Rainbow Noir

Rainbow Noir is a social and peer support group for people of colour who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer and/or Intersex (LGBTQI).

We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Manchester's LGBT Centre on Sidney St where we hang out, socialise, chill out, chat, and host workshops and events. We hold film nights, games nights, themed discussions and group sharings/activities and workshops by local facilitators.

Rainbow Noir also exists to provide representation and a voice for LGBTQI people of colour in Greater Manchester and the North West. As a community and as individuals we are too often silenced or forgotten about.

Rainbow Noir is a place for organising, campaigning and providing a platform to stand on and be heard. We strive to influence change within and outside of the LGBT community on a local and a national level.

As well as our aim and commitment to representation of our community, one of the soul aims for creating the group was to create a space of our own, a place to feel safe, where LGBTQI people of colour could meet, hang out and form friendships with each other, whether that be online or in person.

We arrange socials outside of the meeting space and hang out around Manchester, organise get-togethers and group trips to events, spaces and places around the North West and the UK.

Like the page if you are in solidarity with and support of us, share it with people you know who might be interested in joining the group as a member or who might just want to hang out.

If you are interested in the monthly meets and being a member you can keep up to date with dates and other things that are happening in the members group facebook page and twitter feed. Please note membership of the Rainbow Noir group and attendance at our monthly meetings are for people of colour only. Our social events and meet ups are open to SOFFAS (significant others, friends, family and allies).

Facebook: rainbownoir

Twitter: @RainbowNoirMCR

Support For

  • BAME
  • Online

Regions covered

  • North West



The Joyce Layland LGBT Centre
49-51 Sidney Street
M1 7HB
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