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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 February. 

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#HelpLGF: Donate this Christmas

Date Published: 16/12/2014

This Christmas, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are reaching out and asking for your support to help us continue the important work we do with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

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One Salford Medical Centre

Date Published: 15/12/2014

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

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The Simpson Medical Practice Strikes GOLD

Date Published: 15/12/2014

Simpson Medical Pracice receive their GOLD Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

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BME LGBT Mental Health Event

Date Published: 15/12/2014

In February organisations and groups across Greater Manchester are holding a Networking Workshop at The LGF for Black Minority Ethnic communities who identify as Lesbian Gay Bisexual or Transgender to provide an opportunity to discuss additional discrimination that people from these communities may face and how this can impact on mental health.

 

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Safety first: Free soft drinks to curb drink driving this Xm…

Date Published: 11/12/2014

Via Manchester on Canal Street are offering free soft drinks to designated drivers on nights out to curb drink driving this Christmas.

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Rosie & Chris celebrate first religious civil partnershi…

Date Published: 10/12/2014

LGF volunteers celebrate their wedding with a Quaker ceremony

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Promoting LGB&T 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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Be a trustee and shape the future for our communities

Date Published: 09/12/2014

Chair of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation David McGovern writes about how you can help us to ensure that the LGB&T community receive world-class services and support.

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Out with Prostate Cancer : Gay,Bi,Trans* Conference

Date Published: 08/12/2014

The 1st ever  National Prostate Cancer Conference re: gay and bisexual men and trans women 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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Salford Matters Strikes GOLD

Date Published: 02/12/2014

Salford Matters receive their GOLD Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

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House of Lords holds historic debate on lesbian, bisexual an…

Date Published: 04/12/2014

On Weds 3rd December the UK House of Lords debated lesbian, bisexual and trans women's issues for the first time. 

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Christmas LGB&T Tea Dance

Date Published: 04/12/2014

Back by popular demand, after a successful event at Manchester Pride 2014, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are excited to host a special Christmas LGB&T Tea Dance on Saturday December 20th .There will be dancing and yes,we are asking you to come along and join in the fun...

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LGF Christmas Foodbank Appeal

Date Published: 04/12/2014

This Christmas the staff at the Lesbian & Gay Foundation and our friends at Via,Canal St have decided not to send Christmas cards and instead donate to Manchester Metropolitan Church’s Foodbank which supports people in crisis including LGBT people and asylum seekers.

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New Prostate Cancer Postcards for Gay & Bisexual Men

Date Published: 03/12/2014

At Manchester Pride 2014, The LGBT Cancer Support Alliance talked to over 200 people about their awareness around prostate cancer.These conversations helped to provide information for some new postcards funded by Prostate Cancer UK and now freely available.

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HIV & The Man Who Saved My Life

Date Published: 01/12/2014

Former outnorthwest Editor, and LGF member of staff Grahame Robertson shares the story of Dougie Cowen - a friend he lost to HIV/AIDS in 1995.

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Star Support for HIV Testing Week

Date Published: 26/11/2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation has been gathering messages of support from some amazing men who you may have heard of.We asked some well-known guys both within the LGBT community and public figures known to millions to tell us why they think HIV Testing is so important.

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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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