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80% of British people would love to attend a same-sex wedding

Around 80% of people in Britain would happily accept an invitation to a same-sex wedding, new research suggests.

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Equal Marriage: Just call it Marriage!

With the historic passing of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act in England and Wales last year, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are excited to celebrate the first weddings which will be taking place from Saturday 29th March.

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Young hearts run free: Cory & Leigh’s story

Johnny Blackburn speaks to Cory and Leigh. They are like any other young gay couple - they are madly in love and have promising futures ahead of them. 

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A Tale of Two Sharons: Love comes to those who wait

Sharon and Sharon have been together for two years and are set to get married on 14th June this year. Their story resembles a film plot - with two characters that are so close to meeting but are frustratingly kept apart until the end - when fate magically brings them together. 

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“The LGF saved my life” – Martin’s Story

A poster advertising The LGF's Helpline saved the life of a man who needed support after coming out and being rejected by his family and his Jewish community.

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outnorthwest issue 121

Welcome to issue 121 of outnorthwest - our last ever issue.

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outnorthwest bows out after 14 years

This week sees the publication of Issue 121 of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s community magazine outnorthwest. Sadly, this will be the final issue. 

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Transgender Memorial Restored

The Transgender memorial in Sackville Gardens is restored and the area is safely lit up now, after being vandalised just days after it was unveiled.

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Bolton strikes GOLD

The Dunstan Partnership has achieved the prestigious Pride in Practice GOLD award, the first in Bolton.

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We ❤ volunteers

The LGF needs female volunteers to help develop and expand our women's programme.

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Home Testing Kits

The LGF know that if you’re a busy guy trying to fit in everything that you have going on in your life; why should you compromise your sexual health?

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Manchester Community Safety

Community Safety: the state of the city for Manchester’s LGB communities brings together the available evidence on LGB people’s community safety needs and experiences in Manchester.

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The LGF wins award for securing LGB people equal rights to access health services

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) is being awarded for helping to improve the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people by successfully campaigning for NHS England to monitor the sexual orientation of staff and patients.

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Why I’m running for The LGF! - James’ Story

Community Engagement Officer James Derham explains why he’s running for The LGF’s Charity Challenges.

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SUGAR & SPICE 8 – When Sali Met Bethany

This weekend sees The LGF’s annual celebration of International Women’s Day – Sugar & Spice 8. One of the highlights of the event will be the panel discussion, which takes place on Saturday 8th March from 5-6pm.

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Panel announced for Sugar & Spice Festival 2014

We are delighted to announce the line-up of inspiring women who will be taking part in the panel discussion at Sugar & Spice 8 – Make Love Not War. The panel discussion at Sugar & Spice has become one of the most popular parts of the event and we’re sure that this year’s panel will continue that tradition.

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The LGF’s highlights for LGBT History Month 2014!

In honour of LGBT History Month 2014, here’s a round-up of our most memorable highlights from the past month...

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LGB Community Leaders Survey I: Volunteers

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LGB Community Leaders Survey II: LGB Community

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LGB Community Leaders Survey III: Health & Social Care Staff

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Listen to The LGF's LGBT History Month playlist!

The theme of this year's LGBT History Month is Music, and here at The LGF we wanted to share with you all some of our favourite music by LGB&T artists! 

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Annual women's communications & services survey 2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) offers an array of different services which entertain, inform and support lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) women. This survey is about where you socialise and/or get support or information relevant to you as an LGB woman (whether through The LGF or other means). The information you provide will help us to ensure that we’re providing high quality support services, social activities and information resources that appeal to LGB women and that these are being promoted through the correct communication channels. The survey should take around 5 to 10 minutes, and to thank you for your time, you will be entered into a prize draw to win £50 worth of shopping vouchers! The information you provide will remain confidential and anonymous. Thank you for taking part.

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What makes great sex for men who have sex with men? Join us for The Great Sex Debate!

What’s sexy? What does good sex mean to you? How do you turn him on? What feels good? The Great Sex Debate is inviting you to an honest discussion with a panel of sexperts about the sex you’re having and the sex you want.

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Men's Sex Talk Survey

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To the person who asked "how can i become a gypsy", it's as easy as becoming an Asian. Just have Roma ancestors. We're not a club, we're an ethnicity. Growing up in the US to a father raised b...

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i broke free shall we say as i wanted to go to school and learn ! it was so hard for us then back then to what it is today , im still not aloud to forget it to this day and im now in my fortes , some ...

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Survey

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Half of Manchester LGB people experience homophobic or biphobic hate crime: but very few report it

A report launched today by The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) with the support of Manchester City Council’s Equalities Team - Community Safety: the state of the city for Manchester’s lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) communities - found that LGB people’s needs are not being recognised and addressed across Manchester when they are most in need of support.

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GOLD

Friendly and confidential support, for adults with learning difficulties who want to feel safe and happy to talk about being gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender.

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