People’s History Museum wins Heritage Lottery Funding!

We are delighted that our friends at The People’s History Museum have received £63,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to create Never Going Underground: The fight for LGBT+ rights, a large exhibition and events programme commemorating the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in England and Wales (1967 Sexual Offences Act).

Read more here.

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The Pink Box Competition and Being Proud Awards 2016!

Each year this event marks both LGBT History Month (February) and International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia (IDAHO May 17th).

All youth projects and schools groups across the North West are invited to create an entry for the Pink Box competition.

This year’s event is being held on Saturday 14th May 2016, 2-5pm and being hosted in Accrington by the Blackburn Hyndburn and Ribble LGBT Youth Group.

Also on the day, the winners of the Being Proud Awards will be announced. There are four categories:

  • Young Person to be Proud of
  • Friend, Family or Supporter to be Proud of (The Jaye Bloomfield Award)
  • Youth Worker to be Proud of (The Jan Bridget Award)
  • Youth Group to be Proud of

Nominate somebody for this year’s Bring Proud Awards click here.


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Trans Youth Residential

Are you 13-25 and trans/questioning your gender identity? Then you’re welcome to come on our residential trip to Launde Abbey this April.

Taking place 1-3 April 2016, application deadline is 1 March 2016.

  • Meet other trans young people
  • L earn your rights
  • Gain confidence in speaking up for yourself
  • Achieve a qualification in communication
  • Have fun
  • Try new things


Contact Sam Cresswell – lead youth worker on Afternoon TEA – for more infomation.

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The Proud Trust has teamed up with Schools OUT UK to bring you this free LGBT History Month Pack for February 2016. The theme of History Month is ‘Religion, Belief and Philosophy: A Leap of Faith’.
The pack is full of handy session plans, ideas and a useful FAQs section. Click the link to access: LGBT History Month Pack 2016.
An accompanying easy to use PowerPoint for assemblies can be downloaded here.
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all the young lesbian, bisexual, trans, gay and questioning young people out there. Wherever you are, remember you are not alone. Whoever you are, remember you are exactly who you are supposed to be, and be proud of yourself in your heart. If you want to come along to a youth group to meet people like you, then check out our list of groups here. Look forward to meeting you in the real or virtual world in 2016!

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Wishing you a safe and good Christmas

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Come and find out our plans for our new building!

invite to the centre consultation about the building

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Join us for World Aids Day Event for Young People in Manchester

This year the Manchester World AIDS Day partnership are holding a special young persons event to explore the theme of positive relationships. And it’s FREE to take part.

The day starts with a film screening and discussion on the topic of HIV / AIDS and how far we’ve come since the 80′s, then continues with food, badge making and discussion at Sidney Street LGBT cafe. The afternoon session with be active and creative considering different perspectives on HIV, AIDS and healthy relationships.

Book now here for FREE

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Educate Against Hate – LGBT Youth Workers Conference

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Happily Ever After on Tour

Hundreds of princesses come from all over the land hoping to win his hand in marriage – tall ones, dancing ones and some with extraordinary hair, but the Prince isn’t impressed by any of them…

Happily Ever After is the brilliant new show by Action Transport Theatre created in partnership with LGBT Youth North West.

Using ATT’s trade-mark highly visual, wordless storytelling and comedy clowning, Happily Ever After is a funny and poignant show with the most unexpected queen you’ve ever seen!

Join us at the Unity Theatre Liverpool, Z-Arts Manchester or Action Transport Theatre – click the flyer for tour dates.

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