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Social groups

HIV Support

High Five 

Social and support group for gay & bisexual men affected by HIV.

The group is for gay and bi men who are directly affected by HIV. This includes men who are newly diagnosed and couples where one partner is HIV-positive and one is negative.

Hi5 provides a safe, social network, advice on wellbeing, employment and HIV-specific issues, as well as somewhere fun and informative to share experiences with others. The group also has a calendar of social events.

Date: Once a month
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Place: Due to confidentiality please contact group leader Alex (details below) for further details

Contact: Alex De Winter
Tel: 0116 254 1747
Email: alex@tradesexualhealth.com

Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) LGB&T Groups

Dosti

Social and support group for South Asian and Middle Eastern LGBTQ people.

Dosti (Friendship), provides a safe space to talk about common issues, make friends and get involved in cultural activities and celebrations. The group is facilitated by a Trade member of staff.

Date: Once a month
Time: Varies
Place: Due to confidentiality, please contact group lead Makinder (details below) for further information.

Contact: Makinder Chahal
Tel: 0116 254 1747
Email: makinder@tradesexualhealth.com
Web: https://www.facebook.com/DostiLeicester

Blaise

Social group for those who identify as LGB&T and BAME within Derby, Derbyshire and the wider East Midlands.

Date: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time: 7:00 - 9:30pm
Place: Derbyshire LGBT+, 7 Bramble St, Derby DE1 1HU

Email: info@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk
Web: www.derbyshirelgbt.org.uk

Youth Groups

1st OUT

Support and social group for young people aged between 13 and 19 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or are questioning their sexuality or gender identity.

The group provides a range of help and support around coming out and a calendar of social events & activities.

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Place: Leicester LGBT Centre, 15 Wellington Street, Leicester, LE1 6HH

Tel:  0116 254 7412
Web: leicesterlgbtcentre.org/groups/support-and-social/first-out
Email: info@leicesterlgbtcentre.org

The T Party

Support and social group for young people aged between 13 and 18 who identify as under the trans umbrella or are questioning their gender identity.

Date: Every Monday
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Place: Leicester LGBT Centre, 15 Wellington Street, Leicester, LE1 6HH

Tel:  0116 254 7412
Web: https://leicesterlgbtcentre.org/groups/
Email: info@leicesterlgbtcentre.org

Women's Groups

Rubyfruit Women

For lesbian, bisexual and questioning women.

Group has organised activities such as meals out, quizzes, bowling, Sapphic cinema nights, barbecues in the summer and organise regular Women only discos.

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 7.30pm
Place: Leicester Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans Centre, 15 Wellington St., Leicester, LE1 6HH

Contact: Ruby
Tel: 07512 156 474
Email: rubyfruitwomenleicester@gmail.com
Web: www.facebook.com/RubyfruitWomen

Men's Groups

Leicester Gay Group

For non-scene gay and bisexual men in Leicester and Leicestershire.

The group provides a network for those who want an alternative to the gay scene, or just fancy a change.  Members occasionally organise a visit to a gay venue, but the main effort is directed towards providing friendship for those who, for whatever reason, prefer a life away from the gay scene.

Contact the Leicester Gay Group directly for details of upcoming events (details below).

Contact: Pete
Tel: 0116 291 6138
Email: leicsgaygroup@hotmail.com
Web: leicestergaygroup.webs.comLGBT Social Group

Mixed LGBT+ Social Groups

Misfits

A social group for LGBT+ people aged between 18-30

Date: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Place: Leicester LGBT Centre, 15 Wellington Street, Leicester, LE1 6HH

Email: info@leicesterlgbtcentre.org

Queer Together Leicestershire (QT Leics)

QT Leics is an online social network for those people who want to meet others from all sections of the LGBTIQAP community. 

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/QTLeics/

Older People's Groups

Silver Sippers

A social group for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (50+).

Come along for a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate and yummy scones with clotted cream and jam ...and of course a chat!

Date: Every 1st Wednesday of the month
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Place: Leicester LGBT Centre, 15 Wellington Street, Leicester, LE1 6HH

Contact: Dennis
Tel: 0116 254 7412
Email: dennis@leicesterlgbtcentre.org
Web: www.leicesterlgbtcentre.org

Trans* Groups

The T Party

Support and social group for young people aged between 13 and 18 who identify as under the trans umbrella or are questioning their gender identity.

 

Date: Every Monday
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Place: Leicester LGBT Centre, 15 Wellington Street, Leicester, LE1 6HH

Tel:  0116 254 7412
Web: https://leicesterlgbtcentre.org/groups/
Email: info@leicesterlgbtcentre.org

Living Out Loud

Social and support group for trans people aged 18+
Part of the Adult Trans Project at the Leicester LGBT Centre.

Date: Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Place: Leicester LGBT Centre, 15 Wellington Street, Leicester, LE1 6HH

Contact: Khad (Adult Trans Project Officer - Leicester LGBT Centre)
Tel: 0116 254 7412
Email: khad@leicesterlgbtcentre.org

Strong Ties

Social and support group for parents/partners of individuals identifying as Transgender.
Part of the Adult Trans Project at the Leicester LGBT Centre.

We recognise the need for a group where families/partners of trans individuals can openly discuss their own experiences/stories and share advice etc.

There'll always be a plentiful supply of tea, coffee and stacks of biscuits! 

Date: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Place: Leicester LGBT Centre, 15 Wellington Street, Leicester, LE1 6HH

Contact: Khad (Adult Trans Project Officer - Leicester LGBT Centre)
Tel: 0116 254 17412
Email: khad@leicesterlgbtcentre.org

Genderversity (Previously Leicester Butterflies)

A group for transsexual, transgender and transqueer people.

The group provides a safe and accessible space for the Trans community; this includes all under the Trans umbrella. Issues covered; sexuality, gender identity, the law, image awareness, employment, transition process, surgeries and treatment and many others.

Date: Last Tuesday of every month
Time: 7.30pm
Place: Leicester Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans Centre, 15 Wellington St., Leicester, LE1 6HH

Contact: Becky Shaw
Tel:  0116 254 7412
Email: info@leicesterlgbtcentre.org
Web: www.transawareness.org.uk/#/newgroup/4537029360

Brotherhood

A support and social group for anyone who was assigned 'female' at birth and now identifies otherwise, be that male, genderqueer, non-binary, etc.

The group is a safe haven to share your stories, experiences, concerns and allows you space to ask any questions you may have.

Date: Wednesday, every fortnight (starting 30th April)
Time: Please contact Dennis (details below) for further details
Place: City Centre location, please contact Dennis for further details

Contact: Dennis Bradley
Tel: 0116 254 7412
Email: dennis@leicesterlgbtcentre.org

Leicester Chameleon Group

For cross-dressers, transvestites and transsexuals.

The group offers a safe environment in which people can express and develop their transgendered feelings whether it is as a cross-dresser, TV, and or pre or post-operative transsexual.

Date: First Saturday of every month
Time: 7.30pm
Place: Manor House Neighbourhood Centre, Haddenham Rd., Leicester, LE3 2BG

Contact: Amanda or E. J. Haynes
Tel: 07551 676 708
Email: amandahotlegs04@hotmail.co.uk or ejhaynes12@btinternet.com
Web: www.leicesterchameleonsgroup.sm4.biz

Trans Unite

Up to date resource for the UK and online based support groups for trans people.

Web: https://www.transunite.co.uk/

Faith Groups

Quest

For lesbian and gay Catholics.

A group of people supporting each other to value and integrate spirituality and sexuality.

Date: Monthly meetings, dates vary so contact group for full list
Time: Contact group for times as they change from month to month
Place: Contact group for location

Web: questgaycatholic.org.uk/local-groups/east-midlands
Email:  eastmidlands@questgaycatholic.org.uk

Changing Attitude

A network of members of the Church of England which aims to change the understanding of human sexuality in the church.

A group of heterosexual, LGB&T Anglicans, lay and ordained, who are prepared to be open and visible within the Church, meeting to develop a strategy for change in the Church.

The groups meet to offer mutual support and encouragement and have programmes with speakers, events, conferences, quiet days and training.

Leicester City:

Date: Contact group for dates
Time: Contact group for up-to-date times
Place: The Cathedral Centre, 21 St. Martins, Leicester, LE1 5DE

Contact: Canon Barry Naylor
Tel: 0116 262 0788 or 0116 299 9828
Email: barry99@btinternet.com
Web: www.changingattitude.org.uk

Leicester County:

Date: Contact group for dates
Time: Contact group for up-to-date times
Place: 36 Spinney Halt, Whetstone, Leicester, LE8 6HU

Tel: 0116 286 6395
Email: beazley@freeuk.com
Web: www.changingattitudes.org.uk

Mental Health Support Groups

Let's Get Better Together

For LGBTQ+ people living with mental health issues.

A new peer support group for LGBTQ+ individuals with mental illness. Meet with other people who have had similar experiences, ask questions or simply be heard.

LGBT people are 3 times more likely to experience a mental health condition. Let's end the stigma. Let's talk about it. Let's Get Better Together.

Date: Every 4th Wednesday of the month
Time: 5:30 - 6:45pm
Place: Leicester LGBT Centre, 15 Wellington Street, Leicester, LE1 6HH

Tel: 0116 254 7412
Email: info@leicesterlgbtcentre.org

Music Groups

Leicestershire Rainbow Voices

A local choir for the Leicestershire LGB&T community, who have a passion for music and performance. The choir is open, approachable and accept members with all levels of musical background, so if you are over 18 and are interested in joining, please come along.

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 7.30pm
Place: St. Nicholas Church, St. Martins House, Peacock Lane, Leicester, LE1 5PZ

Web: www.leicester-shirerainbowvoices.com

Universities

University of Leicester LGBT+ Society

To get in contact; follow the link: https://www.leicesterunion.com/groups/lgbt-society-dbb6

De Montfort University LGBTQ+ Society

To get in contact; follow the link: https://www.demontfortsu.com/organisation/lgbtsociety/

University of Loughborough LGBT Association

How to get in contact; follow link: https://www.lsu.co.uk/getinvolved/welfare/associations/lgbt/

Sports

Leicester Wildecats - LGB&T football team

New members are always welcome. If you are interested send an email and go along to their kickabouts.

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Place: St. Margarets Pasture Sports Centre, St. Margarets Way, LE1 3EA

Contact: Gareth Miller
Phone/Text: 07825 581938
Web: www.wildecats.co.uk

Rainbow Racquets - LGB&T Racquet Sports Club

Weekly badminton group - all abilities welcome.

Date: Every Wednesday and Friday
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Place: Aylestone Leisure Centre, 2 Knighton Lane East, Leicester, LE2 6LU

Email: rainbowracquets@gmail.com
Web: https://www.facebook.com/rainbowracquets/
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1011344845563004/

Get Involved Groups

Leicester Pride

Run by a group of committed volunteers, Leicester Pride is Leicester’s annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans festival. Held at the beginning of September the event celebrates the diversity of the LGB&T community. Leicester Pride is always looking for volunteers to be involved in putting on the event.

Web: www.leicesterpride.com

Leicestershire Police LGB&T Independent Advisory Group (IAG)

When: 4 meetings a year

Emailequality@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk
Web: https://leics.police.uk/about-us/our-departments/equality-unit

Social life