Latest Updates

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Dave's Story

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day, we speak to people who have struggled with suicidal thoughts, like Dave, who we supported through our services and volunteering programme.

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The LGF Shortlisted for a Spirit of Manchester Award!

The LGF has been shortlisted for a Manchester Community Central Spirit of Manchester Award, for their 'Most Successful Campaign' award.

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Hitting Rock Bottom

10th September marks Suicide Prevention Day and this article aims to give you advice on what to do if you, or someone you know, is experiencing suicidal thoughts

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New Gay Men's Film Club.

On the last Friday of every month beginning Friday 27th September 2013 The Lesbian & Gay Foundation will be hosting a Film Club for gay and bisexual men. 

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Previous consultations

This page is currently being updated with selected consultation responses from The Lesbian & Gay Foundation.

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Policy & Research downloads

Click here for a summary of our policy & research documents available in our download centre.

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Sexual Orientation Monitoring

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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Debbie

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I think it is very unfair that the Eve Appeal are blaming women's lifestyles. They are in effect saying that women are bringing this on themselves. This is NOT the case. Womb cancer is indiscriminate!

Kaz

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Womb Cancer Support UK is an online support group for women who have, or have had womb cancer. We are the only dedicated womb cancer support group in the UK and I set it up after realising that there ...

Jayney

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Thank you for sharing your story ladies. Mine is very similar - my cancer was found after tests prior to fertility treatment. Luckily, you are a same sex couple, and had a "plan B" for creating your l...

Enough is Enough!

Homophobic abuse is more common than most people think. 1 in 3 LGBT people have experienced some kind of homophobic attack. Join the movement to take ACTION against homophobia now!

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Get Running in 2014!

We have places in some of the biggest events in the 2014 running calendar – so what are you waiting for? Get signed up, and join Team LGF!

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New Research: LGB People 2x More Likely to Smoke & Drink

New research released last week by UCL (University College London) suggests that young people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are twice as likely to smoke and drink alcohol

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Love Equal Marriage

Whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or straight, or if you plan to get married or not it’s incredibly important that you make your voice heard!

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outnorthwest issue 117

As outnorthwest reaches the grand old age of 10 we look forward to Manchester Pride.

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Manchester Pride 2013 In Pictures

The Manchester Pride Parade 2013 in pictures! Check out all the colourful costumes, fabulous floats and the very pink parade!

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus which weakens the immune system and leaves people open to unusual illnesses and cancers that wouldn’t normally be a threat.

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Thrush

However, it can sometimes be picked up whilst having sex, so we thought we’d include it anyway. The infection is caused by a fungus which lives on the skin and in the mouth, stomach, vagina, penis and bottom.

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Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)

LGV or Lymphogranuloma Venereum, is a particularly nasty form of Chlamydia. What makes it nasty is its ability to infect the lymph nodes in the body, causing them to become inflamed and potentially infect surrounding tissue if left untreated.

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Hepatitis

Hepatitis can be caused by different things including viruses, long-term alcohol abuse and the use of certain types of drugs.

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Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is the most common form of vaginal infection, being twice as common as thrush, for which it is often mistaken.

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Living with HIV

Make sure you get good quality, impartial information about HIV to help you make good decisions regarding your health and treatment.

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What is HIV?

You might not think it affects you - or maybe you just don't want to talk about it.

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Pride in Practice registration form

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are delighted that you have made the first step towards your Pride in Practice quality mark award. 

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Say Enough is Enough! - to Russian Homophobia

Join us at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s Community Resource Centre on Tuesday 3rd September 6 – 8pm to show your support for our LGB&T brothers and sisters in St Petersburg by leaving a message of support or join in online

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Glossary for health professionals

This is a glossary of some of the key terms used in Pride in Practice.

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Rochdale Drop-In

We'll be holding regular drop-in session for the LGB&T community across the Borough of Rochdale.  If you need any help, support or advice, pop along and see us, no appointment necessary. Read more for dates, times and venues.

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owen

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i will do mi best to be there and 100% in support

'Can You Hear Me?' Art Exhibition Officially Launched!

We officially launched our amazing art exhibition Can You Hear Me? on Tuesday, which showcases the experiences of lesbian and bisexual women with a mental health issue. Check out some of the pictures here...

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