Proud to support ground-breaking LGBTQ+ research

We are happy to support research that provides insights into LGBTQ+ community needs at postgraduate level and above.

How we can help your research

You can find out all the information you need to ensure that your research is inclusive and respectful of LGBTQ+ communities. We offer the following options in our work: 

  • Promoting excellent research that engages with LGBTQ+ communities at a postgraduate or higher level. 
  • Offering guidance on good research ethics and demographic monitoring questions. 
  • Offering updated information on research repositories in the North-West. 

Promote and Participate in Research 

There is a great deal of interesting and important research on LGBTQ+ communities being carried out and much of it relies on LGBTQ+ people getting involved and sharing their experiences. If you are LGBTQ+ and would like to have your voice heard by participating in ongoing research, see below for projects you can get involved in. 

If you would like to promote your research on our website and social media channels, please contact us by email on

Research Guidance

We at LGBT Foundation are committed to amplifying LGBT voices across everything we do, and this principle is reflected in our approach to conducting research.

Below you can find guidance we have produced on carrying out robust, ethical, and asset-based research with, and within, LGBTQ+ communities; appropriate demographic monitoring guidance to ensure that research language is inclusive; and our guidance on uncovering the hidden histories of LGBTQ+ people in the North-West. 

Our research guides and resources

ethical guidance

Ethical Guidance produced with the Economic & Social Research Council on how to conduct high quality, ethical research with LGBTQ+ communities.

demographic monitoring

Demographic monitoring guidance for sexual orientation and trans status monitoring, to ensure research is inclusive.

Introduction to archival material

An introduction to the archival and printed material deposited in locations across Manchester and the North-West.

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