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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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Body confidence

How to love your own body.

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First time

How to make your first time less nerve-wracking.

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The Sexual Health Clinic 101 – What happens when you get a sexual health check?

What happens when you go for a sexual health check?

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Lesbian Bed Death

What happens when sex in a relationship dies?

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Female Masturbation

Get to know your body, your likes and dislikes. 

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The Quest for BME men

A special workshop is to take place at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation in 2015 to support Black African, Black Caribbean, mixed Black and other ethnicity gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM).'The Quest' workshops help men to transform their lives.

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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. "Embracing my identity has just made everything that little bit more fabulous!"

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Refer someone to our services

The Intake and Triage process utilises a simplified ‘Service-to-Service’ referral form, which professionals can use to refer someone into the LGF.

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Drugs & Alcohol

We want to ensure that lesbian, gay and bisexual people have as much information as they can so that they can make informed choices about whatever they chose to do.

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Gay men remain highest at risk of new HIV infections

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men continues to be the group with the highest number of HIV transmissions among all people living with HIV in the North West. The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are continuing to increase awareness and acceptability of HIV testing while offering a range of testing services across Greater Manchester.

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The practice itself is LGBT friendly, and Dr Lord is very easy to talk to on any matters including sexual health.

HPE National Testing Week

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outnorthwest magazine

Published by The Lesbian & Gay Foundation from 2000 to 2014, outnorthwest was the leading regional lesbian, gay and bisexual people's magazine, with a readership of up to 75,000 in its time.

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outnorthwest archive

The outnorthwest archive.

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Downloads

Here you can find all of the resources and reports we currently have available, in one place.

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Befrienders

Sometimes we can have all the will in the world to get up and try new things and meet different people, but it’s often our confidence that holds us back…

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Trainee Police Officers volunteer as Village Angels!

Trainee Police Officers Danny and Craig tell us all about their experience visiting The LGF and going out with the Village Angels over a busy Halloween Weekend.

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