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 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 or visit us at 5 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HF.

Albert Kennedy Trust (supports young LGBT people who are homeless or at risk)

Breast Cancer Care (for anyone affected by breast cancer)

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)

Lesbian Immigration Support Group* (for lesbian & bisexual women asylum seekers)

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)

Stepping Stones* (LGBT Foundation's support group for lesbian, bisexual & questioning women)

The Labrys Trust* (support for older lesbian and bisexual women in Calderdale)

Transforum Manchester (transgender support group & discussion forum)

Survivors for Survivors* (Female survivors of sexual and domestic violence)

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

Beaver Club Night (monthly female-focused club night for LGBT women and their feminist friends)

Biphoria (social group for bisexual people)

Bisexual & Lesbian Women in Manchester Meetup 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)

Carousel* (LGBT Foundation's social group for bisexual, lesbian & questioning women)

Film Group at HOME* (LB women's social group who go to watch films at HOME) email:

Coyotes Bar Manchester (bar in Manchester’s gay village, popular with LB women)

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

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 LBT women)

Young Women's Project (group run by LGBT Youth North West for LB women aged 14-25)


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