Welcome Samantha

Welcome Samantha our new staff member who is going to be working with you all on research into Lesbian and Bisexual young women’s needsA photo of Samantha our new staff member, with her thumbs up!. If you want to get in touch you can email her on Samantha [at] lgbtynw.org.uk

#OwnYourSelfie – Sat 22nd Nov 14


#OwnYourSelfie Young Women's Summit Sat 22nd Nov 14

#OwnYourSelfie Young Women’s Summit – Sat 22nd Nov 14

The Young Women’s Project have a new campaign - #OwnYourSelfie which will be the theme of our next Young Women’s Summit on Saturday 22nd November 11am – 4pm.  Young women are invited to bring along a couple of photos to print and decorate their own picture frame. We’ll be placing them in a temporary gallery for the day alongside other inspirational and brilliant women. You’ll get to take away your photos and frames too! Whilst enjoying some craft we’ll have discussions around ownership of women’s photos and in turn women’s bodies and get tech savvy with some ‘Social Media Privacy 101′. For lunch we’ll have a nice indoor ‘Pic-nic’ (see what we did there?) at The Joyce Layland LGBT Centre where the summit takes place. Afterwards we’ll be heading to the Contact Theatre for a free live show. Places are limited so you’ll need to book in advance. To do this visit the Eventbrite page at http://goo.gl/7tMi79 Any questions just drop Myrtle a line at myrtle@lgbtynw.org.uk 

Sapphormation is on Saturday!

sapphormation itineraryWhat a fab line up! the event is free but you have to book here

Our annual general meeting

group of people sitting roundYou are welcome to come along to our annual general meeting at 1pm on Saturday 25th October at the Joyce Layland LGBT Centre, M1 7HB.

We will be reviewing the year just gone and planning the coming year, plus electing three people to be our committee for the year.

Enquiries to myrtle@lgbtynw.org.uk

YWG have got some exciting plans ahead!

YWG groupThe Young Women’s Group is a dedicated space for young lesbian and bisexual women, from Manchester and beyond, aged 13-24 and we have some great plans lined up over the next few months. Whether you’re interested in campaigning, arts, poetry, history, discussions, the outdoors, games and other great things there is lots to get involved with through the YWG and our monthly summits. 

Exciting development in Oldham

roca logo oldham

Thank you to First Choice Homes, Voluntary Action Oldham’s Coop Fund and ROCA for helping fund the partnership new LGBT youth group we are supporting in Oldham. We have just set up a new mixed group with local Shaw resident Claire Harrop, who said, ‘This is something I really care about. The group is much needed and will give young LGBT people somewhere local to go to in Oldham’. For more details about the group see the flier below or email claire.harrop@lgbtynw.org.uk oldham flier with logo

Summer Sapphormation

IMG_1551On Saturday 16th August 12-4pm at The Joyce Layland LGBT Centre in Manchester is Summer Sapphormation.

A fab afternoon for women who love women with great food from Sidney St Cafe and an interactive arts workshop led by the brilliant Big Love Sista. Ages 18+ only.

Only £5 (pay on the door).


If you want to come you need to book in advance via this link – http://goo.gl/nYHPm2   There are limited places so don’t delay!

Great fun times on camp

IMG_1623Thanks to all who came on camp!

Check out the photos here

Summer camp fun times!

Summer camp fun on the bodies workshop  image

The heat is on!

Camp photoIt’s summer camp next week, and we are all super excited! Check out our photo stream for pictures of last year’s camp. Looking forward to making some brilliant memories again this year!