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Manchester Pride Fringe Event: Loud & Clear

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are inviting lesbian and bisexual women to join them for free food, free refreshments and free thinking at their Manchester Pride Fringe event, Loud & Clear, on Tuesday 20th August from 5.30pm.

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Feeling Pride

The LGF’s Martin Cooper has recently been in conversation with indie-pop sensations The Feeling and chatted to their front-man Dan Gillespie-Sells about Pride, equality, marriage and redirecting his our bus!

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The LGF at Manchester Pride Parade!

This year we’ve been attending Prides across the country! Looking ahead to Manchester Pride this Weekend, we’ll be out and about in our pink-shirts as well as marching in the parade – join us!

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An Interview with John Stewart CEO Manchester Pride

We interview John Stewart, Chief Executive of Manchester Pride about the upcoming festival... 

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Chill out at The LGF over Manchester Pride

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s Community Resource Centre will be open during the Big Weekend for you to come along, find out about what we do, sit down, put your feet up for 30 minutes and relax in our space of tranquility.

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'Meet up' Social for those coming solo to Manchester Pride

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) are hosting a drop-in social event for those coming to Manchester Pride alone, or wanting to make new friends, at our Community Resource Centre on Saturday 24 August from 3pm.

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'Meet up' Social for those coming solo to Manchester Pride

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) are hosting a drop-in social event for those coming to Manchester Pride alone, or wanting to make new friends, at our Community Resource Centre on Saturday 24 August from 3pm.

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Fixing Homophobia

Two young women, who have been victims of homophobic abuse throughout their lives, are creating a unique art installation to highlight the effects of these attacks. Read our interview with Sarah and Schuylar...

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Results Day: We can Help

AS and A-Level Results are out today for exams taken by pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Perhaps you got the results you wanted and are off to uni or college but worried about coming out? Or concerned about your choices if you didn’t get the results you wanted? We can help...

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I have a fantastic GP - Dr Phil Clode at City Health Centre. I suffered from depression (it really wasn't Manchester's fault!), Dr Clode was really helpful and gave me a leaflet about The LGF and ma...

Homo Heroes 2013: Community Group of Organisation of the Year

We've announced the finalists for our annual Homo Heroes Awards 2013, supported by Barclays, highlighting inspirational stories and triumphs over adversity. Check out the finalists for Community Group or Organisation of the Year Award and get voting! 

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Share your views on Mental Health

A new national survey launched by PACE, leading LGBT mental health charity, aims to uncover factors which make lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people more likely to experience mental health problems. Share YOUR views...

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The LGF on Woman's Hour

On Friday,  The Lesbian & Gay Foundation were invited on to BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour to talk about the importance of cervical screening for lesbian and bisexual women, and our campaign 'Are You Ready For Your Screen Test?'

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Homo Heroes 2013: LGB&T venue of the Year Award

We've announced the finalists for our annual Homo Heroes Awards 2013, supported by Barclays, highlighting inspirational stories and triumphs over adversity. Check out the finalists for LGB&T Venue of the Year Award and get voting!   

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Serenity Security Launches Drink Spiking Awareness Campaign

Serenity Security are promoting Safer Drinking in the Night Time Economy and raising awareness to help prevent drink spiking across central Manchester this August.  

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Village Angels Re-invigorated Ready for Manchester Pride

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s Village Angels Community Safety Scheme was re-launched earlier this year after receiving funding from Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund allocation, with an increased presence in Manchester’s Canal Street

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Homo Heroes Awards 2013 - your nominees

It's that time again and we have 21 people nominated across 7 categories and the choice of who wins is up to you! 

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Let us stand up for our European brothers and sisters, to give them the basic human rights they deserve !

Latest: Manchester City Council writes to St Petersburg

In the latest development regarding the Russian situation Manchester City Council has written a letter to St Petersburg asking them to reconsider legislation that restricts the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. 

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more support and poeple should volunteer to be community leaders as this will help spread the good news