Support Groups


There are many Support and Social groups in Manchester and the surrounding areas.

More and more groups are being launched covering a wide range of subjects and issues, should you need any assistance please ask an Icebreakers volunteer who will be more than happy to help you look for any support group you may be interested in.

There is a section with information for gay men and lesbians on this website for Arabs:

Asylum advice and support is provided by Asylum Help on 0808 8000 630 or you can visit which has various language options.

0808 8000 630

A group organised by Open Athletics meets every week for all levels of ability. Visit for more details.

A mixed ability gay & lesbian badminton group for people who like to play badminton for pleasure rather than for competition. Meets in sports venues close to the city centre. Visit for details and maps.

A social group for bisexual people (or those who think they may be bisexual) in and around Manchester. The group meets every 1st Tuesday of the month at the LGBT Foundation (7:30pm). for other meeting dates and further information.

Manchester's own news and promotional website and e-newsletter. Visit


Manchester theatre that often has LGBT content especially during LGBT History Month (February) with Queer Contact.


This LGBT club provides weekly line dance sessions and organises a range of social activities. It caters for all levels of dancers from Beginners to Advanced and meets every Tuesday from 7.30–10.30pm at the Thompsons Arms on Sackville Street. See

A group of Scottish Country Dance enthusiasts that meet weekly. It is a great way to exercise, to meet new people and to learn a new skill. It is open to everyone within the LGBT Community and their friends - from complete beginners to the more advanced dancer. See their website at for more details.

For gay men. They meet twice a month for support, friendship and an alternative to the commercial gay scene, as well as longer breaks away. Visit for more info.