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TDoR: You were known to us

Date Published: 25/11/2014

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.

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First UK guide for lesbian and bisexual women affected by se…

Date Published: 24/11/2014

To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Tuesday 25th November, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are launching ‘A guide for lesbian and bisexual women who have been affected by sexual violence’ – the very first guide to be released in the UK specifically for lesbian and bisexual women.

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Kieron Knight supports National HIV Testing Week

Date Published: 24/11/2014

As a‘Young gay fella, in the adult entertainment biz’ we felt  that Kieron Knight  would be an ideal person to help get the message out to younger gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (MSM) about the importance of regular testing for HIV.

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Sir Ian McKellen Supports The LGF Over National HIV Testing …

Date Published: 21/11/2014

LGF patron Sir Ian McKellen has been extremely supportive of the range of activity we’ve got planned for National HIV Testing Week here at The LGF.

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Trans awareness week - Personal Stories

Date Published: 21/11/2014

As part of an extension of trans* awareness week, every day this week we're sharing a trans* person story, and sharing how and when they have received support.

"I met with the deputy manager she said “If you want to come to work like that we'll support you”

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Manchester’s Transgender Day of Remembrance

Date Published: 21/11/2014

Manchester’s Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual event being held to remember those that have been lost to transphobic hate and ignorance.

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Trans awareness week -Personal Stories

Date Published: 19/11/2014

As part of trans* awareness week, every day this week we're sharing a trans* person story, and sharing how and when they have received support.

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Trans awareness week - Personal Stories

Date Published: 18/11/2014

As part of trans* awareness week, every day this week we're sharing a trans* person story, and sharing how and when they have received support.

"Ruby Lily – I’ve chosen my name, I’ve done it for me this is who I want to be." 

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The Quest for BME men

Date Published: 18/11/2014

A special workshop is to take place at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation in 2015 to support Black African, Black Caribbean, mixed Black and other ethnicity gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM).'The Quest' workshops help men to transform their lives.

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Trans awareness week - Personal Stories

Date Published: 17/11/2014

As part of trans* awareness week, every day this week we're sharing a trans* person story, and sharing how and when they have received support.

"Embracing my identity has just made everything that little bit more fabulous!"

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Gay men remain highest at risk of new HIV infections

Date Published: 14/11/2014

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men continues to be the group with the highest number of HIV transmissions among all people living with HIV in the North West. The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are continuing to increase awareness and acceptability of HIV testing while offering a range of testing services across Greater Manchester.

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Trainee Police Officers volunteer as Village Angels!

Date Published: 10/11/2014

Trainee Police Officers Danny and Craig tell us all about their experience visiting The LGF and going out with the Village Angels over a busy Halloween Weekend.

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Drs Kirby, Page, McMillen, Tomkinson & Wall strike GOLD!…

Date Published: 31/07/2014

Drs Kirby, Page, McMillen, Tomkinson & Wall receive their GOLD Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

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Campaign success for couples converting civil partnerships t…

Date Published: 28/10/2014

A campaign to change the regulations for civil partnership conversion to marriage has been successful so civil partners wanting to convert can now choose to have a wedding and a marriage certificate.

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The LGF's LGBT history archives to go on show at Manchester …

Date Published: 28/10/2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) and Manchester Libraries are collaborating to make an important archive accessible to the public at Central Library.

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The LGF calls for schools to end LGBT Hate Crime

Date Published: 13/10/2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are raising awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT) Hate Crime by calling for all professionals working in education and with young people to join them in their commitment and fight to end LGBT Hate Crime and discrimination.

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The fight for what’s right: Why Sex & Relationship Edu…

Date Published: 10/10/2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are currently supporting the nationwide campaign ‘SRE- It’s my right’ which aims to get compulsory same-sex Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) in all English schools. Claudia Carvell explains why this is so important...

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Manchester Cathedral comes OUT! to support LGBT community

Date Published: 10/10/2014

Manchester Cathedral are hosting a special service on 14th October 2014 to focus on including lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people as part of the local community, while also celebrating Manchester's rich LGBT heritage.

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Increasing HIV diagnoses in gay/bi men and over 50s

Date Published: 10/10/2014

Earlier this week, Public Health England released its new HIV stats for 2013. These show that a rise in the number of people receiving HIV care and a slight decline in new HIV diagnoses. 

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Amiable Warriors: The Campaign for Homosexual Equality

Date Published: 09/10/2014

Volume 1 of the official history of The Campaign for Homosexual Equality celebrating half a century since the birth of the modern  LGBT rights movement in Manchester in 1964 is soon to be published and we have an exclusive extract to share called ‘The Battle for Burnley’.

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