Many groups, organisations and individuals hire the centre for regular sessions and one-off events. Here we list the regular user groups and the services they offer.
We encourage groups, organisations and individuals to be open, inclusive and respectful of all potential users of the centre. However, please note that all hirers are autonomous of the LGBT Centre and do not necessarily represent the values and aims of the centre’s management organisation.
For The Proud Trust youth groups, please click here
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 [email protected] for more info.
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
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 [email protected]
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
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.
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 [email protected]
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.