Latest Updates

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Our condom and lube distribution scheme

Since 1994, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) has been providing free Condoms and Lube (as well as information regarding correct condom use, STI and HIV prevention) across Greater Manchester for gay and bisexual men.

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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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Some quick questions about your experience

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Voting has begun for The LGF Homo Heroes Awards 2014

The LGF are pleased to announce that public voting for the Homo Heroes Awards 2014 is now open and the top three nominees for each category have been shortlisted.

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Information for men who have been affected by sexual violence

This section is for gay and bisexual men who have been affected by sexual violence.

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We ❤ being healthy

The LGF provides a range of health information and resources for women. 

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Consultations

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is planning to respond to the following consultations. We would encourage LGB&T people and groups to take part, please click on the links provided to find out how to take part. If you would like any help or support taking part in consultations please contact Valeska Matziol on 0845 3 30 30 30 or email valeska.matziol@lgf.org.uk.

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Has religion affected your experience at work, in daily life or as a business?

Since 2010, the Equality Act has legally protected certain characteristics from discrimination, including sexual orientation, gender identity and religion or belief. But how does this work in practice? 

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Friends & Family

On this page you will find information and advice for friends and family members of LGB people. There is lots of help and support for friends and families of lesbian, gay and bisexual people ranging from support groups, advice and tips on how to be a great ally and provide help and support. 

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Resources

On this page you can find links to our resources for young people as well as helpful resources that other people have created. 

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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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Volunteering opportunities

There are lots and lots of ways that you can get involved with the work we do at the LGF.

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For Young People

If you are struggling with your identity, questioning your sexuality or perhaps not feeling at your best it is important to seek help and support to help you deal with and manage your feelings.

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So what's down there? - female masturbation

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An Introduction to Male Cancers

This information is designed to look at some of the cancers that gay and bisexual men are concerned about. It has been informed by gay & bisexual men and includes thoughts and feelings on how cancer has affected them.

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The LGF to become an LGB&T charity

For the past decade, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) has described itself as a lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, mainly focused on supporting people with issues related to their sexual orientation.  However, following unanimous support at the latest Trustees’ meeting, The LGF is excited to announce that the charity will become trans* inclusive in the future.

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Bowland Medical Practice strikes GOLD!

Bowland Medical Practice receives their GOLD Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

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The Gill Medical Practice celebrates BRONZE!

The Gill Medical Practice receives their BRONZE Pride in Practice award for delivering an inclusive healthcare service to their patients.

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Male Cancers

This information is designed to look at some of the cancers that gay and bisexual men are concerned about. It has been informed by gay & bisexual men and includes thoughts and feelings on how cancer has affected them.

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About us

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Useful Websites

You can find links to a range of services and helpful websites on these pages, they have been arranged by topic to help you navigate to the service that’s right for you!

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Gender

Websites which provide information around Gender Issues.

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Talk about drugs

Worried about your drug use? Want some help and support? Need someone to talk to?

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Interviewing Zak Hardaker - The colourful life of an LGF volunteer

LGF Volunteer Christopher Oatway spoke to Zak Hardaker on behalf of Gaydio for whom he is also a volunteer, at a press event held at Taurus in Manchester’s Gay Village.

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Fairfax Group Practice strikes GOLD!

Fairfax Group Practice receives GOLD  Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

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#Love_Is...An LGBT Tea Dance!

On Friday 22nd August, 2pm - 5pm we’re kicking off Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend at the Lesbian & Gay Foundation with an afternoon tea dance, complete with cake, music and dancing!

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Northenden Group Practice is a SILVER success!

Northenden Group Practice receives their SILVER Pride in Practice award for delivering an inclusive healthcare service to their patients.

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Share your views of domestic violence or abuse services

Manchester City Council are currently reviewing their approach to supporting survivors of domestic violence or abuse, and working with perpetrators to stop incidences of violence and abuse. 

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