Our History

We exist to provide a voice for LGBTQI people of colour in Greater Manchester and the North West. As a community and as individuals we are too often silenced or forgotten about. We strive to influence change within and outside of LGBTQI communities both locally and nationally.

August 2012

Rainbow Noir was dreamt up by 4 black queer women in Manchester in 2012 after having had enough of being erased and overlooked in Manchester’s LGBT+ scene, as well as within our cultural communities.

Febuary 2013


The very first Rainbow Noir meeting was held at the LGBT+ Center in Manchester.

The has continued to meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month ever since.

July 2019


World Pride NYC 2019

August 2019


Best charity /community entry Manchester Pride 2019


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