Men's Spaces

These spaces are for anyone who self-identifies as a gay, bisexual or questioning man. We'll be covering a range of topics from sex and pleasure through to wellbeing and mindfulness.

This is great opportunity to share your thoughts, explore new topics and meet new people in a safe and fun environment. 

We're always looking to tailor our workshop programme around your needs, so if you have any suggestions please use the form at the bottom of the page.

If you run a social and support group for gay and bisexual men in Greater Manchester, we may be available to deliver one of our sessions near you. Please email men@lgbt.foundation for further information.

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Tuesday 10th January 8pm

LGBT Foundation
5 Richmond Street
Manchester
M1 3HF

Body Beautiful: Masculinity, Body Image & The Media 

Are Gay & Bi men under more pressure to be 'body beautiful'? What do you think it means to be 'masculine' in the 21st century? Do images of perfection online and in print have an impact on our feelings on self worth and our confidence? We'll explore body image & the media through discussion, games and activities - come have your say! 

Tuesday 7th February 8pm

LGBT Foundation
5 Richmond Street
Manchester
M1 3HF

Sex On Tap: The Pleasures & Pitfalls of Dating Apps

This session will offer real world tips on how to navigate apps like Grindr & Scruff. Topics covered will include how to keep yourself safe when hooking up, catfishing & d**kpics, how to talk about topics like condoms and testing and how to keep your app usage at a level you're happy with. Plus, as always, we want your input, experiences and advice! 

Tuesday 14th March 8pm

LGBT Foundation
5 Richmond Street
Manchester
M1 3HF

Consent, Boundaries & Healthy VS Unhealthy Relationships

This space will be co-delivered by Duncan from Survivors Manchester. We’ll explore all aspects of consent and setting your own boundaries when it comes to sex. The session will also look at the difference between health and unhealthy relationships and the experience of gay & bi men who’ve been subjected to domestic violence.

Tuesday 4th April 8pm

LGBT Foundation
5 Richmond Street
Manchester
M1 3HF

Sexual Function & Dysfunction: A Forum

Martin Wells from Out With Prostate Cancer joins us to co-facilitate a discussion group for men who live with sexual or erectile dysfunction. The forum will provide a supportive, confidential space to talk about our experiences, troubles and triumphs in living with these too often hidden conditions.

Tuesday 2nd May 8pm

LGBT Foundation
5 Richmond Street
Manchester
M1 3HF

Sex In The Brain

What’s behind the decisions we make about sex? Why are some guys attracted to bad boys and risky behaviour? Does our self-worth affect who we sleep with and what we do with them? Come join us as we answer everything you wanted to ask about the psychology of sex but were afraid to ask!

 

Previous Men's Spaces

Tuesday 13th December 8pm

LGBT Foundation
5 Richmond Street
Manchester
M1 3HF

Looking After Yourself @ Christmas

For many guys Christmas isn't the most wonderful time of the year - for some because of personal or family circumstances; for others because they don't celebrate the holiday. Join us for a social, supportive evening where you can share your experiences of the season. We'll be giving some self-care tips along info about how our sexual health and wellbeing services can help you get through the festive season. It ain't all serious though: there'll be music & party food and plenty of presents from our big sack!

 

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