Latest Updates

This is the stream of consciousness where there is a streaming list of updates from twitter and comments from the site.

Meeting people and trying new things

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Homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and bullying

Homophobia is a dislike or fear of someone who is lesbian, gay or bisexual for no other reason apart from their sexuality.

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Myths about mental health

Now it's time to answer some questions and dispel some common myths around mental health.

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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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Useful Websites

You can find links to a range of services and helpful websites on these pages, they have been arranged by topic to help you navigate to the service that’s right for you!

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Resources

On this page you can find links to our resources for young people as well as helpful resources that other people have created. 

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For professionals

Young People are the future of our society! So what can you do to help your young people this week?

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Bullying

Bullying is the persistant mistreatment of someone over a period of time.  Learn more about LGBT bullying here!

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LGF Intake and Triage Service

If you need some help but aren’t sure which service is best to use, then you can now access support, to help you get the most from The LGF’s Services.

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- Other groups we support

As well as having our own programme of support groups, the LGF also support a few more! These groups are all run separately, but they use the LGF building for groups and events.

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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.

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Stepping Stones

When: Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm - 9pm Stepping Stones is an informal peer support group for women who identify as lesbian, bisexual or who are exploring their sexuality.

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Older & Bolder

When: second and fourth Thursday of the month, 7.30pm - 9pm

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Bloomers

Bloomers is The LGF's social group for older women. The group is held on the 1st and the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1pm to 3pm.

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Deletion of historical gay convictions

The Continuing fight for gay equality - Historic convictions for consensual acts to be deleted.

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The Last Taboo

Sex, sexuality and intimacy among old people and care home residents in particular is the last taboo. There is little awareness of the intimate and erotic needs of older care home residents needs.

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We're a Living Wage employer!

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that The LGF has accredited as a Living Wage employer.

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Friends of Sackville Gardens

Sackville Gardens in the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village is an urban oasis that is a hub for the community come rain or shine.

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New national partnership tackles LGBT Hate Crime

A major new national initiative to tackle hate crime brings together a partnership of 31 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) organisations from across England and Wales, including The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF).

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NEW Wellbeing Workshop: ‘From distress to de-stress’

We’re running a FREE wellbeing workshop, ‘From distress to de-stress’ on Friday 6th March, 12.30-1.30pm here at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s community resource centre, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF.

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Supporting LGBT Young People in Care

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation and Three Circles Fostering have been working together with care leavers to develop a new resource for foster carers and residential care staff to promote the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people which is to be launched in Spring 2015. 

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Promoting LGBT Voice across Greater Manchester

Febrauary & March 2015 will provide an opportunity to  hear about the importance of having lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender voices heard across Greater Manchester and contribute to improving the health needs of this community where you live and work. 

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The difference between a hate crime and a hate incident

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Affleck's Angel Volunteers!

Following on from Manchester's Hate Crime Awareness Week and Affleck's Palace joining The LGF by becoming a third-party Hate Crime Reporting Centre, we heard from General Manager Tony Martin, who has kindly decided to volunteer his time with our wonderful LGF Village Angels.

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Better Things

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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Active surveys

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Hate crime

Biphobic, homophobic and transphobic abuse is more common than most people think.

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Have your say at LGBT Question Time 2015!

To mark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month this February, Manchester City Council with support from The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), are hosting LGBT Question Time for its third consecutive year.

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Manchester City Council commits to halving late and undiagnosed HIV through early testing

Manchester City Council have committed to halving late and undiagnosed HIV by passing a motion on HIV testing in support of the Halve It campaign. The testing services at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) were also specifically mentioned as part of the motion delivered today. 

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BME LGBT Mental Health Event

In February organisations and groups across Greater Manchester are holding a Networking Workshop at The LGF for Black Minority Ethnic communities who identify as Lesbian Gay Bisexual or Transgender to provide an opportunity to discuss additional discrimination that people from these communities may face and how this can impact on mental health.

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