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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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Community Leaders: Sexual Orientation Monitoring

The Equality Act 2010 has consolidated UK equality law and set out a public equality duty to ensure that all public sector organisations take into account the needs of people with protected characteristics when designing and delivering services.

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Have Your Say on The LGB&T Police Surgery...

For many years, Greater Manchester Police have been providng a vital support service to the LGB&T community who live, work and socialise in Manchester and have committed to providing a regular weekly service at our Community Resource Centre. We want to know whether YOU still want this service. Read more and take the Poll!

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LGBT History Month 2012

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) History Month takes place every February and celebrates the lives and achievements of LGBT people. People are taking action all over the country to mark LGBT History Month - here is a snapshot of what is going on in the North West.

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Hi I'm 58 and looking at relocating back to the North West and would like to make some new friends. Would you please send me some informtion about the group. Many thanks Ruth

New Guide Helps Manchester Unlock it's Hidden History!

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation have launched a new source guide detailing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) archival sources held in Manchester and the North West, as well online, to help people discover more about LGB&T history.

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National Adoption Week 2013

With National Adoption Week approaching (4th – 10th November), what is the situation like for lesbian, gay and bisexual people wanting to adopt?

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Why we’re ‘Out with Prostate Cancer’

As we start to grow our November Ho-Mo’s to raise funds for an information resource for gay and bisexual men affected by Male Cancers, we celebrate the first 6 months of the UK’s first support and social group for gay and bisexual men affected by Prostate Cancer.

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South Manchester GP Awarded for Inclusive Practice

South Manchester based Mauldeth Medical Centre was presented with a ‘Pride in Practice’ award, which showed their dedication to their lesbian, gay and bisexual patients.

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NEW! Christmas Cards Featuring Same-Sex Couples

We introduce artist Phyllis Mahon who has created a range of Christmas Cards featuring same-sex couples, with a percentage of her sales going towards The LGF!

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Share Your Experiences of Drug & Alcohol

We're looking for people to take part in a focus group to talk about their experiences of drug and alcohol including the support they have accessed, taking place in November. 

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Anonymous

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They made me feel at ease by using appropriate terminology. A non-heterosexist healthcare environment – spread the word of good practice!

carmel

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Would love to find out if you have photography, cooking and wellbeing workshops around rochdale area on a sat, sun, mon eves or daytimes :)

Kate

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Hi Ann, Thanks for the comment, I've tried to email you regarding the group but your email is wrong! Would you be able to let me know your correct one so I can send you some information about the gr...

Polish activist speaks out about homophobia in Poland

Waldemar Zboralski speaks to LGF online about his plans for supporting the Polish LGBT community from the UK

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Ann

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I am very interested in joining a womens group,and would dearly like to make some like minded friends,this is a fantastic idea and I wish you all sucsess,looking forward to one day meeting you ? Ann

Ho-Mo

Raise awareness and funds gay and bisexual men affected by Prostate Cancer and other Male Cancers this November, by growing a 'tash - Ho-Mo style!

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HO-MO

We ‘mustache’ you a question: Will you help us raise funds to provide information for gay and bisexual men affected by Prostate Cancer and other Male Cancers?

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Physical examinations - can I ask for the gender of my doctor?

Kathy McGuirk, GP Project Manager from Pride in Practice talks about the importance of giving patients choice in the gender of their doctor when it comes to physical examinations.

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News Articles

Get the latest news about The LGF as well as what’s happening locally and nationally which matters to you.

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Anti Bullying Week: How to Stay Safe

Established by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, Anti-Bullying Week takes place on 18-22 November 2013 with a focus on cyber bullying. We share some advice with you on how to help you tackle bullying…

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Make Schools Safer

Homophobic bullying is still endemic in UK schools, but The LGF’s Safer Schools Packs help schools challenge homophobic bullying. Take action this Anti-Bullying Week and donate a pack.

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Community Book of Remembrance Launched

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, alongside Manchester-based transgender support group Transforum, launched a Community Book of Remembrance, which aims to provide a space for people to remember those in the community who have been have lost through hate, discrimination, isolation and illness.

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Spirit Day 2013

Thursday 17th October 2013 is ‘Spirit Day’! Across the world people are being encouraged to turn their Facebook pages, twitter icons and blogs and websites purple to remember LGBT teenagers who have killed themselves after being bullied.

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