Useful links for lesbian & bisexual women

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 at LGBT Foundation 

Breast Cancer Care 

(for anyone affected by breast cancer) 

Connect 

relaxed and friendly social space for trans* people aged around 18-35, including people who are questioning and those with a trans* history.

Dharma Dykes 

a group for lesbians and bisexual women who have completed Buddhism Level 1 or equivalent.

End The Fear 

(Domestic abuse support across Greater Manchester)

Imaan 

(support group for LGBT Muslims, meets at LGBT Foundation) 

Keshet Manchester

 (group for LGBT Jewish people) 

The Labrys Trust* 

(support for older lesbian and bisexual women in Calderdale) 

Lesbian Immigration Support Group* 

LISG is a 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) 

Metropolitan Church 

LGBT-affirming church in South Manchester

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. 

Survivors for Survivors* 

female survivors of sexual and domestic violence

Transforum Manchester 

transgender support group & discussion forum

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

a 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) 

Autostraddle 

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

Bi Community News 

(Britain's bimonthly bisexual magazine) 

Bi Media 

(bisexual 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

Venues, social and sports groups

Biphoria 

social group for bisexual people

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

Bloomers* 

LGBT Foundation's social group for older lesbian & bisexual women

Bolton Women's Social Group 

group meeting monthly at the Star & Garter in Bolton

Horizon* 

LGBT Foundation's social group for bisexual, lesbian & questioning women, formerly Carousel

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* 

LGB 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

Rochdale LGBT Social Group 

social group for LGBT people in Rochdale

Slam Dunkin’ Divas* 

LBT women’s basketball club

SM Dykes* 

group for women into BDSM

Stepping Stones* 

LGBT Foundation's support group for lesbian, bisexual & questioning women

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

Women's Reading Group at LGBT Foundation*

reading group for LGBT women

Young Women's Project 

group run by The Proud Trust for lesbian and bisexual young women aged 14-25

 

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