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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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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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