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#WeAreLGBTfdn for Manchester Pride 2015!

We're really excited to open up our doors again this year for Manchester Pride 2015 by offering a safe and welcoming alternative community space, including a Community Café and an LGBT

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For trans people

http://lgbt.foundation/information-advice/for-trans-people/

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Women's Reading Group

Monthly reading group aimed at lesbian, bisexual and trans women. The group is run by Monica Pearl, a lecturer in 20th Century American Literature at the University of Manchester and

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Information for prospective trans parents

http://lgbt.foundation/information-advice/parenting/routes-to-parenthood-information-for-trans-prospective-parents/

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LGBT Tea Dance at Manchester Pride

LGBT Tea Dance at Manchester Pride 2015 Date : 28th August 2015  2:00-5.00pm Venue: LGBT Foundation,5 Richmond Street,M1 3HF Price per Person: Free To kick off Manchester Pride 2015 LGBT

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About Gender Recognition Certificates (GRCs)

  There are three different ‘tracks’ for applying for a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC); the standard track, the alternative application track, and the overseas track. You must be 18 or

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Useful Links

Below are some useful links to organisations, venues and events that may be of use to lesbian and bisexual women. If you know of a link that should appear here,

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Free the nipple! Do we need a campaign about bare breasts?

Claudia Carvell explores the reasons behind the 'Free The Nipple' campaign...and expresses a few doubts about its underlying motives:   The ‘Free the Nipple’ campaign, which originated in the U.S

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Being Trans

What do all these terms even mean?! Ever wondered what LGBPTTQQIIAA+ stands for? Or had a question about what a word means? Or wondered if Queer is an appropriate term

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About Gender Identity Clinics (GICs)

  Here are some FAQs about Gender Identity Clinics   Which GIC has the shortest waiting time? UK Trans Info publishes data on the waiting lists and patient populations of

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Trans groups and services in Greater Manchester

Below are some useful links to groups and organisations in Greater Manchester that may be of use to trans people. If you know of a link that should appear here, 

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For trans people

"I didn't realise who I was until I stopped being who I wasn't."   Who are trans* people? Trans* is an umbrella and inclusive term used to describe people whose

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Tackling Hate Crime: Heywood,Middleton & Rochdale

Latest evidence suggests around 35,000 cases of hate crime committed against people because of their sexual orientation go unreported every year nationally. The report from the University of Leicester's Centre

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Are you an LGBT resident of Bolton? We want to hear from you!

LGBT Bolton Residents – Share your thoughts at our focus groups and earn £15 shopping vouchers! If you live in Bolton and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT)

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Big Lottery funding to improve the health and wellbeing of trans people

LGBT Foundation are excited to announce that we are being awarded funding from Reaching Communities through the Big Lottery Fund to support our ongoing partnership work around improving the health

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MMU Students work with our Village Angels

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

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Around 35,000 LGBT hate crimes go unreported every year

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,

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Changes to weekend opening times

LGBT Foundation has been supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people for over 15 years and we know that our services have been changing and in some cases, saving

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Bringing Smoking Out of the Closet

Did you know that there is strong evidence to suggest that lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans (LGBT) people smoke more than the wider population?   This means that LGBT people

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LGBT Foundation Volunteer Awards 2015

On Friday 5th June, we celebrated our first Volunteer Awards as LGBT Foundation. The Volunteer Awards have for a long time been an important date in the charity’s calendar as it

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The state of play in Northern Ireland

Though Marriage Equality is a reality in the south, Northern Ireland still faces a battle for LGBT rights. LGBT Foundation interviewed John O’Doherty, Director of The Rainbow Project, Northern Ireland&rsq

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Andrea's Coming Out Story

Andrea Richardson sent us her story about her coming out experience. Andrea got married to a man she loved and cared about (despite knowing she was gay) in 1990, with

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

LGBT Foundation’s new report, The State of the City for Manchester's Older Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Communities has found that sadly, half of all lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people over 55 feel

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Hate Crime Vigil: Stand with us against hate!

Over the past year, out of all the hate crimes reported to LGBT Foundation, 81% were homophobic, 13% were transphobic and 3% were bi-phobic. 65% of these were verbal and

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State of the City Report

Approximately 7,650 people aged over 50 living in Manchester identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB), and these communities experience specific health inequalities and care needs. Older LGB people have

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Celebrate Eurovision and support LGBT Foundation

The Eurovision Song Contest returns this May, for its sixtieth fabulous year. According to last year’s winner, Conchita Wurst, Eurovision is the gay Olympics! So what better way to celebrate

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Routes to parenthood: information for trans prospective parents

For many trans* people, options for parenting can be similar for other LGBT people. Trans people can apply to be adoptive or foster parents and should be assessed in the

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Routes to parenthood: surrogacy

Surrogacy is when a woman has a baby with the intention of given up her parental rights to a couple who are intended parents. Under British law, single people cannot

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Get involved with NHS North, Central and South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups

Manchester CCGs are looking for public representatives to act as a ‘voice’ on behalf of patients and carers registered with north, central and south Manchester GP practices.  The groups are

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New Workshop for BME Gay & Bisexual Men

Public Health England (PHE) has commissioned The Quest for Gay Men  to deliver its flagship “The Quest Workshop” in Manchester to provide an opportunity for Black and Minority Ethnic(BME) Gay

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