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LGBTQIA+ Charities To Support for Manchester Pride

It's pride month! Manchester Pride weekend is upon us, and it's gonna be a jam packed weekend full of events and celebrations. Manchester Pride 2021 is a celebration dedicated to promoting and raising awareness surrounding the LGBTQIA+ community. Pride festivals allow voices to be heard and draws attention to issues that many of the community still face. Manchester Pride Charity are dedicated to improving the lives of the LGBTQIA+ community, creating opportunities via campaigns and programmes and make it their mission to challenge discrimination. So if you're curious about which charities to support, or how to get involved, then keep scrolling!

Manchester Pride Charity 

Manchester Pride Charity is dedicated to maintaining its position as a beacon for the LGBTQIA+ community on its international platform. They are campaigning for the advancement of LGBTQIA+ equality in the UK and abroad and committed to educating and challenging discrimination against LGBTQIA+  people. The charity supports projects and makes packages, and provides grants to improve the well-being and the lives of the LGBTQIA+  in Greater Manchester. To donate to Manchester Pride Charity click here!

Not A Phase

Not A Phase is a small charity which supports trans+ and gender nonconforming communities. The charity is doing lots of work and is committed to campaigning for awareness. They are currently developing company diversity strategies and supporting trans+ owned businesses and projects with financial and material investment. Funding goes towards this and to support peer groups being rolled out this year. To donate to Not A Phase click here!

Mermaids 

Established in 1995, the charity Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people and their families. Their mission is to empower thousands of people with its secure online communities, local groups, helpline services, web resources, events and residential weekends. They are also committed to educating society on gender identity by helping professionals such as teachers and GPS’s accommodate gender-diverse young people.  A great way to support pride this weekend is to donate. To donate to Mermaids click here! 

Rainbow Noir

The charity Rainbow Noir is volunteer-led, which celebrates people of colour who identify as LGBTQIA+. Their aim is to provide a voice for these people in Greater Manchester and the North-West. They strive to create a space of their own, to feel safe to meet and form friendships, create a community and raise visibility online and in person. To donate to Rainbow Noir click here!

AKT

AKT

AKT is a charity which supports LGBTQIA+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. Founded in 1989 they help young people to stay safe in a crisis, find emergency accommodation, access support and develop skills to achieve life goals. Using housing specialists, access to a mentor for one-to-one support, emergency support, accommodation, training and peer support networking. You can support pride this weekend by donating. To donate to AKT click here!

GMFA

Founded in 1992, GMFA campaigns for better gay men’s health. Although improvements have occurred in the last 20 years, there is still more to do to ensure gay men have health equality. This charity works towards the eradication of new HIV infections among gay men, ending HIV-related stigma and ensures access to information and support. You can show support for pride by donating to this charity. To donate to GMFA click here!

Galop

Galop is a charity which focuses on supporting LGBTQIA+ people who have experienced abuse and violence. They specialise in supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime and other forms of abuse including honour-based abuse, forced marriage and so-called conversion therapies. The service is run by LGBTQIA+ people, for LGBTQIA+ people. They run two national support helplines, one for LGBTQIA+ victims and survivors of domestic abuse, the other for LGBTQIA+  people who have experienced hate crime. There is also help for long-term support. The charity works with clients to change local policies to improve outcomes for the LGBTQIA+ victims of abuse. Collating evidence and research, the charity pushes for legislative change, statutory guidance and a better understanding of the needs of LGBTQIA+ people. To donate to Galop click here!

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