LGBT+ social & support groups
SPORT & EXERCISE
ALL WOMEN’S BADMINTON All levels welcome. Takes place Thursday, 9pm.
City Centre location. Possible Saturday morning sessions. Contact NottsLGBT+ Network for phone numbers etc
BADMINTON SOCIAL Each week we hire the sports hall (4 courts) at the Samworth Academy, Bramhall Road, Bilborough, Nottm NG8 4HY
You need to buzz Reception and say “I’m here for Badminton Social” and they will open the gate for you. We meet at 7.50pm each Monday and have the courts until 10pm. Shuttles will be supplied, but you will need to bring a badminton racket
FOREST KICKERS (Also organises Ninja Queens women’s football) 5 a side football
FUNFIT Funfit is a gay run, LGBT friendly, personal training business in Nottingham
GAY OUTDOOR CLUB: EAST MIDLANDS Organises hikes/rambles of a not too strenuous nature at weekends in the East Midlands area.
Contact Notts LGBT+ Network for phone numbers etc
HYKING DYKES 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.
Details on www.nottinghamhd.org.uk
LGBT MAGPIES LGBT Magpies is a group for LGBT supporters of Notts County football team.
You will need to log into Facebook to access their site. https://www.facebook.com/Lgbtpies/
LGBT TRICKIES Nottingham Forest fans group
NOTTINGHAM HURRICANES Nottingham Hurricanes is an inclusive rugby club in Nottingham.
Our club is inclusive of any gender, identity, and ability. We are currently looking for new members. We train Saturdays 11am at the pavilion at the Forest Recreation Ground – we are open to anyone of any ability, no experience needed
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or phone 07706 489639 or Facebook at
NOTTINGHAM LIONS Gay/gay friendly football team.
BILBOROUGH COLLEGE YOUTH GROUP
Contact this LGBTQ group via email@example.com
ALFRETON LGBT+ YOUTH GROUP
BELPER LGBT+ YOUTH GROUP
NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY LGBT+ SOCIETY
OUTBURST Nottingham based LGBT youth group
A group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people from 11 to 19.
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 Wednesdays at NGY, 29-33 Castle Gate.
Phone Base 51 (now part of NGY) on 952 5040 for details
RIPLEY PEER TO PEER SUPPORT GROUP A group for 18+ LGBT people
RIPLEY LGBT+ YOUTH CLUB
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM LGBT+ NETWORK Organises various social events which are set out on their website.
University of Nottingham Students’ Union
Portland Building, University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD
16-25 LGBT YOUTH GROUP Meets at Centre Place Worksop
Currently meets on Wednesdays 5-8pm LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire. Centre Place, Abbey Street, Worksop, S80 2LA 01909 479191
11-16 LGBT YOUTH GROUP Meets at Centre Place Worksop
Currently meets on Thursdays 3-6pm LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire. Centre Place, Abbey Street, Worksop, S80 2LA 01909 479191
14-25 TRANS YOUTH GROUP Meets at Centre Place Worksop
Meets 1st Thursday each month 6.30-8.30pm LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire. Centre Place, Abbey Street, Worksop, S80 2LA 01909 479191
MEN ONLY GROUPS
NOTTS LGBT+ NETWORK - GAY MENS SOCIAL GROUP - 30’s - 50’s A warm & friendly safe space aimed at guys aged 30’s to 50’s
SILVER PRIDE A social group for gay and bi men over 55.
Meets on the first Friday of the month, usually at the International Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Road, 2-4pm – changes of venue will be notified by e-mail
They ask for a donation of £1/person to cover costs. Just turn up.
To put yourself on their e-mail list, e-mail Silver Pride
REACH OUT GAY MEN’S GROUP DERBY Reach Out meets every Thursday from 19:00 to 21:30 at the Derbyshire LGBT+ premises
WOMEN ONLY GROUPS
KAIROS (Nottingham lesbian immigration support group) We are a group of lesbian and bisexual women including; asylum seekers, refugees and their supporters in the Nottingham community.
Our main aims are:
To provide a social network offering emotional support to lesbians and bisexual women currently applying for asylum and those refugees who have been granted leave to stay in the UK.
To offer practical support and assistance to members with current asylum applications based on sexuality to help ensure that our members are treated fairly and with dignity during the often inhuman asylum process. All asylum seekers, refugees and immigrant women who identify as lesbian or bisexual are welcome to join! We meet monthly at:Nottingham Women’s Centre, 30 Chaucer Street, NG1 5LP
We can offer assistance getting to meetings.
MID WEEK BOOK GROUP Meets in Nottingham to discuss books.
Read a set book and then join in with the discussion group. Venue has been temporarily changed to The Canal House, Canal Street, Nottingham
Telephone: 07578169990 – Pam’s Phone Number
To join the mailing list, email: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or join link-notts All meetings start at 7:30pm: . Get in touch if you have any ideas, we are open to all suggestions!
Long List Book Group November 22 Here is the updated list of suggested reading, If you have a book you’d like to add to the list for discussion please get in touch with Pam. (This list is reviewed regularly)
NOTTINGHAM BI WOMEN’S GROUP The group welcomes 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.
The group holds occasional meetings initiated by email.
RAINBOW VISION A social group for women, which has been started by Notts LGBT+ Network.
First meet in March 2022 and has had several meetings since. To join and find details go to https://tinyurl.com/5dref4tr
NOTTS TRANS HUB Notts Trans Hub is a website created for the safer space guidelines and to provide support for trans community organising in Notts.
Subscribing to Notts Trans Hub will bring you’re their monthly bulletin. This is a way of sharing information with anyone interested without them being deluged with lots of emails – services, supporters, and trans folks can send us information to put in the bulletin (to email@example.com) and we will share it in the monthly email.
NOTTS TRANS HUB SUPPORT GROUP (formerly Trans Space Notts) A facilitated trans support group in Nottingham.
It meets on the first Monday of each month. There will be at least 2 community trained volunteer facilitators present at all times, and one will always be trans.
The group will be open to, and supportive of, anyone over 18 who feels they fit/belong under the “trans umbrella” – this includes those questioning, part time, or not out, and all non-binary and genderqueer identities as well as all those identifying as transgender or transsexual, or with a transgender or transsexual history.
Trans members may also bring up to two supporters. The group will meet in a privately hired room. The building is close to city centre, public transport, and on street metered parking. There is space to get changed, gender neutral toilets, break away space. We will try and have a structure to the evening but nothing too formal. At the start, supporters and trans members can mingle, get a drink and a biscuit.
We don’t advertise the venue publicly, to keep it safe, but please e-mail us via our website: https://tsnnotts.wordpress.com/ for details.
NOTTINGHAM INVASION Trans group which meets regularly for a pub crawl.
Usually every third Friday, starting at 8pm at the New Foresters. Details are on their Facebook page. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/177230155703775/?fref=ts
GENDERPHORIA A youth group for young trans people.
A safe and supporting place to explore gender identity.
NB Does not meet during school holiday periods. It will be moving to a new venue soon – location not yet decided.
Meets Wednesdays 5-7pm at the Wellbeing Hub, 73 Hounds Gate, Nottingham, NG1 6BB.
TRANS MEETUP Is an informal meet-up social on the third Thursday of the month 7-9pm upstairs at the Broadway Bar.
It’s open to all trans people and Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies.
TRANSUNITE Find a local trans group.
LET’S TALK WELLBEING is the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust local ‘ IAPT’ service for treating mild to moderate mental health problems such as anxiety, low mood, OCD, social phobia or PTS.
You can self-refer by telephone, online or by post, no need to go to your GP. We offer CBT, interpersonal therapy, counselling, psychoeducation and online programmes that are easy to access.
We also offer mindfulness based groups, a NICE treatment of choice if you suffer from recurrent bouts of low mood. The service can signpost you to many other different services or refer you for longer term support and help depending on need.
Contact the service on 0115 956 0888, or go to: http://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/letstalkwellbeing for more information and/or a self-referral form.
CHAMELEON GROUP Transgender
We’re a social and support group for anyone on the transgender spectrum, their families, and friends. We started back in the early 80s when being Out & About just wasn’t an option. The group is one of the longest-running groups for the UK transgender community.
You may be part-time, full-time, male to female (MTF), female to male (FTM), trans-woman, trans-man, genderfluid, genderqueer, a crossdresser, unsure, or undecided. We have a safe space where you can be yourself and you – or you and your partner, parent or friend – can be sure of a warm welcome.
Temple Community Centre, Nottingham Road, Nuthall, Nottingham, NG16 1DP
We’re based just outside Nottingham and people from across the trans* spectrum, come to ‘NottsChams’ from across the East Midlands and beyond. Why not come along and give the group a try?
We hope to see you soon.
There is plenty of on-site parking (not overlooked) and a large changing room is available. Refreshments can be purchased and a small charge covers the hire of the facilities that are for their sole use after 8.15pm.
Anyone requiring further information should ring the dedicated 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.
GAY CLASSIC CAR GROUP The Gay Classic Car Group has now opened an East Midlands group. They are a social group with an interest in classic cars.
GCCG is a national organisation with strong regional activities, and is run by a committee who co-ordinate a varied programme of events throughout the year and produce a quarterly magazine, ‘Big End’. Every year there are over 20 events across Britain.
“As our membership grows, we are expanding our services to members via web and email, and we are holding a wide range of events that are interesting, enjoyable and accessible for everybody taking part. We can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org and: www.gccg.org.uk
LGBT 20s AND 30s A safe space for LGBT people to meet, drink, chat and make friends.
We’re a discrete group, so we won’t ever have “LGBT” signs or big rainbow flags about, so don’t worry if you’re not out/partially out.
New people join all the time, so don’t feel nervous about coming along for the first time. We’re a friendly bunch and there’s usually a couple of first-timers at each meet up. The group was founded for people in their 20s and 30s to meet up. Regular meetings take place and details are posted on the website, which is now a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nottinghamLGBT20sand30s/
LGBT DIVERSITY Black and Asian, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Questioning Social Support group in Nottingham for individuals who have recently ‘come out’, and those who decide to not disclose their sexuality or those who are questioning their sexuality or gender.
Providing a safe fun social support group to laugh, learn, discuss and share individual experience. The group is a confidential safe space and aim to provide a social support network to individual who belong to this particular minority group. The group welcomes anyone who is unsure about their sexuality to those who are confident and ‘out’ in order to support one another.
LGBT PARENTS MIDLANDS We are a group that would like to meet and socialise with other gay/lesbian parents and families for friendship and support.
NOTTINGHAM BITOPIA Nottingham BiTopia is a social group for bisexuals.
At the moment we meet at the Crafty Crow, 102 Friar Lane (opposite the Castle), 2nd Thursday of the month at 7.00pm..Look for the Bi flag on the table.You can contact us by emailing email@example.com or via our Twitter and Facebook pages.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/554920741260459/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nottinghambitopia
Bitopia has started a spin-off called Bitalkia for those who want a more socially structured space.
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE’S RAINBOW HERITAGE A local LGBT History Project.
Its aims are:
- To celebrate LGBT lives, hidden history and culture
- To gather audio/video recordings of personal histories/experiences/opinions
- To organise events for LGBT History Month and Nottingham Pride Festival as well as LGBT awareness training
- To establish a website and a heritage trail
- To gather artefacts and memorabilia
If you are interested in being kept informed about the project then contact us.
Nottinghamshire’s Rainbow Heritage
c/o Notts LGBT+ Network, 35 Park Row, Nottingham, NG1 6EE.
You can e-mail via the website
NOTTINGHAM LESBIAN AND GAY CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT The website gives details of the group's ethos and also of their regular meetings.
Belper Friends A social group for 50+ LGBT people.
A social group for 50+ LGBT people.
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. There is no charge for attendance – which also includes tea/coffee and something to eat. The meeting is hosted by Narvel Annable
For details of the venue contact
SANCTUARY Sanctuary is a friendly group, offering a safe environment for meeting other Black and Asian lesbian, gay and bisexual people for friendship and social support.
Monthly confidential meetings. Details of meetings will be posted as they are organised.
Sanctuary meets monthly and we do change venues at our members’ requests.
We also have 4 large meetings quarterly to celebrate together under different themes.
Amdani Juma, Sanctuary Nottingham, African Institute, Nottingham Business Centres, Lenton Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 2BY
SHERWOOD SOCIAL Aged 16-35? Are you wanting to meet more LGBTQ+ people in Nottingham, but struggling to do it?
Every second Wednesday of each month, we run a Sherwood based meet up for LGBTQ+ people between the ages of 16-35 who have dealt with loneliness and periods of bad mental health.
This is a safe space for you to talk about your experiences with others who understand. It’s also an opportunity to make new friends and become part of a community We meet in the Robin Hood Community pub and spend a couple of hours using their brilliant facilities, including outside bowling alley, a board game area, workshop space, and much more.
Due to our funding, we are able to purchase soft drinks, including tea, coffee, and juice for attendees.
If you’d like to come along, please fill out this short form: https://bit.ly/WolfpackJanuary2022Groups
If you have any questions, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
QTIPOC QTIPOC is for queer, trans and intersex people of colour.
If you have any questions/queries/concerns, contact me or email: QTIPOCnotts@gmail.com to get details of meetings.
QTNOTTS QT Notts group is a social network for LGBTIQA people in Nottingham and the surrounding area.
It operates by distributing information via an e-mail list. https://groups.io/g/QTNotts