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Paul Speaks Out About Mental Health

Date Published: 16/05/2013

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 13th-19th May, Paul speaks out about mental health and the need for a change in attitudes and calls for people to share their experiences.

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LGB Community Leaders – The Voice of our Communities

Date Published: 14/05/2013

When it comes to health and social care, why shouldn’t lesbian, gay and bisexual people be able to access the best services we can get? The LGF want to engage with lesbian,gay and bisexual community leaders across Greater Manchester to help make this happen.

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Putting the lid on id

Date Published: 13/05/2013

This week – 13th-19th May – is Mental Health Awareness Week. We all have mental health, and as with our physical health, it’s extremely important that we look after it. Paul Davis shares his experiences with us…

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AKT Merge with Outpost Housing

Date Published: 08/05/2013

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans youth homeless charities the Albert Kennedy Trust and Outpost Housing have merged to help meet rising demand and sustain vital services for young people. 

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Manchester Vigil

Date Published: 02/05/2013

There will be a special Vigil against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia held in Sackville Gardens in Manchester’s LGBT village on Friday 17th May (7-8.30pm). 

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The Co-operative Group is Flying the Rainbow Flag

Date Published: 24/04/2013

 

Manchester-based The Co-operative Group are supporting The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s (LGF) ‘Fly the Flag’ initiative as part of International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) on 17th May. 

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We want the Lords to Love Equal Marriage!

Date Published: 26/04/2013

Thousands of you supported of equal marriage, contacting your MPs, leaving messages of support and being outspoken on the issue. Now it's time to take action again and contact The Lords in support of this important issue.

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Meet Martin

Date Published: 25/04/2013

Each week we are introducing you to a member of the LGF team, here we meet Martin Cooper, Community Engagement Coordinator - you may have seen him out and about!

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Anti-Homophobia Play to Tour Salford Schools

Date Published: 24/04/2013

To mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) on 17th May, innovative programme Exceeding Expectations will be touring Salford Schools in order to tackle homophobia in the classroom.

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Are we avenged yet?

Date Published: 18/04/2013

Join us on Saturday 18th May 2 - 4pm for 'Are we avenged yet? an event to look at lesbian visibility and challenge bigotry. A chance to make your voice heard.

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Kiss hate goodbye!

Date Published: 18/04/2013

To mark IDAHO and to launch the next phase of the Enough Is Enough! ACTION Against Homophobia campaign, we’re asking you to Kiss Hate Goodbye! Join us for a flashmob in Manchester on Saturday 18th May 1 - 2pm; or organise your own, with our support.

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International Day Against Homophobia 2013

Date Published: 18/04/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) are encouraging organisations, individuals and groups to visibly mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia by ‘Flying the Flag’ on 17 May – what will you be doing?

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Marathon Success: Actress Juliet Oldfield & sister Fran

Date Published: 22/04/2013

Juliet Oldfield and sister Fran took part in Sunday's Virgin London Marathon, between them raising a fantastic £2,500 for our work tackling homophobia. Well done!

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Barclays Announce Support for IDAHO

Date Published: 22/04/2013

Major global financial services provider Barclays, have announced their support of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s ‘Fly the Flag’ initiative as part of IDAHO on 17th May 2013.

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Meet Caroline

Date Published: 18/04/2013

Each week we'll be featuring a member of LGF staff so you can get to know the team. This week we meet Caroline Yorston, Policy & Research Assistant.

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Voice and Choice - The LGB&T Regional Conference 2013

Date Published: 05/04/2013

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are hosting the annual regional conference this Saturday 20 April 2013 from 10am – 5pm at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s Community Resource Centre, Number 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF.

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Josh's Story

Date Published: 15/04/2013

We supported Josh, 23, through our counselling service, when he suffered a bad spout of depression. Read his story here..

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Paul's Story

Date Published: 15/04/2013

We’re always looking for people to share their story, whether they have used our services or want to write about issues passionate to them. Here we meet Paul who shares his experiences around mental health.

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From Politics to Polari: LGB history brought to life by The …

Date Published: 15/04/2013

In January The LGF was awarded money from the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake a history project in 2013. As part of our year-long celebration of the LGB past we are teaming up with some amazing individuals and projects in order to bring you a series of entertaining and engaging events.

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Depression Awareness Week: How your GP can help

Date Published: 09/04/2013

This week is Depression Awareness Week (15th April). Opening up about depression, anxiety or stress for the first time can be a frightening experience but whatever you’re experiencing, visiting your GP is a good place to start with getting help. 

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Depression Awareness Week: More than Just a 'Down Day'

Date Published: 09/04/2013

We've wrote a series of article to mark Depression Awareness Week (15th April). In this we explore the meaning of 'depression' and what it means to different people.

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Better Mental Health & Wellbeing in 5 Easy Steps

Date Published: 09/04/2013

This week (15th April) is Depression Awareness Week and we share with you 5 top tips to help your improve your wellbeing and emotional resilience. Why not give it a go?

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'Phone Snatching a Problem in the City'

Date Published: 11/04/2013

'Phone snatching' is becoming a problem in Manchester City Centre, with a member of LGF staff becoming a victim only the other day. Here GMP City Centre shares some mobile phone crime advice with you...

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Meet Rob

Date Published: 03/04/2013

Each week we'll be featuring a member of LGF staff so you can get to know the team. This week we meet Rob Cookson, Director of Business Development.

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Watch! New video about wellbeing support at The LGF

Date Published: 09/04/2013

We’re recently made a video all about wellbeing support at The LGF and some of the common issues we support people with. Find out more and watch here!

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Can You Hear Me?

Date Published: 03/04/2013

Giving a voice to lesbian and bisexual women, living with a mental health problem.

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Meet Sian

Date Published: 02/04/2013

Each week we'll be featuring a member of LGF staff so you can get to know the team. This week we meet Sian Payne, Director of Organisational Development.

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National LGB&T Cancer Taskforce - get involved

Date Published: 02/04/2013

Macmillan Cancer Support, together with the National LGB&T Partnership, is interested in setting up a Task Force looking at the issues for people with Cancer for the LGB&T community.

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Out with Prostate Cancer

Date Published: 01/04/2013

The LGF, Prostate Cancer UK and the US based non-profit organisation Malecare have set up a new prostate cancer support group in Manchester especially for gay and bisexual men.

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Diversity Insurance Pledges Support to The LGF

Date Published: 27/03/2013

 

Diversity Insurance, a new LGB&T insurance company, have pledged their support to The LGF and will be donating £2 for every quotation received. 

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