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.

*Men’s Spaces are for anyone who self-identifies as a gay, bisexual or questioning man. Our services for men are open to anyone who self-identifies as a man, some or all of the time.

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.

Manchester Penetrated [Psycho-Sexual Geography and Sex-Mapping] - Walking and mapping the city through personal historical sexual experience.

What was it like coming out in Manchester or Salford? How was your first visit to the Village? Ever fuck one or more guys down the canal? Was your first Pride everything you hoped it could be or did it find you confused and disappointed? What did the sky look like in the morning after you first merged from a sauna? What spaces, places and structures in the city instantly remind you of a lover from back in the day? How has the Village and the city changed over the years and has this changed the sex you have? Has Grindr changed how you use the city and do you move through and experience the city differently when using hook-up apps?

Manchester Penetrated is a radical creative, artistic and explorative initiative that seeks to map of sexual experiences, our most intimate stories of love and sex, and our personal sexual narratives onto the spaces and places of the city. Using cameras, sound recorders, sketch pads, note-books, musical instruments and our own voices we will walk the city reflecting on and recording some of the sexual experiences that have shaped our understanding of our sexual identity and the place we live.

The project is broken up into four different sessions, beginning with a mapping/planning session on the 14th of November at 7pm @ The Backdoor, Bar Pop in the Village. It is followed by two separate walks through the city - one during the day, one in the darkest hours of the night- that will creatively and collaboratively explore different aspects of our sexual narratives.

As Manchester Penetrated is a collective initiative, the where, when and what we do of these sessions will be generated by the men who participate in the project. A final session in the New Year will review what we’ve created and experience and decide what we will do with all this.

If you are interested in exploring your sex life, your sexual identity and your city from a radical new perspective, if you want to share the unique self that is you and learn from other men’s sexual experiences, please contact us on men@lgbt.foundation or call us on 0345 3 30 30 30

Let’s get walking and talking about sex and our city.

Previous Men's Spaces

Screen printing for Sexual Health Week

Join LGBT Foundation's Sexual Health team for a Sexual Health Week Men's Space special, screen printing sexual wellbeing slogans.

We're passionate about people feeling confident and comfortable sex without fear of stigma, having an enjoyable experience every time, with reduced risk of STI transmission.

Tuesday 5th September 7:30-9:30pm

LGBT Foundation
5 Richmond Street
Manchester
M1 3HF

Life Drawing workshop

In this session we’ll try our hand at life drawing to explore relationships with ours and other people’s bodies. You don’t need to have past experience of life drawing to attend and all materials will be provided.

You’ll also have chance to meet members of our Sexual Health programme to ask any questions about our sexual
wellbeing services.

Tuesday 1st August 7:30-9:30pm

LGBT Foundation
5 Richmond Street
Manchester
M1 3HF

Pen, paper, Passion – Creative writing session

Let's explore the concept of ‘passion by putting pen to paper. Through creative writing exercises you'll come away with the tools to share your perspective. All welcome, from beginners to more advanced writers.

You’ll also have chance to meet members of our sexual health programme to ask any questions about our sexual wellbeing services.

Tuesday 4th July 7:30-9:30pm

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!

Tuesday 2nd May 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 4th April 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 14th March 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 7th February 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 10th January 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!

Tuesday 13th December 8pm

LGBT Foundation
5 Richmond Street
Manchester
M1 3HF