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28GaysLater

Speed dating for gay men. 28GaysLater is a more sophisticated twist on gay speed dating. Meet 28 guys for 3 minutes each, in classier venues than your average speed dating haunts. You'll meet everyone, not just half the room, and get your messages before you leave (along with a goody-bag of freebies). You can book your ticket now, read reviews, or register for advance email invitations on the website.

Email: info@28GaysLater.co.uk
Website: www.28GaysLater.co.uk
Twitter: @28GaysLater
Age range: 18 plus
Gender: Male
When: Monthly
Where: In various London locations (but not Soho, or gay venues)
How much: Free to join membership list. Each event is £25
Beginners welcome: Yes
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 20 April 2017

Association of Greater London Older Women / AGLOW

AGLOW aims to bring together older women of different backgrounds and cultures, so they can share experiences, discuss the issues that affect their lives and campaign. Services include those for older African and other older ethnic minority women and older lesbian women. The association produces a regular newsletter, as well as reports and leaflets on specific issues. It also has a small lending library of books, magazines and articles, and a photographic exhibit available for hire. Activities include speakers, conferences, seminars and training on older women’s issues. Membership is open to individuals over 50 years of age, individuals and groups.Volunteers for admin are needed.

Telephone: aglowlondon@hotmail.co.uk
Email: admin@aglow.uninet.co.uk
Website: www.aglow-london.org.uk/
Address: Manor Gardens Centre, 9 Manor Gardens, London, N7 6LA
Age range: Over 50 women only
Gender: Women Only
When: Office hours are Monday- 9.30am–1.30pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am– 6pm
Where: Contact office for details
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 20 April 2017

BeLonG To Youth Services - Dublin, Ireland

BeLonG To is the national organisation for LGBT young people in Ireland offering a safe space for LGBT youth to make friends and access support. Meeting Times: BeLonG To Sunday (every Sunday from 3pm - 6pm at OUThouse, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1) Weekly Drop-In on Wednesday afternoons from 2.30pm - 5pm at Parliament House, 13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2 Weekly Trans Youth Group called IndividualiTy on Wednesday evenings from 5.30pm - 7.30pm at Parliament House, 13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2 Weekly over 18's Youth Group meeting on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm - 9.30pm at Parliament House, 13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2 Weekly LGT young women's group called LadyBirds meeting on Thursdays from 6.00pm - 8.00pm at Parliament House, 13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

Telephone: 01 670 6223
Email: info@belongto.org
Website: www.belongto.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/belongtoyouthservices
Address: Parliament House, 13 Parliament Street, 1st/2nd floor, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Age range: 14 to 23
Gender: Mixed Lesbian/Gay
When: See above
Where: Meet at the OUThouse
How much: Free
Beginners welcome: N/A
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 6 April 2017

Berkshire Gay Link (BLG)

BGL is a social group which organises a range of activities for gay men living in Berkshire and further afield. A social programme is published roughly every 3 months within a newsletter posted out to all members. Some examples of the kind of things we've run in the past ...‚Äč • visits to country parks, houses, museums, gardens • at members homes for coffee evenings, cheese & wine, buffets, xmas parties • BBQs, gourmet meals, quizzes, video viewings • at restaurants for meals We offer social gatherings away from the commercial gay scene. There's something for everyone, and if not you can influence what other events we run by suggesting them, even if you don't want to run them yourself. Anything goes - you don't have to conform to any stereotypes

Telephone: Tex 07808 528 994 (Please start message with BGL)
Email: megaohm9@hotmail.com
Website: www.berkshiregaylink.org.uk
Age range: 18 plus
Gender: Male
How much: Unwaged Singles £5. Waged Singles £10. Couples £15.
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 6 April 2017

Club Mellow LGBT Social Group

Club Mellow LGBT Social Group is a weekly afternoon social, support & networking space for lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans* people who would like to meet up with others in a friendly, safe, supportive environment with great opportunities to participate in a programme of facilitated activities, share experiences, enjoy good company, join in discussions, or just relax, chill & have a little mid-week fun. Join us on Thursdays, 2.30-4.30pm at the ELOP Centre, 56-60 Grove Road, London E17 9BN. Admission £2/ week. Just come along or call 020 8509 3898 or email info@elop.org for more information.

Telephone: 020 8509 3898
Email: info@elop.org
Website: www.elop.org
Address: ELOP Centre, 56–60 Grove Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 9BN
Gender: Mixed
When: Thursdays 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Where: ELOP
How much: £2
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 7 August 2014

Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory provides a huge support network of counsellors, enabling visitors to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs.

Twitter: @CounsellingUK

Telephone: 0333 3447 990
Website: www.counselling-directory.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CounsellingDirectory
Twitter: @Counselling_UK
Address: Counselling Directory, Coliseum, Riverside Way, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3YL
How much: Depends on each Counsellor
Beginners welcome: Yes
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 17 March 2017

Dublin Front Runners

Club Runs: every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm and Saturday morning at 10am. Distance varies, usually covering 4 to 6 miles, each at their own pace. Venue: The Phoenix Park - on Saturday mornings by the entrance to the Pope's cross car park and on Wednesday evenings in the Cricket Grounds car park (just past the Zoo). Look out for a group of 10 to 15 (good looking) runners. You can usually leave valuables or cloths in the booth of one of our cars.

Telephone: 087 2076077
Email: dublinfrontrunners@gmail.com.
Website: www.frontrunners.org/clubs/dublin
Address: Dublin
Gender: Mixed Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual
When: Wed: 7.30pm Sat: 10.30am
How much: we do have a membership fee of €20
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 9 March 2017

Edward Carpenter Community—ECC

As members of the Edward Carpenter Community we are committed to: 1. Becoming fully ourselves as gay men By being creative, courageous, open, truthful, loving and fully responsible for ourselves. We will pursue personal growth and engage in activities that increase our self-awareness, self worth and well-being. 2. Creating community By being welcoming, inclusive, safe, empowering, encouraging, allowing, accepting, co-operative, challenging, forgiving and fun. We will do this through friendship that builds trust and intimacy and formal and informal gatherings and events. We will embrace diversity. We will make decisions by consensus, support each other and share skills and knowledge. 3. Living respectfully and holistically within the wider world By engaging, inspiring, questioning, pioneering, and sharing our lives and gifts. We will build relationships with others and be aware of the impact of our thoughts, intentions and actions on our communities and planet.

Telephone: 08703 215 121
Email: contact_ecc@edwardcarpentercommunity.org.uk
Website: www.edwardcarpentercommunity.org.uk
Address: ECC, c/o Steve Brown., Laurieston Hall, Laurieston., Castle Douglas., Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 2NB, Scotland
Gender: Gay Men Only
When: See website for details
Where: See website for details
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 3 March 2017

Ferale - Lesbian and Gay Real Ale Drinkers - LAGRAD

Ferale is a brand new group for women who enjoy real ale. They are a mostly gay group, but all women are welcome regardless of sexuality. Events include: Pub crawls of Good Beer pubs around the North West of England, visits to beer festivals, country walks ending with rewarding pints at lovely pubs, cycle rides culminating in more rewarding pints at lovely pubs! Or, if you’re in the South, visit groups.yahoo.com/group/ferale_south.

Email: info@lagrad.org.uk
Website: www.lagrad.org.uk
Gender: Lesbians / Gay
When: Contact group for details
Where: Contact group for details
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 5 January 2011

Gay Mates London

This is a fun, relaxed group for making new 'Gay Mates.' All are welcome, to join, regardless of sexuality etc. all you need is a sense of fun! We currently have social meetups and also organise: nights out, museum visits, cinema trips and a whole host of other activities. We have a great core group of lovely, friendly people and are always looking to expand this. We welcome your input and suggestions in developing this group! If you wish to make new friends and try new things, then this is definitely the place to be. We welcome your input and suggestions in developing this group! If you wish to make new friends and try new things, then this is definitely the place to be. All are welcome, to join, regardless of sexuality etc. Members can post events.

Website: www.meetup.com/GayMates/
When: Check website for events
Where: Check website for events
How much: Free to join
Information last updated: 17 February 2017

Gay Surrey

Gay Surrey is an integral part of the community and offers a comprehensive guide to bars, clubs, organisations, what’s on and much more. If you’re looking to make friends, find out news or even information on a good night out in Surrey and beyond then look no further. Their website is created with you in mind and to offer a wide range of services to build on the gay community of Surrey.

Telephone: 07005 982 429
Email: info@gaysurrey.org
Website: www.gaysurrey.org.uk
Address: Suite 108, 15 Church Street , Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8NA
Gender: Mixed Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 17 February 2017

Gay West

They are the longest running Gay group in the South West of England, primarily based in Bath, Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare and totally run by volunteers. They provide a social network for Gay men, Lesbians, Bi-sexuals and the Transgendered. And aimed particularly at those who are not scene orientated. They do this by organising social events (our Saturday morning coffee shops are a ritual for most) and links with other groups in the community. Their Aims: To provide social activities, information and support services To work with other groups and organisations towards an integrated gay community To promote the principle of absolute equality before the law for homosexuals and heterosexuals To take up local issues which affect gay people. See the separate entry for the Rainblow Cafe meetings.

Email: info@gaywest.org.uk
Website: www.gaywest.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gaywest.org.uk
Twitter: @gaywestsocial
Address: Gaywest St Michael's Center, St Michael's Place, Bath, BA1 1SG
Gender: Mixed Lesbian/Gay
How much: The Minimum Annual Fee is £15.00
Beginners welcome: Yes
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 17 February 2017

Gays the Word Lesbian Discussion Group

The Lesbian Discussion Group at Gay's The Word is a great place for all women who enjoy debating or listening to discussions about current affairs, sexuality, politics, lifestyle and Lesbian-specific topics. We know that joining a group of strangers can initially be a scary thing, which is why it should be pointed out that it is never compulsory for everybody to speak or contribute. Nonetheless we do, of course, welcome and encourage active participation. The group itself is run by a couple of experienced facilitators, who also voluntarily organise special fundraisers and group socials. Past events have included park picnics, improvised sport matches, club outings and speed dating evenings. It is our aim to foster and nurture the idea of a Lesbian Community within the city, which is why we are always happy to welcome and integrate people who are new to the group.

Email: info@lesbiandiscussiongroup.com
Website: www.lesbiandiscussiongroup.com/
Twitter: @LDGlondon
Gender: Lesbians only
When: Wed: 2000–2100 every Wednesday
Where: Between Kings Cross and Euston stations, look out for Marchmont Street on the south side heading towards Russell Square tube.
How much: Free
Beginners welcome: Yes
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 16 February 2017

GaySig MENSA Group GLAM

GLAM (formerly the "UK Mensa GaySig") is an independent group for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) members of Mensa (the high-IQ society) and their partners. We have about 60 members throughout the UK, with some overseas members. We organise monthly lunch meetings in members' homes, monthly restaurant meals, and other events from time to time.

Telephone: 020 8466 5632
Email: info@glam.org.uk
Website: www.lgbtconsortium.org.uk/directory/glam
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay
Information last updated: 16 February 2017

GBT Men’s Social Network

Are you looking for a space away from the scene to meet local Gay, bi and questioning men – a place where you can socialise and share experiences in a relaxed, welcoming environment? ELOP’s men’s social network offers just the space to meet and get to know people without the usual social pressures. We meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7pm – 9:30pm with different activities to take part in such as film nights and group outings, as well as the usual pool table, LGBT library, music, and good conversation! The group goes out on the 1st Tuesday of the month. Entry: £2. For more information get in touch.

Telephone: 020 8509 3898
Email: info@elop.org
Website: http://www.elop.org
Address: ELOP Centre 56-60 Grove Road Walthamstow E17 9BN
Gender: Male
When: Email for details
Where: See address
Beginners welcome: Yes
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 16 February 2017

GEMS—Gay Elderly Men’s Society Brighton

Brighton GEMS is a social group for gay men over the age of 50 in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area. Our aim is to provide events for those that are still socially active and to provide help for those who find themselves in isolation, often due to failing health. The story of the group begins in 1997 when the Older Lesbian and Gay Men’s Forum was formed as an extension of Age Concern Brighton. It was felt that more work was needed to help older members of the community. This later became GEMS and is now known as Brighton GEMS. The proudest moment in our history was when in 2011 we were recognised for the services we provide when receiving the award of The Queens Award for Voluntary Services to the Community. What the Group Does Each month we hold a series of events. This includes attending theatre events, going for meals, attending local LGBTQ community events and going on day-trips. Brighton GEMS also hold two meetings a month at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church Hall. These are held on the second Monday (2.30 to 4.30pm) and final Friday (7 to 9pm) of the month. The events start with a buffet and are followed by speakers from other local support and social groups. This gives our members the chance to learn about other groups and services that can help them. The group always welcomes new members. If you live in Brighton and Hove or the surrounding district, free membership is easily available.

Email: info@brightongems.com
Website: www.brightongems.com/
Gender: Gay Men Only
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 16 February 2017

Gloucester Rural Friendship Group

LGBT People and those exploring their sexual orientation can often find themselves isolated in a hostile environment. Rural isolation, because of age, lack of transport, lack of money or friends may further add to a sense of loneliness and lack of self confidence. Isolation can be exacerbated by an experience of illegality (as gay men over 60 will well know), or by constant homophobic bullying and harassment. Peer support can make a tremendous difference. Friendship Support Groups will give an individual a sense of belonging, widen personal and social networks and support a stronger sense of well-being. The groups offer the opportunity to have fun, develop skills, gain knowledge and confidence. Groups will be run by volunteers who have similar experiences as other members of the group. They understand the prospective members might feel nervous about joining a group. You will be met by trained volunteers who will accompany you to your first meeting.

Telephone: 07903 472899 This number is not staffed at all times but you can leave a message that we will respond to
Email: admin@gay-glos.org
Website: www.gay-glos.org/
Address: Our old PO Box Number is now closed due to increased costs and diminishing demand. Anything sent to it will no longer reach us., Instead, please contact us by email or telephone to obtain our postal address should you require it.
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / TV / TS
When: Mon: 19.30–22.00 Tue: 19.30–22.00 Wed: 19.30–22.00 Thu: 19.30–22.00 Fri: 19.30–22.00
Information last updated: 10 February 2017

Gloucestershire Gay and Lesbian Community / GGLC

The Gloucestershire Gay and Lesbian Community (GGLC) is a friendly social group that welcomes everyone. We provide a place to meet friends and relax. Call or e-mail to join us at our Thursday evening meetings for quizzes, talks, socials, coffee and cakes!. Or meet us at 'The Westgate' on the second Friday of each month (look for the GGLC card on the table!).

Telephone: 07050 627273
Email: info@gglc-glos.co.uk
Website: http://gglc.co.uk/
Address: The Secretary GGLC , c/o 50 Knowles Road , Gloucester , GL14TP
Gender: Mostly Gay Men, Some Lesbians
When: Thursdays 7.30pm to join us can contact the committee in advance via the group email (info@gglc.co.uk) or phone 07050 627273
Where: The GGLC meets in a Gloucester City Centre location
Information last updated: 10 February 2017

Granite Sisters

Do you live in Aberdeen but would prefer to meet others away from the city to keep your sexuality a secret? Then why not come along to one of their coffee meets at a private house in Deeside once a month. Do you live in the country but would feel better meeting others in Aberdeen well away from the villages where you are known? Are you more interested in hill walking, rock climbing, off the road biking, running, skiing (and other pursuits where you need an ambulance on stand-by at the bottom of the hill)? Why not give their outdoor pursuits girl a call or send a text. Phone or text this number: 0791–031–8373

Telephone: 01224 713336
Email: 13@clara.co.uk
Website: www.13.clara.co.uk/HOME.html
Address: PO Box 18230, Aberdeen, AB21 9YN
Gender: Lesbians only
Information last updated: 10 February 2017

Greenock LGBT group

Greenock has a new social group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) people who live or work in Inverclyde which offers a safe space to meet like-minded people, socialise and arrange a calendar of events for Inverclyde’s LGBT community. To find out more about the group, call 01475 892 197 or Matt Johnston at PHACE Scotland on 0141 332 3838 or email MattJ@phacescotland.org.

Telephone: 01475 714298
Email: community.safety@inverclyde.gov.uk
Website: www.inverclyde.gov.uk/community-life-and-leisure/community-safety/domestic-abuse/support-for-lgbt
Address: Safer & Inclusive Communities, Inverclyde Council, 40 West Stewart Street, GREENOCK, PA15 1YA
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / TV / TS
Information last updated: 10 February 2017

Gusto

Gusto is a dining club for gay men, organised almost entirely online. It meets on the first Wednesday of every month for a meal in London. The meal is usually a three-course affair, with wine and coffee, with the bill split evenly between those dining. The cost of each meal is estimated in advance and displayed on the website. If you’d like to come along, visit the website for more details.

Email: ian.sweeney@gusto-dining.co.uk
Website: www.gusto-dining.co.uk
Gender: Male
When: First Wednesday of the month
Where: Email for details
How much: Varies depending on the restaurant
Beginners welcome: Yes
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 19 August 2010

Gwynedd Social Meet

Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual discreet social gathering, in the heart of rural Gwynedd. Gay ’drop-in’ meetings, for an informal chat, a cup of tea and a chance to socialize for gay men, lesbians and bisexual people.Very informal social meeting on the last Sunday of every month. Non religious, all welcome. See also the entry for Mesmac North Wales.

Telephone: For further enquiries telephone 01286 881970
Email: graham@tyddyn.co.uk
Website: www.gaygwynedd.co.uk/groups
Address: St John the Baptist & St George, Lon Batus, Carmel, Caernarfon, LL54 7AR
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / TV / TS
When: last Sunday of every month, from 2pm to 4pm
Where: St. John & St. George, Lon Batus, Carmel, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 7AR
Information last updated: 10 February 2017

Hackney Women's Football Club HWFC

Hackney Women’s Football Club (HWFC) was founded in 1986 and was the first totally women run team and the first out lesbian team in London, possibly even the UK. HWFC was also the first team to instigate a fair play policy, ensuring that all women are encouraged to train and play competitive football regardless of their skills, age, ethnic origin and sexual orientation. All women are welcome.

Telephone: 077 3157 8811
Email: secretary.hwfc@gmail.com
Website: hackneywfc.co.uk
Facebook: 2342979317
Twitter: @HackneyWFC
Address: Hackney Women’s FC, Hackney Marshes (South), Homerton Road, London, E9 5PF
Gender: Female
When: See website for details.
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 10 February 2017

Jessies Lesbian Walking Group—Manchester

The Jessies are a self-organised group for lesbians and bisexual women who enjoy walking and talking. The Group is inclusive, and welcomes all lesbians and bisexual women regardless of age, race, class or ability. Women who come on walks include both experienced and inexperienced walkers. Walks are usually from 4 to 6 miles. They range from easy to medium difficulty. The pace is from moderate to slow and we will walk so everyone can keep up. Dogs must be kept under control. Walks take place once a month, generally on the last Sunday of each month. Walks take place in Greater Manchester and surrounding counties. Other activities to date have included a weekend away and cycling.

Email: manchesterjessies@googlemail.com
Website: www.manchesterjessies.co.uk/home.html
Address: Manchester
Gender: Mostly Lesbians, Some Gay Men
When: Sun: from 1200
Information last updated: 3 February 2017

KENRIC--ISLE OF WIGHT

In an age of ‘lesbian chic’ the UK’s longest surviving lesbian organisation continues to adapt itself to provide all kinds of gay women with the special welcome they are looking for. Kenric was established in 1965. Though it originated in London (its name is an amalgamation of the first parts of “Kensington” and “Richmond”) it soon spread throughout the country, providing a much-needed broad-based social organisation for lesbians of all ages, from all walks of life.

Telephone: 7779330032
Website: http://kenriclesbians.org.uk/area/isle-of-wight/
Twitter: @KenricUK
Address: ISLE OF WIGHT, ISLE OF WIGHT
Gender: Lesbians only
Information last updated: 2 February 2017

L & G Christian Movement LGCM

The Inaugural General Meeting of the Gay Christian Movement (as it was then called) was held on 3rd April 1976, and at that meeting both the Statement of Conviction and the Aims of the Movement were agreed by the members. Later, our name was changed to the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, in recognition of the increasing contribution of women to our work.In almost 40 years since then, it has never been felt necessary to change either the Statement or the Aims. Despite the huge changes in society, and the gentler pace of change in the churches, our conviction remains unchanged. It still calls us to respond in prophetic and authentic ways to anything which diminishes people because of the gender of the person they fall in love with – particularly when the Christian faith is used to justify that injustice.

Telephone: 01636 673072
Website: www.lgcm.org.uk
Twitter: @LGCM
Address: South Church House, 25 Market Place, NEWARK, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1EA
Gender: All
When: First and third Fridays
Where: Email or phone for details
Information last updated: 2 February 2017

LAGRAD Brighton Lesbian & Gay Real Ale Drinkers

The Brighton group of the Lesbian & Gay Real Ale drinkers (LAGRAD). A social and campaigning group for lesbians, gay men and friends who are interested in real ale, and part of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) group. Monthly meetings are held in the Caxton Arms, but there are also social evenings in other venues (see web-site or call contact number for details) and occasionally visits to breweries and real ale festivals. Other groups in Edinburgh and London (see separate entries). Third Wednesday of every month at the Caxton Arms at 21:00.

Telephone: 07985 968 389
Email: info@lagrad.org.uk
Website: www.lagrad.org.uk
Address: We meet at the Caxton Arms , 36 North Gardens , Brighton, East Sussex , BN1 3LB
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / TV / TS
When: Third Wednesday from 21.00
Where: From Brighton station, walk ahead along Surrey Street, past the Evening Star, and North Gardens is ahead of you, off Upper Gloucester Road. The Caxton Arms is on the left hand side. It’s about 3 minutes’ walk from the railway station.
Information last updated: 2 February 2017

LAGRAD Edinburgh CAMRA

Formerly known as Diverse Drinkers, they are the Edinburgh group of the Lesbian and Gay Real Ale Drinkers, CAMRA’s (Campaign for Real Ale) Task Group for LGBT real ale and cider fans. Regular socials take place on the first Monday of the month at the The Regent, 2 Montrose Terrace, from around 21.00. The pub, serves two real ales, typically Caledonian Deuchars IPA, and a regularly changing guest ale. Pub crawls, trips to beer festivals and possibly even brewery visits are planned. With so few LGBT pubs selling Real Ale, campaigning might well be within their remit—input is especially welcomed at the moment. Contact John to discuss the matter over a pint or two. Mine’s a Ginger Minge. See separate entry for Lagrad in Brighton and London. Premises open to the public.

Telephone: 0131 542 0061
Email: info@lagrad.org.uk
Website: www.lagrad.org.uk/
Address: meeting at Regent Bar, 2 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh, Lothian, ED7 5DL
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay
When: Mon: from 2100, 1st Monday
Where: By Edinburgh Waverly rail station Princess Street is on the left and Regent Road on the right. Go down Regent Road to find Montrose Terrace before you reach London Road. From the bus station navigate to the rail station.
Information last updated: 2 February 2017

LAGRAD London – Lesbian & Gay Real Ale Drinkers

This is the London group of the Lesbian & Gay Real Ale drinkers (LAGRAD). A social and campaigning group for lesbians, gay men and friends who are interested in real ale, and part of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) group. We organise regular pub crawls to three or four interesting pubs roughly every month (see web-site or call contact number for details), as well as visits to breweries and real ale festivals. London events and crawls are posted on the Yahoo! ‘Queerale’ Group calendar, as well as LAGRAD on Facebook and OUT Everywhere websites. Women may also be interested in the Ferale group (see separate entry).

Groups also meet in Brighton and Edinburgh – see separate entries.

Telephone: 07985 968 389
Email: info@lagrad.org.uk
Website: www.lagrad.org.uk
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay
When: Monthly – see calendar on Yahoo! 'Queerale' group, or LAGRAD on Facebook and on 'OUT Everywhere' website.
Information last updated: 2 February 2017

Leicester LGBT Centre / Helpline

Leicester Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Centre (LLGBC) recognises that lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people face many forms of discrimination and prejudice which can affect the opportunities to be involved, included and valued in society as equals. LLGBC exists to provide a safe social and support space, deliver high quality professional services that are responsive to the needs of the local community and challenge the inequality created by society. Specially trained volunteers are on hand to deal with all types of problems or requests for information. Whether it’s the address of a local gay bar, or the telephone number of a local group, information about national helplines or support around “coming out” or a relationship break up, helpline volunteers offer an open, non judgemental and affirming service to all people. Cafe open Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays 12.00–14.00.

Telephone: 0116 254 7412
Website: www.leicesterlgbtcentre.org/#welcome
Address: Leicester LGBT Centre, 15 Wellington Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 6HH
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual
When: Tue: 1930–2200 helpline from 1st October 2007 Thu: 1930–2200 helpline
Information last updated: 20 January 2017

Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association/LAGLA

LAGLA is the Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association for England and Wales. Although most of their members are in London, they have members all over the country. They have regular parties where members can meet other gay and lesbian lawyer and make contact in a social informal atmosphere. They also have lectures, seminars and conferences. They have subgroups working on topical issues.

Telephone: Richard Hendron, 07866 589 691
Email: andrea@lagla.org.uk
Website: www.lagla.org.uk
Address: Richard Hendron, Defacto Legal, 1 Quality Court, Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HR
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual
Information last updated: 20 January 2017

Lesbian Diners

The group was set up at the late end of 2002 by Paula after many late nights and sore throats of shouting over the loud music of Canal St bars. So many women say it is hard to meet others in the environments available. The dining club offers you the chance to relax, meet others, chat and enjoy good food in an informal setting. The group meets every second Sunday in alternate months: (Jan, Mar, May, etc) Venues vary across the North West, but mostly centred in Manchester Village area. There are no restrictions, age etc. but you do need to be a lesbian!

Telephone: 0781 308 3242
Email: paulad650@aol.com
Website: www.lesbiandiners.co.uk
Address: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Gender: Women Only
When: Sun: 1400 onwards Second Sunday
Information last updated: 12 March 2010

Lesbian line Belfast

Provides listening and affirmation, information about Lesbian Line and other associated services, and the general social scene. Please feel free to ring in on any issue you may have concerning your life as a lesbian or a bisexual woman, or indeed for general information. Lesbian Line also offers a befriending service. You can call in and see them in Cathedral Buildings during the Sunday Scene Drop In (women only space)—3rd Sunday of the Month from 15.00–18.00. See the separate entry for the Belfast Gay Helpline.

Telephone: 028 9023 8668 or (028) 9032 2023
Email: admin@lesbianlinebelfast.org.uk
Website: www.lesbianlinebelfast.org.uk
Address: PO Box 44, Belfast, Antrim, BT1 1SH
Gender: Women Only
When: Thu: 1930–2200 Sun: 3rd Sunday 15.00–18.00
Where: Lesbian Line operates out of Cathedral Buildings on Donegall Street, opposite Belfast St Anne’s Cathedral. Ring buzzer marked Cara-Friend.
Information last updated: 12 March 2010

LGBT Age

Monthly social events in Glasgow and Edinburgh for LGBT people aged 50 and over.

Telephone: 0141 271 2330
Email: lgbtage@lgbthealth.org.uk
Website: www.lgbthealth.org.uk/services-support/lgbt-age/
Age range: 50 plus
Gender: Mixed
When: See website for details
Where: See website for details
How much: Outings are usually free though some have a small charge
Information last updated: 8 May 2015

LGBT Northern Ireland

Welcome to the Northern Ireland Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender site! This website has been developed, with the support of the Public Health Agency, to provide information to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender people and their families. The website provides information on different organisations and services dedicating to support LGBT people and their families across Northern Ireland.

Telephone: 028 90319030
Email: director@rainbow-project.org
Website: www.lgbtni.org/
Address: Belfast LGBT Centre, 9-13 Waring Street, Belfast BT1 2DX
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Straight
Information last updated: 25 November 2016

Like Minds ELOP

Formerly the East London Lesbian and Gay Counselling Service. Low cost confidential counselling for lesbians and women who have sex with women, and gay men and men who have sex with men. Also offer support and social groups.

Contact ELOP for more details.

Telephone: 020 8509 3898
Email: info@elop.org
Website: www.elop.org/
Address: c/o East London Out Project (ELOP), 56–60 Grove Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 9BN
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay
When: Wed: 1330–1630
Where: Parking on street. Access to Grove Road venue is via staircase to 1st floor. Handrail on the right. Induction hearing loop available in all rooms.
Information last updated: 12 January 2017

LINC

LINC advocates for lesbian and bisexual women in Ireland. Since 1999 LINC has developed to become an organisation rooted in community practices and principles working with lesbian and bisexual women and their families in Ireland. LINC aims to improve the quality of life, health and well-being of all women who identify as lesbian and bisexual.

Telephone: 480 8600
Email: info@linc.ie
Website: www.linc.ie
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LINCcork?fref=ts
Address: 11A White Street, Cork, County Cork
Gender: Lesbians bisexual women
When: Drop in Tuesday 11-3pm, Wednesday 11-3pm and Thursday 11-8pm
Where: 11A White Street, Cork, County Cork
How much: Free
Beginners welcome: Yes
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 1 August 2014

Lincolnshire Gay Friendly Adventures

The social group is for LGBT / Gay Friendly people to be themselves & give the opportunity to make new friends and attend UK based events. The group is free membership and open to anyone aged 18+, in the Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire areas as the events will be based in the UK.

Telephone: 07759 321 243
Email: marcusmyers2012@live.co.uk
Website: www.upnorthdownsouth.co.uk/england/lincoln/lincolnshire-gay-friendly-adventures/
Age range: 18+
Gender: Mixed
When: Contact group for details
Where: Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire areas
How much: Free
Information last updated: 12 January 2017

Living Well

Living Well is an independent not-for-profit social enterprise that focuses on the development and delivery of innovative health services that reach and support people from a young age. Living Well’s aim is to improve the quality of people’s lives through helping them to help themselves.

Telephone: 020 31 373 373
Email: info@livingwellcic.com
Website: www.livingwelluk.com
Address: Living Well CIC, St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Exmoor Street, London, W10 6DZ
Gender: All
Information last updated: 9 December 2016

LMG formerly London Monday Group for Homosexual Equality

Social and campaigning group established 1973. Holds weekly social gathering (except Bank Holidays) on Monday evenings at Central Station pub at Kings Cross. Their Monday meetings are mainly social evenings. They also organise the CapitalQuiz competition at above meetings during the winter months—phone for details. Membership tends towards middle-aged/middle-class men but its meetings are lively. Subscription £10 (£1 concessions) covers free attendance at meetings and periodic newsletter. Affiliated to SLAGO (Surrey and London Association of Gay Organizations) and to LLGPI (London Lesbian and Gay Policing Initiative). Members also sit on various Police/Community Consultative Committees and Citizens Advice Bureaux Management Committee.

Telephone: 020 7229 8272 or 020–8993 0017
Email: info@slago.org.uk
Website: www.slago.org.uk
Address: PO Box 69025, London, SW17 8PY
Gender: Mixed Gay / Bisexual Men
When: Mon: 2030–2300
Where: 200 yards from Kings Cross rail, Thameslink and Underground, take York Way along east side of main station and turn right into Wharfdale Road. Central Station is a few yards along on the right hand side on a corner.
Information last updated: 12 January 2017

London Bisexual Group

They are a small group where people can just meet up in pubs for occasional social nights out. London and surrounding areas. If you would like to join the mailing list, just send an e-mail to londonbisexualgroup@yahoo.co.uk where you can find out more about the group’s social events and meet-ups... They look forward to seeing you.

Email: londonbisexualgroup@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.meetup.com/london-bisexuals/
Gender: Bisexual only
When: See website for details
Where: See website for details
Information last updated: 12 January 2017

London Gay Professionals Meetup Group

Social group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals to meet up for events outside of the "typical" scene. They hope to foster a welcoming, attitude-free atmosphere for all individuals.

Membership is free and members will have tremendous input into what events the group organizes and when. Events that the group will consider organizing include meeting up for coffee, theatre, movies, and museums...as well as other "days" out. Typically events will be held on weekends so that all can attend.

Website: gaypros.meetup.com/16/
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay
Information last updated: 12 March 2010

London Gay Reading Group

The group now boasts over 100 members of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities. The group (rarely more than 10 members at a time) usually meets on the second Sunday of the month in central London. They have a drink and discuss a book of gay interest. Each month, a book is chosen from suggestions made by the members attending the meeting. They try to choose books of good literary quality but they also like to be adventurous and original in our choices. In addition to being an enjoyable and informal social experience, the group is a great way to discover new authors or works outside our usual personal horizons.

Email: glreaderuk@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.lgrg.co.uk
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual
Information last updated: 7 December 2010

London Gaymers

London Gaymers is a gaming community social group to help LGBT gamers in London to find and make new friends in a safe and welcoming environment. We have regular meet ups in London that range from gaming bar nights, board game days, lazertag, bowling, tree top climbing, video game expos, escape rooms, pub quizzes, trampolining and much more! We encourage all members to get involved with creating their own events so there’s always something to get stuck into! The group is open to any gender.

Email: info@londongaymers.co.uk
Website: www.londongaymers.co.uk
Gender: Mixed
When: Various - see website for full details of upcoming events
Where: Various - see website for full details of upcoming events
How much: No annual cost or membership, just come to the events you're most interested in!
Beginners welcome: Yes
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 5 July 2016

London Transsexual FTM

FTM London started in 1997 as a peer support group for female to male transgender or transsexual people. Today we are a diverse and exciting group that continues to offer much needed support as well as information, resources and friendly networking for the FTM community. We work to alleviate the isolation that can be felt around gender identity issues. We are comprised of trans guys, genderqueer people, and all those who were assigned female at birth and are questioning their gender identity. Although based in central London, many attend our meetings from further afield. We are one of the largest face to face groups of our kind in the country. We're here to meet the needs of our members and attendees. The meetings are in large part a chance to hang out with other trans people, have a cuppa and a chin wag. We offer peer support, information and literature as well as regular guest speakers who are experts in gender identity issues and trans culture.

Telephone: 07506 894 173
Email: f2mlondon@hotmail.com
Website: www.ftmlondon.org.uk/home
Address: Write to us;, FTM LONDON , BCM FTM LONDON, LONDON, WC1N 3XX
Gender: TV / TS
When: Wed: from 1900 Helpline
Information last updated: 22 December 2016

Lothian Lesbian Line / LLL (Lothian Gay and Lesbian Switchboard Ltd)

Lothian Lesbian Line provides information, advice and support to the broad gay community including bi-sexual, TV & TS callers with a focus on self esteem, mental health, HIV/AIDS and safer sex issues. They offer support via telephone during their office hours and a face to face service by arrangement through our fully trained and experience volunteers. All members of the team are volunteers and they have no paid staff. They also organise a social group, "Icebreakers" which meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month offering a safe place to meet and establish friendships away from the pressures of the commercial gay scene. This groups attracts between 15 and 30 people to each session and is attended by both male and female callers. See the entry for Lothian Gay & Lesbian Switchboard.

Telephone: 0131 556 4049
Email: help.switchboard@btconnect.com
Website: www.lgls.org
Address: P O Box 169, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH3 6SG
Gender: Mostly Lesbian / Gay, Some Straight
When: Mon: 1930–2200 Helpline Thu: 1930–2200 Helpline
Information last updated: 22 December 2016

LYC London

LYC+LondonLYC London is a gay sports club with active tennis and badminton clubs. Being associated with Long Yang Club, LYC London has a 50/50 mix of western and Asian members. The club welcomes all players, regardless of their ability. Times and locations can be found by visiting www.lyclondon.com.

Email: via the website
Website: www.lyclondon.com
Gender: Predominantly male, but all welcome
When: See website for details
Where: See website for details
How much: See website for details
Beginners welcome: Yes
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 21 October 2014

Lyndhurst TV / TS Group

Main meets at the New Forest Lodge, just north of Lyndhurst on Cadnam Rd., 2nd Thursday every month (no smoking inside) and the monthly Disco at the Empire Hall, central Totton (3rd Thursday every month) are recommended. There’s a meet for TV beginners in Southampton (Cavendish Hall, not far from the Travel Lodge in The Avenue,) on the last Friday (ex Dec.). They have no current knowledge of the standard of this last one. Some members move on to the The London Pub, Southampton and others to The Magnum Club. At the Yew Tree (Hayling Island) there’s a 1st Saturday regular gatherings) The Southampton pubs are usually gay oriented. Whatever your sexual orientation, visits to the Magnum Club and the Edge are NOT recommended, by Danielle (BS Executive). A new monthly meet for full TVs and partners (no changing facilities so you must arrive fully dressed) is being organised in Havant. Details below, or call Michelle King..The group also has a midweek meeting in Wolverton early every month (1st Weds, same venue as Seahorses) SWITCHBOARD: They have no recent details of events for this group.

Address: Mayflower Group, Lyndhurst, Hampshire
Gender: TV / TS
Information last updated: 12 March 2010

Manbears—Manchester

The definition of a ‘bear’ means different things to different people and with many interpretations. Manbears does not seek to limit the concept of bear culture or community to that defined by physical shape but rather to embrace the notion of an inclusive evolving community of likeminded gay men coming together to be themselves regardless of body shape, age or sexual activity.

Manbears is a non-profit organisation committed to actively promoting this ethos, by organising inclusive events, such as the Great British Bear Bash and monthly bear nights, by promoting non bar related social events, such as ten pin bowling, film nights etc and by supporting the development of emerging ‘community’ initiatives. Bear night in Manchester 2nd Saturday at Legends from 22.00 to early Sunday morning. See the separate entry for Legends in Whitworth Street. Great British Bear Bash 3rd to 7th May 2007.

Email: events@manbears.co.uk
Website: www.manbears-manchester.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manbears
Twitter: @Manbears
Address: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Gender: Men Only
Information last updated: 22 December 2016

Manchester Front Runners

Possibly the friendliest running club in Manchester, Manchester Front Runners is a LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) running club with a strong community and social vocation. As a sports Club, they subscribe to inclusive sport and thus they welcome anybody who likes running and wants to join them irrespective of their sexual orientation, gender or athletic ability.

The club meets three times a week. Tuesday evenings at the Sports City track, Thursday evenings in Manchester City Centre and on Saturdays in Chorlton. Both our runs and the track session are designed with absolutely all abilities in mind, and Thursday and Saturday runs are followed by a social activity (far more fun!). The club also enters races and arranges regular socials. If you have any questions feel free to get in touch or simply come along to one of the training sessions and see what you think.

Telephone: 07813 336445
Email: info@manchesterfrontrunners.org
Website: manchesterfrontrunners.org/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/15800898617/
Twitter: @MCRFrontrunners
Address: c/o LGF Box 106, Princess House, 105–107 Princess Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 6DD
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual
When: Thursday evening 8:30pm After every Thursday night run we go for food and also a drink or two! And Saturday brunch 11:30am
Where: Saturday morning run we go to The Lead Station on Beech Road, Chorlton.
Information last updated: 15 December 2016

Manchester Gay Christian Group

The Manchester Christian Group encourages fellowship, friendship & support for LGBT Christians. Meets regularly—contact for details. Open to all Christian denominations & non-Christians.

Email: See website
Website: www.manchestergaychristians.org/
Address: PO Box 76, Oldham, Manchester, OL9 8GL
Gender: Mostly Gay Men, Some Lesbians
When: Manchester Gay Christian Group sponsors a "Grand Party" on one Saturday each quarter. There are "Get togethers" each Friday evening.
Information last updated: 15 December 2016

Manchester Lesbian & Gay Chorus—MLGC

Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus (MLGC) is one of the UK's largest LGBT+ choirs with more than 80 members. MLGC exists to give people in and around Greater Manchester who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or another minority sexual or gender identity the opportunity to make music in a friendly, safe environment. We also welcome those who identify themselves as allies of the LGBT+ community.

Telephone: 07090 219 471
Email: secretary@mlgc.org.uk
Website: www.mlgc.org.uk
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / TV / TS
When: We rehearse from 7pm to 9:30pm on Monday evenings
Where: Manchester Town Hal, ask the staff at the Lloyd Street entrance for directions to our rehearsal space.
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 15 December 2016

Manchester Lesbian Discussion Group—LCP

Are you interested in lesbian politics. Do you feel there is no longer a sense of lesbian community? If so, come along and share your views with like-minded women. All lesbian and bisexual women welcome. The 3rd Monday of each month from 19.00–20.30at the LCP.

Telephone: 0161 273 7128
Website: www.canal-st.co.uk/news/womens-groups
Address: Lesbian Community Group, PO Box 153, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M60 1LP
Gender: Lesbians only
When: contact first; every month from 7pm-8.30pm
Information last updated: 15 December 2016

Manchester Metropolitan University—MMSULGB Society

They are fast becoming Manchester’s largest student social group so there’s a chance to meet lots of new people. Plus they go off the gay "scene" and welcome everyone. They’re here for support, a laugh and some great offers. There are so many benefits, including cheaper entry to clubs and club nights in the gay village and much much more. They campaign on serious issues and also have a laugh doing it. If you want to take full advantage of the group then you’ll need one of their shiny high tech LGB cards (for a one-off bargain price of £6!!), you can get these at freshers and at most of their events and at Drop-in. See you all soon.

Telephone: 0161 247 6537 or the Union 0161 247 1162
Email: manmetlgbt@gmail.com
Website: www.theunionmmu.org/organisation/templates/society/LGBT/
Twitter: @MMULGBT
Address: MMU LGB Society, 99 Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 7EL
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual
Where: Contact the Group for details of events and locations.
Information last updated: 15 December 2016

Manchester Stingers Football Club—Yellows

Whatever your ability or experience the club provides a safe and welcoming environment for women to get fit and increase their enjoyment in sport. Their coaching takes into account individuals different levels of experience and ability so that the team can improve as a whole. Whether you decide that you want to take part in matches or just come along to train it will definitely allow you to meet new people. There are plenty of informal social activities and they have taken part in a few football tournaments, which have allowed them to spend a weekend away, enjoying football and of course enjoying the social side! Even if you don’t want to play you can come along and support them. They are currently train every Wednesday night in South Manchester and play matches on most Sundays but please contact one of the following people who will let you know the time and location.

Telephone: 07789 438908 or 07787 574076
Email: info@manchesterstingers.co.uk
Website: www.manchesterstingers.co.uk/
Twitter: @mcrstingerswfc
Address: games at Whalley Range AFC, Whalley Range, King’s Road, Chorlton Cum Hardy, Manchester, M21 0XX
Gender: Women Only
When: Wed: Training in season at Trinity Sports Centre Sun: Games kick off at 14.00
Information last updated: 15 December 2016

Married Men’s Group MMG—Birmingham

Married Men's Group is a Birmingham based social support group for married men and for men who are in relationships with women.

Telephone: 07786 797805
Email: mmgbham@hotmail.com
Website: mmgbham.wixsite.com/marriedmensgroup
Facebook: Marriedmensgroup
Gender: Men Only
When: 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month (except Bank Holidays) between 6PM to 8PM
Where: Birmingham LGBT Centre, Holloway Circus, Birmingham, B1 1EQ
Information last updated: 15 December 2016

Men of the North—Belfast

Those coming to MOTN include blokes into uniforms & leather as well as daddies, chubbies, chubby chasers, bears and others who don’t suit the name twink or chicken. In terms of gay venues it is difficult not to be tagged, they hope this venue will cater to a broad range of people. Any over 25year old gay men who don’t feel the current scene meets their needs is more than welcome—this is for you. No-dresses (kilts accepted). MOTN is not a bears only club. MOTN is not a knocking shop. MOTN is not for Disco Bunnies (unless you behave). MOTN is not for girls (of any sex) Event: Belfast Bear Weekend @ Belfast Pride, 3rd to 5th August 2006

Telephone: 028 9024 5558
Email: info@menofthenorth.com
Website: www.menofthenorth.com
Address: meet at the Nest, 22–28 Skipper Street, Belfast, Antrim, BT1 2DZ
Gender: Gay Men Only
When: Sat: Meet every 2 weeks
Information last updated: 12 March 2010

North West Older Lesbians’ Network—NEOLN

Our mission is “To provide a contact and supportive social network, amongst women who identify as lesbians aged 40 and over in the North East”

Telephone: 07539 489 214
Email: contact@neoln.co.uk
Website: www.neoln.btck.co.uk/
Gender: Lesbians only
When: Every month, first Saturday
Where: first Saturday at the Tyneside Coffee Rooms in Newcastle at 10:30 till 11:30 AM.
Information last updated: 9 December 2016

Northamptonshire Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Alliance / NLGBA

NLGBA Aims Campaign for the equal rights of all lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals and communities in respect of their personal, social, family, educational, employment, legal, health, public services provision, policing, community safety, religious, environmental and political well being. Provide a range of free, quality direct services that are needs assessed and which improve the health, quality of life and equality of opportunity of those who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual. Reduce the spread of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). We are still very active as advocates for LGB people through our equality campaign and awareness raising work in the county and in recent years we have been improving and expanding the services which we provide directly to our members and the wider community.

Telephone: 01604 619 870
Website: www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/service-finder/advice-and-support/9334-n-l-g-b-a-northamptonshire-lesbian-gay-bisexual-alliance
Address: c/o NCompass, 13 Derngate, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1TY
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual
Information last updated: 9 December 2016

Northern Flight Badminton Club

Email: info@northernflight.org.uk
Address: Northern Flight Badminton Club, PO Box 297, Bolton, BL1 9EJ
Gender: Mostly Gay Men, Some Lesbians, Some Straight
Information last updated: 9 December 2016

Northumbria Students’ Union Globe LGBT

Meets Thursdays 7.30 during term in the ’Annexe’ (Students’ Union). Open to non-students. Offers social events, speakers, support, trips out. Confidentiality assured.

Telephone: check website
Email: check website
Website: www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/support-for-students/welfare-and-health-support/student-safety-and-wellbeing/lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-lgbt/
Address: Newcastle City Campus, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 8ST
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / TV / TS
Information last updated: 9 December 2016

Norwich LGBT Meetup

This group is for those who are members of the LGBT community who live or work in Norfolk. The group is a mixed group of adults over the age of eighteen. The group also welcomes those who are friends of the LGBT community.

Members can create meetups or come along to those already created. The meetups are social gatherings in order for members to meet new people, socialise, have fun and make new friends!

So if you're looking to get involved please join and participate.

To become a member of this group you need to have a profile photo of yourself. As this assists members being able to recognise each other at Meetups. A request to join will not be approved unless there is a photo of yourself.

Website: http://www.meetup.com/Norwich-LGBT-Meetup/
Age range: 18 years upwards
Gender: Mixed
When: Regular events on posted on the webpage
Where: See the website for the locations of meetups.
How much: Membership is free. Some events may incur a cost.
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 25 May 2016

Nottingham Ball Bois FC

Established in 2006, Nottingham Ball Bois FC provides football opportunities to the gay community of Nottingham and beyond. We play at both recreational and competitive levels, from informal kick-abouts to league and cup competitions. Our members range across all ages and abilities, from enthusiastic beginners to experienced players, and we also have a loyal band of supporters. We currently have two regular sessions each week. Training is on Sundays, 6pm-8pm, and there is a five-s-side kickabout on Tuesday evenings. Full details of both, as well as our social events, are on our website.

Telephone: 07828 014 952
Email: info@nottinghamballbois.com
Website: www.localgiving.org/charity/nbbfc/
Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/nbbfc/
Address: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Gender: Mixed, gay and lesbian, gay friendly
When: See website for details
Where: See website for details
Beginners welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 9 December 2016

Nottingham Chameleon Group

The group is one of the oldest 'local' Social and Self help groups for the Transgendered Community in the UK. They are based in Nottingham and can trace their roots back over 21 years—when being an ’out and about’ T-girl wasn’t an option! Girls come to ’NotChams’ from all over the East Midlands region and beyond. Why not come along and give the group a try? It’s a great safe place for a first night out and you can be sure of a warm welcome. Wives, partners and parents are also very welcome to come along should they wish. You can find their meeting dates here. Your first visit is free and after that there is an entrance fee of £3.50. For wives, partners or parents, however, attendance remains free (lucky so-and-so’s). You don’t have to attend 'en femme' as they have changing facilities on site. Tea and coffee is available, so you won’t sit there spitting feathers, although there is a small charge for soft drinks. Other than drinking tea and chatting, the group sometimes runs a quiz or hosts a themed evening such as line dancing or 'tea on the green'. These are just for fun and you can join in (or not) as you wish.

Telephone: 07896 133461
Website: www.nottinghamchameleons.co.uk
Address: Temple Community Centre, Nottingham Road, Nuthall, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG16 1DP
Gender: TV / TS
When: Our meetings are every second and fourth Thursday of each month
Where: Temple Community Centre
Information last updated: 9 December 2016

Nottingham Hyking Dykes

We're a friendly group of lesbians who meet every month, usually every third Sunday. We normally walk 6-8 miles in the Peak District, Leicestershire or Nottinghamshire and always end with a tea shop or pub! The group has been active for over 20 years and all the walks are led by volunteers. See our walks list and join us next time. Please note that if it is very snowy, we may cancel the walk so please check back here if the weather looks bad.

Email: hyking@hillside90.plus.com
Website: http://www.nottinghamhd.org.uk/
Address: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Gender: Women Only
When: third Sunday
Information last updated: 9 December 2016

Nottingham Trent University Students’ Union LGBT / NTU Pride

Hi everyone, we are the pride society, a LGBT+ group supporting, representing and welcoming people of many differing sexual orientations and identities. We strive to be inclusive of all, whether you align as queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, pansexual, non-binary, gender queer, intersex, questioning and every other colour of the rainbow, as well as those who are allies to the community. We do this by providing a safe space where people can get involved in discussions, ask questions and make new friends by holding events that cater to a multitude of interests. Additionally, we try to address any issues you have concerning your equality around the university.

Telephone: 0115 8486200
Email: info@su.ntu.ac.uk
Website: www.trentstudents.org/groups/ntu-pride
Twitter: @ntulgbtpride
Address: Nottingham Trent Students’ Union, The Students’ Union Building, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4GH
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / TV / TS
Information last updated: 9 December 2016

Number 3 Coffee Morning

They do run a group for gay guys, they hold a coffee morning on the last saturday of every month, and they hold various events including gay naturist days, and days out, trips etc. And they have also been asked to organise a gay bar in a local pub/restaurant. All on the website under Diary. The site is still under construction but should be finished shortly. They also have Self Catering Accommodation in Ilfracombe which can sleep 4 comfortably, it is a lovely seaside resort, plenty to do, and they also have a good gay community there. Phew!!!! Never a dull moment.

See separate entry for the B+B and Gay bar night at TJ’s.

Telephone: 01884 253823 or 07980 744746
Email: shaunblackstock@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.number3.co.uk
Address: Number 3 B+B, 3 Graham Close, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6BS
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / TV / TS
Information last updated: 11 March 2010

Order of Perpetual Indulgence

The Sisters and Brothers of OPI are part of a world wide order of queer men and women of all sexualities which is open to all who feel the habit. Its tenents are: The expungation of stigmatic guilt and the promulgation of universal joy.

Email: sister.bobby@moravia.thesisters.org.uk
Website: www.thesisters.org.uk
Address: Convent of Morovia, 2–4 Lamb Street, Bishopmill, Elgin, Moray, IV30 2DG
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / TV / TS
Information last updated: 25 November 2016

Order of Perpetual Indulgence Convent of Dunn Eideann

The Sisters and Brothers of the Order of Perpetual Indulgence are part of a worldwide order of queer men and women of all sexualities. Formed around 1979 in response to attacks on the queer community by fundamentalist religious organisations, its tenets are: The expiation of stigmatic guilt, and The promulgation of universal joy. By eradicating guilt and promoting universal joy, we aim to end prejudice and intolerance towards those who ’dare to be different’. By manifesting in habit, the Sisters and Brothers challenge gender stereotypes and the oppression of organised religious orthodoxy, which still refuses to accept queers (or, indeed, anyone living an ’unacceptable’ lifestyle) as being equal members of society with a right to their sexuality.

Email: sisterathletico@drink.demon.co.uk
Website: www.thesisters.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OPI.Edinburgh
Address: Sister Athletico de la Bain, OPL c/o PO Box 666, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH7 5YW
Gender: Mixed Gay / Bisexual Men
Information last updated: 25 November 2016

Out & About Hiking—Dublin

The Out and About hiking group (originally the Hirschfeld Outdoors Group) was set up in December 1989 as a social outlet for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and their friends – an alternative to the prevailing pub & club scene. Originally one Sunday outing a month was organised, with a mix of hikes, bicycle rides and visits to tourist attractions. Hiking proved the most popular of the outings, and Sunday hikes have now become the mainstay of the group. Hikes are now organised every Sunday of the year – except at Christmas. There is always a faster- and a slower-paced option each Sunday, the two groups meeting up for a drink at a local pub to finish off the day.

Email: gayhiking@gmail.com
Website: www.gay-hiking.org/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OutAndAboutHiking
Address: Dublin
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Straight
When: For Sunday hikes, we meet at 10:00 at the gates of the National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. Also check website...
Information last updated: 25 November 2016

OUT everywhere—online

Email: hello@outeverywhere.com
Website: www.outeverywhere.com/
Address: 3 Bramley’s Barn, The Menagerie, Escrick, York, Yorkshire, YO19 6ET
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / TV / TS
Information last updated: 25 November 2016

OUT2Tennis Dublin

Welcome to Out2Tennis, Ireland's largest Gay Tennis Network. Founded originally as Out4Tennis® and part of the OutinIreland® sports group in 2006, the group went through a few changes in 2011 and re-launched itself under the new name Out2Tennis in 2012. The Out2Tennis group aims to provide the opportunity for members of the gay community and their friends to come together and play tennis, regardless of their playing level while also giving them the opportunity to compete in a few different tournaments annually.

Email: info@out2tennis.com
Website: www.out2tennis.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Out2tennis
Twitter: @Out2Tennis
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / TV / TS
Information last updated: 25 November 2016

OutUWE - University of the West of England's LGBT Society

Social Club for students and non-students alike, as well as lending help and support, campaigns and fund-raising for LGBT issues and awarenesses.

Telephone: 07596 582 598
Email: outuwe@live.co.uk or sarah@lgbtbristol.org.uk
Website: www.lgbtbristol.org.uk/about-us/
Address: LGBT Bristol, St Paul’s Learning Centre, 94, Grosvenor Road, Bristol BS2 8XJ
Gender: Mixed
Where: In and Around Bristol and UWE
How much: Annual £5 UWE Students, £8 any other
Information last updated: 25 November 2016

OUTWEST Ireland

OUTWEST is a social group for Gay Men, Lesbians and BiSexuals in the West and North West of Ireland. They hold meetings every month and discos and other events regularly. The meetings gives Lesbians, Gays and BiSexuals an opportunity to meet together in relaxed and friendly atmosphere and to discuss group events and gay issues. People attend from Sligo, Donegal, Mayo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Galway and the midlands. On average 25 people attend, new faces appear regularly and are always welcome. The group organises social outings and events, some of which are discos held regularly in various venues in the west and north-west of Ireland.

Telephone: Text our Info-Line on: 087 972 5586
Email: info@outwest.ie
Website: www.outwestireland.ie/
Address: PO Box 58, Castlebar, County Mayo
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / TV / TS
When: Wed: 20.00–22.00 Helpline
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 25 November 2016

Oxford Brookes Students’ Union LGBT—Student Pride

The LGBT soc is one of the Oxford Brookes Student’s Union’s oldest societies. Their aim is to look after the well-being and welfare of all LGBT and sexually curious students of Oxford Brookes University. They have a working partnership with the LGBT Officer at the Students’ Union which represents their views to the Union, University and externally. Other than the SU resources, they are the only dedicated service for LGBT students at Oxford Brookes University. They aim to look after the LGBT community at Oxford Brookes University. This means talking to the community and finding out what you want and then acting upon it. They also actively campaign on issues that affect all LGBT students. They offer advice and support to those in the community who require it ; they have a very active MSN group and more private conversations can be arranged. They’ve also got lots of information on this site, written by members past and present, with advice on getting on with getting "out" and the Oxford scene. They also give the community the chance to gather at the many, regular social events. It’s a great chance to make some new friends and have a good time! Also organisers of Student Pride: www.studentpride.co.uk Event: 16th June 2007 in Manchester this year.

Telephone: Campus: 01865 741 111 Events Team: 01865 484864
Email: events@brookes.ac.uk
Website: www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/events/lgbt--identity--rights--pride-and-community/
Address: Helena Kennedy Student Centre, Headington Hill Campus, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 OBP
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay
Information last updated: 25 November 2016

Oxford University LGBsoc

As ever, the committee will be working hard to put on lots of entertaining events. The resulting action-packed events list for Hilary Term 2007 can be found on the events page. This term they will be having our weekly drinks social on a Tuesday with the intention of going on to Poptartz at Love Bar afterwards. Other highlights include a trip to London in 3rd week and a free pizza and wine night in 1st week. If you’re feeling shy then you can email the welfare officers or any of them on the committee to arrange to be met before one of the events and introduced to some friendly people.

Telephone: 01865 270777
Email: secretary@oxlgbtq.org.uk
Website: www.oxlgbtq.org.uk/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OULGBTQ/
Twitter: @OULGBTQ
Address: New Barnet House, Little Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2HU
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual
Information last updated: 25 November 2016

People Like Us PLUS

People Like Us, Stockport or PLUS for short is a social group for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered community. This has been established to give those who want an alternative to ’The Scene’ somewhere to go. Workers from LGF in Manchester, Health Education, Police anti-hate crime, the CVS, Mind and Age Concern are giving assistance. In the longer term it is intended that members will run the group and the professionals will continue to be available for information and support. Meeting are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Arden Arms, Millgate, Stockport. See separate entry for the Arden Arms.

Telephone: 07562 269 558
Email: info@stockportplus.org
Website: www.stockportplus.org/
Address: Stockport, Greater Manchester
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / TV / TS
When: Second Wednesday
Where: 8pm in The Arden Arms pub (website for direction)
Information last updated: 24 November 2016

Positive Life (Positive East)

Positive Life is an activities group run by and for HIV positive gay men. Meeting at the Positive East Stepney Centre, the group is open to all HIV positive gay men, bisexual men, and those who do not necessarily identify as gay, embracing men from all ethnic backgrounds. If you live, work or receive your healthcare in East London then this group is for you. It aims to help HIV positive gay men: Develop a new social network with other HIV positive gay men Become more knowledgeable about HIV and its treatments Obtain and provide peer support with other HIV positive gay men The meetings are a mix of information and social events, with a wide range of topics available for discussion.

Telephone: 020 7791 2855
Email: talktome@positiveeast.org.uk
Website: www.positiveeast.org.uk/services/gaymgroups.php
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PositiveEast
Twitter: @PositiveEast
Address: Positive East Stepney Centre, 159 Mile End Road, Mile End, London, E1 4LQ
Gender: Mixed Gay / Bisexual Men
Information last updated: 24 November 2016

Praa (Birmingham South Asians LGBT)

Social group for Asian (Indian and Parkistani men) on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Orgainised by Healthy Gay Life (HGL).

Telephone: Birmingham LGBT 0121 643 0821
Email: khakanqureshi@gmail.com
Website: www.blgbt.org/directory/birmingham-south-asians-lgbt/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/findingavoice
Twitter: @brumasianlgbt
Gender: Men Only
When: on the third Wednesday of every month, 6.30pm
Where: at the LGBT Centre in Birmingham at the LGBT Centre in Birmingham
Information last updated: 24 November 2016

Pride in Plymouth

Pride in Plymouth is a non-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) that brings people and groups together to celebrate and promote the diversity and talent that exist within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities in Plymouth. The information, advice and support made available through our events and the pride in Plymouth network with our website as the hub allows us to advance community education so we can work together to eliminate discrimination in relation to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (lgbt) people in Plymouth, the surrounding area and further afield. In 2012 we organised Plymouth’s first proper outdoor ‘gay pride’ that was held in Devonport Park – the event was a huge success with over 1,500 people attending. We returned to Devonport Park on the 20th July 2013 with an even bigger event.

Telephone: Phone / Text 07935 306 029
Website: www.prideinplymouth.org.uk/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/prideinplymouth/
Twitter: @PrideinPlymouth
Address: Pride in Plymouth (CIC), The Red House,, 22 MillBay Road,, Plymouth, PL1 3EG
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual
Information last updated: 24 November 2016

Q Milton Keynes Lesbian Social Group

Q:alliance is a registered charity that provides support, information and representation for the LGBTQ+ people who live, work and play in Milton Keynes. Since we were founded in 1998 we have helped the local LGBTQ+ community in a variety of ways, for instance through our HQMK Youth Group, TYMK Youth Group, General Assembly, publishing local events, social groups and our Counselling Service.

Telephone: 01908 241528 or 07930 747245
Website: www.qalliance.org.uk
Address: Box 227, 548-550 Elder House,, Elder Gate,, Milton Keynes, MK9 1LR
Gender: Lesbians only
When: Fri: from 18.00 last Friday
Information last updated: 15 December 2016

Q You—Milton Keynes

All run by volunteers, we will be putting on a range of fabulous events over the summer with anything from speed dating to wine tasting! The idea is simple, you team up with one or two other people to arrange a one-off event at Q:space. You can either think of your own, choose what one from the list below or we can give you an event. You will get help and support from staff and your co-organizers. Maybe you want to do it with friends or maybe you’d like us to choose who you do it with? You will not be alone and you will get all the help you need. You can choose either a weekend or weekday evening. It’s a one-off event so there is no pressure of long term commitment!

Email: communications@qalliance.org.uk
Website: qalliance.org.uk
Address: Box 227, 548-550 Elder House,, Elder Gate,, Milton Keynes, MK9 1LR
Information last updated: 18 November 2016

Queer Space / Lesbian Line/ In-Space

QueerSpace meets every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. in the Cara-Friend rooms located in Cathedral Buildings, Lower Donegall Street, Down-town Belfast, just down the road from the Kremlin and opposite St. Anne’s Cathedral.

Telephone: 028 9023 8668
Email: info@queerspace.org.uk
Website: www.queerspace.org.uk
Address: Queer Space, 3rd floor Belfast LGBT Centre, 23-31 Waring street, Belfast BT1 2DX
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual
When: Wed: 1930–2130 (collective meeting) Thu: 1930–2200 Lesbian Helpline Fri: See website Sat: 1500–1800 In-Space drop-in
Information last updated: 18 November 2016

Rainbow Families (Brighton & Hove)

Rainbow Families is an informal social group for lesbian and gay families in Brighton and Hove and surrounding areas. They aim to create a friendly, inclusive space for our children to enjoy being with other children who have same-sex parents, whatever their origins. Everyone is welcome and they look forward to meeting new people. They meet on the 1st Sunday of every month from 10.00 to 13.00 at Five Ways Pre-School Club, 8 Florence Road, Brighton. There is a large, enclosed garden for the children to play in while parents have a cup of tea, and plenty of room indoors when the weather is bad. They usually have a pot-luck lunch together at about midday.

Telephone: 07951 082013
Email: info@rainbowfamilies.org.uk
Website: www.rainbowfamilies.org.uk
Twitter: @BNRainbowFamly
Address: 58 Stanmer Villas, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 7HN
Gender: Mostly Lesbians, Some Gay Men
When: Sun: 10.30–13.00 1st Sunday
Where: Five Ways Pre-School Club
Information last updated: 18 November 2016

Remnants Women’s Hockey Club

Remnants run two teams and have a full season of fixtures. Socially, they’re all fairly eccentric in their own individual ways and they try to hold a good few social events throughout the year to raise money, drink and be merry. Home matches played in Strood (Rochester), Kent. SWITCBOARD: They cannot confirm this information is accurate and are awaiting confirmation.

Email: secretary@remnantshockey.org.uk
Website: www.remnantshockey.org.uk
Gender: Women Only
Information last updated: 11 March 2010

Renaissance Online

Renaissance Online – your portal to a lots of information about the trans lifestlyle. Some serious some lighthearted and some things completely alternative. If you live in or visit NW UK you will also find all you need to know about Renaissance Social Evenings in Blackpool Since its early days, near Preston, Renaissance social evenings have become an established part of the North West trans scene. and twice a month attracts many trans people to its Blackpool hotel venue. They want to make their site as useful and interesting as possible, so they are always delighted to receive articles or news items, for consideration, on any transgender related topic. Dee Suzanne Gallagher

Email: renaissance2@blueyonder.co.uk
Website: www.gynwayblackpool.com/renaissancetransgender</u>forum.htm
Gender: TV / TS
Information last updated: 18 November 2016

Robert Gordon University Student Association LGBT Society

RGU’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Society is a group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender students. The LGBT Society seeks to organise fun social events, nights out, fundraisers, LGBT campaign’s and much, much more! Let THEM know what YOU want to do!!! SWITCHBOARD: Student group activity vary from year to year.

Telephone: 01224 262 000
Website: www.rgu.ac.uk/student-life/campus-life/student-union/societies/societies/
Address: Robert Gordon University Students' Union, Union Way (RGU SPORT Building), Garthdee Campus , Garthdee Road , Aberdeen , AB10 7GE
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual
Information last updated: 18 November 2016

Saathi night

Welcome to the Official Saathi Night Website. The idea behind Saathi Night began when a group of like mined friends came to together, in the hope of setting up a monthly South Asian Gay Club Night, in the heart of the Birmingham Gay Scene. Saathi Night is one of the most entertaining and friendliest South Asian Gay and Lesbian club nights to go to. It has always stuck firm to its belief in playing the best in urban and desi music. Primarily the focus is on Bollywood and Bhangra yet there is a heavy influence of Garage, R’n’B and Hip-Hop and not forgetting everyone’s favourite, what has made Saathi Night what it is today...good old fashioned Boliyan and Giddha! Punjabi spoken and understood. Check the website or phone to confirm details of venues. DV8 and Cobs Club current venues.

Telephone: 0121 440 6161 or 07966 235290
Email: info@saathinight.com
Website: www.saathinight.com
Address: c/o HGL, Centre for Community Health, Frank Street, Highgate, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0YA
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual
When: Fri: Second
Where: The Village is in Hurst Street, see separate entry.
Information last updated: 19 August 2010

Sapphic Ireland

Sapphic Ireland welcomes all pre/post op transsexual women who ID as lesbian /bisexual. SapphicIreland.com is a woman-only forum and predominantly designed for woman-centric debate and expression of opinion. All political viewpoints are welcome provided they are expressed in a respectful and constructive manner and in order to stimulate rather than stymie debate.

Website: www.sapphicireland.com
Gender: Lesbians only
Information last updated: 11 March 2010

Sheffield LGBT Choir (Out Aloud Sheffield)

This new choir starts meeting from 20th September 2006. You do not need to read music and can even be a bathroom baratone. They are sure you will enjoy singing and the community that comes with it.

Telephone: 07892 896 806
Email: info@outaloud.org.uk
Website: www.outaloud.org.uk/
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual
When: Wed: Rehersals 19.15 for 19.30 until 21.30
Information last updated: 17 November 2016

Si Transgendered People in Ireland (TENI)

Sí is a self help and social group for the spectrum of Irish transvestites, transsexuals, transgenderists and crossdressers. The generic term "Transgender" is used to encompass all. Sí’s philosophy is one of openness and inclusiveness and all transgendered individuals are welcome to join. Sí was established in January 1999 by a founding meeting of 20 members. Support for wives and partners available.

Telephone: + 353 (01) 873 3575
Email: office@teni.ie
Website: www.teni.ie/
Address: Transgender Equality Network Ireland, Unit 2, 4 Ellis Quay, Dublin 7, Ireland
Gender: TS only
Information last updated: 17 November 2016

Sister Act!

Sister Act is a group for women of all ages, the majority of whom are lesbian or bisexual, in the East Anglian region. They provide a lively monthly newsletter and hold regular events which include: Sports Evening—Rounders in the summer months and indoor sports in the winter. Book Club—Meeting once a month for lively discussion and debate. Mums and Kids group—hold a variety of events on the last Sunday of every month. Winter Video Evenings—held each month, with popcorn in abundance. New Members Evenings—come and meet some other Sister Acters in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Weekend Breaks—including Eastbourne International Tennis Tournament, Ireland and camping etc.

Email: enquiries@sisteract.org
Website: www.sisteract.org
Address: PO Box 294, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1US
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Bisexual Women
Where: Contact Sister Act! for details of venues and directions.
Information last updated: 11 March 2010

Society for Lovers Of Slapstick Happenings / SLOSH

Website: www.slosh.org.uk/
Address: P O Box 73, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 4TS
Gender: Mostly Gay Men, Some Bisexual Men
Information last updated: 17 November 2016

Soho & Westminster LGBT Community Forum

The Soho & Westminster LGBT Community Forum is open to anyone living, working, spending leisure-time in Soho and the City of Westminster. It brings together a range of non-commercial LGBT groups, local churches,voluntary groups, police, local Health and Council services.

Telephone: Chair-person : Martin Pendergast - 0208 986 0807 Secretary: Mark Platt - mabbes1408@gmail.com - 0771 276 6772
Email: swlgbtforum@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/SohoWestminsterLgbtCommunityForum?fref=ts
Twitter: @SWLGBTF
Address: Soho & Westminster LGBT Community Forum, PO Box 24632, London E9 6XF
Gender: Mixed
When: 2nd Wednesday of each month, except August
Where: usually at 56 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 6AQ
How much: Free
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 28 January 2015

South Coast Bears Bournemouth—scbears

They are based in Bournemouth and started January 2005 with our Launch Party, and now meet on the first Friday of every month upstairs in The Branksome, Bournemouth every month. Updates of past and present eventsare available on the website. Event: 27th to 29th July 2007

Website: www.scbears.com
Address: Bournemouth, Dorset
Gender: Gay Men Only
Information last updated: 11 March 2010

Southampton Gay Man's Chorus

The Southampton Gay Men's Chorus brings together gay and gay-friendly men for the purpose of singing as a choir in a warm and social environment. We perform at various events to raise money for charity. All are welcome with or without singing experience, and there is no requirement to read music (although it helps). A wide range of music is sung including classical, jazz, show tunes, pop songs and folk.

Telephone: 07931 578 469
Email: info@sgmc.org.uk
Website: www.sgmc.org.uk
Facebook: SouthamptonGayMensChorus
Gender: Male
When: Mondays 8-10pm (excluding bank holidays)
Where: We rehears at the Edmund Kell Unitarian Church, Bellevue Road, Southampton. S015 2AY
How much: £15.00 per month
Beginners welcome: Yes
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 10 April 2017

Southampton Gay Men's Chorus

The Southampton Gay Men's Chorus brings together gay and gay-friendly men for the purpose of singing as a choir in a warm and social environment. We perform at various events to raise money for charity. All are welcome with or without singing experience, and there is no requirement to read music (although it helps). A wide range of music is sung including classical, jazz, show tunes, pop songs and folk.

Telephone: 07931 578 469
Email: info@sgmc.org.uk
Website: www.sgmc.org.uk
Facebook: SouthamptonGayMensChorus
Gender: Male
When: Mondays 8-10pm (excluding bank holidays)
Where: We rehears at the Edmund Kell Unitarian Church, Bellevue Road, Southampton. S015 2AY
How much: £15.00 per month
Beginners welcome: Yes
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 10 April 2017

Space Youth Project

Space Youth Project groups are open to young people and it's free! Space has grown rapidly over the years from one group based in Bournemouth first founded in 2002 to over six different areas in Dorset and still growing. The Project has supported hundreds of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people over the years. All groups have fabulous youth workers on hand and are peer-led so its up to you what happens.

Another part of what SYP do is raise awareness; they go on marches, parades, gatherings and talk to other youth organisations about why diversity is important. All SYP groups are 100% confidential. They're here for you, they can offer you advice and support on just about anything from coming out, feeling good about yourself to safer sex, drugs and alcohol, emotional support and anything else that's on your mind!

There are weekly groups in Bournemouth and Poole, a fortnightly group in Dorchester and groups that meet monthly in Weymouth and Sherborne. In addition SYP run a fortnightly Trans group.

Telephone: 07973 405280
Email: hello@spaceyouthproject.co.uk
Website: http://www.spaceyouthproject.co.uk
Facebook: SYPDorset
Twitter: @spacedorset
Address: Room 238, Bournemouth & Poole College, North Road, Poole, BH14 0LS
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Trans/ Questioning
When: See website for details of individual groups
Where: See website for group locations in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Dorchester, Sherborne and Weymouth
How much: Free
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 11 November 2016

Sparkle TG Celebration

Sparkle is an important part of the TG calendar. Sparkle is a showcase for all things TG, see TG artist exhibit at The Place, listen to TG bands at the Thompson Arms, dance to TG DJ’s at various clubs along Canal Street and find out just who the real TG Boys and Girls are from the UK and around the world. They have our own form of expression, style and attitude. The world now realises that Transgender is vast and not “black and white”. From full on frilly maids outfits, wearing nail varnish, cutting your hair short and wearing only trousers. Being TG is not limited to any sex or any culture. Be part of the celebration now and ride the wave of the excitment and opportunities appearing in the TG world today. Event: Sparkle 22nd to 24th June 2007, Manchester—Canal Street. Event: Sparkle 25th August 2007 at Manchester Pride.

Email: info@sparkle.org.uk
Website: www.sparkle.org.uk/index.htm
Address: Sparkle Charity, 83 Ducie Street, Manchester, M1 2JQ
Gender: TV / TS
Information last updated: 11 November 2016

Stafford Social Group for lesbians, gay men & bisexuals

Monthly Social Group meeting in central Stafford location on last Tuesday of the month. SWITCHBOARD: There is currently no information on this group.

Website: www.gaystaffordshire.co.uk/LGBT-groups.htm
Address: Staffordshire
Information last updated: 11 November 2016

Stepping Out—Leeds

Stepping Out is a social group for lesbians and women questioning their sexuality in the Yorkshire area. Meetings are held in Leeds city centre.

Telephone: 0113 2453588
Email: enquiries@theotherguide.org
Website: www.theotherguide.org/
Address: Calverley Street , Leeds , LS1, Yorkshire
Gender: Lesbians only
When: Mon: Every 3rd Monday
Information last updated: 11 November 2016

Stirling University LGB Society

Welcome to LGBT! They are one of the most active societies on campus, with over 70 members. Their aim is to allow members to meet like-minded people in a safe enviroment. It allows you to make friends, learn about important issues. They have various nights out, social nights, guest speakers and campaign on liberation issues. All students are welcome, however they identify themselves.

Telephone: 01786 467166
Email: heunion@stir.ac.uk
Website: https://www.stirlingstudentsunion.com/clubssocieties/societies/lgbt/
Address: University of Stirling Students' Union, The Robbins Centre, The University of Stirling, FK9 4LA
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay
Information last updated: 11 November 2016

Stitch & Bitch Knitting Therapy

They’re a new london-based group for all stitchers, bitchers and crafty queers. They meet on the first and third wednesday evenings of the month in a queer (or queer-friendly) venue in central london. Four of them met and started stitching and bitching together at this year’s bicon, and it was such good therapy that they decided to bring it back with us to london. They think there are probably quite a few other crafty queers in the capital, so they hope you’ll join them. you don’t have to be able to stitch or bitch, they can show you how to do both. queer stitch&bitch is open to all queer people who want to have a go.

Email: queerstitch@yahoo.co.uk
Website: uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/queer_stitchandbitch/
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual
When: Wed: 1st and 3rd evening
Information last updated: 11 March 2010

Striding Out

Striding Out is a group for lesbian walking breaks. This is an informal set-up with the aims of a creating a friendly and inclusive social get-together for a smallish group (8-12 women), staying in a variety of accommodations for 2-4 nights, and walking with a qualified guide in beautiful areas around the UK with like-minded souls.

The main hub of the group is the Striding Out Facebook group. This is a closed (so private) group with over 600 members. Details and photos of previous, current and future holidays can be seen here. Alternatively, there is an email list: the current programme and updates are sent out to this list. Please do request to join either of these!

The aim is to create informal opportunities for a relaxed get-together to walk, eat, drink and explore beautiful areas. It's inclusive, flexible and friendly, and the walks are at a comfortable pace for the group. They’re not obligatory or intended to be arduous and it’s fine to do your own thing – or to extend or shorten walks independently! Most women come alone; a few come with a friend or partner. There are usually a mixture of single occupancy and twin/double rooms. Before a walking break, group emails are sent out in case anyone wants to chat or share transport.

Email: stridingout1@gmail.com
Gender: Female
When: Email for details
Where: Email for details
How much: Prices of walks vary -- email for the current programme
Beginners welcome: Yes
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 18 May 2018

Student Christian Movement

SCM is a movement seeking to bring together students of all denominations to explore the Christian faith in an open-minded and non-judgemental environment. All people are welcome because diversity is a gift to be celebrated. They recognise the importance of respect for and openness to other faiths. Faith and social justice cannot be separated—Christians must be equipped to engage with contemporary theological, political and social issues. Thinking through and questioning faith ensures that it remains alive and dynamic.

Telephone: 0121 426 4918
Website: www.movement.org.uk
Address: Grays Court, 3 Nursery Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3JX
Gender: Mostly Gay Men, Some Lesbians, Some Straight
Information last updated: 11 November 2016

Surrey and London Association of Gay Organizations / SLAGO

Email: info@slago.org.uk
Website: www.slago.org.uk/
Address: PO Box 69025, London SW17 8PY
Gender: Mostly Gay Men, Some Lesbians
Information last updated: 11 November 2016

Swansea University Students’ Union LGBT Society / LGBTsoc

The LGBTsoc provides peer support as well as chances to socialise and/or get involved in campaigns or politics. The social meetings are open to anyone who is, or who thinks they may be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or queer. There is a different activity/event each week, from going out on the scene, to relaxing in a union bar, to bowling, cinema, etc. The campaign meetings are open to anyone regardless of sexuality, who believes in the liberation and equality of LGBT people. Activities vary dependant on the current campaigns, but generally revolve around actions on campus, within the students’ union or NUS. Both meetings provide support from peers. SWITCHBOARD: Activity in students union groups varies from year to year.

Telephone: 01792 295466
Email: info@swansea-union.co.uk
Website: www.swansea-union.co.uk/about/lgbt/
Address: Swansea University Students’ Union, Singleton Park, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA2 8PQ
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / TV / TS
When: Tue: Social Meeting: from 8pm in the SCR, 3rd floor, Fu Thu: Campaign Meeting: from 7pm in the Societies’ Centr
Where: The Singleton Campus is situated about 2 miles west of the City Centre, on Mumbles Road. It is next to the Singleton Hospital site.
Information last updated: 11 November 2016

Thames Valley Positive Support

TVPS supports people affected by HIV in Berkshire. We have drop in centres in Slough and Reading where people can access our services which include counselling and individual and group peer support. We also offer advice regarding benefits, immigration issues, debt, housing and returning to work. We run workshops focussing on areas such as adhering to medication, disclosure and relationships. We also offer HIV testing at various venues throughout the county.

Telephone: Slough 01628 603400 or Reading 0118 9353730
Email: Slough office@tvps.org.uk or Reading reading@tvps.org.uk
Website: www.tvps.org.uk
Address: PO Box 1433, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 6YG
Gender: HIV+
When: MMonday to Friday, 8.30-4.30
Information last updated: 11 November 2016

Trans Men Scotland

Trans Men Scotland is a self help support group for all female to male transgender people.

Telephone: 07751 973 338
Email: transmenscotland@gmail.com
Website: https://transmenscotland.wordpress.com/
Address: Meeting at LGBT Centre, 9 Howe Street, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH3 6TE
Gender: TV / TS
When:
Where: Email for details
Information last updated: 11 November 2016

Trans Unite

Trans Unite is a website that allows members of the transgender & non-binary communities to find a support group local to them (or even an online-only group - see website link below).

The site is run by volunteers and a not-for-profit organisation. Trans Unite is the most up-to-date resource for the UK and online-based support groups; users can find a local group and even message them directly from the Trans Unite website using the "Contact Group" button. Trans Unite doesn't store any details and the site is secured by SSL.

Groups are being verified and added to the website on an ongoing basis, alongside the site's next focus being online groups with Discord Servers, Telegram and Facebook groups becoming increasingly popular to compliment those that meet up in person.

Website: https://www.transunite.co.uk/
Information last updated: 11 April 2018

Triangle Gay Deaf Group

Informal group meets at Manchester Deaf Centre about once a month, usually on a Friday or Saturday. Mail can be sent to the address given and will be collected. Location of meeting places varies.

Email: triangle_club@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.manchesterdeafcentre.com/groups/triangle-club
Address: PO Box 153, Manchester, M60 1LP
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual
Information last updated: 10 November 2016

Waverley Care Juice / Gay Men’s Group

An informal social group for gay and bisexual men meeting at Solas. They offer mutual support, informatino activities, guest speakers and FUN!

Phone for details, see the separate entry for Solas.

Telephone: 0131 661 0982
Website: www.waverleycare.org
Address: 113 Oxgangs Road North, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH14 1EB
Gender: HIV+
Where: Contact Waverley for directions.
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 25 March 2010

Way Out Club

The Way Out Club holds events at Charlies Bar (see entry in Venues) as well as advertising other events and groups. Wear whatever you want at Charlies amongst over 200 you will always be in good company and feel comfortable with what you choose to wear. Dress as a man or a woman they have a very mixed crowd—Many women partners and men friends enjoy the club and many say that they find the club more relaxed and fun to be at than "straight" clubs. Many of their male guests are men who ’dress’ in private but not in public. Other men enjoy the chance to meet girls that have that little bit ’extra’. Respect and politeness is respected from all and those who do not understand the meaning of this and cause offence may be asked to leave by Vicky, Steffan or security. Some of the men and women guests have been regulars since they first opened in 1993. As have many of their Tranny regulars. They have new faces EVERY week who they all enjoy meeting and making welcome. WayOut is open to any one. However for an anual fee of £35 You receive a £5 entry discount after 11pm at The WayOut Club (£2 entry discount If not in drag). saving plenty for regulars who arrive after 23.00. See separate entry for Charlies. WOW! a glossy magazine is produced by Wayout. The website contains a lot of useful features and information.

Telephone: 07958 473 599 or 07778 157290
Website: www.thewayoutclub.com
Address: WayOut, PO Box 70, Enfield, London, EN1 2AE
Gender: TV / TS
When: Sat: 21.00–04.00 event @ Charlies
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 25 March 2010

West London Gay Bridge Club

WLGBC is a gay and lesbian bridge club playing duplicate bridge, once a week in West London.

Unfortunately absolute beginners cannot be accommodated; some knowledge of the game of Bridge is required. The club plays Duplicate Pairs and can arrange partners.

Telephone: Andy 020 7537 2481 or Chris 020 7266 1358
Email: wlgbc-owner@yahoogroups.co.uk
Website: www.wlgbc.co.uk
Address: Meet upstairs at The Victoria, 10a Strathearn Place, Bayswater, London, W2 2NH
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay
When: every Monday evening
Where: See website for details
Beginners welcome: No
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 10 November 2016

Western Boys FtM Transgender Group

Western Boys is a support and social group for FTM identified people living in south west England. All are welcome from those exploring the way forward to those who transioned some years ago.

Telephone: 07811 814 302
Email: admin@westernboys.org
Website: www.westernboys.org
Address: meeting at Friends Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4ER
Gender: TV / TS
When: Sat: 1800–2100 Third Saturday
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 10 November 2016

Whitstable Dykes

Whitstable Dykes is a group for lesbian, bi, trans and queer women in the Whitstable area (incl. Canterbury, weekend visitors, etc.), to meet up, organise events, have fun and exchange info on what’s going on in the area. To join the mailing list, email: whitstabledykes-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Email: whitstabledykes@hotmail.com
Website: groups.yahoo.com/group/whitstabledykes
Address: Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1AD
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Bisexual Women
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 25 March 2010

Wolverhampton LGBT Network

A voice for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community who live, work, study or socialise in Wolverhampton. LGBT Wolverhampton aims to address some of the many complex issues surrounding life for the LGBT community. It holds informal meetings on a regular basis and monthly open meetings usually on the first Monday of every month at 18.00 in The Greyhound, Bond Street, Wolverhampton. Everyone is free to come along and discuss issues that are important to them.

Telephone: 01902 711818
Email: lgbtwolverhampton@yahoo.co.uk
Website: lgbtwolverhampton.org.uk
Address: c/o Terrance Higgins Trust, 242–244 Bond House, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV2 4AS
Gender: Mixed Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / TV / TS
Information last updated: 25 March 2010

Women in Tune

Women In Tune, the WIT Women’s Music Festival and all the events ever since, came out of a vision that became a momentum that translated into the first women’s music camp in September 1998. An average of 250 women attend the event each year, from all over Wales, the UK and increasingly from Europe, occasionally from beyond. Each event has had its own qualities, has left women feeling that something important has touched her life. There are, however, certain criteria that are common to each WIT Women’s

Telephone: 01570 493288
Email: witinfo@womenintune.org.uk
Website: http://www.womenintune.co.uk/
Address: Swn Y Ddol,, Llanfair Clydogau,, Lampeter,, Ceredigion,, Wales,, SA48 8LD
Gender: Lesbians only
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 10 November 2016

Women on Women (WOW) Norfolk

This is a social drop-in voluntarily run by local women on Saturdays for befriending and support. WOW provides a safe and welcoming space for women of all ages and backgrounds to meet.

Telephone: 01603 625 822
Email: wsw@norfolklgbtproject.co.uk
Website: http://www.womenonwomen.co.uk/contact-us/
Gender: Women Only
When: Sat: 13.30–15.30
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 10 November 2016

Womens Link

A social group based in the Home Counties run by and for lesbian women with a membership of over 130 women from all walks of life, they are a diverse and friendly group, holding several social events each month in local venues and members’ homes.

Email: contacts@womenslink.co.uk
Website: www.womenslink.co.uk
Address: PO Box 44, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG3 6ZU
Gender: Lesbians only
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 25 March 2010

Youth out East

Are you under 21 and looking for a space away from the scene to meet local LGBT and questioning people where you can be yourself and share experiences in a relaxed, supportive environment? ELOP’s Youth out East offers just the space to meet and get to know people without the usual social pressures. We meet every Wednesday from 6pm – 9:00pm with different activities to take part in such as film nights and group outings, as well as the usual pool table, LGBT library, music, and good conversation! Entry: £1.

Telephone: 02085093898
Email: youth@elop.org
Website: http://elop.org/
Address: ELOP Centre 56-60 Grove Road Walthamstow E17 9BN
Gender: Mixed
When: Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm
Where: See address
How much: £1
Beginners welcome: Yes
New members welcome: Yes
Information last updated: 9 February 2017
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