Support Groups and Useful Links

Want to meet other women, or get some local support? Below are some useful links to organisations, venues and events that may be of use to lesbian and bisexual women in Greater Manchester. If you know of a link that should appear here, email women@lgbt.foundation to let us know.

Groups marked * are women-only or have women-only activities. Our services for women are open to anyone who self-identifies as a woman some or all of the time and is lesbian, bisexual or questioning their sexual orientation. This includes non-binary or gender-fluid people who want to access a women's space. We do not knowingly list groups or organisations who discriminate against trans people.

Support for women

LGBT Foundation

Call our Helpline on 0345 3 30 30 30, email women@lgbt.foundation or visit us at 5 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HF.

Albert Kennedy Trust

supports young LGBT people who are homeless or at risk

Better Things

Group for LGBT adults with a learning disability, meeting on the 3rd Monday of the month, 6:30pm-8:30pm at LGBT Foundation. For more information please call Brenda on 0161 728 7616.

Breast Cancer Care

For anyone affected by breast cancer

End The Fear

Domestic abuse support across Greater Manchester

The Labrys Trust*

Support for older lesbian and bisexual women in Calderdale

Lesbian Immigration Support Group*

Group of women in Greater Manchester who are lesbian and bisexual asylum seekers and refugees and their supporter - Pankhurst Centre, Manchester.

LGBT SMART Recovery

a self-recovery and recovery training group starting on Thursday 13th October 6-7.30pm at LGBT Foundation

Manchester Rape Crisis*

For survivors of rape or sexual assault

Manchester Women’s Aid*

For women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence

Survivors for Survivors*

Female survivors of sexual and domestic violence

Young Women's Group (16-25) at 42nd street

Support group for young women experiencing mental health problems. Taking new members in September and November.

Websites of interest to lesbian & bisexual women

After Ellen

lesbian/bi pop culture

AZ Mag Online space for BME LGBT+ narrative and experience

Autostraddle

news, entertainment, opinion, community and girl-on-girl culture

Bi Community News

Britain's bimonthly bisexual magazine

Bi Media

Bi news and opinion

Biscuit Magazine

online magazine for today’s discerning bisexual woman

DIVA Magazine

the only monthly glossy newsstand magazine for lesbians and bi women in the UK

g3 magazine

for the not-so-straight woman

Gaydar Girls

dating website

Ginger Beer

events listings and discussion for lesbian & bi women

L Fest

annual festival of lesbian life

The Pink Sofa

lesbian dating website