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Sci-Fi closing its doors


Sci-Fi, our LGBT group for people aged 18-30 will no longer be taking place after Monday 30th January.


Zoe Holdcroft, LGBT Project Worker, said “The whole team would just like to thank everyone who attended and supported the group and we wish them all the best for the future. Don’t forget, if you ever need any sexual health advice, please call us on 0300 123 0970 or drop us an email on lgbt@ssotp.nhs.uk.”

Below are a list of LGBT social and support groups in the Midlands and North West:

Gaylife Men’s Group

Gaylife runs a Gay and Bisexual Men’s Drop-in from 7pm – 9.30pm every Wednesday in Hanley for men aged 18 and over. Gaylife also provides information and resources on all sexual health matters, including Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). On the last Wednesday of every month we also provide free and confidential HIV testing with results in 20 minutes from 5pm-8pm.

Find more information on our Men’s Group here.

Pink Link

A friendly, relaxed and confidential space. The Pink Link is a social group for lesbian and bisexual women over the age of 18. Isolation can be a big problem, and for many women the group will offer a chance to widen their social network in a safe, friendly, relaxed and confidential space.

The Pink Link aims to provide an opportunity for women to meet, exchange ideas, organize and take part in a range of social activities or just to meet up and chat with like-minded women. Meetings are every 1st and 3rd Wednesday in the month from 7.30-9.30 pm.

Find our more information here.

Congleton Out and About

OUT IN CONG is a weekly meet-up for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex, asexual, queer and non-binary folk in and around Congleton. They meet every Tuesday from around 8.30pm. Exact location and time is usually discussed and decided in the group comments, so don't be shy!

Join the Facebook group for more details.

Manchester LGBT Foundation groups

Manchester LGBT Foundation provide a safe and comfortable environment for people who may feel isolated, coming out or are new to the area, and some groups offer a social environment for people who want to avoid bars and clubs.

Each group has a different aim, and they may include different activities, but overall, groups can include discussions such as coming out, hate crime, confidence and dating, as well as activities such as crafts, Wii, board games, photography and workshops. In the summer months, some groups may go for walks or do activities outdoors.

Find more information on these groups here.

Birmingham LGBT Centre

The Birmingham LGBT Centre hosts a wide range of independent social groups organised by LGBT people for LGBT people. So whether you’re interested in making new friends, pursuing a hobby or interest, or making your voice heard on issues that affect LGBT people, there’s a group for you.

Find more information on these groups here.

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LGBT Stoke is a service provided by the Sexual Health Prevention Team from Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust