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Links to other LGBT groups


Calderdale Older LGBT

Over the Rainbow is a social group for LGBT people in Calderdale age 50+. Supported by Age UK Todmorden, the group meets every first Saturday in the month, 1pm to 4pm in Todmorden library. The venue is accessible. They have also begun to show LGBT films in Todmorden library the third Saturday of the month, 1pm to 4pm which are open to everyone. This is usually followed by a discussion on the film.

For further information click here.

Dance Over The Rainbow

Learn beginners Ballroom & Latin Classes aimed at the LGBTQ Community. No partner required. The classes are taught by Stuart Barrett, Ballroom & Latin Associate Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. For further details and to book a place call 07795 517876
Email: stuartbarrettdance@yahoo.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danceovertherainbow/
Twitter: @Rainbow_Brites

Leeds Frontrunners

An inclusive LGBT running club for all levels. Meet at Lakeside Café, Roundhay Park each Saturday at 9am. For more details visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/204732556270960/events.

The Bad Mittens

An LGB T* led inclusive (open to everyone, you don’t have to identify as LGBT*) badminton group for people at the beginner to intermediate level. The group meets to play every Wednesday evening from 8pm to 9pm at the Armley Leisure Centre. For more information view the group’s meetup page at: https://www.meetup.com/The-Bad-Mittens or visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BadMittens/

Transpennine Gay Outdoors Club

Transpennine is a large and highly active GOC 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. More information can be found on their website at: http://www.goc.org.uk/groups/transpennine.

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. Further information can be found on their website at: http://www.terriersfc.co.uk.


Wayward Women (walking group)

Wayward Women is a lesbian walking group for most ages. Walks range from 7 – 12 miles, generally in the West Yorkshire dales and moors but also in North or South Yorkshire – occasionally even in Lancashire. All walks are on Sundays, usually every two weeks, and most are circular. Walks leave the start point at 10.30am.

For more information about walks and who to contact please visit the Wayward Women website at http://waywardwomen.webs.com.


Halifax Gay Group

Halifax Gay Group meets every Wednesday evening at 8pm. Many of their events are based on popular TV quizzes and game shows; the aim is to have a good night out and a laugh with other gay men. For more information, visit their website at http://hagg.org.uk or contact Mike on 01422 375307 or by email at mike@hagg.org.

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 from 30p. For more information, visit their website at http://www.hugg.org.uk.

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. For more information, visit their Meetup page at http://www.meetup.com/LGMGroup or see their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LeedsGayMen/



T-Boys is a Yorkshire-based support group for anyone assigned female at birth who identifies as male/masculine, or is questioning their gender.

Meetings usually run the third Saturday of every month. Details can be found on their website. They can range from social activities to more constructed meetings on a specific aspect of transition, such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or surgery. To get in touch phone 07563 233403 or email tboysuk@yahoo.co.uk. Alternatively, visit their website at http://t-boys.co.uk.


Transtastic is a youth group based in Leeds City Centre, offering support for young people aged 13-18 who are transgender or confused about their gender identity. The group offers the chance to meet new, like-minded young people and get involved in fun activities within a friendly environment. If you would like to know more or would like to join, please contact Stacey Robertson on 07891 271043 or Sam on 07712 214421.

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. For further information please contact Gendered Intelligence on 07540 261104 or go to their website: http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/trans-youth/Leeds or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GenderedIntelligence.



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.

More information: Phone: 01274 395815, Email: bradford@mesmac.co.uk
Website: http://www.mesmac.co.uk/find-help/support-groups/blagy


Identity is a weekly LGBT youth group in central Halifax for 13-21 year olds. The group offers 1 to 1 confidential support and advice to all young people regarding sexuality and gender identity, home and school concerns, and any other worries they may have. They are based in a secure location in Halifax town centre that offers a safe environment for young people to meet every Wednesday from 5.30pm to 8pm. For more information email: identitylgbtgroup@barnardos.org.uk or visit their website: http://www.identitylgbtgroup.com.

Yorkshire Mixtures Youth LGBT

Yorkshire Mixtures is a youth group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people. There are lots of activities are available including sport, music, dance, drama and art. For more information, contact Oliver Gareis on 07528 988883 or visit their website at http://communitydirectory.kirklees.gov.uk/communityDirectory/eventdetails.aspx?eventid=16272.