As promised we are launching our very first Intersectional Community Event in October, for Black History Month. This event is for lesbian and bi women of colour, organised by lesbian and bi women of colour, including trans women, non-binary transfeminine people, older people and women from an ethnic minority background. An afternoon for us, by us, to talk about us.
13:30-14:30 Poetry workshop for older LB women of colour
13:30-14:30 Workshop: Ain't we beautiful?
14:30-15:00 free refreshments and informal chat
15:00-16:30 Conference-discussion around what does the overlapping of race, gender and orientation mean to us, lesbian, bi, queer and questioning women of colour.
You can already book yourself a free seat here (limited place only): https://
Saturday 7th October,
1:00-5:00 pm at People's History Museum,
Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER
We want to make sure this workshop is accessible for anyone who wants to attend, so if you have any access requirements please get in touch.
Why an ‘Intersectional Community Event’?
Last year, we consulted with the community and learnt that, in the Women's Programme, the lesbian and bisexual women who were accessing our services were mainly white, cisgender and/or young(<50). Our job is to make sure our work is relevant and representative of all the lesbian and bisexual women in Greater Manchester.
Therefore, we decided to create regular community events for lesbian and bi women with multiple minority identities where they can meet women like them, talk about what matters to them, share their skills and experiences with each other’s, start projects together, etc.
How can I help to organise the events?
We’re always looking for volunteers to help us! If you wish to get involved:http://lgbt.foundation/…/
Can I give a donation?
You can give a donation to LGBT Foundation here: http://lgbt.foundation/
And to the People’s History Museum here: http://www.phm.org.uk/
You can also give donation during the day.
Where is the event?
The event will be held in the Meeting Room and the Coal Store of the People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER.
How do I get there?
- On foot: The museum is on the corner of Left Bank and Bridge Street in the Spinningfields area of Manchester city centre, 5 minutes’ walk from Kendals / House of Fraser on Deansgate
- By bike: Bike racks are located outside The Left Bank cafe bar entrance on Bridge Street. Visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website cycling pages for more information on cycling in Manchester
- Rail stations: - Salford Central (2 min walk) - Manchester Victoria (15 min walk or 8 mins on free Metroshuttle 1 or 2) - Manchester Piccadilly (20 min walk or 10 mins on free Metroshuttle 1, 2 or 3) - Manchester Oxford Road (20 min walk or 10 mins on free Metroshuttle 2 or 3)
- Metrolink stations: - St Peter’s Square (10 min walk) - Deansgate-Castlefield (15 min walk) Bus stop (1, 8, 12, 25, 26, 31, 32, 36, 37, 50, X34): Bridge Street (2 min walk) Free Metroshuttle stop: - No 1: Byrom Street (3 min walk) - No 3: Byrom Street (3 min walk) - No 2: John Rylands Library, Deansgate (4 min walk) Visit Transport for Greater Manchester Metroshuttle pages for more information
Do you offer travel cost support?
Yes! Because we want the event to be as inclusive as possible, we created a fund to help you to cover travel cost up to £5!
If you would like to benefit from it, please get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is car parking free or do I have to pay?
- Car parks: New Quay Street, Spinningfields / Bridge Street (2-5 min walk)
Special Discount Parking Voucher: Valid at the New Quay Street, Spinningfields NCP Car Park (M3 3BE). Pay only £6 for a whole day’s parking. Park first, then pick up a discount voucher from the museum’s Info Desk *please check availability of discount vouchers with the museum before your visit*
- Free parking for disabled drivers – when a valid Blue Badge is displayed in the vehicle (as of 2013): - On-street parking meters, without time limit (nearest meters: New Bailey Street) - Pay & Display machine parking bays, without time limit (nearest bays: Stanley Street by the Mark Addy pub) - Designated on-street accessible parking bays, without time limit (nearest 5 bays: St Mary’s Street, off Deansgate, side of Kendals/House of Fraser)
Do I need to register to attend?
We recommend people to register in advance for logistic purpose. You can register here: https://
or by phone at 0345 3 30 30 30.
What time should I arrive?
The venue will be open at 1pm for the workshops and 2:30 for the conference for registration and meeting the other attendees.
Do I need to pay to attend the event?
No, the event is free of charge but you can give a donation to LGBT Foundation or People’s History Museum if you wish.
Will there be catering?
Tea, coffee, cookies and fruit platters will be provided free of charge at 2:30. The Left Bank Cafe Bar will also be open if you would like anything else to eat or drink.
Are you partnering with any third party for hotel?
The People’s History Museum is partnering with Macdonald Hotels in Manchester (Manchester Hotel and Spa at Piccadilly) who will reduce room rates by 15% for guests attending the event.
Is the venue accessible?
The venue is accessible for wheelchair users. Please contact us for additional information about access. We try to make our services welcoming and accessible to all; if you have any specific access requirements or suggestions of how we can make our services more accessible please let us know and we'll try to help.
Can I receive information about this event in another language?
For now, we can only be sure to provide a translation of documentation in French. Please contact us for additional languages.
Are there gender-neutral toilets?
Yes, all the toilets of the museum are gender neutral.
Who is this event for? Is there an age restriction?
This event is for lesbian and bi women of colour over the age of 16, or lesbian and bi women from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds who feel they could benefit from this space. Children (any gender) are welcome if they are supervised by an adult.
I don’t identify as a lesbian or bi woman, can I come?
Our services for women are open to anyone who self-identifies as a woman some or all of the time and is lesbian, bi, gay, queer or questioning their sexual orientation. This includes non-binary or gender-fluid people who want to access a women's space.
Safety and Inclusion
We want everybody to feel safe and included at our events.
Therefore, we will ask the attendees to be aware that their experience of being a minority lesbian or bi woman is not necessarily the same as everybody else. Furthermore, any kind of sexism, racism, colourism, anti-blackness, islamophobia, ageism, transphobia, biphobia, classism, disableism, or any kind of prejudice based on ethnicity, religion or gender won't be accepted and will be challenged.
If you feel unsafe or witness any problematic behaviour, please get in touch with one of our staff members.
A pronoun is how you refer to someone, for example using she or they. Please ask people what their pronouns are if you are meeting them for the first time. Use their correct pronouns, even if the words are unfamiliar to you. If you make a mistake and refer to someone with the wrong pronoun, apologise and move on. Stickers will be available at the door to write down your pronouns if you wish.
Our definition of *trans and bi:
*trans is an umbrella and inclusive term describing people whose gender identity differs in some way from that which they were assigned at birth; including non-binary people, cross-dressers and those who partially or incompletely identify with their sex assigned at birth.
LGBT Foundation uses the word 'bi' to describe people who experience attraction to more than one gender. This is the definition used by all UK Bi Organisations.
Give people a heads up if you are going to discuss something that others might find upsetting. Sometimes upsetting things happen and we need to be able to talk about how we deal with them as a community. It’s important to have space where we feel able to do this, and we hope that this event will provide that. However, not everyone is able to talk about everything all the time, so let people know if you are going to talk about something potentially upsetting, such as mental illness or domestic abuse. During breaks and other less formal settings, you can also do this informally by asking ‘is it okay if I talk about X thing?’
Privacy and Confidentiality:
At the entrance, there will be stickers for people who do not wish to be photographed during the event.
We will ask everybody to respect the fact that not everybody is out everywhere outside of this space so if you use social medias please do not share any contact information or identifiable information of other people without their explicit consent..
We want to give a special thank you to the People's History Museum who is hosting this event, don't hesitate to give them a donation as a thank you on the day, or to contact them if you would like to host an event at their wonderful venue!