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Groups at the LGF

Here at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation we have a number of groups covering a wide section of the LGB&T community who meet at our Community Resource Centre on Richmond Street in Manchester. We provide a safe and comfortable environment for people who may feel isolated, coming out or are new to the area, and some groups offer a social environment for people who want to avoid bars and clubs.

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Anxiety

Some people experience overwhelming anxiety on a daily basis. 

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What is mental health?

Mental health means striking a balance in all aspects of your life: social, physical, economic and psychological.

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Wellbeing clinic

A service from the LGF for LGBT people who live in Manchester, aged 16+ by appointment only.

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LGF counselling service

The LGF has been providing a counselling service to the LGBT community of the North West for well over a decade. We currently offer traditional talking therapies and relationship therapy.

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Volunteer with the LGF

In this section we talk about our volunteer opportunities and how you can get involved!

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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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Homelessness

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

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Carers

Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans and a carer can bring about additional issues.

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What is counselling?

Counselling is a process where a person works in partnership with a counsellor on issues that may be causing distress in their lives.

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Pop-In Service

If there’s something on your mind that you want to talk about, or if you need some guidance on the best place to get help for a specific problem, come in and talk to us, Monday-Sunday between 10am and 8pm

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Advice surgeries

Our advice surgeries are a vital part of what we do as an organisation; we provide a safe space for a range of advice surgeries provided by solicitors, police and others.

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Jobs

Have a look here to see what opportunities are currently available at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation.

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Meet the staff

Meet the LGF staff!

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We ❤ being healthy

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

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For women

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation provide a wide range of services for women!

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Get tested!

How many of us think about our partner's sexual history when we are getting to know them? Do you know yours? Get tested!

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Having a healthy sex life

There’s a huge range of sexual activities, some you’ll have heard of, others you won’t – therefore, there is no straightforward answer!!

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Male counsellor / psychotherapist required for trauma therapy group

Survivors Manchester and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are launching a new therapy group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, who also identify as gay or bisexual.

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For men

One central place to find health information and advice for men.

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It starts with me

It’s all about you. You are the key to stopping HIV in your own life and in your community.

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We want your feedback

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Celebrating women in LGBT History

Celebrating the LGBT women who inspire us.

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Out with Prostate Cancer: Focusing on Gay And Bi Men & Transwomen Affected By Prostate Cancer

The 1st ever  National Prostate Cancer Conference focused on gay and bisexual men and transwomen will take place on Saturday 14th March 2015 at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF). The event is funded by Prostate Cancer  and run by Manchester’s LGF and London’s METRO Centre. 

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Contact us

Here are just some of the ways you can get in touch with us, plus a nice handy map to our door!

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PrEP

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, together with community based HIV prevention agencies from across England, have developed a joint statement on Pre – Exposure Prophylaxis.

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86 percent fewer HIV infections found in two PrEP studies

Two studies of PrEP in gay men and trans women have demonstrated that the availability of PrEP reduced the rate of infection by 86%. This amounts to the highest effectiveness yet seen for PrEP and is superior to most other HIV prevention interventions.

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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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Syphilis

The condition used to be relatively common in the UK until the end of the Second World War. Then the widespread availability of antibiotics meant that condition became quite rare.

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