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Hate crime vigil for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Hate crime vigil for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

A unique vigil to remember victims of hate crime will be held in Manchester on Saturday 17th May to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), including guest speaker Sylvia Lancaster.

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Barclays support International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Barclays support International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Barclays bank is collaborating with The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) over International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) by displaying messages of support on their cash machines across the UK. 

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ANTONIO

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In the circa 1950's film about "The Homosexual" on YOUTUBE, the theme here is..."Beware of the SICK Homosexual ! " Labeling all gay men as sick and ill,...and all as child predators. By today's stand...

Volunteering opportunities

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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Bullying

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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National LGB&T Partnership joins forces with Dying Matters

National LGB&T Partnership joins forces with Dying Matters

The National LGB&T Partnership are joining forces with the Dying Matters Coalition to encourage and support people from lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities to talk openly about end of life issues in the run-up to Dying Matters Awareness Week.

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Part of the Picture - LGB Drugs and Alcohol Research

Part of the Picture - LGB Drugs and Alcohol Research

The Part of the Picture (POTP) research project is a five-year partnership between The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), funded by the Big Lottery Fund's research programme between 2009-2014.

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National Network

National Network

The National Network of Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Service Providers brings together organisations that are providing specialist services for self-identifying lesbian and bisexual women to improve service provision and enhance knowledge. 

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Sugar and Spice

Sugar and Spice

Sugar & Spice is The Lesbian & Gay Foundation's annual celebration of International Women's Day for lesbian and bisexual women.

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More ‘inclusive’ health services needed for LGB people with substance addiction

More ‘inclusive’ health services needed for LGB people with substance addiction

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people are often unable to get the right support for substance use as health services are not set up to meet their specific needs. A five-year study into drug and alcohol use among LGB people in England found they are seven times more likely to take illegal drugs compared to the general population, and twice as likely to binge drink.

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Hate Crime App

Hate Crime App

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'Enlightened forward thinking and really fantastic!' Gay man 27 years old

Let's talk Shigella

Let's talk Shigella

Shigella is a bacterial infection that is caused by the bacteria found in poo. It can be very easily spread as all it takes if for a tiny amount of the bacteria to get into your mouth.

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We ❤ you

We ❤ you

Here's a selection of the services we offer at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation for women.

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Flying the Flag

Flying the Flag

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) are encouraging organisations, individuals and groups to visibly mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia by ‘Flying the Flag’ on 17 May – what will you be doing?

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Community Leaders

Community Leaders

We're currently recruiting, training and empowering a group of volunteers to ensure that the health and care needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people are recognised through facilitating interaction between seldom heard LGB voices and NHS organisations.

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Some quick questions about your experience

Some quick questions about your experience

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Tying the knot this year? Why it's important to make a will

Tying the knot this year? Why it's important to make a will

Why it's important to make a will if you’re getting Married, you’re in a Civil Partnership & even more so if you’re living together.

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Consultations

Consultations

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is planning to respond to the following consultations.

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Donate

Donate

“You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results” – Gandhi

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Homelessness

Homelessness

Homelessness can affect anyone at any time in their lives. LGB&T individuals face unique challenges with homelessness.

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The Village gets two life saving defibrillator machines!

The Village gets two life saving defibrillator machines!

As a result of lots of feedback from The LGF’s Village Angels and their partnership work with the North West Ambulance Service, we have managed to secure two AED (Automated External Defibrillator) machines for The Village.

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LGB&T health award win for The LGF’s Chief Executive

LGB&T health award win for The LGF’s Chief Executive

The Gay and Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists (GLADD) is honouring Paul Martin OBE, Chief Executive of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), with the David Harvey Award for improving the health and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) patients and staff.

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Coping with the death of a partner by Ian Dyer

Coping with the death of a partner by Ian Dyer

We spoke to Ian Dyer, who sadly lost his long-term civil partner Alan just before Christmas.

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Building Health Partnerships

Building Health Partnerships

Building Health Partnerships is a national programme designed by NHS England to improve health outcomes through supporting the development of partnerships between Clinical Commissioning Groups and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

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Independent economic cases for investment

Independent economic cases for investment

These reports provide a summary of the findings from cost benefit analysis (CBA) undertaken on the Befriending Service run by Greater Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF).

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LGB&T patient insight surveys and focus groups

LGB&T patient insight surveys and focus groups

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation and TransForum conducted research into lesbian gay, bisexual and Trans* patients’ experiences of their GP in order to build a picture of this patient group’s experiences of accessing primary care through their GP.

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Executive Summary

Executive Summary

The Executive Summary for BHP.

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Best Practice Case Studies

Best Practice Case Studies

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Clinical rationale for Sexual Orientation Monitoring

Clinical rationale for Sexual Orientation Monitoring

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