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Fixing Homophobia

Two young women, who have been victims of homophobic abuse throughout their lives, are creating a unique art installation to highlight the effects of these attacks. Read our interview with Sarah and Schuylar...

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Results Day: We can Help

AS and A-Level Results are out today for exams taken by pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Perhaps you got the results you wanted and are off to uni or college but worried about coming out? Or concerned about your choices if you didn’t get the results you wanted? We can help...

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I have a fantastic GP - Dr Phil Clode at City Health Centre. I suffered from depression (it really wasn't Manchester's fault!), Dr Clode was really helpful and gave me a leaflet about The LGF and ma...

outnorthwest issue 114

This is probably the most packed edition of ONW we’ve ever produced. And that’s saying something.

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outnorthwest issue 116

We're very pleased to present issue 116 of outnorthwest!

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Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month: Laura's Story

September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month. There are five gynaecological cancers: cervical, ovarian, vaginal, vulval and womb cancer (also known as endometrial or uterine cancer) but many people are unaware of some or all of these cancers. We spoke to Laura, who was diagnosed with womb cancer three years ago, about her experience.

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The LGF on Woman's Hour

On Friday,  The Lesbian & Gay Foundation were invited on to BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour to talk about the importance of cervical screening for lesbian and bisexual women, and our campaign 'Are You Ready For Your Screen Test?'

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Directory Entry

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Homo Heroes Awards 2013 - your nominees

It's that time again and we have 21 people nominated across 7 categories and the choice of who wins is up to you! 

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Homo Heroes 2013: Community Champion of the Year

We've announced the finalists for our annual Homo Heroes Awards 2013, supported by Barclays, highlighting inspirational stories and triumphs over adversity. Check out the finalists for Community Champion of the Year Award and get voting! 

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Homo Heroes 2013: Business of the Year

We've announced the finalists for our annual Homo Heroes Awards 2013, supported by Barclays, highlighting inspirational stories and triumphs over adversity. Check out the finalists for Business of the Year Award and get voting! 

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Homo Heroes 2013: LGB&T venue of the Year Award

We've announced the finalists for our annual Homo Heroes Awards 2013, supported by Barclays, highlighting inspirational stories and triumphs over adversity. Check out the finalists for LGB&T Venue of the Year Award and get voting!   

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Homo Heroes 2013: Community Group of Organisation of the Year

We've announced the finalists for our annual Homo Heroes Awards 2013, supported by Barclays, highlighting inspirational stories and triumphs over adversity. Check out the finalists for Community Group or Organisation of the Year Award and get voting! 

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Homo Heroes 2013: Volunteer of the Year

We've announced the finalists for our annual Homo Heroes Awards 2013, supported by Barclays, highlighting inspirational stories and triumphs over adversity. Check out the finalists for Volunteer of the Year Award and get voting! 

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Homo Heroes 2013: Public Sector Partner of the Year

We've announced the finalists for our annual Homo Heroes Awards 2013, supported by Barclays, highlighting inspirational stories and triumphs over adversity. Check out the finalists for Public Sector Partner of the Year Award and get voting! 

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Homo Heroes 2013: Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual Role Model

We've announced the finalists for our annual Homo Heroes Awards 2013, supported by Barclays, highlighting inspirational stories and triumphs over adversity. Check out the finalists for Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual Role Model of the Year Award and get voting! 

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Homo Heroes Fundraiser

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Serenity Security Launches Drink Spiking Awareness Campaign

Serenity Security are promoting Safer Drinking in the Night Time Economy and raising awareness to help prevent drink spiking across central Manchester this August.  

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Village Angels Re-invigorated Ready for Manchester Pride

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s Village Angels Community Safety Scheme was re-launched earlier this year after receiving funding from Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund allocation, with an increased presence in Manchester’s Canal Street

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Barclays Summer Fundraising Success!

On Thursday 11 July Barclays and Allen & Overy hosted their annual Summer Fundraising Event in support of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, raising over £15,500 for their Safer Schools Packs, which help to tackle homophobic bullying in schools across the country.

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Let us stand up for our European brothers and sisters, to give them the basic human rights they deserve !

Latest: Manchester City Council writes to St Petersburg

In the latest development regarding the Russian situation Manchester City Council has written a letter to St Petersburg asking them to reconsider legislation that restricts the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. 

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more support and poeple should volunteer to be community leaders as this will help spread the good news

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LOVE beareoke on a Sunday!!

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Boycott the sponsors of the 2014 Olympic Games too: Coca Cola Atos Dow GE MacDonalds Omega Panasonic Procter and Gamble Samsung Visa

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I support the LGBT in Russia. Stop anti-gay laws.

Staying Safe in the Village

In light of the news that a body was found in a canal near Manchester's gay village we highlight the need to stay safe on a night out

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Solidarity with LGBT Russia

Recent weeks have seen a huge international outcry against Russia as President Putin signed into law measures that stigmatise LGB&T people. The LGF has been in contact with our sister organisation Coming Out St.Petersburg to stand in support of our Russian brothers and sisters. 

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Room Hire

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is the UK’s leading lesbian, gay and bisexual community health charity.

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Wellbeing clinic

A new service from the LGF for LGB&T people who live in Manchester, aged 16+ by appointment only.

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