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Be Informed about Male Cancers

Date Published: 14/07/2014

Cancer affects everyone but if you are a gay or bisexual man, cancer is going to affect you statistically more than HIV, we just haven’t really known how to talk about it...until now.

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Has religion affected your experience at work, in daily life…

Date Published: 14/08/2014

Since 2010, the Equality Act has legally protected certain characteristics from discrimination, including sexual orientation, gender identity and religion or belief. But how does this work in practice? 

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The LGF to become an LGB&T charity

Date Published: 12/08/2014

For the past decade, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) has described itself as a lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, mainly focused on supporting people with issues related to their sexual orientation.  However, following unanimous support at the latest Trustees’ meeting, The LGF is excited to announce that the charity will become trans* inclusive in the future.

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The Gill Medical Practice celebrates BRONZE!

Date Published: 06/08/2014

The Gill Medical Practice receives their BRONZE Pride in Practice award for delivering an inclusive healthcare service to their patients.

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Bowland Medical Practice strikes GOLD!

Date Published: 06/08/2014

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

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Interviewing Zak Hardaker - The colourful life of an LGF vol…

Date Published: 05/08/2014

LGF Volunteer Christopher Oatway spoke to Zak Hardaker on behalf of Gaydio for whom he is also a volunteer, at a press event held at Taurus in Manchester’s Gay Village.

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Northenden Group Practice is a SILVER success!

Date Published: 31/07/2014

Northenden Group Practice receives their SILVER Pride in Practice award for delivering an inclusive healthcare service to their patients.

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1/ Salford Medical Centre strikes GOLD!

Date Published: 31/07/2014

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

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#Love_Is...An LGBT Tea Dance!

Date Published: 01/08/2014

On Friday 22nd August, 2pm - 5pm we’re kicking off Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend at the Lesbian & Gay Foundation with an afternoon tea dance, complete with cake, music and dancing!

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Fairfax Group Practice strikes GOLD!

Date Published: 31/07/2014

Fairfax Group Practice receives GOLD  Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

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Voting has begun for The LGF Homo Heroes Awards 2014

Date Published: 29/07/2014

The LGF are pleased to announce that public voting for the Homo Heroes Awards 2014 is now open and the top three nominees for each category have been shortlisted.

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Share your views of domestic violence or abuse services

Date Published: 29/07/2014

Manchester City Council are currently reviewing their approach to supporting survivors of domestic violence or abuse, and working with perpetrators to stop incidences of violence and abuse. 

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#Love_is...Anal Pride!

Date Published: 24/07/2014

We talk a lot about bottoms when discussing gay and bisexual men’s sexual health but do we really know how to look after our bums?

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#Love_is The LGF at Manchester Pride 2014!

Date Published: 07/07/2014

During the Big Weekend (22-25th August), The LGF will be opening the doors of our Community Resource Centre on Richmond Street to the thousands of people attending Manchester Pride and offer something that no other Pride event can - a space to refresh, recharge, and reconnect.

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Tuesday afternoons free? Come to Bloomers Older Women's Grou…

Date Published: 30/06/2014

On the 1st and the 3rd Tuesday of the month, the Bloomers Older Women's Group meets at the LGF. The group is for older women, who identify as bisexual, gay or questionning, and we also welcome trans women too.

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The LGF wins Diversity in Health Award for work in Rochdale

Date Published: 24/06/2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) have won the Diversity in Health Award for their work in Rochdale and was shortlisted for the Breaking Barriers Award at the Rochdale Diversity Awards.

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A Summer of Pride!

Date Published: 23/06/2014

Here’s a list of all (that we know of!) Pride events happening this Summer across the North West. 

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The LGF celebrates Manchester Day Parade in rainbow colours

Date Published: 21/06/2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) is celebrating Manchester and other LGB&T friendly cities from around the world for this year’s Manchester Day Parade on Sunday 22nd June.

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The LGF Volunteer Awards 2014

Date Published: 10/06/2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s (The LGF) annual Volunteer Awards ceremony was held during National Volunteer’s Week and celebrated the achievements of all our fabulous volunteers.

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Spotlight on your cervix! What is cervical screening and do …

Date Published: 09/06/2014

This week (8th – 14th June) is Cervical Screening Awareness Week, an annual initiative aimed at raising awareness of cervical screening and encouraging women to get regular screens. But what is cervical screening? And why should we bother?

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Who are your Homo Heroes for 2014?

Date Published: 04/06/2014

Nominations for The Lesbian & Gay Foundation's Homo Heroes Awards 2014 are now open so get nominating for the individuals, groups and organisations you feel have helped to make a difference to the community over the past year.

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Boys who like boys: A survey of understanding about sex

Date Published: 23/05/2014

NAT (National AIDS Trust) have launched a nation-wide survey of young gay, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) about where and how they learn about sex, relationships and HIV and whether the information and support they receive is helpful.

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Men! Get a tenner for talking to us!

Date Published: 21/05/2014

Join our feedback group and receive a £10 shopping voucher! Help us find out about what men who have sex with men want to know about anal cancer and screening for the disease.

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Tameside get’s ready for Pride first!

Date Published: 19/05/2014

On 28th June, Tameside will be holding its first ever Pride event and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation will be taking part. Here we talk to Bev Taylor from Tameside and Oldham Gay Society about what we can all look forward to on the day. 

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The LGF launches Hate Crime Reporting Web-app

Date Published: 17/05/2014

To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) have launched a new hate crime reporting web-app to encourage people to report hate crime incidents quickly and anonymously, if needed, and to ensure that no hate crime incidents go unreported.

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The LGF receives GSK Impact Award

Date Published: 16/05/2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) received an award of £30,000 for helping to improve the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB) people by successfully campaigning for NHS England to monitor the sexual orientation of staff and patients at the GSK Impact Awards ceremony last night.

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Hate crime vigil for International Day Against Homophobia, B…

Date Published: 15/05/2014

A unique vigil to remember victims of hate crime will be held in Manchester on Saturday 17th May to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), including guest speaker Sylvia Lancaster.

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Barclays support International Day Against Homophobia, Bipho…

Date Published: 13/05/2014

Barclays bank is collaborating with The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) over International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) by displaying messages of support on their cash machines across the UK. 

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Bake the Rainbow, Share the Rainbow

Date Published: 09/05/2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), in partnership with the Village Bakers, are encouraging people to bake their own rainbow coloured creations to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Saturday 17th May 2014.

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More ‘inclusive’ health services needed for LGB people w…

Date Published: 06/05/2014

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people are often unable to get the right support for substance use as health services are not set up to meet their specific needs. A five-year study into drug and alcohol use among LGB people in England found they are seven times more likely to take illegal drugs compared to the general population, and twice as likely to binge drink.

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