Chemsex

17 March 2016 by Pure Radio

Meth, Mep and G are the names of illegal drugs also known as chems.

Under the Rainbow has been hearing more about them from Jawad Mahboob – who is the Health and Wellbeing Coordinator at the LGBT Foundation.

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Dec 2015 - LGBT Foundation's Trans Programme

10 December 2015 by Pure Radio

The LGBT Foundation have recently been awarded a grant from the National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Louie Stafford, the Foundation’s Trans Programme Coordinator.

He explained how they’re using the money to support trans people, and those questioning their gender.

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Oct 2015 - LGBT Foundation's Village Angels

29 October 2015 by Pure Radio

The Village Angels are a band of volunteers that patrol around Canal Street, and the rest of Manchester’s Gay Village. They work to provide help and information to night-time revellers.

They are organised by the LGBT Foundation. And can be spotted in pink hi-visibility vests on Friday and Saturday nights.

Under the Rainbow heard from Jessica White, who is the Community Safety Coordinator at the LGBT Foundation.

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Sep 2015 - Post Exposure Prophylaxis

10 September 2015 by Pure Radio

If you think you may have put yourself at risk of catching HIV, there is a drug that can reduce your chances of contracting the virus.

Post Exposure Prophylaxis, or PEP for short, is a month-long course of drugs, that has to be started within seventy-two hours of being exposed to HIV.

James Derham, the Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, at the LGBT Foundation has been speaking to Under the Rainbow about it.

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Aug 2015 - Sexual Health Testing

20 August 2015 by Pure Radio

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Foundation run regular sexual health testing aimed at gay and bisexual men.

With more people than ever living with HIV, it’s believed that almost a third of those with the infection are not aware of it.

The weekly sessions are free and confidential, and can provide some results within thirty minutes.

James Derham, the Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, at the Foundation has been speaking to Under the Rainbow.

Download MP3 (6 MB | 4:08 min)



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