GM LGBTQ+ Community Network Newsletter

Monday, 4th December 2023

Good Morning,

Today is World AIDS Day.

G-A-Y Manchester 1pm – 5pm, PrEP Initiation with Qualified Staff & Full Sexual Health Screening, no need to book – just walk in.  

World AIDS Day Vigil – Friday 1st December, 6pm in Sackville Gardens.
Let’s remember people lost to HIV, show our solidarity with people living with HIV around the world and commit ourselves to ending HIV stigma and discrimination.
World AIDS Day, held annually on 1 December since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV, and mourning those we lost.
Please support the PaSH Partnership’s HIV support and prevention work with a donation by texting WAD to 70450 to donate £3.*

Around 105,200 people in the UK are currently living with HIV – around 6000 of whom live in Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester is a ‘Fast Track City’ region committed to ending all new transmissions of HIV by 2030.

Thank you to Manchester City Council for supporting the PaSH Partnership 2023 World AIDS Day Vigil.

Reward of up to £10,000 for key information on those involved in a series of attacks on the Clonezone Store in Manchester’s Gay Village.
Do you know anyone who was involved? Tell the independent charity Crime Stoppers what you know and stay 100% anonymous. 0800 555111

Read the weekly newsletter from Canal St Manchester:

Proud 2B Parents: December Newsletter

LGBTQ+ Weekly Bulletin from Reach (Manchester Evening News)

I Love Manchester: Events Not to Miss

Fighting With Pride: Next Town Hall, 11th December:
Register here:

Consortium: For Stronger LGBT+ Communities “Funding News”

The Sunday Boys present… A Very Queer Christmas 2023

Manchester Cathedral, Saturday 2 December, 7pm

The Sunday Boys are back with their annual Christmas concert, exploring the meaning of the festive season through a queer lens.

Now a staple in the queer Christmas calendar, A Very Queer Christmas 2023 “We never met in churches” sees the choir creatively exploring the stories of the season and themes of winter, as well as LGBTQ+ rights and celebration of all the identities in our community.

Featuring music by Kelly Clarkson, John Grant, Kate Bush, Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson and Benjamin Britten, this concert will kick off the Christmas season in the stunning surroundings of Manchester Cathedral.

The evening will also feature texts from Jo Clifford’s ‘The Gospel According To Jesus Queen of Heaven’ and a new carol by Rylan Gleave. Jo’s original and revolutionary play recasts Jesus as a trans woman and was first performed in 2009 to critical acclaim. Jo will perform a selection of these moving and engaging texts as we sing an eclectic range of festive favourites and brand-new work.


Culture Co-op: Queer Utopias Banner Making Workshop,
Saturday 2nd December, 2pm – 5pm. With Dr Sarah-Joy Ford.
Dr Sarah-Joy Ford is a Manchester based artist and independent researcher working with textiles to explore the complexities and pleasures of queer communities, histories and archives.

This workshop is for LGBTQ+ people in Rochdale, creating a space to think about Queer Utopia together. You will be thinking about what kind of queer spaces there are in Rochdale, and thinking about what kinds of queer spaces you would like to see in future.

In this workshop you will be able to create your own mini queer Rochdale textile banner. The banner will be yours to take home, with it’s own dowling rod ready to be hung up at home or marched in the streets. You will learn heat bond applique, hand stitching and embellishment techniques as well as tassel making. All the materials will be provided, but you are of course welcome to bring your own materials with you if you would like. There is no previous experience necessary, and everyone is welcome!

Location: Vintage Worx, Falinge Road, Rochdale OL12 2JE

Tickets: Click here to book a FREE ticket! LIMITED tickets available!
Age: 18+ only.
For more information email: or

Trans Creative: Trans Social Club festive event is here! 
Featuring: Feeling Fabulous workshop with Darnell, Stand By Your Trans t-shirt raffle, Laurie will be hosting social drinks, a raffle for a Stand By Your Trans t-shirt and many more surprises, so join us for a bit of festive cheer on Wednesday the 13th of December, from 7pm at Queer Lit! (27 Great Ancoats St.)

This December, Trans Social Club is bringing you a special festive edition!  Feeling Fabulous Workshop led by Darnell: Learn to werk a runway to a killa soundtrack, you will tap into the fierce fabulousness that we all have inside just screaming to get out.

Wear whatever makes you feel fabulous. Just remember you will be dancing, walking, posing and slaying the dance floor.

You are Invited To: A Festive Celebration of the LGBTQ+ Community.
on Monday 18th December, 7-9pm

The Proud Trust, Sparkle, akt, LGBT Foundation, George House Trust and Manchester Pride are coming together for a festive gathering of Greater Manchester’s LGBT+ community at Manchester Cathedral – a space for celebration and inclusion.

We are stronger when everyone is included, and this event will be a celebration of all within our wonderfully diverse LGBT+ community.

Please join us for a joyful evening of Carols and readings.

This is a free event, with donations made on the evening supporting The Proud Trust, akt, LGBT Foundation and George House Trust charities, who work hard to keep our community safe and strong.

Donations can also be made when booking a ticket.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can do to make your visit more comfortable, email us:


Manchester City Council: Festival Events and a Library December To Remember:

LGBT Foundation The Community Café”
Every Saturday, 12pm – 4pm
Have a brew and a chat with other LGBTQ+ people at their sober space, located in the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village
Fairbairn House, 2nd Floor, 72 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3NJ

The Rainbow Lottery
is the UK’s first weekly lottery that raises money for the LGBTQ+ community. Their hope is to make a difference to our over 100 good causes across the country, so they can carry on their vital work – which helps us all.
For more info: To start supporting causes in OUR community purchase your ticket here:

Village Church

A safe place for LGBTQ+ folk and allies welcome, loved & cherished just as we are

2nd & 4th Sunday of every month at 4pm (doors open from 3.30pm)

at The LGBT Foundation, Fairburn House (2nd Floor), 72, Sackville Street,

Manchester. M1 3NJ

All Are Welcome – Just Turn Up!

Contact: Paul on 07561 471185 or


Tranuary Is Back For 2024

Serving you the Crème de la Crème of Trans+ talent from across the UK, Manchester’s day-to-night festival BY trans FOR trans is kicking off the new year with a BANG featuring trans exclusive create workshops by day and sht hot queer hedonism by night until the early hours.


Job Vacancies:

LGBT Foundation: 
Find out about the latest job vacancies with the LGBT Foundation:

Greater Manchester Lieutenancy Office

Accountant and Administrator
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and organised individual to join them at the new Greater Manchester Lieutenancy Office. The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester is seeking to appoint a Part-Time Accountant and Administrator.
The Role
They are looking for an Accountant and Administrator to join their Team on a part-time basis and to work 22.5 hours over three days (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday). The office is open during office hours from Monday to Thursday inclusive.

The successful candidate should be confident, well organised and have previous experience within a similar role. Confidentiality is a key characteristic of this position.
The role is offering a salary of £25,000 (£41,667 pro-rata) for the right candidate.
How to apply: