Why did we start the inclusion work?

Last year, we consulted with the community and learnt that, in the Women's Programme, the lesbian and bisexual women who were accessing our services were mainly white, cisgender and/or young(<50). Our job is to make sure our work is relevant and representative of all the lesbian and bisexual women in Greater Manchester. Your expertise can help us create the best possible safe and inclusive space for you and women like you.

The aim of the project is to help our communities around Greater Manchester have a voice in the LGBT community through :

- Intersectional Community Events dedicated to women who share multiple minority identities

- Awareness raising workshops for professionals and organisations who work with women with multiple minority identities.

To make sure we are going in the right direction we regularly ask you your opinion via survey.

You can access the most recent one here.

For LGBT women of colour / BAME women

As promised we are launching our very first Intersectional Community Event in October, for Black History Month. This event is for lesbian and bi women of colour, organised by lesbian and bi women of colour. An afternoon for us, by us, to talk about us.

Program:

13:30-14:30 Poetry workshop for older LB women of colour

13:30-14:30 Workshop for trans LB women of colour and non-binary transfeminine people (TBC)

14:30-15:00 free refreshments and informal chat

15:00-16:30 Conference-discussion around what does the overlapping of race, gender and orientation mean to us, lesbian, bi, queer and questioning women of colour.

You can already book yourself a seat here (limited place only).

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Info:

Saturday 7th October,

1:00-5:00 pm at People's History Museum,

Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER.

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We want to make sure this workshop is accessible for anyone who wants to attend, so if you have any access requirements please get in touch.

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We want to give a special thank you to the People's History Museum who is hosting this event, don't hesitate to give them a donation as a thank you on the day, or to contact them if you would like to host an event at their wonderful venue!