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Share Your Experiences of Drug & Alcohol

Date Published: 29/10/2013

We're looking for people to take part in a focus group to talk about their experiences of drug and alcohol including the support they have accessed, taking place in November. 

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National Adoption Week 2013

Date Published: 28/10/2013

With National Adoption Week approaching (4th – 10th November), what is the situation like for lesbian, gay and bisexual people wanting to adopt?

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Ho-Mo

Date Published: 28/10/2013

Raise awareness and funds gay and bisexual men affected by Prostate Cancer and other Male Cancers this November, by growing a 'tash - Ho-Mo style!

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Physical examinations - can I ask for the gender of my docto…

Date Published: 25/10/2013

Kathy McGuirk, GP Project Manager from Pride in Practice talks about the importance of giving patients choice in the gender of their doctor when it comes to physical examinations.

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Community Book of Remembrance Launched

Date Published: 18/10/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, alongside Manchester-based transgender support group Transforum, launched a Community Book of Remembrance, which aims to provide a space for people to remember those in the community who have been have lost through hate, discrimination, isolation and illness.

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The LGF wins Greater Manchester Sexual Health Network Award!

Date Published: 16/10/2013

We're thrilled to have been awarded ‘Best Poster’ at last week’s Greater Manchester Sexual Health Network’s Sexual Health Awards 2013, for our ‘Gonorrhoea. Hard to spell. Easy to catch’ poster aimed at gay and bisexual men.

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George's Story

Date Published: 15/10/2013

George* contacted The Lesbian & Gay Foundation a few months ago as he wanted to know more about our LGB Community Leaders Programme. Here George shares with us why it is important for him to support other lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

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Hate Crime Awareness Week 2013

Date Published: 15/10/2013

This year’s Hate Crime Awareness Week takes place from 12th – 19th October, and encourages people and organisations around the UK to come together to remember those who have been affected by all forms of hate crime, as well as help tackle the issue. 

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LGF Plays Host to Manchester Community Organisers

Date Published: 14/10/2013

From the end of October The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are host to two Community Organisers for Manchester City Centre as part of a government-funded scheme to help inspire community action on local issues of importance. 

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Spirit Day 2013

Date Published: 14/10/2013

Thursday 17th October 2013 is ‘Spirit Day’! Across the world people are being encouraged to turn their Facebook pages, twitter icons and blogs and websites purple to remember LGBT teenagers who have killed themselves after being bullied.

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LGF Chief Executive returns to IoS Pink List

Date Published: 12/10/2013

Paul Martin OBE, Chief Executive of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, features in the Independent on Sunday's Pink List 2013, released today.

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NEW! Resource for Coming Out Day

Date Published: 08/10/2013

We've launched a new resource for National Coming Out Day, grab your copy by emailing resources@lgf.org.uk or pop-in and pick one up!

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2012 HIV Stats: 'Know Your HIV Status'

Date Published: 10/10/2013

Men who have sex with men are being encouraged to 'Know Your HIV Status' as latest figures show an increase in  the number of HIV cases across north west England while there are now more ways to get tested than ever before.

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Our Top Tips for Coming out Day

Date Published: 08/10/2013

Ahead of National Coming out Day on 11th October, we share our top coming out tips with you. Why not send us yours @lgfoundation #LGFComeOut

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We all feel lonely at some point in our lives

Date Published: 08/10/2013

Ahead of World Mental Health Day this Thursday we look at how to cope with life's ups and downs.

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Have you come out to your GP?

Date Published: 18/09/2013

In the week leading up to National Coming Out Day on 11th October, we're looking for people's 'coming out' experiences of their GP. Here Jennifer and Mark share their experiences...

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New! Careers Clinic

Date Published: 04/10/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation have teamed up with the National Careers Service to pilot an LGBT&T career clinic every Wednesday during October. 

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Homo Heroes Awards 2013 - your winners!

Date Published: 03/10/2013

This year's Homo Heroes Awards received almost 500 nominations across 8 categories, and then went on to receive over 6000 individual votes from across the UK and beyond!

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Outspoken: Evelyn Asante-Mensah OBE

Date Published: 01/10/2013

To mark Black History Month this October, we interview Evelyn for our 'outspoken' page in outnorthwest.

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Making LGBT Black History

Date Published: 01/10/2013

October marks the start of Black History Month, here we highlight LGB and T events and news from around the region.

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Battling Breast Cancer: Jean's Story

Date Published: 12/09/2013

Jean, from Oldham, shares her story with us about her experiences of breast cancer as we mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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FIERCE North West

Date Published: 30/09/2013

Celebrating black queer creativity and activism.  Artist/photographer Ajamu is extending his successful photographic project ‘Fierce’ to create 25-30 new portraits of young Black LGBTQ people across the country.This Saturday 5th Ocotber at The LGF Community Resource Centre.

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LGF Chair of Trustees wins Charity chair of the year

Date Published: 27/09/2013

We are delighted that David McGovern, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s Chair of our Board of Trustees has been voted Charity chair of the year  in the Third Sector Excellence Awards 2013. 

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What's up with your Doc?

Date Published: 18/09/2013

We want your experiences of your GP! Have you had a positive or negative healthcare story? We want to hear from you...

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More Bi-Visible Than Ever?

Date Published: 23/09/2013

Monday 23rd September is the 15th Bi Visibility Day, with bisexuals and allies organising events around the world and awareness-raising online.  

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Stockport sexual health services are moving

Date Published: 22/09/2013

From 26th September, you need to visit CHOICES in Stockport centre, as services move from Stepping Hill.

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Bi-Visibility Day: Andy's Story

Date Published: 13/09/2013

Leading up to Bi Visibility Day on 23rd September we're sharing stories of people's bisexual experiences. Read Andy's 'ramblings of a 53 year old married bisexual.'

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Homo Heroes 2013: Community Champion of the Year

Date Published: 07/08/2013

We've announced the finalists for our annual Homo Heroes Awards 2013, supported by Barclays, highlighting inspirational stories and triumphs over adversity. Check out the finalists for Community Champion of the Year Award and get voting! 

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Bi Visibility Day: TC's Story

Date Published: 13/09/2013

Ahead of Bi Visibility Day on 23rd September, we'll be sharing stories of people about their experiences of being bisexual, here we talk to TC...

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New Interactive Timeline of LGB&T History Launched

Date Published: 17/09/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation have launched an exciting new timeline charting the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community over the last 100 years.

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