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Taking Pride in Their Practice…

Date Published: 21/11/2012

 

The Bodey Medical Practice in Fallowfield are proud recipients of their Gold  Award, from the Pride in Practice initiative, for ‘Excellence in Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Healthcare provision’.

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Take our Survey & Be in for a Chance to Win £50

Date Published: 20/11/2012

We've just launched our new survey for lesbian and bisexual women. Take it now and be in for a chance to win £50!

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Latest HIV figures for North West England (2011)

Date Published: 26/11/2012

 

Last year (2011) saw a 6% increase in HIV cases presenting to North West Treatment centres according to the latest figures from The North West HIV & AIDS Monitoring Unit at the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University. 

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Hearing BME voices within the LGB&T community

Date Published: 25/11/2012

We Exist Too! An event for black and minority ethnic lesbian, gay and bisexual people to speak up about the issues that affect them. Wednesday 28th November - 6.30pm at LGF, in partnership with Race Equality Foundation and EHRC.

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Brian Epstein: He Had to Hide his Love Away

Date Published: 20/11/2012

 

Caroline Yorston reviews the long-awaited world premiere about one of the world’s most successful music entrepreneurs, Brian Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles.

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Marking Transgender Day of Remembrance in Salford

Date Published: 20/11/2012

 

Salford joins the few cities in the UK to fly the official Trans flag to promote the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) and to support the Trans community.

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'Fostering is the Most Rewarding Career'

Date Published: 20/11/2012

 

Local independent foster care agency, Fostering Solutions, is actively encouraging people from the lesbian and gay community in Manchester and surrounding areas to become foster carers.

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National HIV Testing Week 23 – 30 November

Date Published: 19/11/2012

THIVK - over 90,000 people are living with HIV in the UK and thousands have HIV without even knowing it. National HIV Testing Week aims to make sure that we all know our HIV status ahead of this year’s World AIDS Day on December 1st. 

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Social, regular or problematic? Binge Drinking Behaviour

Date Published: 19/11/2012

The latest data from our Part of the Picture report showed that LGB people aged 41 - 45 reported the most incidences of very problematic drinking with 14% of them binge drinking at least four or five times a week compared to 9% of 16-24 year olds

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Homophobic Bullying at Work

Date Published: 16/11/2012

This week (19th – 23rd) November marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week. The theme for this year is ‘'We're better without bullying' - which highlights the effect bullying has on achievement. Often bullying is often associated with young people in school, yet adult bullying, especially in the workplace is a real issue.

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Anti-Bullying Month: Joe's Story

Date Published: 14/11/2012

 

This week (19th – 23rd) November marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week. The theme for this year is ‘'We're better without bullying' - which highlights the effect bullying has on achievement and focuses on working with young people. Here Joe shares his story.

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Village Angels Nominated for a ‘Be Proud’ Award

Date Published: 19/11/2012

 

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s (LGF) Village Angels community safety scheme is up for a Manchester City Council ‘Be Proud’ award.

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A Sliding Success

Date Published: 30/10/2012

 

Back in October LGF supporters Precinct and Chris took part in zip slide from The Lowry, across Manchester Zip Canal. Watch the video and read more here!

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Unsafe Sex in the City

Date Published: 14/11/2012

BBC Three’s cheap and cheerful 4 part series has been taking a look at the staff and patients at the Manchester Centre for Sexual Health. Have you been watching? What did you think of it?

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What does Same-Sex Civil Marriage mean to you?

Date Published: 13/11/2012

We're looking for real people to have their say on equal marriage means to them. Are you in a civil partnership and want to make this into full marriage? Perhaps your waiting for same-sex marriage to become law? 

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VOTE! Policing LGB&T Communities

Date Published: 13/11/2012

This Thursday 15th November gives us all an opportunity to have a voice in how our communities are policed.Will you be having your say?

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Date Published: 12/11/2012

20th November marks Transgender Day of Remembrance, which occurs annually around the world to honour and remember people who have lost their lives as a result of transphobic prejudice. Read more about events that are taking place locally.

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Giles has made his school safer - will you?

Date Published: 18/10/2012

With November marking Anti-Bullying Month, teacher Giles talks to us about the impact the safer schools have had in his school. Take action now and donate a pack.

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The LGF wins at the North West Public Health Awards 2012

Date Published: 06/11/2012

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation have been highly commended for their Condom and Lube Distribution Scheme at the North West Public Health Awards 2012.

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Exceeding Expectations in Manchester & Salford

Date Published: 05/11/2012

Our Exceeding Expectations programme will be going into schools around Manchester and Salford to tackle homophobia in the classroom. Read more about what we're doing here.

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