Age UK Brighton & Hove is an independent local charity, supporting older people, combatting lonliness and isolation. We have 40 dedicated staff and over 100 volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people in Brighton & Hove.
29-31 Prestonville Rd
Bar 7 is at the heart of the LGBTQ community for Crawley, Horsham, Gatwick, Redhill and Horley. We're open six nights a week with a friendly no-attitude vibe. If you fancy a relaxed time socialising over a few drinks, try our lounge bar. If youre more at home cutting some shapes, check out the upstairs club equipped with the best sound and light technology and some of the south's best DJ talent. We throw regular theme parties, welcome international entertainers to our stage and even have a weekly karaoke session.
7 Pegler Way,
Portsmouth is nailing it with their fabulous queer initiatives, but there's one small detail...Where's the love for our Bi+ community? That's where the quirky and brilliant idea of "Bi the Way Pompey" comes in! One overly anxious Bi woman, tired of being pegged as an ally or feeling like she doesn't quite fit in at queer events, decided to flip the script and create a Bi-positive space and sing from the rooftops how essential we are to the momentum of queer Pompey!!
Don't be fooled! Carving a cozy corner for Bi+ folks and allies doesn't mean we're building walls. Instead, we're excited to team up with our Queer community pals, to kindle better bonds and deeper understanding. Let's unite and rock this rainbow!
BLAGSS is a sports and social group that now has around 500 lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender members from across Brighton and Hove, Sussex and beyond.
Our aim is to encourage LGBTQ+ people to play sport. It's as simple as that. Sport is so important because health and fitness is such a vital part of our lives.
Our members are all different shapes, sizes, ages and abilities, and participate in sports as varied as badminton, tennis, squash, table tennis, running, tenpin bowling, football and cycling and much more.
Bourne Out LGBT are a registered charity providing support and thought leadership on issues affecting the LGBT community.
Bourne Out LGBT is a not-for-profit registered charity run by a team of volunteers. Their office is based in Eastbourne town centre and has a coffee shop and outside dining area for gatherings and community events.
In 2017 and 2019 Bourne Out LGBT was awarded ‘Community Event Of The Year’ by Eastbourne & District Community Awards for their organisation of Eastbourne Pride.
1 The Labyrinth, 7 Mark Lane, Eastbourne, BN21 4RJ
Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 11am – 3pm
Fri & Mon 5pm – 7:30pm
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is a space where people can celebrate music, celebrate their sexuality, enjoy the fellowship of other like-minded people and contribute to the local communities of which we are a part. The Chorus is a registered charity with three guiding principles, our “Three S’s”:
The celebration of life and music through male voice harmony
Using singing to develop social bonds that help people to feel connected in a sometimes lonely world
To be there for each other – both collectively and individually – when the chips are down, and to be there for the communities in which the chorus operates, too
113 Queens Road
The LGBTQ+ Society is for all students who identify within the LGBTQ+ Spectrum (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and all sexualities, genders and identities that fall under the plus), whether you are openly out, questioning or unsure. We hold varied events throughout the year including club nights, casual meet ups, marching in Pride, history walks, film screenings and cross-society collaborations.
We are the Queens of Craft! Home of award winning cabaret, craft beers and incredible gins - right here in the heart of Brighton’s Gay Village.
Open daily from 10am for breakfast. We are really quite proud of our food. From stone baked, freshly stretched pizzas, traditional beer battered cod and chips to succulent gourmet burgers, tapas and fresh home made Sunday Lunch. No matter your hunger, we know we’ve got something you will just love.
Also there is something different going on every night, from retro video gaming or drag quizzes to award winning DJs and our most famous cabaret. Winners of “Brighton’s Favourite Cabaret Venue” at the Golden Handbags for three consecutive years. Check out our "What's On" section for our latest shows.
Club and Bar Revenge are Brighton's biggest LGBT entertainment venues. The biggest and most famous gay club in the south of England outside London, Revenge has been standing proud, just by Brighton's iconic Palace Pier for over 25 years, with two state-of-the-art dance floors and a stunning rooftop smoking terrace. Bar Revenge is the main club's little sister, open seven days a week from 12pm 'til late, transforming from a friendly attitude-free place to meet and chat to a lively pre-clubbing hot-spot, with a party vibe 'til late.
The Crew Club is a community led charity that provides opportunities for children and young people; enabling them to take part in a wide range of activities in one of the most deprived areas of the City, where they can actively take part in projects and activities to keep themselves occupied which provides fun as well as opportunities to improve their lives as well as the community they live in.
Anyone can be involved in the parade it is not exclusive to the LGBT+ community. We encourage diversity and support equality so everyone is welcome.
We’re keen to have sponsors and partners involved in our parade, perhaps with a float or costumed participants. 2019’s Eastbourne Pride march had 542 people taking part with supporters lining streets along the route so it’s a great opportunity for local exposure and to align your business values with equality and to be inclusive. If you want to be involved in the parade itself you’ll need to confirm this with Eastbourne Pride organisers, you cannot just show up on the day.
1 The Labyrinth
7 Mark Lane
Eastbourne Rainbow is an LGBTQ group for the 50+ Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual and Transgender communities living in Eastbourne and the surrounding areas for socialising, making new friends and gaining information about events happening locally.
The group is part of AGE Concern Eastbourne, meetings take place twice a month in the Venton Centre,Junction Road, Eastbourne BN21 3QY
A coffee morning is held on the second Wednesday of each month from 10.30 to 11.30am in the Pantry Cafe and there is an afternoon meeting on the last Wednesday of the month from 2.00 to 3.30pm in the Prince of Wales Room on the ground floor.
We are a small team first brought together in the early part of 2016 where we organised the Hastings Pride Launch Party.
Following on from the success of the Launch Party in 2016 we then went on to set up Hastings Pride CIC as a not for profit organisation.
When drawing up our governing documents we made sure that Hastings Pride would always be a free event. We felt that charging people would detract and arguably prevent us from our primary goal of breaking down the social barriers which exist within society today.
Hastings Pride CIC was incorporated in March 2017 as a stand-alone Community Interest Company.
Legends Hotel is a vibrant LGBTQ+ friendly hotel, bar & club right in the centre of Brighton, just minutes from the Pier and close to the upmarket Lanes shopping & entertainment Quarter, the funky North Laine Quarter and Brighton’s latest attraction, the breath-taking British Airways i360. Legends is a base where you can relax or be part of the hustle and bustle on your doorstep. Our friendly team are here to help you have a wonderful experience in in our colourful city.
Legends features a selection of rooms to suit every budget from our singles, compact doubles and super superiors with stunning views of Brighton seafront. Whatever your budget you can find something just right at Legends.
Brighton BN2 1TR
Open drop-in group for LGBT+ people with no experience of meditation. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5.30-7:00pm. A welcoming space in which to share meditation practice and explore teachings from different traditions.
Lunch Positive is a community space for everyone with HIV. We have a coffee and lounge area, and a dining area for lunch. There is also plenty of information, advice and support with healthy eating and nutrition, as well as information on other local groups and services.
113 Queens Road
No Holds Barred is run by people with disabilities or from a marginalised group. The aim is to build each other up and change the way things are done, by linking together people with disabilities, marginalised groups, collaborators, and anyone wishing to make a difference. As a baseline, No Holds Barred is trying to make activities and communities physically, emotionally, and practically accessible. From this point hoping that systems will be created so that many people will feel they are able to make a difference to themselves and those around them. It is not a static group so people can begin to create the things that they dream of and create new dreams together. Also, see our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/556282961141743/
We are a fully inclusive social group for local Older LGBTQUI people. Based in Brighton, open to all. Every month we provide a social network and community space in our fully accessible Centre where you'll get the chance to socialise and meet new people. Also Each month we provide a tasty, nutritious lunch and in amongst the socialising, we have guest speakers and facilitate discussion groups/ workshops on issues and topics of interest to members.
62 St James's Street
We are a local group supporting LGBTQIA+ people by hosting events such as Party in the Park, New Forest Pride and much more. We also provide outreach for adults & teens along with our Pop-Up Shops & Stalls always around the corner.
Marlands Shopping Centre,
Civic Centre Road
England SO14 7SJ
POLYAMORY UK IS THE UK'S LARGEST SINGLE COLLECTION OF POLYAMORY RESOURCES.
Bringing together content from across the internet, this website is aimed at those who are new to polyamory, also for experienced people to find some great new content they hadn't seen before.
Some of the content we provide are Polyamory Tips and FAQ's, Poly Dating App links, Poly in the Media, Polyamory Books and more. The purpose of this website is to contribute towards normalising polyamory and open relationships as an option for more people to learn how to live their authentic lifestyle.
Portsmouth Pride exists to support the LGBTQ+ community in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas.
We create safe spaces for the community to come together through our series of year-round events, and we celebrate the diversity of our amazing city and residents at our annual, free Main Day event.
The mission of "Pride in Surrey" is to celebrate the inclusion and diversity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) culture and community within Surrey and neighbouring counties.
Export House LGF,
QTIPOC Brighton is a group for queer, trans, and intersex people of colour in Brighton. We are a safe space for QTIPOC, increasing visibility and representation of QTIPOC in Brighton, we are raging and venting, affirming one another and laughing the face of racism. We are diverse; we are inclusive of all ages, genders, sexualities, dis/abilities, education and class. It's okay if you don't feel queer enough or of colour enough; We are welcoming of all QTIPOC. The group is to be primarily used for networking and socialising. This is not a group for research, projects or consultation.
We welcome people from all sections of our community. We offer an enjoyable, supportive and affirming environment for LGBTQ+ members to sing, develop their community spirit and awareness, and enable individuals to develop their talents, skills and confidence.
As you get older it’s not unusual to spend more time on your own, particularly if you’ve lost loved ones or your health isn’t what it used to be.
Following the success of our call companions service, we launched rainbow call companions: a free telephone befriending service for LGBT+ people who are lonely, isolated or in need of companionship and feel they would benefit from a friendly phone call every week or two. This is a service specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender plus (LGBT+) people aged 75+ who would like to speak to someone who’s also LGBT+.
Calls last for half an hour or so and you can chat about anything that interests you. What's great is that the same volunteer phones you every time, so you can get to know each other and share stories and laughter – for as long as you both want.
Rainbow call companions has been awarded by the NHS National Advisor for LGBT Health award (2022), which recognises outstanding work by individuals and groups across the NHS and VCSE sector to improve the experience of LGBT+ patients and the LGBT+ workforce and shine a light on examples of best practice.
Refugee Radio is a charity that supports refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants. We run community projects targeting mental health, isolation and social exclusion. We use radio and music to give a voice to this who do not have one. Weekly support group from 3-6pm in their office at Community Base to promote resilience for refugees and migrants suffering from stress, depression and PTSD.
Brighton, BN1 3XG
Founded in October 2020, Scorpio Mars is Emily Malice’s private tattoo studio based in Clerkenwell. Built on a foundation of acceptance and trust, Scorpio Mars aims to create a comfortable tattoo experience for people from all backgrounds and walks of life.
All Scorpio Mars residents and guests design and create their own unique tattoo designs, each aiming to produce a product that you will love and cherish for years to come. Tattooing is an interactive process, a collaboration between artist and client, and this is a concept encouraged at Scorpio Mars. You’re going to have this tattoo for the rest of your life so we want you to enjoy not only the final result but the experience too!
London, EC1R 5EN
We are a friendly active group and always welcome newcomers. Our walks cover the beautiful landscape around the south coast, South Downs and weald of Sussex. We usually go out on the second Sunday of the month, including occasional forays with our neighbouring Gay Outdoor Club groups. Walks are normally 6 to 10 miles and designed to cover a range of abilities and tastes. We usually bring our own packed lunches or stop for a pub lunch: see individual walks for details. Some afternoons end with fresh tea and coffee at the meeting point plus a range of delicious cakes supplied by our members.
Social prescribing for trans and/or non-binary or gender-questioning people
Trans and Non-Binary Link is a free-of-charge service in Brighton and Hove for over 18s that links you to community services and groups to improve your health and wellbeing. Our service is personalised to your individual needs.
Located below the theatre in the iconic Marlborough Hotel building in Brighton, The Actors takes its inspiration from the theatre pubs that have, since the Victorian era, been a feature of the city’s rich relationship with the performing arts.
Serving a great range of local craft beers and fresh pizzas, we are a comfortable pub and space for everybody from all communities in Brighton!
The Arun Gay Society (TAGS) was formed in 1982 out of the local branch of CHE (Campaign for Homosexual Equality), which had been meeting in Littlehampton since December 1974. TAGS operates primarily as a social group for the LGBTQ+ community in the southern part of West Sussex, but members come from much further afield. Our regular gatherings offer a relaxed social atmosphere and among the members there are fully qualified counsellors able to give help to those facing particular difficulties and many who are willing to offer purely practical advice and information. We meet informally, once a month in a seafront hotel bar in Worthing and at other times usually at a member's home.
Our aim is to bring you a fantastic sauna experience, second to none in the South East, with all the facilities you could need, in a comfortable, warm, pleasant, and safe friendly environment.
The Queery is a co-op in Brighton, UK, owned and run by its members, whose main focus is the benefit of the local queer community. It’s run in a non-hierarchical way by different collectives of volunteers, with solidarity at its heart. A space for queers, by queers.
The Queery is a wheelchair-accessible sober space that’s home to a radical and queer bookstore, a small library, a small vegan café, and it’s available to hire for workshops, talks, classes, meetings, support groups, open mics, film nights and more!
Wednesdays to Sundays - 11 to 17hs
WE SUPPORT PEOPLE AGED 65+ WHO ARE EXPERIENCING LONELINESS DUE TO LIMITED SOCIAL CONNECTIONS.
We operate across Brighton, Hove, Adur and Worthing. Every aspect of our service has been developed in response to the wants and needs of older people. We offer a cohesive range of services which enables older people to choose the option which best suits them.
We are a group of organisations that provide befriending services to a wide range of people at risk of isolation and loneliness in the city. Have an LGBTQ specific befriending service run in partnership between ourselves (Switchboard) and Impetus. If you're an LGBTQ person who would like to volunteer as a befriender, or would like to be befriended, contact [email protected]
Trans Pride Brighton has been running since 2013 with the aim to provide a great day for trans, non-binary & intersex people and their friends, allies & family. We are a grass-roots, community-led organisation staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers.
Brighton BN2 1TP
Student run society for LGBTQ+ students at University of Sussex. The society has over 300 members and an active society which engages in social events, welfare, campaigns, lobbying, representation and much more.
University of Sussex Students' Union
A Community led organisation passionate about helping the people of East Brighton reach their potential through learning, skills and work. Also a great Cafe to meet friends to chat and have a cuppa! Their services include: - One to one Careers Advice with a trained expert. - A wide range of courses to develop your hobbies, skills and yourself including IT, Maths and English, Vocational Certifcates, Health and Fitness, Arts and Crafts, Parenting and Personal Development. - Advice and Support for Money, Debt, Benefits, Health, Social Care and Mental Wellbeing. - A range of workshops and social events. - High speed low cost internet and printing. - Jobs board and Job Club - Resource area for local training, courses and volunteering.
Worthing Pride is Worthing’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) festival, held in July. But! There’s much more to Worthing Pride than the one-day event and, the festival will span a full nine days with a series of art, culture, sport, music and film events celebrating the great diversity of the LGBT community.