Welcome to LGBT Foundation's Women's Programme
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.
For 2020-2021 we were very fortunate to receive funding from OGX Hair products. It is through this funding that we have been able to bring you monthly workshops, craft sessions, provide training for public and private sector organisations on the complex health needs of LGBT women, and all the wonderful Pride events of 2020 and 2021. The funding from OGX Hair Products has allowed the Women's Programme to continue in its vital work.
*Our spaces are for all self-identifying 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. 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.
EVENTS COMING UP...
Life Drawing Class - Monday 17th January @ 7pm
Ever wanted to try life drawing? Now's your chance with a FREE online class for LGBT women.
Whether you're a Kahlo in the making or you've only ever doodled in the margins of your notebook, this is the class for you. Work in whatever medium you like and be guided by Ivy through a range of poses over the course of an hour.
Ivy Profemme is a flabulous femme based in Manchester. She is curator of Manchesters raucous night Alt-femme and go go dancer for body positivity collective Fat Pride.
Wanna dance with somebody? We’ve got you covered with Dance Out! Join our FREE, fun, and friendly dance classes, twice a month.
Quiz Club is on every first Monday of the month at 5.00pm. There's questions, a bit of chat, answers, and a bit more chat
INFORMATION AND SUPPORT
The way we feel is undeniably linked to our identity and, as LGBT women, we have a lot to face on a day to day basis. Read more
We know that rates of depression are higher among LGBT folks, often increased by experiences of hate crime and discrimination. Read on...
Substance misuse is four times higher in LGBT women, but there is little specific support available. Read more here.
LGBT women are too often excluded from the narrative around domestic abuse and as a result it often goes unreported. More here
The myths around LGBT women's sexual health still circulate and the propegation of an historic mis-information can prove to be deadly. Read on...
We have created and collected guides and links to other organisations over the years. We hope you find them useful. More detail here.
It can be incredibly difficult for LGBT women to meet other women and there are fewer and fewer specific spaces that feel safe. More here...
We are constantly striving to gather meaningful data through our own surveys and by partnering other organisations on research projects. More here.