LGBT Foundation’s Sugar and Spice Festival Celebrates 18 Years of Empowering Queer Women

Published: February 22, 2024 by mbelfield

LGBT Foundation happily announces the 18th annual Sugar and Spice Festival, marking nearly two decades of celebrating the vibrant and diverse voices of queer women. This empowering festival, set to take place Friday 8th to Sunday 10th of March, has been a cornerstone in LGBT Foundation’s commitment to spotlighting the unique experiences and contributions of queer and LGBTQ+ women.

The 2024 edition promises to be an unforgettable, identity-affirming event, brimming with an array of joy-inducing workshops, enchanting performances, and engaging activities.

Special highlights for 2024 include:

Jax Effiong (She/Her), Chair of LGBT Foundation’s Board of Trustees said: “Sugar and Spice is more than just an annual event; it’s a testament to the strength and resilience of queer women. For 18 years, this festival has been a powerful showcase of their diverse voices and experiences here in Manchester. It is without a doubt one of my favourite moments of the year; I hope you’ll join us in celebrating all the fabulous women in our lives and revel in the joy of being queer!”

Ellie White (She/Her), Community Engagement Coordinator for LGBT Foundation, said: “Sugar and Spice is a special celebration that perfectly fits with Women’s History Month, International Women’s Week, International Women’s Day, and LBT+ Women’s Health Week. Join us in this fantastic celebration, where we give space to LGBTQ+ women to celebrate themselves and each other in their wonderfully unique experiences, plus learn some new skills from each other. LGBTQ+ women’s spaces are so important for us as individuals and as communities to uplift each other and have some fun. It’s a joyous event filled with diversity, inclusivity, and empowerment. Be part of this incredible space created just for LGBTQ+ women!”

All Sugar and Spice events are free, and event registration will go live soon at

Stay in the loop with the latest updates about Sugar and Spice by following LGBT Foundation’s social media channels, @lgbtfdn.

LGBT Foundation welcomes organisations and businesses to collaborate in supporting various events and activities, such as Sugar and Spice, and the charity’s life-saving health and wellbeing services. For details on partnership opportunities, kindly contact

LGBT Foundation is a leading charity for LGBTQ+ health and well-being, providing support, education, and resources to empower individuals within the community. Established in 1975, and working all over the UK, LGBT Foundation has been at the forefront of positive change, fostering a more inclusive society through various initiatives, events, and support services that give a lifeline to those in need while on their journey towards achieving their aspirations.

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