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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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Celebrate IDAHOBIT 2014 & The Rainbow Connection

Date Published: 29/04/2014

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) takes place every year on 17th May, and this year The LGF is planning a number of ways to mark this important date in our calendar - to raise awareness of hate crime against lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) people and to encourage reporting of hate crime.

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National LGB&T Partnership joins forces with Dying Matte…

Date Published: 22/04/2014

The National LGB&T Partnership are joining forces with the Dying Matters Coalition to encourage and support people from lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities to talk openly about end of life issues in the run-up to Dying Matters Awareness Week.

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Tying the knot this year? Why it's important to make a will

Date Published: 14/04/2014

Why it's important to make a will if you’re getting Married, you’re in a Civil Partnership & even more so if you’re living together.

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The Village gets two life saving defibrillator machines!

Date Published: 10/04/2014

As a result of lots of feedback from The LGF’s Village Angels and their partnership work with the North West Ambulance Service, we have managed to secure two AED (Automated External Defibrillator) machines for The Village.

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LGB&T health award win for The LGF’s Chief Executive

Date Published: 09/04/2014

The Gay and Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists (GLADD) is honouring Paul Martin OBE, Chief Executive of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), with the David Harvey Award for improving the health and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) patients and staff.

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Coping with the death of a partner by Ian Dyer

Date Published: 08/04/2014

We spoke to Ian Dyer, who sadly lost his long-term civil partner Alan just before Christmas.

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80% of British people would love to attend a same-sex weddin…

Date Published: 28/03/2014

Around 80% of people in Britain would happily accept an invitation to a same-sex wedding, new research suggests.

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Equal Marriage: Just call it Marriage!

Date Published: 28/03/2014

With the historic passing of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act in England and Wales last year, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are excited to celebrate the first weddings which will be taking place from Saturday 29th March.

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Young hearts run free: Cory & Leigh’s story

Date Published: 28/03/2014

Johnny Blackburn speaks to Cory and Leigh. They are like any other young gay couple - they are madly in love and have promising futures ahead of them. 

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A Tale of Two Sharons: Love comes to those who wait

Date Published: 28/03/2014

Sharon and Sharon have been together for two years and are set to get married on 14th June this year. Their story resembles a film plot - with two characters that are so close to meeting but are frustratingly kept apart until the end - when fate magically brings them together. 

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Bolton strikes GOLD

Date Published: 21/03/2014

The Dunstan Partnership has achieved the prestigious Pride in Practice GOLD award, the first in Bolton.

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“The LGF saved my life” – Martin’s Story

Date Published: 25/03/2014

A poster advertising The LGF's Helpline saved the life of a man who needed support after coming out and being rejected by his family and his Jewish community.

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Transgender Memorial Restored

Date Published: 24/03/2014

The Transgender memorial in Sackville Gardens is restored and the area is safely lit up now, after being vandalised just days after it was unveiled.

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outnorthwest bows out after 14 years

Date Published: 24/03/2014

This week sees the publication of Issue 121 of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s community magazine outnorthwest. Sadly, this will be the final issue. 

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Why I’m running for The LGF! - James’ Story

Date Published: 12/03/2014

Community Engagement Officer James Derham explains why he’s running for The LGF’s Charity Challenges.

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SUGAR & SPICE 8 – When Sali Met Bethany

Date Published: 07/03/2014

This weekend sees The LGF’s annual celebration of International Women’s Day – Sugar & Spice 8. One of the highlights of the event will be the panel discussion, which takes place on Saturday 8th March from 5-6pm.

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The LGF wins award for securing LGB people equal rights to a…

Date Published: 05/03/2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) is being awarded for helping to improve the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people by successfully campaigning for NHS England to monitor the sexual orientation of staff and patients.

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The LGF’s highlights for LGBT History Month 2014!

Date Published: 28/02/2014

In honour of LGBT History Month 2014, here’s a round-up of our most memorable highlights from the past month...

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Listen to The LGF's LGBT History Month playlist!

Date Published: 26/02/2014

The theme of this year's LGBT History Month is Music, and here at The LGF we wanted to share with you all some of our favourite music by LGB&T artists! 

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What makes great sex for men who have sex with men? Join us …

Date Published: 26/02/2014

What’s sexy? What does good sex mean to you? How do you turn him on? What feels good? The Great Sex Debate is inviting you to an honest discussion with a panel of sexperts about the sex you’re having and the sex you want.

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Half of Manchester LGB people experience homophobic or bipho…

Date Published: 19/02/2014

A report launched today by The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) with the support of Manchester City Council’s Equalities Team - Community Safety: the state of the city for Manchester’s lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) communities - found that LGB people’s needs are not being recognised and addressed across Manchester when they are most in need of support.

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Panel announced for Sugar & Spice Festival 2014

Date Published: 17/02/2014

We are delighted to announce the line-up of inspiring women who will be taking part in the panel discussion at Sugar & Spice 8 – Make Love Not War. The panel discussion at Sugar & Spice has become one of the most popular parts of the event and we’re sure that this year’s panel will continue that tradition.

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Popped the question? What next?

Date Published: 14/02/2014

It’s Valentine's Day, and some lucky people today might just be hearing those wonderful words, “Will you marry me?”

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South Manchester GP practices receives more Pride in Practic…

Date Published: 12/02/2014

Didsbury Medical Centre and Northern Moor Medical Practice received their GOLD Pride in Practice award!

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Let's talk Shigella

Date Published: 11/02/2014

Shigella is a bacterial infection that is caused by the bacteria found in poo. It can be very easily spread as all it takes if for a tiny amount of the bacteria to get into your mouth.

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LGBT Question Time 2014: We want your questions!

Date Published: 05/02/2014

As part of LGBT History Month, the LGB&T community are invited to ask a panel of experts, including The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), questions for this year’s LGBT Question Time 2014.

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The LGF launches ‘No Hate in Our Village’ campaign

Date Published: 23/01/2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) launched their hard hitting hate crime awareness campaign, ‘No Hate in Our Village’ in Manchester’s Canal Street today.

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Review: 'The Pride' at Manchester Opera House

Date Published: 21/01/2014

A review of Alexi Kaye-Campbell’s award-winning production of ‘The Pride’ at Manchester Opera House.

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