Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

The Proud Trust is now operating digitally, as we make significant changes to how we operate in this time of international concern.

All youth groups and 1-1s (face-to-face contact) are not running in their usual venues and are being delivered virtually instead.

Our LGBT+ Centre is closed, but in the interim period we're running a Virtual LGBT+ Centre. Details of upcoming events with how to book can be found here.

Our face to face training is also postponed, but some courses have moved virtual. Information on upcoming virtual training, can be found here.

Youth workers will be sending out Google Hangout links for our group work and 1-1 support. Please contact us if you have any questions.

We are still here for you and all LGBT+ young people.

Please share this with young people or colleagues where relevant.

2nd November 2017

Creative Cafe

Creative Cafe is a group for anyone over 16 who identifies as LGBT+ and would like a safe, relaxed and judgement-free environment to be creative and learn new skills. We particularly would like to encourage women to come along. We do screen printing, cross stitch, poetry and more, all materials are provided free of charge. Each session is different, always filled with something political or radical to make you think! We meet first and last Thursday 2pm-5pm. Contact hebe.phillips@theproudtrust.org for more info.

23rd May 2016

Manchester University’s LGBTQ society

Every Wednesday students from Manchester University’s LGBTQ society meet at the centre from 1-3pm. This is their regular social meeting where any LGBTQ-identifying student from the Uni can attend. For more information see their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UoMLgbtqSociety

23rd May 2016

Lesbian Immigration Support Group (LISG)

The Lesbian Immigration Support Group is a Manchester, UK based group of lesbian and bisexual refugees and asylum seeking women and their supporters. They offer practical and social support. LISG have an administration office at the LGBT centre and also run variousvolunteer-led drop-in sessions each week. For details please contact LISG on lisg.manchester@yahoo.co.uk

23rd May 2016

Alcoholics Anonymous

A self help group for those struggling with alcohol use. A group run by recovering addicts who meet regularly to help others stay clean. There are two weekly slots; Monday night from 7:30-9pm and Friday night from 7:30-9pm

23rd May 2016

Narcotics Anonymous

A self help group for those struggling with drug use. A group run by recovering addicts who meet regularly to help others stay clean. There are two weekly slots; Wednesday night’s literature group from 7:30-9pm and a late night Saturday group from 9:30-11pm.

23rd May 2016

Rainbow Noir

Rainbow Noir is a group established for and by queer people of colour in Manchester. The group is a space for socialising, discussions, activism, community organising and ensuring a presence so that queer people of colour’s voices are heard in Manchester. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 7pm till 9pm. For more information e-mail rainbownoirmcr@gmail.com

23rd May 2016

Edward Carpenter Community

We are the Edward Carpenter Community (ECC), a UK and international group of gay men who believe we have something special, and that we offer something important to gay men of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

We are open to all men who identify as gay and we particularly encourage disabled, black, older and younger men to come along to our events, and to become a part of our community. Something magical often happens when we get together and take time out of daily routine to play, connect, challenge and share. Come with an open heart, a sense of playfulness and a willingness to contribute yourself, your gifts and passions. Help our community to continue to grow and be place of support and (self-) discovery.