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My Cancer Treatment - Julie's story

My Cancer Treatment - Julie's story

Cancer affects many lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people every year.  This could be a personal experience of a cancer diagnosis, or through a family member, friend or partner. 

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David Henry

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As of 2013 Manchester is now twinned with two cities in Indonesia, Palembang and Surabaya. In 2003 the city of Palembang redefined homosexuality as an unnatural act and now imposes jail time for anyon...

Media

Media

You can contact us with regards to press enquiries from 10am until 5pm, Monday to Friday. Out of hours details can be offered depending on your requirements or subject matter, emailmedia@lgf.org.uk for more information.

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Our spokespeople

Our spokespeople

Here is a summary of some of the people you can talk to in our organisation along with their interests and areas of expertise.

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Facts and figures

Facts and figures

Below you can find some of the headline statistics across our key fields of work.

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Prostate facts for gay and bisexual men

Prostate facts for gay and bisexual men

Prostate Cancer UK have developed a new webpage with information for gay and bisexual men to add to much needed information about how male cancers affect men who have sex with men.

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Part of the Picture: New Research on LGB Substance Use

Part of the Picture: New Research on LGB Substance Use

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have launched the latest report to come out of the national ‘Part of the Picture’ project, finding high levels of substance dependency, and low levels of help-seeking among the LGB community. 

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NEW! Home Testing Kits for HIV

NEW! Home Testing Kits for HIV

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation have teamed up with NHS Services Manchester Centre for Sexual Health and RU Clear to provide 600 Dry Blood Spot HIV Home Sampling Kits to gay and bisexual men who live in Greater Manchester.  Find out more and order yours here...

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Where's Your Head At?

Where's Your Head At?

Today marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week (18th - 22nd November) which aims to encourage children and young people to think about and act on creating a future without bullying. Here we highlight the services provided for young people.

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Information & Advice

Information & Advice

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Historical Significance of Prostate Cancer Treatment for Gay & Bisexual Men

Historical Significance of Prostate Cancer Treatment for Gay & Bisexual Men

Sean Ralph explains how hormone therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer has a historical significance for gay and bisexual men, which may need to be taken into account by health professionals.

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Interview: Andrew Trott Barn

Interview: Andrew Trott Barn

We interview TV personality Andrew Trott-Barn, a high profile Manchester hairdresser with clients including Michelle Keegan, Helen Flanagan, and David Hasselhoff. We speak to him about equal marriage, his style inspiration and looking and feeling good.

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Community Leaders: LGB&T population statistics

Community Leaders: LGB&T population statistics

There is no robust answer to the question, ‘how many people are lesbian, gay or bisexual?’

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Community Leaders: Working with Healthwatch

Community Leaders: Working with Healthwatch

In 2010 The UK Coalition Government White paper  ‘Equity and Excellence:Liberating the NHS’ set out a vision, strategy and proposals for the NHS.

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Community Leaders: Working with GPs

Community Leaders: Working with GPs

Pride in Practice is a benchmarking tool that identifies GP surgeries that are fully committed to assuring that their lesbian, gay and bisexual patients (LGB) are treated fairly and able to discuss their issues openly with their GP or healthcare provider.

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Community Leaders: LGB&T statistics and evidence

Community Leaders: LGB&T statistics and evidence

The LGF’s Evidence Exchange is our way of helping you filter through thousands of statistics on LGB&T issues.

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Community Leaders: The LGB&T Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion

Community Leaders: The LGB&T Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion

The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) published by Public Health England is based on national data collected through NHS monitoring and national surveys.

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Why we need Community Leaders

Why we need Community Leaders

It’s important to help educate ourselves and others about our community’s experience of certain health issues. 

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"We Exist"

"We Exist"

Have you ever felt that you wanted to represent your community in something that you are interested in but never thought you could do it, or didn’t know how to get involved?

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Community Leaders: George's Story

Community Leaders: George's Story

The statistics for people from the LGB&T community who suffer with mental health issues compared to non-LGB&T folk is extremely worrying. I myself have been through several mental health related issues and I wish when I was going through them I had the help and support from places such as the LGF.

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Community Leaders: Rosie's Story

Community Leaders: Rosie's Story

Rosie Adamson-Clark recently retired as an NHS psychological Therapist/Clinician. She became disabled following a near fatal hit and run incident while she was studying for her PhD on Motherhood lesbian identities and mothering (for adoption and social services organisations).

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Community Leaders: Sexual Orientation Monitoring

Community Leaders: Sexual Orientation Monitoring

The Equality Act 2010 has consolidated UK equality law and set out a public equality duty to ensure that all public sector organisations take into account the needs of people with protected characteristics when designing and delivering services.

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Have Your Say on The LGB&T Police Surgery...

Have Your Say on The LGB&T Police Surgery...

For many years, Greater Manchester Police have been providng a vital support service to the LGB&T community who live, work and socialise in Manchester and have committed to providing a regular weekly service at our Community Resource Centre. We want to know whether YOU still want this service. Read more and take the Poll!

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LGBT History Month 2012

LGBT History Month 2012

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) History Month takes place every February and celebrates the lives and achievements of LGBT people. People are taking action all over the country to mark LGBT History Month - here is a snapshot of what is going on in the North West.

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Ruth

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Hi I'm 58 and looking at relocating back to the North West and would like to make some new friends. Would you please send me some informtion about the group. Many thanks Ruth

New Guide Helps Manchester Unlock it's Hidden History!

New Guide Helps Manchester Unlock it's Hidden History!

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation have launched a new source guide detailing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) archival sources held in Manchester and the North West, as well online, to help people discover more about LGB&T history.

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National Adoption Week 2013

National Adoption Week 2013

With National Adoption Week approaching (4th – 10th November), what is the situation like for lesbian, gay and bisexual people wanting to adopt?

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Why we’re ‘Out with Prostate Cancer’

Why we’re ‘Out with Prostate Cancer’

As we start to grow our November Ho-Mo’s to raise funds for an information resource for gay and bisexual men affected by Male Cancers, we celebrate the first 6 months of the UK’s first support and social group for gay and bisexual men affected by Prostate Cancer.

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South Manchester GP Awarded for Inclusive Practice

South Manchester GP Awarded for Inclusive Practice

South Manchester based Mauldeth Medical Centre was presented with a ‘Pride in Practice’ award, which showed their dedication to their lesbian, gay and bisexual patients.

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NEW! Christmas Cards Featuring Same-Sex Couples

NEW! Christmas Cards Featuring Same-Sex Couples

We introduce artist Phyllis Mahon who has created a range of Christmas Cards featuring same-sex couples, with a percentage of her sales going towards The LGF!

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