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New Resource:Supporting LGBT Young People in Care

Date Published: 18/03/2015

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation and Three Circles Fostering have been working together with care leavers to develop a new resource for foster carers and residential care staff to promote the well­being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people in care.

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Inspirational women set to talk at Sugar & Spice

Date Published: 05/03/2015

The LGF gears up for ninth annual International Women's Day celebration

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86 percent fewer HIV infections found in two PrEP studies

Date Published: 26/02/2015

Two studies of PrEP in gay men and trans women have demonstrated that the availability of PrEP reduced the rate of infection by 86%. This amounts to the highest effectiveness yet seen for PrEP and is superior to most other HIV prevention interventions.

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Out with Prostate Cancer: Focusing on Gay And Bi Men & T…

Date Published: 08/12/2014

The 1st ever  National Prostate Cancer Conference focused on gay and bisexual men and transwomen will take place on Saturday 14th March 2015 at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF). The event is funded by Prostate Cancer  and run by Manchester’s LGF and London’s METRO Centre. 

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Trafford Prime - new project for LGBT's over 50

Date Published: 19/02/2015

A new project for LGBT people over 50 years of age who live in Trafford is being set up for members of the  LGBT community to share and discuss their thoughts on health and social care issues including housing.It launches on Friday 27th February 2015 at Trafford Housing Trust.

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Celebrating women in LGBT History

Date Published: 19/02/2015

Celebrating the LGBT women who inspire us.

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The Last Taboo

Date Published: 17/02/2015

Sex, sexuality and intimacy among old people and care home residents in particular is the last taboo. There is little awareness of the intimate and erotic needs of older care home residents needs.

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We're a Living Wage employer!

Date Published: 17/02/2015

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that The LGF has accredited as a Living Wage employer.

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Male counsellor / psychotherapist required for trauma therap…

Date Published: 17/02/2015

Survivors Manchester and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are launching a new therapy group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, who also identify as gay or bisexual.

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New national partnership tackles LGBT Hate Crime

Date Published: 16/02/2015

A major new national initiative to tackle hate crime brings together a partnership of 31 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) organisations from across England and Wales, including The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF).

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NEW Wellbeing Workshop: ‘From distress to de-stress’

Date Published: 12/02/2015

We’re running a FREE wellbeing workshop, ‘From distress to de-stress’ on Friday 6th March, 12.30-1.30pm here at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s community resource centre, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF.

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Affleck's Angel Volunteers!

Date Published: 10/02/2015

Following on from Manchester's Hate Crime Awareness Week and Affleck's Palace joining The LGF by becoming a third-party Hate Crime Reporting Centre, we heard from General Manager Tony Martin, who has kindly decided to volunteer his time with our wonderful LGF Village Angels.

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Promoting LGBT Voice across Greater Manchester

Date Published: 10/12/2014

Febrauary & March 2015 will provide an opportunity to  hear about the importance of having lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender voices heard across Greater Manchester and contribute to improving the health needs of this community where you live and work. 

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Have your say at LGBT Question Time 2015!

Date Published: 05/02/2015

To mark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month this February, Manchester City Council with support from The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), are hosting LGBT Question Time for its third consecutive year.

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Manchester City Council commits to halving late and undiagno…

Date Published: 04/02/2015

Manchester City Council have committed to halving late and undiagnosed HIV by passing a motion on HIV testing in support of the Halve It campaign. The testing services at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) were also specifically mentioned as part of the motion delivered today. 

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Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015

Date Published: 20/01/2015

As part of Manchester’s Hate Crime Awareness Week, 26th January to 1st February 2015, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) have a number of events and activities taking place across the whole week and culminating in our Sunday Service Drop-in on Sunday 1st February, 1-3pm. 

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Focus on LGBT Wythenshawe

Date Published: 14/01/2015

Chris Oatway is a Community Leader with big plans for local LGBT collaboration to help provide LGBT support for lesbian,gay,bisexual and trans people over the age of 25 to compliment existing LGBT youth groups that serve many of our communities.It all begins in Wythenshawe...

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More time for you to get tested from January!

Date Published: 24/12/2014

We're pleased to announce an extra hour each week for rapid HIV testing, plus we are making a slight adjustment to our Monday clinic times.

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Opening times at The LGF and how you can access help

Date Published: 22/12/2014

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.

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Supporting LGBT Young People in Care

Date Published: 18/12/2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation and Three Circles Fostering have been working together with care leavers to develop a new resource for foster carers and residential care staff to promote the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people which is to be launched in Spring 2015. 

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