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Founded in 2009, Lancashire LGBT was established with the purpose to make Lancashire a place where, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, people are safe and able to participate in all aspects of society whilst feeling a sense of pride and belonging.

Since the COVID pandemic, Lancashire LGBT has evolved into a charity with a focus on improving mental health for LGBTQ+ communities across Lancashire. “People want to get out and make new friends in a less formal setting, so all the things we do are based on evidence of need” Dr Lewis Turner, CEO of Lancashire LGBT.

In 2024, we have a team of three full-time staff at our Preston office, who are dedicated to the goal of improving mental health for the diverse LGBTQ+ communities across Lancashire.

2013, Burnley. Lancashire LGBT staff and volunteers take part in the LGBT heritage trial

2023, Preston. Lancashire LGBT staff and Gender Outreach team at Preston Pride