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#Love_is...Anal Pride!

We talk a lot about bottoms when discussing gay and bisexual men’s sexual health but do we really know how to look after our bums? At Manchester Pride, The LGF

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Be Informed about Male Cancers

Cancer affects everyone but if you are a gay or bisexual man, cancer is going to affect you statistically more than HIV, we just haven’t really known how to talk

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Body confidence

Some research suggests that as women who sleep with women, we are exempt from the pressure to strive towards the heterosexual ideals of a perfect woman, i.e the unrealistic Barbie!

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First time

  Having sex for the first time is often a bit intimidating. After all, you’ve never been up-close and intimate in that way before and, no matter how much research

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Tell us your story!

We know that the support we provide can change people’s lives, but we can only be  effective if the people who need our help, know about us and the difference

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#Love_is The LGF at Manchester Pride 2014!

With the event only a few short weeks away, The LGF are announcing our exciting plans for Manchester Pride. During the Big Weekend (22-25th August), The LGF will be opening

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Tuesday afternoons free? Come to Bloomers Older Women's Group!

On the 1st and the 3rd Tuesday of the month, the Bloomers Older Women's Group meets at the LGF.  The group is for older women, who identify as bisexual, gay

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Younger Men's Group

The Younger Men’s Group is a new group, which is aimed at gay, bisexual or questioning men between the ages of 18 to 25. It’s a safe, non judgemental space

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The LGF wins Diversity in Health Award for work in Rochdale

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) have won the Diversity in Health Award for their work in Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton and was shortlisted for the Breaking Barriers Award

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A Summer of Pride!

Pride season is in full swing, and we’ve had lots of you ask us what’s coming up. Here’s a list of all (that we know of!) Pride events happening this

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The LGF celebrates Manchester Day Parade in rainbow colours

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) is celebrating Manchester and other LGB&T friendly cities from around the world for this year’s Manchester Day Parade on Sunday 22nd June. The theme

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

General ignorance surrounding the sexual health of lesbian and bisexual women has enabled the myth that women who have sex with women can’t or don’t catch sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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Safer Sex Tips

Need info on safer sex for women who have sex with women? This Buzzfeed page has some humorous but useful information. You can also download our 'Beating About The Bush&

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Female Masturbation

Whilst men are widely believed to all ‘have a quick wank’ sometimes, female masturbation remains a hushed subject, with some women feeling shame or embarrassment for touching themselves.  Male masturbation

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The LGF Volunteer Awards 2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s (The LGF) annual Volunteer Awards ceremony was held during National Volunteer’s Week and celebrated the achievements of all our fabulous volunteers. The awards are an

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Lesbian Bed Death

    When was the last time you had sex? And how often do you usually have it? If you’re feeling a little uneasy about answering those questions you’re not

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Spotlight on your cervix! What is cervical screening and do lesbian and bi women need to bother?

This week (8th – 14th June) is Cervical Screening Awareness Week, an annual initiative aimed at raising awareness of cervical screening and encouraging women to get regular screens. But what

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Does your GP meet your needs?

Are you open and honest about your sexual orientation with your GP? Does your GP recognise, understand and act upon your individual needs, and are they inclusive of you as

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Who are your Homo Heroes for 2014?

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s Homo Heroes Awards 2014 Nominations for The Lesbian & Gay Foundation's Homo Heroes Awards 2014 are now open so get nominating for the individuals, groups

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Boys who like boys: A survey of understanding about sex

NAT (National AIDS Trust) have launched a nation-wide survey of young gay, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) about where and how they learn about

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Men! Get a tenner for talking to us!

Join our feedback group and receive a £10 shopping voucher! Help us find out about what men who have sex with men want to know about anal cancer and screening

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We ❤ sex

We ❤ sex! Sex is a great tonic - it improves your wellbeing, reduces stress levels and could even make you healthier: one study found that having sex once or

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Tameside get’s ready for Pride first!

On 28th June, Tameside will be holding its first ever Pride event and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation will be taking part. Here we talk to Bev Taylor from Tameside

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The LGF launches Hate Crime Reporting Web-app

To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) have launched a new hate crime reporting web-app to encourage people to report

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The LGF receives GSK Impact Award

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) received an award of £30,000 for helping to improve the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people by successfully campaigning for NHS

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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

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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

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Bake the Rainbow, Share the Rainbow

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), in partnership with the Village Bakers, are encouraging people to bake their own rainbow coloured creations to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia

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Hear from awarded GPs

We asked some questions to a selection of the GP surgeries who are part of our 'Pride in Practice' scheme. NHS England's Head of Public Voice and the Director of

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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

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