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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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Research into LGB needs and experiences

Welcome to our summary reports page, where you can access the key findings from The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s “I Exist” survey for lesbian, gay and bisexual people living in the UK.

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Sexual Orientation Monitoring Guide

Everything you always wanted to know about sexual orientation monitoring... but were afraid to ask, aims to encourage public sector organisations to take the lead in implementing sexual orientation monitoring, by highlighting the benefits for organisations, staff and service users.

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Cervical Screening: The North West Research

Research into lesbian and bisexual women's experiences of and attitudes to cervical screening, carried out in partnership with the University of Salford. 

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Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy’s importance in the emerging health architecture is clear.

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Get your copy of the strategy

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LGB&T Strategy

‘Breaking the Cycle’ represents a significant milestone in the development of the North West’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans sector.

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Imaan

Imaan is a support group for LGB Muslims. 

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Bloomers

Bloomers is The LGF's social group for older women. The group is held on the 1st and the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1pm to 3pm.

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The LGF wins Greater Manchester Sexual Health Network Award!

We're thrilled to have been awarded ‘Best Poster’ at last week’s Greater Manchester Sexual Health Network’s Sexual Health Awards 2013, for our ‘Gonorrhoea. Hard to spell. Easy to catch’ poster aimed at gay and bisexual men.

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Gonorrhoea

It is most common in areas like the throat, vagina, penis, urethra (the tube that runs down the penis) and the arse.

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George's Story

George* contacted The Lesbian & Gay Foundation a few months ago as he wanted to know more about our LGB Community Leaders Programme. Here George shares with us why it is important for him to support other lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

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OUT With Prostate Cancer

When: the first Saturday of each month from 2pm - 4pm . A social and support group for gay and bisexual men affected by prostate cancer, prostate related issues and other male cancers.

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Hate Crime Awareness Week 2013

This year’s Hate Crime Awareness Week takes place from 12th – 19th October, and encourages people and organisations around the UK to come together to remember those who have been affected by all forms of hate crime, as well as help tackle the issue. 

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LGF Plays Host to Manchester Community Organisers

From the end of October The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are host to two Community Organisers for Manchester City Centre as part of a government-funded scheme to help inspire community action on local issues of importance. 

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Feeling Lonely?

Wednesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. All this week to mark the day we'll be putting up articles around wellbeing. Today - feeling lonely? How the LGF can help you.

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i am so pleased that Ian ashton won this award. his work is greatly appreciated by many and especially myself who nominated him i am so over whelmed by this,and would love to help with anything that w...

LGF Chief Executive returns to IoS Pink List

Paul Martin OBE, Chief Executive of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, features in the Independent on Sunday's Pink List 2013, released today.

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2012 HIV Stats: 'Know Your HIV Status'

Men who have sex with men are being encouraged to 'Know Your HIV Status' as latest figures show an increase in  the number of HIV cases across north west England while there are now more ways to get tested than ever before.

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We all feel lonely at some point in our lives

Ahead of World Mental Health Day this Thursday we look at how to cope with life's ups and downs.

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Maria looking for a sperm donor

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Our Top Tips for Coming out Day

Ahead of National Coming out Day on 11th October, we share our top coming out tips with you. Why not send us yours @lgfoundation #LGFComeOut

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Coming Out support

You don't have to tell anyone you're lesbian, gay or bisexual if you don't want to. It's up to you who you tell, but you might feel happier if you can be honest about who you really are.

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PEP

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) generally refers to any preventive medical treatment given to someone immediately after possible exposure to a disease-causing virus. In sexual health this usually would be HIV though can also refer to Hepatitis.

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What is sexuality?

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