LGBT Foundation announces new short-film “Being an LGBTQ+ Woman”, as part of 17 years of Sugar & Spice

Published: March 2, 2023 by odawson

LGBT Foundation’s Women’s Programme is proud to present the 17th edition of Sugar & Spice, our annual free festival celebrating LGBTQ+ women.

This year from 6th-12th March we’re bringing you a host of online events for LGBTQ+ women to join from across the UK including queer life drawing and self-love workshops. We’ll also be hosting a whole weekend of in-person activities ranging from laughter yoga to the awaited return of our Sapphic Showcase – which has already sold out!

Our Women’s Programme coordinator, Ellie White, has been organising Sugar & Spice for four years and is looking forward to this year’s festival more than ever:

“Our programme is all about bringing LGBTQ+ women from across the UK together and giving them space to celebrate who they are.”

In anticipation of Sugar & Spice this year, we also spoke to LGBTQ+ women in Greater Manchester to create a short film about their experiences of womanhood.

We are thrilled to be launching the trailer for “Being an LGBTQ+ Woman” at our International Women’s Day panel discussion, taking place Wednesday 8th March, with the full film set to be released online, later this month.

Hosted by Jax Effiong, Deputy Chair of LGBT Foundation’s board of Trustees and Diversity & Inclusion Manager at GMCA & GM Fire and Rescue Service, our panel will be discussing all things identity, community and LGBTQ+ womanhood.

The event is taking place in person at our Manchester centre in Fairbairn House and is also being livestreamed online.

Speaking about the trailer launch, Ellie said “That’s why I’m so excited for Sugar & Spice 2023. Our new video puts the spotlight on some of the incredible LGBTQ+ women of Greater Manchester.

“It’s always such a joy to see LGBTQ+ women using their voices and thriving!”

Two resources for the Women’s Programme are also being launched on the night – a refresh of our “Including All Women” guide and our brand new resource to mark International Women’s Day called “What Is a Woman?”

Both online and in-person tickets are still available for our International Women’s Day panel event here:

For the full Sugar & Spice schedule and to sign up to any of the free events taking place during the festival, visit our website:

Our “Including All Women” and “What Is A Woman?” resources will be available to view and download at the following link this Wednesday:

LGBT Foundation’s Women’s Programme aims to support and empower all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans women to improve their health and wellbeing, to improve skills, increase confidence and reduce isolation.

Our spaces are for all lesbian, bi, queer or questioning women, trans women, non-binary/genderfluid people wishing to access a women-centred space, and for those whose gender identity includes woman some or all of the time. Our spaces are inclusive of women of colour, older women, and disabled women.

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