CELEBRATING LGBTQI PEOPLE OF COLOUR
WHAT IS RAINBOW NOIR?
RAINBOW NOIR was established in Manchester in February 2013, founded by 4 black queer women who were inspired to create a space in the city led by and for our community.
We are a volunteer-led social group, we celebrate, elevate and advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Intersex People of Colour (LGBTQI PoC).
We use "Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour" (QTIPoC) interchangeably with LGBTQI PoC as collective terms to describe our community.
We are committed to creating a space of our own, places to feel safe, where LGBTQI people of colour can meet, hang out, form friendships and find community. We facilitate a bi-monthly social space in person and a lively WhatsApp group chat.
Our mission is simple:
To create spaces where LGBTQI people of colour can connect with community and affirm identities.
To raise the visibility of LGBTQI people of colour and our experiences in Manchester, Greater Manchester and beyond.
To platform our community's excellence.
Save the dates for our 2023 QTIPOC meet ups:
Thursdays 7pm -9:30pm at
new address, NOT Milk & Honey)
Mosaic Space, 2 Dale St,
Northern Quarter, MCR, M1 1JW
on the following dates:
• 12th October
• 14th December