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This August Bank Holiday LGBT Foundation we are excited to open up our building over the Mancheser Pride Big Weekend as a safe community space in the heart of the village.

If you want to take some time out from the hustle and bustle of Pride then the Foundation is here for you. Situated in the heart of Manchester’s world famous Gay Village, we can offer you a unique Pride experience where you can feel empowered to be yourself and even make some new friends along the way!

We’ve got lots of FREE events happening at the Foundation, but if you’re out and about in the Village then you’ll probably spot our staff and volunteers in their brightly coloured t-shirts - handing out information resources, safer sex packs and offering any advice or support that you may need.

Keep up to date with what's happening at LGBT Foundation over Pride by following us on Twitter @LGBTfdn using #EqualityWins or on Facebook.

  Friday 26th August 2016

Free cinema space (with free popcorn and soft drinks!)
7pm – 9.30pm
We'll be showing acclaimed satirical rom-com But I’m a Cheerleader. To confirm your interest sign up to reserve a free place through LGBT Foundation’s Eventbrite page.
Running time: 1hr 21 mins Certificate: 15

  Saturday 27th August 2016

Community Café
12pm – 6pm
Drop into our relaxing Community Café space throughout the weekend to meet others, enjoy free refreshments and take a break from the Pride weekend! The space will feature a series of activities over the weekend, as well as stalls from some of our partners.

Buddying Meet Up
1-3pm
We’ll be hosting a specific buddying space in an area of the café. Drop in to meet and have a cup of tea with our friendly volunteers and connect with fellow Pride goers, where you can then choose whether to out head out as a group to explore other areas of Pride.

Storytelling Workshop
3pm – 5pm
Get crafty with Laurence Webb and tell your life story in the Storytelling Workshop. This drop-in session will provide everything you need to embrace your creative side and the potential to come away with your own piece of art to keep and continue to work on. 

Prayer Room 
available 12pm – 9.30pm

Trans Changing Space
available 12pm – 9.30pm

Drop-In Support
available 12pm – 9pm

Free Relaxation Therapies 
available 12pm – 5pm

Swap Shop 
available 12pm – 6pm

Dry Disco
7pm – 10pm
Come along to the café space to enjoy an alcohol-free evening of music and dancing with DJ Marilyn Misandry! There will even be folks on hand to teach some simple dance moves throughout the evening, so it’s set to be a fun-filled night. Register your interest on our Eventbrite page.

  Sunday 28th August 2016

Community Café
12pm-4.30pm
Drop into our relaxing Community Café space throughout the weekend to meet others, enjoy free refreshments and take a break from the Pride weekend! The space will feature a series of activities over the weekend, as well as stalls from some of our partners.

Young People & Family Space
1pm – 3pm
The café will host a young people and family space delivered by The Proud Trust’s Afternoon Tea. Afternoon Tea is for young trans people aged 13-25. The Proud Trust also has a group for children of LGBT parents, Proud2BeMe.

Prayer Room
available 12pm – 9.30pm

Trans Changing Space
available 12pm – 9.30pm

Drop-In Support
available 12pm – 9pm

Free Relaxation Therapies
available 12pm – 5pm

Swap Shop
available 12pm – 6pm

Games Night
5pm – 10pm
Join us for a free night of games on Sunday evening! Our own games guru will be on hand to facilitate custom party games. We’ll also have some of our own favourites on hand (think Pandemic and Carcassone, as well as classics like Scrabble and Articulate), plus an Xbox Kinect. Free soft drinks and snacks available.

LGBT Quiz Night
7pm – 9pm
If games aren’t your thing, from 7.30-8.30pm we’ll be running an LGBT themed quiz in the building. Pop along and join a team to be in the running for some Pride themed prizes!

  Monday 29th August 2016

Community Café
12pm – 6pm
Drop into our relaxing Community Café space throughout the weekend to meet others, enjoy free refreshments and take a break from the Pride weekend! The space will feature a series of activities over the weekend, as well as stalls from some of our partners.

Comedown Clinic
12pm – 4pm
Confidential, one-to-one support available by appointment or drop-in for those who have had a heavy night. We’ll be providing support, practical help and advice to help you to recover safely.

Prayer Room
available 12pm – 5.30pm

Trans Changing Space
available 12pm – 5.30pm

Drop-In Support
available 12pm – 5pm

Free Relaxation Therapies
available 12pm – 5pm

Swap Shop
available 12pm – 6pm