Groups for women at LGBT Foundation
LGBT Foundation holds three pop-in groups specifically for women. We also host a monthly women's reading group. Our groups are open to anyone who self-identifies as a lesbian, bisexual or questioning woman some or all of the time. They are all held at LGBT Foundation’s Resource Centre, Number 5, Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF.
For more information contact us on 0345 3 30 30 30 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We aim to make our groups accessible and welcoming to all. Our building is fully accessible for those with wheelchairs. If you require additional assistance to access a group (for example, a sign language interpreter) please contact us as we may be able to arrange this.
Bloomers is a relaxed social group for older lesbian and bisexual women.
It provides a valuable opportunity for older women to meet and socialise in a friendly non-scene environment. The group takes place in the day-time so it's easier to access for those who prefer not to come out at night.
Bloomers is open to anyone who self-identifies as a lesbian or bisexual woman some or all of the time. It's aimed at women aged 55+ but all ages are welcome to attend.
Bloomers takes place the first and third Tuesday of the month, 1-3pm.
Horizon (formally Carousel) is a relaxed social group for lesbian and bisexual women and for those who are questioning their sexual orientation.
It provides a valuable opportunity for women to come together, both in and away from the gay scene and take part in varied activities which are planned by the group themselves and range from quizzes and meals out to video evenings and discussions as well as a lot of laughs.
It takes place the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm - 9pm.
Group of young lesbian and bi women 18+ on autistic spectrum, meeting every first Saturday of every month ( to play board and card games) between 2.30-4pm.
Women's Reading Group
Women's Reading Group is a relaxed group for lesbian, bi and trans women to get together and discuss an LGBT-themed book.
The group is run by Monica Pearl, a lecturer in 20th Century American Literature at the University of Manchester and a keen reader.
The group will meet for an hour every month, and be a safe and fun space to talk about the chosen book, sharing experiences and thoughts with like minded people!
It takes place the first Tuesday of the month, 6.30pm - 7.30pm.
Other Groups in Greater Manchester
For bi and trans people:
Biphoria : Social group for bi people
Connect : Relaxed and friendly social space for trans* people aged around 18-35, including people who are questioning and those with a trans* history.
Transforum Manchester : transgender support group & discussion forum
For People of Colour and People of Faith:
Dharma Dykes : Group for lesbians and bisexual women who have completed Buddhism Level 1 or equivalent.
Imaan : support group for LGBT Muslims, meets at LGBT Foundation
Keshet Manchester: Group for LGBT Jewish people
Metropolitan Church : LGBT-affirming church in South Manchester
Many Mirrors: Manchester's All-Inclusive LGBT+ Interfaith Group
NW and Derbyshire Black Lesbian and Bi Women*: Social group for Black and minority ethnic lesbian, gay and bisexual women
Rainbow Noir : Social and peer support group for people of colour who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer and/or Intersex (LGBTQI) - Manchester's LGBT Centre, Sidney Street.
Rochdale Asian LGBT Social Group: social group for Asian LGBT people in Rochdale
Sports ans social groups:
Bisexual & Lesbian Women in Manchester Meetup group* : meetup group for lesbian and bisexual women in Manchester. You can attend and set-up your own meetups through this group
Bolton Women's Social Group : group meeting monthly at the Star & Garter in Bolton
Film Group at HOME*: LB women's social group who go to watch films at HOME
Gay Women in Cheshire* : social group for LB women in & around Cheshire
Manchester Frontrunners* : LGBT running group with monthly women-only session
Manchester Lesbian & Gay Chorus: LGBT choir
Manchester Prarie Dogs : LGBT line-dancing club
Manchester Sharks : LGBT waterpolo club with occasional women’s sessions
Manchester Stingers* : women’s football team
Manchester Walking Women* : LB women’s walking group
New Family Social : social group for LGBT adoptive or foster parents
Northern Aces : LGBT tennis club with occasional women’s sessions
Northern Wave* : LGBT swimming club with weekly women-only sessions
Out IN Salford: network for LGBT people in Salford, with occasional social events
Out In The City : social group for older LGBT people
Peak Rufties* : lesbian hiking group
People Like Us Stockport (PLUS): LGBT social group in Stockport
Proud 2 B Parents: social & support group for LGBT parents and their children
Slam Dunkin’ Divas* : LBT women’s basketball club
SM Dykes* : group for women into BDSM
The Hideaway*: cafe in Urmston with weekly LBT women's night on a Saturday and monthly LBT women's book club
The Nip & Tipple : bar in South Manchester, popular with LB women
Todmorden Women's Disco* : long established women's disco held 2nd Sat of the month
Vanilla* : women's bar in the Gay Village
Village Bakers : LGBT social group for folks who like to bake
WOW (Women Out at Work) Network : network for professional LGBT women
Young Women's Project : group run by The Proud Trust for lesbian and bisexual young women aged 14-25