The Joyce Layland LGBT Centre

Welcome to the Joyce Layland LGBT Centre’s website. The Centre works with many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* groups and individuals in Manchester and from further afield.

Our work aims to meet the needs of LGBT people, their friends, families, schools and allys. A range of grassroots and community groups run from the Centre offering a safe, friendly and welcoming environment.

On the website we will let you know what is happening and when, we will introduce you to Joyce Layland after whom the Centre was named, and provide contact details if you, or anyone you know, might like to use our facilities. 

trans* is an an umbrella term that refers to all of the identities within the gender identity spectrum.  There’s a ton of diversity there, but we often group them all together (e.g., when we say “trans* issues).  Trans (without the asterisk) is best applied to trans men and trans women, while the asterisk makes special note in an effort to include all non-cisgender gender identities, including transgender, transsexual, transvestite, genderqueer, genderfluid, non-binary, genderless, agender, non-gendered, third gender, two-spirit, bigender, and trans man and trans woman.