Latest Updates

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Meet the staff

Meet the LGF staff!

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Get tested!

How many of us think about our partner's sexual history when we are getting to know them? Do you know yours? Get tested!

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Our condom and lube distribution scheme

Since 1994, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation has been providing free Condoms and Lube (as well as information regarding correct condom use, STI and HIV prevention) across Greater Manchester for gay and bisexual men. The Condom and Lube Safer Sex Scheme, originated by Healthy Gay Manchester and continued after the amalgamation of HGM and Manchester Lesbian & Gay Switchboard in 2000, is one of the longest running and highly regarded of its kind, with over 500,000 individual condoms and 500,000 sachets of water based lube distributed every year.

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Manchester Pride

During Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend, The LGF will open the doors of its Community Resource Centre on Richmond Street to the thousands of people attending Manchester Pride and offer something that no other Pride event can - a space to refresh, recharge, and reconnect.

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Older & Bolder

When: second and fourth Thursday of the month, 7.30pm - 9pm

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Our condom and lube distribution scheme

Since 1994, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) has been providing free Condoms and Lube (as well as information regarding correct condom use, STI and HIV prevention) across Greater Manchester for gay and bisexual men.

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Safer Sex: condoms and lube

We use the term ‘safer sex’, as no sexual activity can be 100% risk free. However for anal sex, if condoms are used correctly with plenty of water based lube, the majority of STIs can be prevented.

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We ❤ sex

Information on sex and sexual health for lesbian and bisexual women

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Some quick questions about your experience

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Voting has begun for The LGF Homo Heroes Awards 2014

The LGF are pleased to announce that public voting for the Homo Heroes Awards 2014 is now open and the top three nominees for each category have been shortlisted.

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Information for men who have been affected by sexual violence

This section is for gay and bisexual men who have been affected by sexual violence.

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We ❤ being healthy

The LGF provides a range of health information and resources for women. 

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Home

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Consultations

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is planning to respond to the following consultations. We would encourage LGB&T people and groups to take part, please click on the links provided to find out how to take part. If you would like any help or support taking part in consultations please contact Valeska Matziol on 0845 3 30 30 30 or email valeska.matziol@lgf.org.uk.

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Has religion affected your experience at work, in daily life or as a business?

Since 2010, the Equality Act has legally protected certain characteristics from discrimination, including sexual orientation, gender identity and religion or belief. But how does this work in practice? 

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Friends & Family

On this page you will find information and advice for friends and family members of LGB people. There is lots of help and support for friends and families of lesbian, gay and bisexual people ranging from support groups, advice and tips on how to be a great ally and provide help and support. 

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Resources

On this page you can find links to our resources for young people as well as helpful resources that other people have created. 

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Bullying

Homophobic bullying is where people are discriminated against and treated unfairly by other people because they are lesbian, gay or bisexual or perceived to be.

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Volunteering opportunities

There are lots and lots of ways that you can get involved with the work we do at the LGF.

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For Young People

If you are struggling with your identity, questioning your sexuality or perhaps not feeling at your best it is important to seek help and support to help you deal with and manage your feelings.

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So what's down there? - female masturbation

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An Introduction to Male Cancers

This information is designed to look at some of the cancers that gay and bisexual men are concerned about. It has been informed by gay & bisexual men and includes thoughts and feelings on how cancer has affected them.

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Be Informed about Male Cancers

Cancer affects everyone but if you are a gay or bisexual man, cancer is going to affect you statistically more than HIV, we just haven’t really known how to talk about it...until now.

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Conference and Room Hire

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is the UK’s leading lesbian, gay and bisexual community health charity.

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The LGF to become an LGB&T charity

For the past decade, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) has described itself as a lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, mainly focused on supporting people with issues related to their sexual orientation.  However, following unanimous support at the latest Trustees’ meeting, The LGF is excited to announce that the charity will become trans* inclusive in the future.

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Bowland Medical Practice strikes GOLD!

Bowland Medical Practice receives their GOLD Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

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The Gill Medical Practice celebrates BRONZE!

The Gill Medical Practice receives their BRONZE Pride in Practice award for delivering an inclusive healthcare service to their patients.

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Male Cancers

This information is designed to look at some of the cancers that gay and bisexual men are concerned about. It has been informed by gay & bisexual men and includes thoughts and feelings on how cancer has affected them.

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About us

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Bisexual and Trans inclusivity at The LGF

We may be 'The LGF' though where do we stand with regards to inclusivity of the 'B' and the 'T' in what we do as an organisation?

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