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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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New Project Gives LGB People a Voice in Health Care

Date Published: 26/03/2013

A new project by The LGF will empower people from the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) community to become ‘The Lesbian & Gay Foundation's Community Leaders’ to champion LGB health and care needs.

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Sister Jacqui Moff's Charity Do

Date Published: 25/03/2013

Sister Jacqui Moff is hosting a charity do in support of The LGF on Sunday 31st March 7pm at Via. Come and show yoru support. Fantastic prizes to be won!

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Big Spring Camp

Date Published: 20/03/2013

With today, 20th March, marking the first official day of Spring, why not put a Spring in your step with OutdoorLads' Big Spring Camp in North Wales over the May bank holiday weekend.

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Do you need a BOOST?

Date Published: 20/03/2013

Do you ever feel stressed or low? Would you like to know how to manage those feelings? Join us for a new 6 week course to help improve your wellbeing. Starting on 23rd April 6 - 8pm here at The LGF.
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Man robbed and raped in Manchester city centre

Date Published: 19/03/2013

A man has been robbed and raped in Manchester city centre. Greater Manchester Police are appealing for witnesses and The LGF are urging everyone to look after their own personal safety.

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Team Taurus Take on the BUPA Great Manchester Run in Support…

Date Published: 14/03/2013

Canal Street Bar Taurus are running in the BUPA Great Manchester Run on 26th May in support of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, urging others to join in support.

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Sex Tips… LIVE!!

Date Published: 14/03/2013

On Thursday 21st March 2013, The Eagle Manchester will be playing host to The Lesbian & Gay Foundation as we present to you a live, onstage version of our new resource Sex Tips For Men. 

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Analogy - Anal Cancer Screening Study

Date Published: 14/03/2013

Dr Alice Martha Schofield is conducting a new study in Manchester over the next two years, to find out if a screening program for anal cancer in high risk people is feasible and beneficial. 

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Meet Stacey

Date Published: 12/03/2013

Stacey Adams joined The LGF last month, as our new Sexual Health Programme Manager, looking after our work for gay and bisexual men. 

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Dave's Story

Date Published: 12/03/2013

We've been asking people who have used our support services to tell their story to help get the message out about the work we do. Here Dave, 47, shares his experiences.

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Tony Warren in Rare Public Appearance

Date Published: 07/03/2013

Tony Warren, Creator of Coronation Street (and Patron of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation), will be speaking at Manchester's gay-led Metropolitan Community Church on Saturday 23rd March at 7pm.     

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Well done to Frankie, Kathy & Luke

Date Published: 05/03/2013

A huge thank-you to Frankie, Kathy and Luke who took part in The ADIDAS Silverstone Half Marathon on 3rd March, raising nearly £1,000 for our work. Read their story here and find out how you can take on your own challenge.

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March is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Date Published: 02/03/2013

A new report and a new support group are aiming to make a difference to the lives of gay and bisexual men affected by prostate cancer.

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New group for Queer People of Colour

Date Published: 27/02/2013

‘Rainbow Noir’ is the name of a brand new group that has recently been established by and for queer people of colour in Manchester. Read here about how you can get involved.

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Worlds First LGBT Rugby League Club Launches in Manchester

Date Published: 25/02/2013

Sunday 24th February 2012 saw the official launch of the World's First LGBT Rugby League Club, The Canalsiders, who are based right here in Manchester. Read more...

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LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week 2013

Date Published: 30/01/2013

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week takes place on 4th - 10th March 2013 each year and across the UK agencies are looking for parents from the LGB&T community.

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