N.B. Currently some of the following social groups and peer support groups may not be meeting in person due to Covid-19 restrictions. They may be meeting online.
Our Events Calendar is not currently operational due to the above. You need to contact the group organisers to get the latest update on these groups. See below for contact details.
There are a number of groups and activities across Lancashire that provide a range of opportunities for LGBT (including non-binary) people.
Lesbian Bisexual & Trans Women (also including non-binary people) online group. This group meets roughly every 2 weeks, on Thursdays, via Zoom, and is facilitated by Lancashire LGBT’s support worker. Contact her by email to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org
Go Out – Lancashire’s LGBT walking group,
Medium length walks (5-7 miles), usually on the 3rd Saturday of the month excluding December/January. Check out our Events calendar for details of the next walk, or contact Lancashire LGBT on 01772 717461 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blackburn Youth Zone Please enquire direct to the Youth Zone to find out details of their current LGBT provision. Tel. 01254 292000.
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
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 every Thursday 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 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 email@example.com or telephone 01253 344398.
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
POUT Burnley LGBT+ Young People’s Group (for ages 12-19)
For more information, please email POUTburnley@lancashire.gov.uk.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wyre LGBT Youth Group, Wednesdays from 4.30pm – 6.30pm (11-17 section and 18+ section). meets in Fleetwood. For more details please contact email@example.com; or phone the UR Potential office on 01253 344398.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or phone the UR Potential office on 01253 344398.
LGBT (including non-binary) Young People are 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 email@example.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 and an LGBT coffee afternoon in Lancaster,– see our Events Calendar for details, or 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.
POUT LGBT+ Young People’s Group (for ages 13-19 years).
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
POUT Pendle LGBT+ Young People’s Group (for ages 12-19).
For more information, please email POUTpendle@lancashire.gov.uk
LGBTQ+ Social Group
Meets Thursday fortnightly, with an under-18s group meeting on the other alternate Thursdays. For the current venue, dates and times please join the relevant private Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/259805954645497/ (over-18s group)
or https://www.facebook.com/groups/835172540189347/ (under-18s group)
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.
The Skelmersdale LGBTQ Facebook page is still being maintained although the group no longer meets regularly.
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: email@example.com.
Or call/text: 07901 854823 (answerphone).