Stoke-on-Trent LGBT+ groups 

Gaylife Men's Group 

Social and support group for gay and bisexual men aged 18+ in Stoke-on-Trent.

www.lgbtstoke.co.uk/gaylife

Galaxy Youth Group 

Social and support group for LGBT+ young people aged 13-18 in Stoke-on-Trent.

www.lgbtstoke.co.uk/galaxy

Pink Link

A social group for lesbian and bi women aged 35 and over. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday in the month in Hanley

www.freewebs.com/pinklinkstoke/

Stoke Panthers 

A badminton club in Stoke-on-Trent for local LGBT+ people. All ages, standards and abilities are welcome. 

www.stokepanthersbadminton.club

Trans Staffordshire

Social and support group for trans people living in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.
www.trans-staffordshire.org.uk

North Midlands LGBT Older People's Group
The group gives people a chance to meet others and make new friends; listen to guest speakers; try new activities; exchange stories in a warm, supportive and friendly environment.
6:30pm on the fourth Monday of the month at the Community Fire Station in Hanley.
www.olgbtstoke.org.uk

 LGBT+ groups in surrounding areas 

Body Positive (Cheshire)

A Cheshire charity who run a Gay and Bi Men's Group, Lesbian and Bi Women's Group and support group for people living with HIV. 

www.bpcnw.co.uk

Out in Cong
A weekly meet-up for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex, asexual, queer and non-binary folk in and around Congleton.
Every Tuesday from around 8.30pm. Location and time is decided in the Facebook group.
Find them on Facebook

XYZ Club (Shropshire)

The XYZ Youth Group is for young people (ages 13-19) who describe themselves as: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender fluid or questioning

www.sya.org.uk/xyz-club

Derbyshire LGBT+

Derbyshire’s only LGBT specific support service, supporting anyone who is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender or anyone who is having issues with their sexual orientation or gender identity, this includes family and friends. The organisation runs a number of groups.

www.derbyshirelgbt.org.uk

LGBT Foundation (Manchester)
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. There are a number of groups available to people of all ages. Held at Number 5, Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HF.
www.lgbt.foundation

Birmingham LGBT Centre
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.
www.blgbt.org

 Local organisations 

 

Glow

Glow offer a range of support services for people in unhealthy relationships. They work with people of all genders and ages and are an LGBT+ inclusive service. They also offer a men's support service for men in unhealthy relationships.
www.findtheglow.org.uk

Staffordshire Buddies

Staffordshire Buddies is the HIV and Sexual Health Charity for Stoke and Staffordshire. The mission of the charity is to reduce the impact of HIV through providing support, information, advocacy and advice to those living with, or affected by, the virus, and by undertaking health promotion support to communities at risk.

www.staffordshirebuddies.co.uk

Grange Park 

A centre which provides support services for people living in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire who have been sexually assaulted or raped.

www.grangepark.org.uk

 

Savana

A support service for anyone who has experienced or is affected by any form of sexual violence including rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, ‘honour’ related violence and childhood sexual abuse, whether recently or in the past.

www.savana.org.uk

Stoke-on-Trent Community Drug & Alcohol Service

A service which helps people struggling with the impact of drugs or alcohol. They offer support to adults, young people, carers, partners and families who live in Stoke-on-Trent to make a positive and sustainable change to their lives and the community they live in.

www.scdas.org.uk

 Other LGBT+ support and information 

 

GIRES

GIRES is a volunteer operated membership charity that, in collaboration with the other groups in its field, hears, helps, empowers and gives a voice to trans and gender non-conforming individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families. 

www.gires.org.uk

Mermaids

Family and individual support for teenagers and children who are trans or gender variant. 

www.mermaidsuk.org.uk

Switchboard LGBT+ helpline 

Switchboard provide an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity. They are welcoming, confidential, supportive and non-judgemental.

www.switchboard.lgbt

 

UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group

The UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) supports LGBTQI+ people through the asylum and immigration process. They provide psychosocial and emotional support for LGBTQI+ asylum seekers to help improve their mental health and reduce isolation. They also provide legal information and advice. 

www.uklgig.org.uk

Galop

An LGBT+ anti-violence charity. If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, they're here for you. They also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.

www.galop.org.uk

Stonewall

Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people across Britain.

www.stonewall.org.uk

Mind LGBT+ Mental Health Information

Mind, a UK mental health charity, has specialist LGBT+ mental health information, including personal experiences and useful contacts.

Mind - LGBTIQ+ mental health

Broken Rainbow

An LGBT domestic violence charity.

www.brokenrainbow.org.uk

The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is a life saving and life enhancing organisation that helps LGBT+ young people empower themselves, to make a positive change for themselves, and their communities.

www.theproudtrust.org

Naz and Matt Foundation

A charity based in the United Kingdom that tackles homophobia triggered by religious and cultural beliefs.

www.nazandmattfoundation.org

 
 
 

Our social groups are a fantastic way to talk to other LGBT+ people, but if you're not eligible for our groups or want to attend more around the region, here are some useful links for you to have a look through. We've also got some links to some great local organisations that might be relevant to you, national LGBT+ organisations and LGBT+ health information.

 

Click on one of the links below to be taken to the relevant section. 

 

Useful Links

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