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Building Health Partnerships

Building Health Partnerships is a national programme designed by NHS England to improve health outcomes through supporting the development of partnerships between Clinical Commissioning Groups and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

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Safety first: Free soft drinks to curb drink driving this Xmas

Via Manchester on Canal Street are offering free soft drinks to designated drivers on nights out to curb drink driving this Christmas.

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House of Lords holds historic debate on lesbian, bisexual and trans women's health

On Weds 3rd December the UK House of Lords debated lesbian, bisexual and trans women's issues for the first time. 

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Rosie & Chris celebrate first religious civil partnership conversion

LGF volunteers celebrate their wedding with a Quaker ceremony

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We ❤ you

Here's a selection of the services we offer at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation for women.

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Our Impact in 2014

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Thank you for choosing to donate to The LGF!

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LGF Christmas Foodbank Appeal

This Christmas the staff at the Lesbian & Gay Foundation and our friends at Via,Canal St have decided not to send Christmas cards and instead donate to Manchester Metropolitan Church’s Foodbank which supports people in crisis including LGBT people and asylum seekers.

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Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Survey

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Policy Briefings and Fact Sheets

A selection of policy briefings prepared by The Lesbian & Gay Foundation.

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Helpline and email advice

We all need information and support from a friend in the know and LGF's Helpline Service provides thousands of hours of advice and support to thousands of people every year.

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National HIV Testing Week

National HIV Testing Week is an annual event which aims to increase testing, awareness and access to HIV testing in order to improve early diagnosis and treatment of HIV among those most at risk.

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New Prostate Cancer Postcards for Gay & Bisexual Men

At Manchester Pride 2014, The LGBT Cancer Support Alliance talked to over 200 people about their awareness around prostate cancer.These conversations helped to provide information for some new postcards funded by Prostate Cancer UK and now freely available.

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Salford Matters Strikes GOLD

Salford Matters receive their GOLD Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

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Christmas LGB&T Tea Dance

Back by popular demand, after a successful event at Manchester Pride 2014, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are excited to host a special Christmas LGB&T Tea Dance on Saturday December 20th .There will be dancing and yes,we are asking you to come along and join in the fun...

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HIV & The Man Who Saved My Life

Former outnorthwest Editor, and LGF member of staff Grahame Robertson shares the story of Dougie Cowen - a friend he lost to HIV/AIDS in 1995.

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Secure Test1

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Star Support for HIV Testing Week

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation has been gathering messages of support from some amazing men who you may have heard of.We asked some well-known guys both within the LGBT community and public figures known to millions to tell us why they think HIV Testing is so important.

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TDoR: You were known to us

Last Thursday was Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), and events were held in Manchester and throughout the world to commemorate members of the trans* communities that we have lost to transphobia.

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First UK guide for lesbian and bisexual women affected by sexual violence

To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Tuesday 25th November, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are launching ‘A guide for lesbian and bisexual women who have been affected by sexual violence’ – the very first guide to be released in the UK specifically for lesbian and bisexual women.

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The Gill Medical Practice celebrates BRONZE!

The Gill Medical Practice receives their BRONZE Pride in Practice award for delivering an inclusive healthcare service to their patients.

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Kieron Knight supports National HIV Testing Week

As a‘Young gay fella, in the adult entertainment biz’ we felt  that Kieron Knight  would be an ideal person to help get the message out to younger gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (MSM) about the importance of regular testing for HIV.

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Parenting

Information for LGBT people who are parents or parents-to-be.

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Sir Ian McKellen Supports The LGF Over National HIV Testing Week

LGF patron Sir Ian McKellen has been extremely supportive of the range of activity we’ve got planned for National HIV Testing Week here at The LGF.

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Manchester’s Transgender Day of Remembrance

Manchester’s Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual event being held to remember those that have been lost to transphobic hate and ignorance.

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Trans awareness week - Personal Stories

As part of an extension of trans* awareness week, every day this week we're sharing a trans* person story, and sharing how and when they have received support. "I met with the deputy manager she said “If you want to come to work like that we'll support you”

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Pride in Practice GPs mystery shopping

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Trans awareness week -Personal Stories

As part of trans* awareness week, every day this week we're sharing a trans* person story, and sharing how and when they have received support.

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Trans awareness week - Personal Stories

As part of trans* awareness week, every day this week we're sharing a trans* person story, and sharing how and when they have received support. "Ruby Lily – I’ve chosen my name, I’ve done it for me this is who I want to be." 

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Safer Sex: condoms and lube

We use the term ‘safer sex’, as no sexual activity can be 100% risk free. However for anal sex, if condoms are used correctly with plenty of water based lube, the majority of STIs can be prevented.

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