LGBT Stoke groups relaunching virtually in March

LGBT Stoke’s two social and support groups, Galaxy Youth and Gaylife Men’s Group, will be relaunching as online groups in March.

Galaxy Youth Group will be re-launching on Saturday 6th March, running from 12pm-2pm.

Gaylife Men’s Group will be re-launching on Wednesday 10th March, running from 7-9pm.

Galaxy Youth Group is for LGBT+ young people aged 13-18, and Gaylife Men’s Group is for anyone who identifies as a gay or bisexual man, aged 18+.

Please note: There are also local groups for other communities, including lesbian/bi women, trans people and older LGBT+ people, you can find links to these groups on our Useful Links page.

Megan Richards, Senior Project Worker, said “We’re delighted to have the groups running online; we know how much the local community has missed the groups. We do aim to have face-to-face groups based in Hanley again, but unfortunately, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, this hasn’t been possible. With many of us missing social interaction during lockdown, we’re hoping that hosting the groups virtually gives our wonderful local LGBT+ community an opportunity to chat, make new friends and just have a laugh!”

In addition to the opportunity to talk to other local LGBT+ people from Stoke-on-Trent, there will be plenty of fun virtual activities at the groups, like quizzes with prizes.

The groups are run by LGBT Stoke, part of the Sexual Health Prevention Team in Stoke-on-Trent, so anyone who attends the groups will also have the opportunity to ask the team any questions they may have about sexual health and healthy relationships.

If you would like to attend one of the groups, please fill in the form for the group you’re interested in, and we will send the link for attending the group before the session.

Galaxy Youth (ages 13-18)

Gaylife Men’s Group (ages 18+)

We look forward to seeing you all, online, in March!

LGBT Stoke Team