The news might not be an easy watch right now. But we are here for our trans and non-binary students. We want to remind you of the support and community available on campus and across our city – which has a long and proud history of LGBTQ+ activism.
We have a student-led society dedicated to creating a welcoming and safe environment for all members of the LGBTQ+ community. They run a variety of social events, campaigns, workshops, and support groups for all members. We encourage you to sign up here and connect with like-minded individuals who can offer support and a sense of community.
Queer Family Tea is a monthly gathering at Islington Mill on a Thursday between 5pm and 9pm. People gather, enjoy a meal, socialise, engage in conversation, exchange accomplishments or challenges. The LGBTQ+ community has a wealth of knowledge in various areas, and everyone can contribute something to someone’s benefit. This includes you!
Rainbow Noir are a volunteer-led social group, who celebrate, elevate and advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Intersex People of Colour (LGBTQI PoC). They are committed to creating places to feel safe, where LGBTQI people of colour can meet, hang out, form friendships and find community.
This community hub, run by The Proud Trust, is located just a short walk from campus on Sidney Street, and offers support and resources for the wider LGBTQ+ community across Greater Manchester. They run events, host community groups, and offer support to LGBTQ+ people under 25 alongside offering a safe space for LGBTQ+ individuals.
The SU’s advice centre is available for all University of Manchester students, free, confidential and independent support. Their team of professional advisors and support assistants here to help you with any questions, worries or concerns you might have during your time as a student.
For support relating more specifically to LGBTQ+ experiences, or for students wanting to organise an event or campaign in response, please direct queries to the Students’ Union Wellbeing and Liberation Officer.
At the University of Manchester, we have a zero-tolerance policy towards bullying, harassment, discrimination, gender-based violence, hate or micro-aggressions. If you or someone you know has experienced any of the above, or you have a safeguarding concern, you can report it anonymously or get support from a trained advisor through our Report & Support team.