East Midlands LGB&T Groups
For a comprehensive listing of groups and organisations in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, click here to view Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Lesbian and Gay Switchboard’s Directory.
Website: www.ageuk.org.uk Tel: 01332 343232
Age Concern Derby & Derbyshire, Derby Office, 15 The Morledge, Derby, DE1 2AW
Publications, Advocacy & Support for the older LGBT community.
Al-Fatiha is dedicated to Muslims of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning or exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity (LGBTIQQ), and their families, friends and allies. It operates in the East Midlands as well as other areas.
BANNA LESBIAN HOUSING
42 Mapperley rd, Nottingham, NG3 5AS
Reasonably priced lesbian housing and accommodation in Nottingham.
Seeks lesbians to volunteer as co-op members.
Tel: Healthy Gay Nottingham: 0115 947 6868 (daytimes) or Switchboard: 0115 9348485 (evenings)
Gay Men’s Group
Social group for gay and bisexual men of all ages.
Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 8pm, at 12, Broad Street, Nottingham, with fun events, trips out, guest speakers, informal discussions, etc (doors open 7.30pm – entrance by ringing the bell).
Temple Community Centre, Nottingham Road
Nuthall, Nottingham, NG16 1DP
Telephone: Nottingham Chameleon mobile (07896 133461) which will be answered by one of the organisers of the group on Thursday evenings. There is a recorded message at all other times.
Cross-dressing group. Nottingham Chameleons is one of the longest established support groups of the TS/TV community in the UK. They now meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Temple community centre.
CHESTERFIELD WOMEN’S GROUP
The Women@Tennyson women’s group meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm-9pm.
The group is open to all Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender women aged 16 to 116! They are a friendly, welcoming and diverse group who discuss a variety of issues affecting LBT women.
For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01246 559431
COVENTRY & WARWICKSHIRE FRIEND
LGBT helpline, support, information, befriending and social activities.
024 7671 4199
DERBY CITY COUNCIL – LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER EMPLOYEES NETWORK
Whether you’re out at work or not, you will receive a warm welcome if you come along to Derby City Council’s LGB&T Employee Network. The group offers members advice, help and support in a friendly and safe environment. The group is supported at a senior level and aim to remove barriers in the workplace and in service delivery that LGB&T employees and service users face. The network meetings are planned to fit around flexi time so, if you don’t want to, you won’t have to tell anybody that you are attending. Whether you need support, advice or just the opportunity to share your experiences, the network is there for you.
DERBY UNIVERSITY LGBT SOCIETY
Tel: 01332 591507
The student union has a LGB&T society.
DERBY WOMEN’S CENTRE
Tel: 01332 341633
Derby Womens Centre, Leopold House, 4 Leopold Street, Derby, DE1 2HE
Derby Women’s Centre is a resource for all women, over 18, in and around Derbyshire. It aims to improve the quality of life for women in Derbyshire. It has been operating for 30 years and supports women from all backgrounds, ages and cultures.
DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL LGBT EMPLOYEE NETWORK
Tel: 01629 538453 / 01629 538384
Membership is open to any employee of the County Council and any member of staff in a County school, including teachers. The Network meets every four months at different locations around the county and has an important role within the authority, where it helps shape employment and other policy, local services, and provides mutual support to LGB and T employees wherever they work.
To join the Network and find out more please contact the Network’s support officer, Helen Linacre on 01629 538453 or the Senior Policy Officer, Equalities, John Cowings on 01629 538384.
Derbyshire Friend, The Pavilion, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby, De1 1JF
A support service for anyone who is LGB&T, offering a range of services including, advice, support, switchboard, condoms and Chlamydia screening. We also offer training for groups on various topics including LGB&T awareness.
EAST MIDLANDS BI NETWORK
The East Midlands Bi Network is an e-mail network that arranges social events and meets online.
To join, send a blank e-mail to email@example.com
DERBYSHIRE SEXUAL HEALTH PROMOTION SERVICE
1 Tennyson Avenue, Chesterfield, S40 1LW
Contact: Gary Woodhouse
Tel-: 01246 559431
Outreach at Derby university monthly at Clarendon house, support and advisory service, Derby university, Buxton. Specific men’s group, youth, and women.
DPS – Derbyshire Positive Support
Tel: 01332 204020
Fax: 01332 332107
PO Box 124, Derby,DE1 9NZ
We aim to support people who are HIV positive, their partners, families, friends and carers. We provide education, information and advice to people with the condition, the medical and nursing profession, statutory and voluntary bodies, and members of the public.
EAT OUT (NOTTINGHAM)
A monthly dinner club. Eat, drink and be merry! Enjoy good conversation and good company. An excellent way to spend a Wednesday evening in Nottingham! Usually 12-20 diners. Newcomers always welcome.
If people subscribe to the mailing list, they will receive booking details in the monthly e-mails.
FFLAG, Po box 395, Little Stoke, Bristol, BS34 9AP
Supports parents and lesbian gay and bisexual daughters and sons.
Offers support to local parent groups. Central point of information exchange between parents and groups.
Address: Self Help Team, Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham Street,
Telephone: (0115) 911 1661
(Lesbians With M.E. group) Support and Social group for lesbians who suffer from M.E. (chronic fatigue syndrome). Meets every 3rd Saturday of the month.
FTM is a support group based in Nottingham for female to male transgender people. A social group that meets at the weekend in a pub called The Canal House. It is situated on Canal Street and the postcode is NG1 7EH.
GAY HIGH PEAK
Website offering information on health advice, gay friendly hotels, restaurants, and groups.
GAY OUTDOOR CLUB Telephone: 01522 520652
The Lincoln group organise regular monthly walks throughout the year and meet all over the county. Walks are normally on a Sunday. Friendly dogs are very welcome.
HEALTHY GAY NOTTINGHAM
The Health Shop, 12 Broad Street, Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 3AL
Working to support the sexual health and wellbeing of gay men in Nottingham. Offers free condoms, lube, sexual health advice and clinics.
Organises regular walks, often in Derbyshire, usually on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Walks are between 6 and 10 miles. Transport from Nottingham can often be arranged. In Summer, occasionally organises shorter mid-week walks. The group has been going over 10 years, regularly has 20-30 women on each Sunday walk. Also organises weekends away at rural Youth Hostels. A good place to network and find out about other local lesbian events.
HULL LESBIAN LINE
Telephone: 01482 214331
Lesbian line (Hull), P.O.Box 26, Kingston upon Hull, HU1 2RX
A confidential and none judgemental helpline for women. It is run by lesbians and is open Monday- 1900-2100. Women can also contact the service by post. There is also a befriending service and monthly disco’s, social evenings and occasional events. Thursday-1900-2100 3rd Thursday for socials, Saturday-19.45-2330 1st Saturday for gossip! Disco.
Tel: 01332 347315
105-106 The Old Court House, 18-22 St Peters Church Yard, Derby, DE1 1NN
Supporting all victims of honour based abuse and forced marriage.
LAFS (LESBIANS IN ASHFIELD FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT)
Tel: 07849 798802 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A social group for women between 16 and 160 who are lesbian,
bisexual or uncertain of their sexuality. Come along to this informal
group run by lesbians for a confidential chat, gain information/support
and make new friends. Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7pm to 9pm on the outskirts of Mansfield town centre. Please call for further details, venue, etc. An alternative venue is in operation occasionally.
LEICESTER BLACK AND MINORITY ETHNIC (BME) GROUP
Telephone Dennis on 0116 2547412 or Email email@example.com
Weekly meetings every Tuesday from 4pm. Meet in a safe, friendly and discreet environment.
The Leicester BME Group is a support group for Black and Minority Ethnic people who may be struggling to come to terms with their sexuality against cultural, religious or family pressures – or who may already be out and want to make new friends.
Fosse Community Centre, Mantle Road, Leicester, LE35HG
Tel: on day of meeting- 07704732232
Community centre- 01162221888
A group that meets on the 1st Saturday of each month between 7.30-10.30 pm. It offers a safe environment where individuals can express their transgender feelings.
Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Centre, 15 Wellington Street, Leicester, LE1 6HH.
Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Centre is a voluntary organisation established to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Provides information on subjects effecting LGBT people’s lives.
Leicester Pride is Leicester’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) festival.
LEICESTERSHIRE AIDS SUPPORT SERVICES / LASS
Michael Wood centre, 53 Regent Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 6YF
An independent and voluntary organisation set up to provide a range of services for people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who have been affected by HIV/AIDS. Open 9.30-4.30pm mon-fri.
LGCM Nottingham meets 3rd Friday of the month, and on other varying occasions as detailed on their leaflets.
LINCOLN STUDENTS UNION
Lincoln university, Brayford pool, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7TS
Tel: 01522 535553
As a society, the LGBT is open to all variations of people; making it essentially a society for like-minded friends. The society aims to provide a relaxed environment in the University for LGBT students and their friends and offer support for those students having a hard time and those discovering their sexuality.
This is an e-mail group for women. Can also be used by us/other organisations to send out information to women.
Group of lesbian and bi women who get together, drink fine ales and chat. Get-togethers are informal and there is a yahoo chat group. To find out more, join the chat groups by clicking the link above.
LOL (LIVE OUT LOUD)
Staff and student LGBT action group at Castle College. Organises social events, provides support and works to raise awareness of LGBT issues in the college and change policies and practices to ensure fair treatment of all LGBT staff and students. Contact via Bilsborough College LGBTQ, Bilborough College, College Way, Nottingham, NG8 4DQ. Telephone: 0115 815 5000
Derbyshire Friend, The Pavilion, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby, DE1 1JF
A youth group that meets every Saturday 1.30-5pm. For young people aged under 25 who are LGB&T or questioning.
MIDLANDS LGBT EMPLOYEE NETWORK
Whether you’re an employee or an employer, here you can find resources for all things Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans in the workplace – advice on company policies on LGBT issues, understanding of the law, or just someone to talk to about being LGBT at work.
The monthly free magazine bringing you all of the latest LGB&T news from the Midlands.
MORRIGAN LESBIAN HOUSING
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0115 9422229 for futher details.
Morrigan Lesbian Housing Co-operative aims to provide affordable, good
standard accommodation for lesbians who have the desire and commitment to manage their own housing through the Co-op. Compulsory General Meetings are held once a month and Members are required to actively participate in the administration of the co-operative.
NORTHAMPTON LESBIAN LINE
Telephone: 01664250887 Northampton LGB alliance, c/o NCompass,
13 Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1TY
The Northampton Lesbian Line (nick named the Line) is a separate organisation from the Northampton Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Alliance and has been running for approximately 14 years. A collective of volunteers run the Wednesday night telephone help-line and drop-in.
Open 19.30-21.30 Wednesday’s.
NOTTINGHAM & NOTTINGHAMSHIRE LESBIAN & GAY SWITCHBOARD
NLGS, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB
Monday to Friday 7-9.30 pm 0115 9348485 or 01623 621515 – answer phone at other times.
Provides information and support to LGBT people in and around
Switchboard will also provide training on LGB issues for other organisations.
NOTTINGHAM BALL BOIS FC
Telephone/SMS: 07828 014952
Nottingham’s gay and gay friendly team competes in the national Gay
Football Supporters’ Network League. We have training sessions on
Sunday evenings. Players of all ages and abilities welcome, as are
supporters and social members.
NOTTINGHAM BI-WOMEN’S GROUP
Nottingham Women’s Centre, 30 Chaucer Street, Nottingham
This is for all women who identify as bi, or who recognise attractions to more than one gender (even if they don’t use the word “bisexual”), or who are questioning their sexuality. A social group and emailing list.
PO BOX 8771, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 9AU
To promote equality and diversity, advance education and eliminate discrimination in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (lgbt) people, in particular but not exclusively in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire by staging an annual lgbt festival and by other such means consistent with charity law as the trustees decide.
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE’S RAINBOW HERITAGE
Nottinghamshire’s Rainbow Heritage
NVAC, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB.
Telephone: 0115 9349529
A local LGBT History Project. Its aims are:
1. To celebrate LGBT lives, hidden history and culture
2. To gather audio/video recordings of personal histories/experiences/opinions
3. To organise events for LGBT History Month and Nottingham Pride Festival as well as LGB awareness training
4. To establish a website and a heritage trail
5. To gather artefacts and memorabilia
Nottingham Trent student union-
Tel: 0115 8486200
Nottingham Trent university LGBT society. A group for LGBT students to met socially.
OPEN WALKING GROUP
Tel: 07950 843820
A walking group for LGBT people and friends & family
OUT, PROUD AND EQUAL IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
c/o The Northampton volunteering centre
15 St Giles st
A third-sector organisation to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) people in Northamptonshire. The organisation works with public sector bodies and the LGBT community to ensure services are LGBT-friendly.
OUTBURST (YOUNG PEOPLE’S LGB&T GROUPS)
The contact number for the Trans group is 07940 761 160. For details of the LGB group, please contact Base 51 on 0115 952 5040.
A group for lesbian, gay and bisexual young people up to the age of 25.
An opportunity to meet with other people of a similar age and sexuality, and to share common views and to have some fun.
The group meets weekly on Mondays at Base 51 on Glasshouse St.
There is also at Trans group which meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month 6.30-9 pm at the International Community Centre 61 Mansfield Road.
PANTHERS R.F.C (Rugby team)
The East Midland’s gay and gay-friendly rugby club, with a range of events and regular training & fixtures.
More information is available at http://panthersrfc.co.uk/ including a direct contact.
Otherwise conact by post at: The LGB&T Pavillion Centre, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby DE1 1JF
POSITIVE HEALTH LINCOLNSHIRE
Positive Health (Lincolnshire), 25 Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1XP, United Kingdom
Positive Health is a Lincoln based charity whose aim is to provide confidential information and support to people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. Positive Health consists of a prevention team providing Education and Training to the county’s Schools, Colleges, Nursing Homes, Youth Groups and other organisations. It also offers a 24hr helpline and a drop in centred manned by trained staff and volunteers every Thursday 10am-9pm.
Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Centre is a voluntary organisation established to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
QUEER YOUTH NETWORK
A national organisation that runs a resource website with information on local groups, news, a chat forum, events and issues.
Derbyshire Friend, The Pavilion, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby, De1 1JF
A weekly social and support group for men (incl transgendered men) who identify as gay or bisexual.
A social group based in Derby that aims to provide support and help to all those involved in the transgender community. It meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday’s of the month at The Crown Inn Public House, 40 Curzon Street, Derby, Derbyshire DE1 1LL.
Wilmot House, St James Court, Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1BT
An organisation that reaches out to young people who are at risk of exploitation.
Meeting monthly on the every 2nd Monday of the month at Nottingham Women’s Centre and networking online. Email email@example.com for details.
Contact Vicky at the Health Shop on Broad Street
Telephone: 0115 9475414
Offers support and information to heterosexual partners (current or former) of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender mates and mixed orientation couples for constructively resolving “coming out” issues etc.
SPECTRUM NETWORK Telephone: 01356 536953 Spectrum, PO Box 962, Northampton, NN4 4BY
An LGBT support group for the Northamptonshire police.
TRADE SEXUAL HEALTH
15 Wellington Street, LEICESTER, LE1 6HH
Trade sexual health is a hiv and aids prevention charity based in Leicester for anyone living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. trade sexual health provides free and confidential advice and support to anyone who identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, man who has sex with men (msm) or woman who has sex with women (wsw).
TBA works with the trans community, helping people accept their bodies and live more fulfilling lives. TBA run workshops and events in conjunction with other groups.
A group of transgender friends based in Derby giving support in Derby/Derbyshire and beyond. This is solely for the support of Trans people, family and friends. (TV/TS, Intersex young and old).
Derby Women’s Zone is a weekly social group for women who identify as lesbian, bisexual or questioning.
YOUTH @ TENNYSON
4 Rose Hill, Chesterfield, S40 1LW
Tel: 01246 559431
The group takes place every Wednesday 5-7pm, at the Derbyshire sexual health promotion service. It is open to young people aged 13-24. There is also a weekly drop in on Wednesdays at 2-4pm.