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Parenting

Information for LGBT people who are parents or parents-to-be.

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Sir Ian McKellen Supports The LGF Over National HIV Testing Week

LGF patron Sir Ian McKellen has been extremely supportive of the range of activity we’ve got planned for National HIV Testing Week here at The LGF.

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For women

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation provide a wide range of services for women!

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Home

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Manchester’s Transgender Day of Remembrance

Manchester’s Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual event being held to remember those that have been lost to transphobic hate and ignorance.

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Welcome to your Pride in Practice Compendium

Pride in Practice is a quality assurance support service that strengthens ans develops your relationship with your lesbian, gya and bisexual patients within your local community. 

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Trans awareness week - Personal Stories

As part of an extension of trans* awareness week, every day this week we're sharing a trans* person story, and sharing how and when they have received support. "I met with the deputy manager she said “If you want to come to work like that we'll support you”

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National HIV Testing Week

National HIV Testing Week is an annual event which aims to increase testing, awareness and access to HIV testing in order to improve early diagnosis and treatment of HIV among those most at risk.

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Helpline and email advice

We all need information and support from a friend in the know and LGF's Helpline Service provides thousands of hours of advice and support to thousands of people every year.

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Pride in Practice GPs mystery shopping

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Trans awareness week -Personal Stories

As part of trans* awareness week, every day this week we're sharing a trans* person story, and sharing how and when they have received support.

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Trans awareness week - Personal Stories

As part of trans* awareness week, every day this week we're sharing a trans* person story, and sharing how and when they have received support. "Ruby Lily – I’ve chosen my name, I’ve done it for me this is who I want to be." 

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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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Mens Workshops

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are running a series of workshops covering many aspects of modern life.

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We ❤ workshops

The LGF holds free monthly workshops for women around a range of topics from cupcakes to career goals. Join us to learn a new skill and make some new friends!

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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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Body confidence

How to love your own body.

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First time

How to make your first time less nerve-wracking.

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The Sexual Health Clinic 101 – What happens when you get a sexual health check?

What happens when you go for a sexual health check?

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Lesbian Bed Death

What happens when sex in a relationship dies?

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Female Masturbation

Get to know your body, your likes and dislikes. 

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The Quest for BME men

A special workshop is to take place at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation in 2015 to support Black African, Black Caribbean, mixed Black and other ethnicity gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM).'The Quest' workshops help men to transform their lives.

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Trans awareness week - Personal Stories

As part of trans* awareness week, every day this week we're sharing a trans* person story, and sharing how and when they have received support. "Embracing my identity has just made everything that little bit more fabulous!"

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Refer someone to our services

The Intake and Triage process utilises a simplified ‘Service-to-Service’ referral form, which professionals can use to refer someone into the LGF.

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Meet the staff

Meet the LGF staff!

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For professionals

What can you do for your young people this week?

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Drugs & Alcohol

We want to ensure that lesbian, gay and bisexual people have as much information as they can so that they can make informed choices about whatever they chose to do.

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Gay men remain highest at risk of new HIV infections

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men continues to be the group with the highest number of HIV transmissions among all people living with HIV in the North West. The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are continuing to increase awareness and acceptability of HIV testing while offering a range of testing services across Greater Manchester.

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Talk about drugs

Worried about your drug use? Want some help and support? Need someone to talk to?

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Anonymous

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The practice itself is LGBT friendly, and Dr Lord is very easy to talk to on any matters including sexual health.