Latest Updates

This is the stream of consciousness where there is a streaming list of updates from twitter and comments from the site.

Have you come out to your GP?

In the week leading up to National Coming Out Day on 11th October, we're looking for people's 'coming out' experiences of their GP. Here Jennifer and Mark share their experiences...

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What's up with your Doc?

We want your experiences of your GP! Have you had a positive or negative healthcare story? We want to hear from you...

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New Interactive Timeline of LGB&T History Launched

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation have launched an exciting new timeline charting the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community over the last 100 years.

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Bi the Bi

Peter Davies, outnorthwest Bi the Bi columnist, talks about the lack of bi magazines and bi-visibility in the media.

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Leaving a Legacy

Could you leave a gift in your Will to The Lesbian & Gay Foundation?

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Bi-Visibility Day: Andy's Story

Leading up to Bi Visibility Day on 23rd September we're sharing stories of people's bisexual experiences. Read Andy's 'ramblings of a 53 year old married bisexual.'

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Bi Visibility Day: TC's Story

Ahead of Bi Visibility Day on 23rd September, we'll be sharing stories of people about their experiences of being bisexual, here we talk to TC...

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Bi-Visibility Day: Emma's Story

Ahead of Bi Visibility Day on 23rd September, we'll be sharing stories of people about their experiences of being bisexual, here we talk to Emma...

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COMPETITION!

We have two fantastic prizes to give away – and all you need to do is sign up at www.lgf.org.uk/register before the 1st December 2013.

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Battling Breast Cancer: Jean's Story

Jean, from Oldham, shares her story with us about her experiences of breast cancer as we mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Karen Challenges Herself for The LGF

Karen, 48, took part in The BUPA Manchester 10k in May 2013, the Lytham half marathon in July and in 2014 plans to take on a London to Paris Bike Ride and The London Marathon – all in aid of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation!

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Kate's Story

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day, we speak to people who have struggled with suicidal thoughts, like Kate*, who we supported through our befriending scheme 

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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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