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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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The LGF marks Holocaust Memorial Day 2014

Date Published: 21/01/2014

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2014, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is hosing three unique events at its Community Resource Centre.

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The LGF urges Manchester’s Gay Village to 'Report Hate'

Date Published: 20/01/2014

In support of Manchester Hate Crime Awareness Week on 20-26 January, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are launching a new campaign in partnership with the Village Business Association (VBA) called ‘No Hate in Our Village.’

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The LGF challenges you to take action in 2014!!

Date Published: 16/01/2014

The LGF are calling for volunteers to take part in some of the biggest running events in 2014, including the Virgin London Marathon and the BUPA Great Manchester Run. 

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Be part of The LGF in 2014

Date Published: 30/12/2013

We’ve got a lot to look forward to in 2014 and there are lots of ways that you can get involved with The Lesbian & Gay Foundation too!

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Transform Manchester mental health services: We want to hear…

Date Published: 20/12/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) wants to hear your opinions and experiences on how you want to shape the future of mental health services in Manchester.

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Gold, silver and bronze win for The LGF in the Co-op Respect…

Date Published: 19/12/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) is the proud winner of three awards in the Respect ‘Loved by You’ Awards 2013, announced the Co-operative Respect Network today.

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The LGF’s testing services over Christmas

Date Published: 16/12/2013

If you want to access sexual health clinics over Christmas then please be advised that the usual full STI LGF clinics that would have been on 24 and 31 December will not be operating and there will also be no rapid HIV testing clinic on Wednesday 25 December or Wednesday 1 January. 

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Save the date! Britain’s first same-sex marriages set for …

Date Published: 11/12/2013

The first same-sex weddings in England and Wales will take place on Saturday 29 March 2014, announced Women and Equalities Minister Maria Miller. 

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Join the LGB Community Leaders Roadshow 2013/14!

Date Published: 03/12/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) is going on the road across Greater Manchester to find out what issues LGB (lesbian, gay and bisexual) people want to have raised at a local level within health and social care and also to encourage volunteers to have their voice heard where they live.

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The LGF DOUBLES fundraising efforts for Christmas

Date Published: 02/12/2013

During December, every donation received by The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) through The Big Give Christmas dashboard will be doubled!

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NEW! Christmas Cards Featuring Same-Sex Couples

Date Published: 30/10/2013

We introduce artist Phyllis Mahon who has created a range of Christmas Cards featuring same-sex couples, with a percentage of her sales going towards The LGF!

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Substances, support and seeking help

Date Published: 27/11/2013

Have you ever accessed support for a drug or alcohol problem? Maybe you have thought about it, but never got so far as making that contact? Perhaps you feel that you are able to manage it yourself, without any support?

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Talking Positive about HIV: David’s story

Date Published: 27/11/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) spoke to David about living as a HIV positive man, how it affects him personally and the importance of raising HIV awareness.

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Let's Talk Positive for World AIDS Day 2013

Date Published: 26/11/2013

To mark World AIDS Day, The Lesbian and Gay Foundation (The LGF) are hosting ‘Talk Positive’ on Sunday 1 December - an informal open day and event for gay and bisexual men to talk about what we should be doing in the fight against HIV, how we can break down the stigma surrounding it and what concerns they have about sexual health issues.

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First European HIV Testing Week 2013: The LGF boosts awarene…

Date Published: 21/11/2013

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation (The LGF) are hosting a series of additional services over the week, including an all-day rapid HIV Clinic to increase HIV testing among gay and bisexual (GB) men.

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Manchester’s LGBT community launches unique event to chall…

Date Published: 20/11/2013

Organisers of an alternative opening ceremony to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are calling for supporters to get involved.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013: Manchester unites in me…

Date Published: 20/11/2013

Manchester is holding a special service at the National Transgender Memorial in Sackville Gardens to remember those we have lost through transphobia.

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Anti Bullying Week: How to Stay Safe

Date Published: 22/10/2013

Established by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, Anti-Bullying Week takes place on 18-22 November 2013 with a focus on cyber bullying. We share some advice with you on how to help you tackle bullying…

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My Cancer Treatment - Julie's story

Date Published: 19/11/2013

Cancer affects many lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people every year.  This could be a personal experience of a cancer diagnosis, or through a family member, friend or partner. 

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Where's Your Head At?

Date Published: 18/10/2013

Today marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week (18th - 22nd November) which aims to encourage children and young people to think about and act on creating a future without bullying. Here we highlight the services provided for young people.

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Get informed! - Poppers

Date Published: 11/11/2013

‘Poppers’ is the street name for a range of chemical compounds belonging to the ‘alkyl nitrite’ family, and are one of the most common recreational drugs. 

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Part of the Picture: New Research on LGB Substance Use

Date Published: 12/11/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have launched the latest report to come out of the national ‘Part of the Picture’ project, finding high levels of substance dependency, and low levels of help-seeking among the LGB community. 

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NEW! Home Testing Kits for HIV

Date Published: 12/11/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation have teamed up with NHS Services Manchester Centre for Sexual Health and RU Clear to provide 600 Dry Blood Spot HIV Home Sampling Kits to gay and bisexual men who live in Greater Manchester.  Find out more and order yours here...

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Prostate facts for gay and bisexual men

Date Published: 11/11/2013

Prostate Cancer UK have developed a new webpage with information for gay and bisexual men to add to much needed information about how male cancers affect men who have sex with men.

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Anti Bullying Week 2013

Date Published: 23/10/2013

For Anti-Bullying Week 2013 (18th - 22nd November) we'll be touring schools across Salford as part of our Exceeding Expectations initiative.

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Interview: Andrew Trott Barn

Date Published: 07/11/2013

We interview TV personality Andrew Trott-Barn, a high profile Manchester hairdresser with clients including Michelle Keegan, Helen Flanagan, and David Hasselhoff. We speak to him about equal marriage, his style inspiration and looking and feeling good.

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Historical Significance of Prostate Cancer Treatment for Gay…

Date Published: 06/11/2013

Sean Ralph explains how hormone therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer has a historical significance for gay and bisexual men, which may need to be taken into account by health professionals.

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Have Your Say on The LGB&T Police Surgery...

Date Published: 05/11/2013

For many years, Greater Manchester Police have been providng a vital support service to the LGB&T community who live, work and socialise in Manchester and have committed to providing a regular weekly service at our Community Resource Centre. We want to know whether YOU still want this service. Read more and take the Poll!

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New Guide Helps Manchester Unlock it's Hidden History!

Date Published: 04/11/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation have launched a new source guide detailing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) archival sources held in Manchester and the North West, as well online, to help people discover more about LGB&T history.

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