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Learning from the programme - a best practice guide

Here we provide an online "toolkit", how The LGF was used as a case study and the methodologies, concepts and results we found.

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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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80% of British people would love to attend a same-sex wedding

Around 80% of people in Britain would happily accept an invitation to a same-sex wedding, new research suggests.

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Equal Marriage: Just call it Marriage!

With the historic passing of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act in England and Wales last year, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are excited to celebrate the first weddings which will be taking place from Saturday 29th March.

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Young hearts run free: Cory & Leigh’s story

Johnny Blackburn speaks to Cory and Leigh. They are like any other young gay couple - they are madly in love and have promising futures ahead of them. 

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A Tale of Two Sharons: Love comes to those who wait

Sharon and Sharon have been together for two years and are set to get married on 14th June this year. Their story resembles a film plot - with two characters that are so close to meeting but are frustratingly kept apart until the end - when fate magically brings them together. 

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“The LGF saved my life” – Martin’s Story

A poster advertising The LGF's Helpline saved the life of a man who needed support after coming out and being rejected by his family and his Jewish community.

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outnorthwest issue 121

Welcome to issue 121 of outnorthwest - our last ever issue.

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outnorthwest bows out after 14 years

This week sees the publication of Issue 121 of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s community magazine outnorthwest. Sadly, this will be the final issue. 

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outnorthwest

Published by The Lesbian & Gay Foundation since 2000, outnorthwest is the leading regional lesbian, gay and bisexual people's magazine, with a readership of 60,000.

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outnorthwest archive

The outnorthwest archive.

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Transgender Memorial Restored

The Transgender memorial in Sackville Gardens is restored and the area is safely lit up now, after being vandalised just days after it was unveiled.

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Bolton strikes GOLD

The Dunstan Partnership has achieved the prestigious Pride in Practice GOLD award, the first in Bolton.

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We ❤ volunteers

The LGF needs female volunteers to help develop and expand our women's programme.

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Home Testing Kits

The LGF know that if you’re a busy guy trying to fit in everything that you have going on in your life; why should you compromise your sexual health?

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Manchester Community Safety

Community Safety: the state of the city for Manchester’s LGB communities brings together the available evidence on LGB people’s community safety needs and experiences in Manchester.

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The LGF wins award for securing LGB people equal rights to access health services

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) is being awarded for helping to improve the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people by successfully campaigning for NHS England to monitor the sexual orientation of staff and patients.

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Why I’m running for The LGF! - James’ Story

Community Engagement Officer James Derham explains why he’s running for The LGF’s Charity Challenges.

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SUGAR & SPICE 8 – When Sali Met Bethany

This weekend sees The LGF’s annual celebration of International Women’s Day – Sugar & Spice 8. One of the highlights of the event will be the panel discussion, which takes place on Saturday 8th March from 5-6pm.

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Panel announced for Sugar & Spice Festival 2014

We are delighted to announce the line-up of inspiring women who will be taking part in the panel discussion at Sugar & Spice 8 – Make Love Not War. The panel discussion at Sugar & Spice has become one of the most popular parts of the event and we’re sure that this year’s panel will continue that tradition.

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