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Surviving Christmas - relationships with friends and loved ones

Relationships, whether they are with your partner, friends or family can be sometimes be tested over the festive season.

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Surviving Christmas - your physical health

Our 'Surviving Christmas' guide continues with some quick tips on looking after your body over the holidays.

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Surviving Christmas - look after your personal safety

The last entry in our 'Surviving Christmas' series is about making sure you're safe when out and about partying tonight, or any night.

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Christmas is Coming...Out!

  The temperature’s dropped and the city streets are heaving with increasingly harassed shoppers – it must mean one thing: Christmas is coming. For lesbian, gay and bisexual people who aren’t yet out to their family, the festive season may be their one chance to come out to relatives in person. 

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#HelpLGF: Donate this Christmas

This Christmas, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are reaching out and asking for your support to help us continue the important work we do with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

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At least some one raised our voices

Tameside LGBT survey

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Inclusive Sex & Relationship Education Campaign

Support our campaign for statutory, age-appropriate sex and relationship education.

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SRE letter to MP

Example letter to send to your MP in support of the same-sex SRE campaign

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Be a trustee and shape the future for our communities

Chair of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation David McGovern writes about how you can help us to ensure that the LGB&T community receive world-class services and support.

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One Salford Medical Centre

One Salford Medical Centre receives their GOLD Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

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The Simpson Medical Practice Strikes GOLD

Simpson Medical Pracice receive their GOLD Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

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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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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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