groups

Please contact the relevant  group organisers to get the latest update on these groups. See below for contact details.

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There are a number of groups and activities across Lancashire that provide a range of opportunities for LGBT (including non-binary) people.

Across Lancashire

Lesbian Bisexual & Trans Women (also including non-binary people) online group. This group for people aged 18 upwards meets via Zoom roughly every 2 weeks on Thursdays, alternating between afternoon and evening meets,  and is facilitated by Lancashire LGBT’s support worker Beth Meadows. If you’re eligible, you can register to join the group at https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/2UFK2A/.

Go Out – Lancashire’s LGBT walking group,
Medium length walks (5-7 miles), usually on the  3rd Saturday of the month excluding December/January. Contact Lancashire LGBT on 07788 295521 or email hello@lancslgbt.org.uk. Details of the next walk appear on our website and our social media.

Blackburn

Rainbow Cafe

Weekly drop in (Wednesday afternoon 1pm – 3pm)  at the Boulevard Centre, 45 Railway Road, Blackburn BB1 1EZ, for members of  the LGBTQ+ community with disabilities. Somewhere to have a brew and a chat, make new friends, and learn new skills. For information please email donna.talbot@communitycvs.org.uk or telephone 01254 583957.

Blackburn Work It Out LGBT Youth Group
C/o Brook Advisory Centre, 54-56 Darwen St, Blackburn, BB2 2BL. Age range 15-25 – divided into two age groups. For details of meeting days and times, please email jessica.knapman@brook.org.uk.

Blackburn Youth Zone                     

Please enquire direct to the Youth Zone to find out details of their current LGBT provision. Tel. 01254 292000.

Blackpool

A) Groups available from HORIZON LGBTQ PLUS in Blackpool:

Blackpool Allies – 
A social group for anyone who identifies as LGB or T, variations thereof, and their supporters. You don’t have to identify as LGB or T to be an Ally.
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 6pm-8pm, at Horizon, 102 Dickson Road, Blackpool. For more details or to express interest in attending, call 01253 311431 or contact Sara on 07811 732344 –  email spenswick@Ren-UK.com 

Lancashire Lads – A support group exclusively for Trans Males in Blackpool
Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Horizon, 102 Dickson Rd, Blackpool, from 6:00-8:00pm. For more details or to express interest in attending, call 01253 311431 or contact Sara on 07811 732344 – email spenswick@Ren-UK.com 

Gents:
A social and support group for Gay and Bisexual Men aged 25+. Meets every other Wednesday at Horizon.  For more details or to express interest in attending, call 01253 311431 or contact Sara on 07811 732344  – email spenswick@Ren-UK.com 

Luncheon Group – A Mature LGBTQ group meeting for lunch each week
Meets on Thursdays from 12:30pm – 2.00pm at various locations around Blackpool. For details of the next meeting please call 01253 311431 or contact Sara on 07811 732344 – email spenswick@Ren-UK.com 

Red Ribbon Group – a social and support group for those living with and affected by HIV.
Meets every other Wednesday at Horizon. For details of the next meeting please contact Horizon on 01253 311431.

Parents and Partners – a social and support group for parents, partners and carers of those living with HIV in the local community.
For more information please contact the Horizon office number 01253 311431.

For more information about any of these Horizon groups,  or to express an interest in attending, please call the Horizon office on 01253 311431 or contact Sara on 07811 732344 or email  spenswick@Ren-UK.com 

B) Other groups in Blackpool:

UR Potential:
UR Potential  has  three groups for LGBT and non-binary young people in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, plus a a Trans-only young people’s group and a Family Support group for parents and other family members of LGBT and non-binary young people .  Contact the LGBT workers at UR Potential for more details. Email lgbt@urpotential.co.uk or telephone 01253 344398.

Liberty Church:
An inclusive church that welcomes everyone who celebrates the diversity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people. Meets Wednesdays and Sundays 6.30pm at St. Paul’s Worship Centre, Egerton Road, Blackpool FY1 2NP. For more details, contact Nina or Jim on 07955 597771 or visit www.libertychurchblackpool.org.uk

Renaissance Trans Support Group:
Support group for trans people meeting twice monthly in Blackpool. For more information, contact 01253 314717 or visit www.gynwayblackpool.com/renaissance_transgender_forum.htm
or https://www.facebook.com/Blackpool-Renaissance-Trans-Support-Group-194379587311631/

Burnley

POUT Burnley LGBT+ Young People’s Group (for ages 12-19)
Meets Thursday evenings For more information, please email Qadeer.Ahmed@lancashire.gov.uk (tel. 07770 764310).

Chorley

LGBT+ Young People’s group
LGBT youth group for young people aged 11 (at high school) – 17 years.  Held at Inspire Youth Zone, Chorley and it is by invitation only.  Any young people visiting will have to become signed up members of the Youth Zone.  Contact:  email jennifer.mcgillivray@inspireyouthzone.org.

Fleetwood (Wyre)

Wyre LGBT Youth Group, Wednesdays from 4.30pm – 6.30pm (11-17 section and 18+ section). meets in Fleetwood. For more details please contact lgbt@urpotential.co.uk; or phone the UR Potential office on 01253 344398.

Fylde

Lytham Let Live: the Fylde LGBT Friendship group.
Meets at the Town House pub, St Anne’s Rd W, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 1SB from 10.00am – 12.00 noon, on the 1st Wednesday of the month. Tel. Andrew on 07943 401919.

LGB Dining Group – Lytham, St Annes and Fylde Coast.
A great way to meet new like-minded friends  in a relaxed, welcoming environment. Good company, good food, enjoy life to the full. Meeting on the fourth Thursday of every month at various venues in the Lytham / St Annes area. For more information and details of our next get-together text 07468 492304.

Fylde LGBT Youth Group, Mondays from 4.00pm – 6.00pm (11-17 section and 18+ section). Meets in St Annes. For more details please contact lgbt@urpotential.co.uk; or phone the UR Potential office on 01253 344398.

Hyndburn

LGBTeens group: Meets in Accrington at New Era complex. For further information please contact daisy.welsh@lancashire.gov.uk or kerry.scrivener@lancashire.gov.uk.

LGBT (including non-binary) Young People are also welcome to access the group run by Brook in Blackburn:
c/o Brook Advisory Centre, 54-56 Darwen St, Blackburn, BB2 2BL. For details of meeting days and times, contact Natasha on 07889 057520 or email natashalmorris@hotmail.com.

Lancaster & Morecambe

Out In The Bay:
Runs  groups in the Lancaster area including Trans Men’s group, Trans Women’s group, Family Support group, Craft group and an  LGBT coffee afternoon – see the Out in the Bay website www.oitb.co.uk  or Facebook page   For more information, contact infoOITB@gmail.com.

PYRO (Proud Youth Are Out):
LGBTQ Youth Group for young people aged between 13 and 19. For more details,  email Nicole.Cobb@lancashire.gov.uk or send a text to 07717 301821.

Leyland

POUT LGBT+ Young People’s Group (for ages 13-19 years).
For more information, please email rebecca.myers@lancashire.gov.uk.

Nelson (Pendle)

POUT Pendle LGBT+ Young People’s Group (for ages 12-19). 
Meets on Thursday evenings. For more information, please email Mohammed.Arshad@lancashire.gov.uk (tel. 07876 790731) or Aimee.Smith@lancashire.gov.uk (07770 220250).

Preston

LGBTQ+ Social Group (over-18s)
This is a group which has occasional pub nights. For up-to-date information  please join the relevant private Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/259805954645497/

Rainbow Lancashire (over 18s)

A social group that meets at 8pm on Wednesdays at Market Tavern, and at the Guild Tavern every other Thursday at 7:30pm.  Facebook group link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3987052461368435

Typhoons RUFC
Lancashire’s first inclusive rugby club. All abilities, shapes, sizes and sexualities welcome. No previous experience required!
Thursday 8pm-9pm – Typhoons RUFC Rugby Union Training
Friday 7pm-8pm – Typhoons RUFC Touch Rugby Training
Plus regular “Turn Up and Try” events.
https://www.facebook.com/LancashireTyphoons 

Skelmersdale

The Skelmersdale LGBTQ Facebook page is still being maintained although the group no longer meets regularly.

Todmorden

Over The Rainbow:
An independent social group for older LGBTI+ people. Monthly on the 2nd Saturday from 1-3pm at Todmorden Library. Meeting room is to the rear of the library, to the right of the access ramp (wheelchair accessible from Hall Street). Also quarterly Queer-related films, meals out and visits to the theatre and local places of interest. Feel free to meet the group at the Library, or if it’s too daunting to just turn up, you can email: otr.todmorden@gmail.com. 
Or call/text: 07901 854823 (answerphone).