New group for Queer People of Colour

Publish Date: 27/02/2013


‘Rainbow Noir’ is the name of a brand new group that has recently been established by and for queer people of colour in Manchester.

The group is a space for socialising, discussions, activism, community organising and ensuring a presence so that queer people of colour, black and minority ethnic lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people's voices are heard in Manchester.

Stephanie Davis, Community Development Worker at BHA is co-ordinating the new group:    

“I think it's really important for queer people of colour to have their own space, to talk about their identities, experiences and socialise together.” says Stephanie. “Sometimes queer people of colour can feel excluded in ‘LGBT’ and other spaces. We hope Rainbow Noir will be a space for queer people of colour in Manchester to connect, work together on issues that matter to them and also have fun - whether that be sharing food together, film nights, going out or putting on events.”

How to get involved

The group meet once a fortnight on Thursday evenings from 7pm at The Joyce Layland LGBT Centre, 49 - 51 Sidney Street, Manchester, M1 7HB.

Group meeting dates for the next few months are: 7th and 21st March; 4th and 18th April.

For more information, please contact Stephanie - or 07725581945

You can also check out the group on Facebook