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Peer Support and Social Groups

General LGBTQ+ Groups

Huddersfield Gay Group
Huddersfield Gay Group is a friendly social group for gay and bisexual men, aged 18+, which meets at 7.30pm, every Tuesday in Huddersfield town centre. This group offers a chance to meet new people, have a chat and catch up on the week’s gossip. Coffee, tea or soft drinks are available.

Leeds Gay Men’s Social Group
Leeds Gay Men is a group for gay and bisexual men. They organise social events where members can meet, relax and make friends while having a great time. They hold all kinds of interesting, exciting or just plain fun events and membership is free.

Yorkshire Terriers Football Club
Yorkshire Terriers were one of the first gay-friendly teams to be founded in the UK, back in 1997 and were a founder member of the GFSN National League at the start of the 2002/3 season. They also host the annual five-a-side Yorkshire Tournament which is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the GFSN calendar.

Leeds Frontrunners
An inclusive LGBTQ+ running club for all levels. Meeting at Roundhay Park every Saturday at 9am and Thursday at 7pm.

The Bad Mittens
An LGBTQ+ led inclusive (open to everyone, you don’t have to identify as LGBTQ+) badminton group for people at the beginner to intermediate level. The group meets to play every Monday and Wednesday evening at the Armley Leisure Centre.

Transpennine Gay Outdoors Club
Transpennine is a large and highly active gay outdoors club group based in the North of England. They organise a large selection of interesting walks and cycle rides of varied length and hardness. Most walks are held on Sundays. In the summer they also arrange some short evening walks followed by a social drink. For the more adventurous they have monthly hostel or camping weekends where members can socialise and enjoy visiting areas further afield such as the Lake District and North Wales.

Trans Specific Groups

Transtastic is a youth group for people aged 13 to 18 who identify as trans. It is run through the Leeds City Council Youth Services and it aims to support Trans* people with a wide range of activities and mutual peer support. They provide group work on issues affecting young people, trips out and residential weekends with other LGTBQ+/LGBTQ+ friendly groups from around the country. They also run social activities such as DJ workshops, dance, photography, self-defence, graffiti art, film nights, bowling, and much more. Transtastic meets on alternate Thursdays at a city centre location (6.30pm – 8.30pm). If you’re interested or want to know more, call Sam on 07712 214421 or 07545 604329.

Leeds Trans Group
The Leeds Trans group for 13-25 year olds. Sessions run the last Tuesday of the month and take place at Tavistock Leeds Base, 14 Park Square East, Leeds LS1 2LF.

Transmission Bradford
Transmission Bradford is a dynamic group open to anyone aged 18 or over who identifies as trans, gender variant or questioning their gender identity. We have occasional speakers, a monthly Swap Shop, and our Peer Mentors are always on hand. We meet in a safe city centre space from 7pm every Monday. Free refreshments are provided. (Changing facilities are available if needed.)

Peer Support Groups for Young LGBTQ+ People

BLAGY (Bradford Lesbian and Gay Youth) is an informal and fun group for young people between the ages of 14 and 25 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or who are questioning their sexuality. The group meets weekly from 6pm to 8.30pm in a safe city centre location and the sessions are varied and young person led. They also meet once a month in Keighley on the second Thursday of the month.

Identity is a weekly LGBTQ+ youth group in central Halifax for young people aged 12-18. The group offers support and advice for young people regarding sexual and gender identity and allows young people the opportunity to have fun, make new friends and be themselves. Based in Halifax town centre and meeting every Wednesday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.