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Talking Positive about HIV: David’s story

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) spoke to David about living as a HIV positive man, how it affects him personally and the importance of raising HIV awareness.

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Mental health advice for LGB young people

We all have mental health. Even though we may not really think about it, it is still there. Mental health can affect the way that you act and feel, and the way you think and feel about your life.

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Sexual Orientation Monitoring at the Fairfax Group Practice

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enrique

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I am moving to the UK and seeking a GP who has a large LGBT practice and understands the Queer community

Manchester’s LGBT community launches unique event to challenge homophobia in Russia

Organisers of an alternative opening ceremony to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are calling for supporters to get involved.

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outnorthwest issue 119

Where has the year gone? Here we are with the final edition of ONW of 2013. And of course, that means the traditional World AIDS Day issue. Our 14th

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013: Manchester unites in memorial

Manchester is holding a special service at the National Transgender Memorial in Sackville Gardens to remember those we have lost through transphobia.

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Anti Bullying Week 2013

For Anti-Bullying Week 2013 (18th - 22nd November) we'll be touring schools across Salford as part of our Exceeding Expectations initiative.

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Donate to the LGF

We’d like us to continue to be able to say ‘Enough is Enough’ and take action against Homophobia for many years to come, but we won’t be able to do this to our full potential and to reach out to as many people as we’d like to, without your help.

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Bullying

We’d like us to continue to be able to say ‘Enough is Enough’ and take action against Homophobia for many years to come, but we won’t be able to do this to our full potential and to reach out to as many people as we’d like to, without your help.

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My Cancer Treatment - Julie's story

Cancer affects many lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people every year.  This could be a personal experience of a cancer diagnosis, or through a family member, friend or partner. 

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David Henry

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As of 2013 Manchester is now twinned with two cities in Indonesia, Palembang and Surabaya. In 2003 the city of Palembang redefined homosexuality as an unnatural act and now imposes jail time for anyon...

Our spokespeople

Here is a summary of some of the people you can talk to in our organisation along with their interests and areas of expertise.

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Facts and figures

Below you can find some of the headline statistics across our key fields of work.

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Prostate facts for gay and bisexual men

Prostate Cancer UK have developed a new webpage with information for gay and bisexual men to add to much needed information about how male cancers affect men who have sex with men.

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Part of the Picture: New Research on LGB Substance Use

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have launched the latest report to come out of the national ‘Part of the Picture’ project, finding high levels of substance dependency, and low levels of help-seeking among the LGB community. 

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NEW! Home Testing Kits for HIV

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation have teamed up with NHS Services Manchester Centre for Sexual Health and RU Clear to provide 600 Dry Blood Spot HIV Home Sampling Kits to gay and bisexual men who live in Greater Manchester.  Find out more and order yours here...

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Where's Your Head At?

Today marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week (18th - 22nd November) which aims to encourage children and young people to think about and act on creating a future without bullying. Here we highlight the services provided for young people.

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Information & Advice

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Historical Significance of Prostate Cancer Treatment for Gay & Bisexual Men

Sean Ralph explains how hormone therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer has a historical significance for gay and bisexual men, which may need to be taken into account by health professionals.

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Interview: Andrew Trott Barn

We interview TV personality Andrew Trott-Barn, a high profile Manchester hairdresser with clients including Michelle Keegan, Helen Flanagan, and David Hasselhoff. We speak to him about equal marriage, his style inspiration and looking and feeling good.

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Community Leaders: LGB&T population statistics

There is no robust answer to the question, ‘how many people are lesbian, gay or bisexual?’

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Community Leaders: Working with Healthwatch

In 2010 The UK Coalition Government White paper  ‘Equity and Excellence:Liberating the NHS’ set out a vision, strategy and proposals for the NHS.

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Community Leaders: Working with GPs

Pride in Practice is a benchmarking tool that identifies GP surgeries that are fully committed to assuring that their lesbian, gay and bisexual patients (LGB) are treated fairly and able to discuss their issues openly with their GP or healthcare provider.

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Community Leaders: LGB&T statistics and evidence

The LGF’s Evidence Exchange is our way of helping you filter through thousands of statistics on LGB&T issues.

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Community Leaders: The LGB&T Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion

The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) published by Public Health England is based on national data collected through NHS monitoring and national surveys.

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Why we need Community Leaders

It’s important to help educate ourselves and others about our community’s experience of certain health issues. 

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"We Exist"

Have you ever felt that you wanted to represent your community in something that you are interested in but never thought you could do it, or didn’t know how to get involved?

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Community Leaders: George's Story

The statistics for people from the LGB&T community who suffer with mental health issues compared to non-LGB&T folk is extremely worrying. I myself have been through several mental health related issues and I wish when I was going through them I had the help and support from places such as the LGF.

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Community Leaders: Rosie's Story

Rosie Adamson-Clark recently retired as an NHS psychological Therapist/Clinician. She became disabled following a near fatal hit and run incident while she was studying for her PhD on Motherhood lesbian identities and mothering (for adoption and social services organisations).

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