Lesbian and Bisexual Women Confidence Movement 2017


For simplified text versions of this, please email women@lgbt.foundation

Everyone deserves to feel confident and comfortable in themselves, yet lesbian and bisexual women often still have negative experiences because of our gender identity, sexual orientation and other minority identities. This leads to higher rates of mental health problems and barriers to getting help, including around “coming out”.

We will amplify our voices, our experiences and our struggles.

We will celebrate the ways in which we find confidence in ourselves and our communities.

We will reclaim our identities and stories, recognising the differences between them.

This Autumn, LGBT Foundation Women’s Programme is launching a Confidence Movement for Lesbian and Bisexual Women, including women of colour, older women, disabled/neurodivergent women, trans women, non-binary people and transfeminine people.

We have three exciting ways for you to get involved:

Confidence ConferenceConfidence Conference for Lesbian and Bisexual Women – 21st October 11am-5pm

Meet new people in new ways by coming along to our speed mate-ing workshop with GirlGang Manchester. Check out the community fair full of social groups you could join. Learn new skills in our workshops on how to make friends for neurodivergent people and how to set-up a social group with Aderonke Apata from African Rainbow Family. Be inspired to be "unapologetically you" by our speakers, Comedian Kerry Leigh and Drag King, Dick Slick.


Vlog Series: Coming out: when and where we want

Share your story or just listen to ours - lesbian, bi, queer and questioning women talk about their experiences of coming-out (or not), when and where they want.

Click the link above to view the vlog series.

To take part by sharing your experiences of coming-out, email women@lgbt.foundation

Radio TakeoversRadio Takeovers

Tune in to hear us taking over local stations to focus on the experiences of being a minority lesbian and bisexual woman in the LGBT community, and how that impacts on accessing health and social care.

- Pure Radio - 2nd November 20:00-20:30pm > 107.8 FM (Stockport) / www.pure-radio.org

- Under the Rainbow, Your FM - 14th December 19:00-21:00 > 107.8FM (Stockport) / http://www.yourfmlive.co.uk/

To take part by sharing your story of being a minority lesbian or bi woman, email women@lgbt.foundation

Follow #LBconfidence across social media for the latest updates.

If you have any questions or feedback about this Confidence Movement, please email women@lgbt.foundation

For media enquiries, please email media@lgbt.foundation

*LGBT Foundation’s services for women are inclusive of trans women, non-binary people and gender fluid people who identify as lesbian, bisexual or questioning their sexual orientation. We try to make our services welcoming and accessible to all; if you have any specific access requirements please let us know and we'll try to help.