The LGBT Charitites You Should Be Supporting This Pride Month

Pride month is the best time of year because it’s a time when you support your LGBT+ friends and family, have fun out in the Gay Village, and seeing all the extra rainbow flags is like an effortless boost of confidence. It’s also important now more than ever to support some local charities which aim to uplift the community and provide services for local LGBT+ people so they can access information they may not be able to get anywhere else.

Here’s a quick guide to some local Manchester charities that support our local LGBT+ community!

Manchester Pride

Manchester Pride is a staple event in the Mancunian calendar, it’s a time when the local LGBT+ community storms the streets with their loud signs and immaculately proud vibes. The annual Manchester Pride event always has multiple events going on all weekend long, with a stellar lineup of performers to top it all off!

If you still need some convincing to buy a ticket for this year’s Pride weekend, then surely headlining acts Mel C, Bimini Bon Boulash, Nadine Coyle, and Charity Shop Sue are enough to convince you!

Even if you can’t make Manchester Pride this year, and are in the position to donate, do! Your money will go towards boosting this incredible event to its full potential as well as allowing them to support so many other amazing local LGBT+ charities.

LGBT Foundation

The LGBT Foundation offers an incredible amount of services for LGBT+ people, these include sexual health screenings, therapy, CHEMsafe talks, and programme for women and trans people. They’re an incredible intersectional charity that focus on uplifting LGBT+ who need advice which in turn uplifts the community as a whole.

They’re an amazing charity to donate to, especially as they’re so active in the local Manchester community whilst also being incredibly accessible with all of their online information!

George House Trust

The George House Trust is a non-profit organisation based in the heart of Manchester, and their goal is to raise awareness about HIV and AIDs, as well as educating people on how to manage living with HIV so that you can live your life to the full potential without the shame society puts on you!

HIV is a difficult diagnosis to overcome, and it’s incredibly important that the best advice and support is offered so no one is left in the dark on how to navigate their future, and this is why the George House Trust is super important! What’s just as important is that you donate whatever you can whenever you can to such an amazing cause!

42nd Street

A large part of supporting people a part of the LGBT+ community is to support their mental health, something even more important in LGBT+ youth. 42nd Street offers online support and advice for how to manage your mental and emotional wellbeing, as well as working within the local Manchester community to raise money, awareness for how important managing your mental health is.

42nd Street have commited to supporting LGBT+ youth, and have even put together handbooks that are available to schools to help them understand the importance of supporting their LGBT+ students, and how they can make schools a safer place for young people who are part of minority groups. With all of their incredible work, they’re definitely one of our top charities to support this pride month.


Sometimes the outcome of coming out as an LGBT+ youth isn’t what you want it to be, and akt supports LGBT+ young people who are experiencing homelessness through one-on-one support, accommodation with hosts who volunteer with akt, and life skills training to help put them back on their feet.

It’s so important to have charities like akt who are actively helping to take LGBT+ youth off the streets and into more supportive environments so that one day they can be as out and proud as they want to be, which is something that so many of us take for granted. So if you’re going to support any charities this month, or any month, make sure it’s akt!

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