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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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Make Schools Safer

Date Published: 18/10/2013

Homophobic bullying is still endemic in UK schools, but The LGF’s Safer Schools Packs help schools challenge homophobic bullying. Take action this Anti-Bullying Week and donate a pack.

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Why we’re ‘Out with Prostate Cancer’

Date Published: 01/11/2013

As we start to grow our November Ho-Mo’s to raise funds for an information resource for gay and bisexual men affected by Male Cancers, we celebrate the first 6 months of the UK’s first support and social group for gay and bisexual men affected by Prostate Cancer.

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South Manchester GP Awarded for Inclusive Practice

Date Published: 31/10/2013

South Manchester based Mauldeth Medical Centre was presented with a ‘Pride in Practice’ award, which showed their dedication to their lesbian, gay and bisexual patients.

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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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