LGBT Foundation

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The LGBT Foundation (LGF) is a charity based in Manchester. It was formed with in April 2000 by a merger between Healthy Gay Manchester and Manchester Lesbian and Gay Switchboard Services.

LGF has a wide portfolio of well-established services and a rapidly developing range of new initiatives aimed at meeting the needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people. It campaigns for a fair and equal society where all lesbian, gay and bisexual people can achieve their full potential. Its mission is: "Ending Homophobia, Empowering People".

Former logo
LGF was originally called the Lesbian and Gay Foundation, but changed its name on 1 April 2015.[1] Owain Wyn Evans, Welsh weather forecaster, TV personality and journalist, is a patron of the charity.

LGBT Foundation has created controversy by producing educational material for primary school children that promoted imagines of men as women [2].

Strategic goals

  • Supporting Individuals: the LGF will support lesbian, gay and bisexual people to increase their skills, knowledge, and self-confidence to improve health and well-being.
  • Strengthening Communities: the LGF will work in partnership with others to build a strong, cohesive and influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community sector.
  • Promoting Equality: the LGF will promote awareness, visibility and inclusion of lesbian, gay and bisexual people to achieve full equality.
  • Developing Excellence: the LGF will continuously develop its people, systems and procedures to deliver and sustain excellence for all of our beneficiaries.


  1. LGF publishes a bi-monthly magazine, Outnorthwest. Accessed: 2015-04-27. "WE ARE LGBT FOUNDATION" (Archived by WebCite® at
  2. In their colouring book, primary school children are invited to colour in a smiling trans cartoon figure called John