Celebrate Pride and Progress: LGBTQ+ History Month Events in Greater Manchester!

Monday, 19 February 2024

Celebrate Manchester's Rainbow Spirit! Events and Activities for LGBTQ History Month 2024

February is LGBTQ History Month, and Greater Manchester, known for its vibrant and inclusive spirit, is brimming with events and programs celebrating pride and progress throughout the month.

Let's delve into some highlights:


Remembering Milestones, Shaping the Future:

  • Manchester City Council Question Time: Join a diverse panel representing local government, public health, and the creative arts for a discussion on current issues and future possibilities for the LGBTQ community. Date: Monday, February 26th, 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM. Venue: Friends' Meeting House. Free entry. Register your place

  • LGBT+ History Month Archive Exploration: Delve into the incredible archive collection at the People's History Museum, exploring the social and political stories of the LGBTQ community. Drop-in sessions throughout February. ££ Book here

  • "LGBTQIA+ History Month: Remembering the Day Manchester Said NO to Section 28": A special screening organised by Manchester Metropolitan University's Rainbow Network, commemorating the city's resistance to discriminatory legislation. Date: Wednesday, February 28th. Register here

  • Manchester FA Talks: Hear personal experiences from people within the LGBTQ community involved in football, as part of the "Football v Homophobia" campaign. Throughout February. Follow Manchester FA for updates.

Beyond the Events:

  • Show Your Support: Fly the rainbow flag, wear your pride colors, and educate yourself on LGBTQ history and current issues.
  • Support Local organisations: Check out the work of organisations like Manchester Pride, akt, and The Proud Trust, and consider volunteering or donating.
  • Join the Conversation: Share your thoughts and experiences on social media using hashtags like #LGBTQHistoryMonth and #ManchesterPride.

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Together, let's make Greater Manchester a welcoming and thriving space for all, where diverse voices are heard and celebrated. Share your experiences and recommendations for events using #LGBTQHistoryMonth


MSV's Rainbow Roofs 

Raising the voices of LGBTQ+ customers and issues impacting them

Rainbow Roofs LGBTQ+ Customer Forum

As a proud member of HouseProud, MSV Housing has partnered with other North West housing providers to create ‘Rainbow Roofs,’ an LGBTQ+ customer group. The group meets once a month and focuses on raising the voices of LGBTQ+ customers and issues impacting them.


So far, the group has explored:

  • Hate crime and its impact on LGBTQ+ people
  • Housing for older LGBTQ+ people
  • LGBTQ+ calendar of events
  • LGBTQ+ training for MSV colleagues

Find out more

If you are an MSV Housing customer and would like to find out more about this important group, please contact Catherine.Finch@msvhousing.co.uk for more information.

LGBT Foundation

Click the image below for a calendar of events on LGBT Foundation's website – a health and wellbeing charity. Celebrating support and empowering LGBTQ+ people, so together we can realise our full potential.