGBT Foundation's social group for older women. The group is held on the 1st and the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1pm to 3pm.

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Stepping Stones

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When: Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm - 9pm Stepping Stones is an informal peer support group for women who identify as lesbian, bisexual or who are exploring their sexuality.

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Carousel

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When: First and third Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm - 9pm Carousel is a relaxed social group for lesbian and bisexual women.

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Older & Bolder

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When: second and fourth Thursday of the month, 7.30pm - 9pm

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Younger Men's Group

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The Younger Men’s Group is a new group, which is aimed at gay, bisexual or questioning men between the ages of 18 to 25.

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Our condom and lube distribution scheme

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Since 1994, LGBT Foundation has been providing free Condoms and Lube (as well as information regarding correct condom use, STI and HIV prevention) across Greater Manchester for gay and bisexual men.

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For Young People

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If you are struggling with your identity, questioning your sexuality or perhaps not feeling at your best it is important to seek help and support to help you deal with and manage your feelings.

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KingsCollegeNHSHealthCentre

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The correct url for Kings College NHS Health Centre is: www.kingscollegenhshealthcentre.com

MMU Students work with our Village Angels

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Students from Manchester Metropolitan University in the Department of Sociology are working with Public, voluntary and private sector partners to address complex crime and community safety issues within the city centre. 

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Around 35,000 LGBT hate crimes go unreported every year

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Fear of how they will be treated is leading to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people (LGBT) not reporting hate crimes. As a result perpetrators are evading justice, a new report published today reveals.

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Volunteer with LGBT Foundation

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In this section we talk about our volunteer opportunities and how you can get involved!

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First Greater Manchester therapy group for gay and bisexual male survivors of childhood sexual abuse

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Survivors Manchester and LGBT Foundation are launching a new therapy group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, who also identify as gay, bisexual or questioning. We also welcome applications from trans men, who identify as gay, bisexual or questioning.

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Changes to weekend opening times

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Like many other charities we have experienced challenges over the past few months and years. Funding cuts and dwindling resources have led to a very difficult decision to reduce our weekend opening hours.

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LGBT Foundation Volunteer Awards 2015

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On Friday 5th June, we celebrated our first Volunteer Awards as LGBT Foundation.

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Bringing Smoking Out of the Closet

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A special event for professionals and those interested in highlighting LGBT Attitudes to Smoking will take place on Friday 14th August at LGBT Foundation. 

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Short-term and event volunteering

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There are loads of ways you can support us throughout the year without having to commit to a regular volunteering role.

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The state of play in Northern Ireland

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We caught up with John O’Doherty, Director of The Rainbow Project, Northern Ireland’s largest LGBT organisation, to find out more about the challenges the Northern Irish LGBT community faces and his views on the current goings-on.

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Benefits of volunteering with LGBT Foundation

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There are so many reasons to volunteer. Volunteering can help you develop your personal skills and enhance your CV.

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The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework LGBT Companion Document

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The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) is the Department of Health’s key tool for measuring the progress of the adult social care system, supporting understanding of the outcomes and experiences of people who use care and support, and carers.

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State of the City Report

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Andrea's Coming Out Story

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Andrea, 46, shares her personal coming out story with us.

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Half of older LGB people feel their sexuality has a negative impact on getting older

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Last week we launched a new report on The State of the City for Manchester’s Older LGB Communities which clearly articulates the needs of older LGB people in Manchester, and seeks to make an important contribution to the work on ageing that the City Council has embarked upon.  

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