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Trans awareness week - Personal Stories

As part of an extension of trans* awareness week, every day this week we're sharing a trans* person story, and sharing how and when they have received support. "I met with the deputy manager she said “If you want to come to work like that we'll support you”

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Pride in Practice GPs mystery shopping

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Trans awareness week -Personal Stories

As part of trans* awareness week, every day this week we're sharing a trans* person story, and sharing how and when they have received support.

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Trans awareness week - Personal Stories

As part of trans* awareness week, every day this week we're sharing a trans* person story, and sharing how and when they have received support. "Ruby Lily – I’ve chosen my name, I’ve done it for me this is who I want to be." 

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Safer Sex: condoms and lube

We use the term ‘safer sex’, as no sexual activity can be 100% risk free. However for anal sex, if condoms are used correctly with plenty of water based lube, the majority of STIs can be prevented.

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Bullying

Homophobic bullying is where people are discriminated against and treated unfairly by other people because they are lesbian, gay or bisexual or perceived to be.

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Body confidence

How to love your own body.

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First time

How to make your first time less nerve-wracking.

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The Sexual Health Clinic 101 – What happens when you get a sexual health check?

What happens when you go for a sexual health check?

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Lesbian Bed Death

What happens when sex in a relationship dies?

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Female Masturbation

Get to know your body, your likes and dislikes. 

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The Quest for BME men

A special workshop is to take place at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation in 2015 to support Black African, Black Caribbean, mixed Black and other ethnicity gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM).'The Quest' workshops help men to transform their lives.

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Trans awareness week - Personal Stories

As part of trans* awareness week, every day this week we're sharing a trans* person story, and sharing how and when they have received support. "Embracing my identity has just made everything that little bit more fabulous!"

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Refer someone to our services

The Intake and Triage process utilises a simplified ‘Service-to-Service’ referral form, which professionals can use to refer someone into the LGF.

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For professionals

What can you do for your young people this week?

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Drugs & Alcohol

We want to ensure that lesbian, gay and bisexual people have as much information as they can so that they can make informed choices about whatever they chose to do.

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Gay men remain highest at risk of new HIV infections

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men continues to be the group with the highest number of HIV transmissions among all people living with HIV in the North West. The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are continuing to increase awareness and acceptability of HIV testing while offering a range of testing services across Greater Manchester.

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The practice itself is LGBT friendly, and Dr Lord is very easy to talk to on any matters including sexual health.

HPE National Testing Week

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outnorthwest magazine

Published by The Lesbian & Gay Foundation from 2000 to 2014, outnorthwest was the leading regional lesbian, gay and bisexual people's magazine, with a readership of up to 75,000 in its time.

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outnorthwest archive

The outnorthwest archive.

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Keeping safe when on a night out

Here's some advice and personal safety tips, and don't forget to talk to our Village Angels for more information.

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Get support

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Groups at the LGF

Here at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation we have a number of groups covering a wide section of the LGB&T community who meet at our Community Resource Centre on Richmond Street in Manchester. We provide a safe and comfortable environment for people who may feel isolated, coming out or are new to the area, and some groups offer a social environment for people who want to avoid bars and clubs.

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What is counselling?

Counselling is a process where a person works in partnership with a counsellor on issues that may be causing distress in their lives.

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Downloads

Here you can find all of the resources and reports we currently have available, in one place.

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Wellbeing clinic

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

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LGF Intake and Triage Service

If you need some help but aren’t sure which service is best to use, then you can now access support, to help you get the most from The LGF’s Services.

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LGF counselling service

The LGF has been providing a counselling service to the LGB&T community of the North West for well over a decade.

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Befrienders

Sometimes we can have all the will in the world to get up and try new things and meet different people, but it’s often our confidence that holds us back…

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