LGBT Directory A-Z

A-Z of LGBT and LGBT-friendly venues, organisations and businesses
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Art of Norwich
Art of Norwich runs regular art exhibitions throughout the year, catering to artists of all styles, regardless of qualification or experience. It is the official partner for Pride without Prejudice, the Norwich Pride art exhibition held at St Margarets The Church of Art.
website: art-of-norwich.co.uk
facebook: facebook.com/Art.of.Norwich
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The Birdcage
An LGBT+ friendly pub in the centre of Norwich (opposite the delicious Grosvenor fish and chips). Open every day for wines, wifi, work and play, coffee, cupcakes, cabaret and cocktails, board games, bloody marys and a bit of bohemia.
address: 23 Pottergate, Norwich NR2 1DS
website: thebirdcagenorwich.co.uk

BLAH LGBT Youth Project
Providing support for young LGBT individuals and those questioning their sexuality and gender identity. This is achieved by:

  • Email & phone support
  • 1-2-1 appointments
  • School outreach programmes
  • BLAH LGB Youth Groups in North Norfolk, Norwich, Lowestoft & West Norfolk
  • Residential weekends
  • Campaigns

phone: 01603 624924
email: info@blahyouth.co.uk
website: blahyouth.co.uk
facebook: BLAH LGBT Youth Project

 
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The Castle Pub
Norwich’s biggest gay pub – a great night out in a friendly and lively environment at the heart of Norwich’s gay scene.  A great place for a drink and a dance in the U-Nite club area.  Last entry 12.30am so get there early and stay till late.
website: thecastle-pub.com
facebook: facebook.com/CastlePub

The Catherine Wheel Pub
Welcome to the home of Norwich’s Favourite LGBT Venue!  The Catherine Wheel is evolving all the time, so check the Facebook site for what’s on, including the weekly quiz, twice-weekly dragaoke, regular cabaret and good food.
facebook: facebook.com/thewheelnorwich

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FTM Norfolk
A monthly social group based in Norwich for trans guys, gender queer people, and those who were assigned female at birth and are questioning their gender identity. The group meets the first Monday of every month from 6pm-8pm in a safe and discreet venue in Norwich, providing a friendly, confidential and supportive environment.
Email: FTMnorfolk@gmail.com
phone: 01603 219299
website: norfolklgbtproject.co.uk/support/groups/ftmnorfolk/
facebook: https://m.facebook.com/FTMNorfolk/
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Greenhouse Café
If you’re looking for an LGBT+ friendly venue for morning coffee, lunch or a soothing cool drink in the afternoon, you’ll find the Greenhouse on Bethel Street, around the corner from the Forum. We specialise in vegetarian and homemade salads, soups, and cakes.
address: 42-46 Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1NR
phone: 01603 631007
website: www.greenhousetrust.co.uk
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Inanna’s Festival
Located on one of Norwich’s characterful medieval streets – in a restored 15th Century weaver’s house – filled with goddesses, Green Man faces, nature spirits, mermaids and fairies, dolphins, cats, bats, dragons, unicorns – a sanctuary for the seeker of things of beauty.
address: 2 St Andrew’s Hill, Norwich NR2 1AD
phone: 01603 626133
website: www.inannasfestival.com

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)
IDAHOT takes place on 17 May each year. The date was chosen because the date is the anniversary of the World Health Organization’s May 1990 decision to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. This victory for the LGBT+ cause represents an historic step towards establishing freedom of sexual orientation and gender identity as a fundamental basic human right.
website: dayagainsthomophobia.org

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Justin Campaign
Justin Campaign was founded in memory of Justin Fashanu, the only openly gay professional footballer in the UK. Campaigning to challenge and rid homophobia from the beautiful game.
website: thejustincampaign.com
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LGBT History Month
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month takes place every year in the UK in February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT+ community.We are committed to celebrate its diversity and that of the society as a whole. We encourage everyone to see diversity and cultural pluralism as the positive forces that they are and endeavour to reflect this in all we do.
website: lgbthistorymonth.org.uk

Loft NR1
Norwich’s one and only gay nightclub and late night bar for wild times and an electric atmosphere!
78-80 Rose Lane, NR1 1PT Norwich
website: loftnr1.co.uk

Lollard’s Pit
Lollards Pit is one of Norwich’s most historic pubs. Gay friendly and watch out for their special events around Pride.
facebook: facebook.com/LollardsPit

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Mustard Coffee Bar
Mustard Coffee Bar on Bridewell Alley is a gay friendly venue that flies the flag during Norwich Pride. Check them out for their own roasted coffee, cakes, jacket potatoes, soups, breakfasts and specials Mon-Sat from 8am to 5pm. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
address: Bridewell Alley, Norwich NR2 1AQ
website: mustardcoffeebar.co.uk
facebook: facebook.com/pages/Mustard-Coffee-Bar/
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Norfolk Association of Disabled LGBT People
We are a Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans social and support group for people with long term disabilities. Your disability can be any physical, mental health, sensory impairment or chronic illness.
facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/133394720097528

Norfolk LGBT History Society
Norfolk LGBT History Society puts on LGBT History Month in Norfolk and fosters LGBT history awareness throughout the year. If you want to help the planning group in any way please get in touch via events@lgbthm.org.uk.
website: lgbthistorymonthnorfolk.org.uk/
facebook: facebook.com/groups/lgbthm

Norfolk LGBT Project
Norfolk LGBT project is a community based service run by and for the LGBT community. It is a service influenced by the needs of its service users. We provide social support groups as well as health and well being advice. We believe that by working in partnership with local groups, communities and organisations that we can provide the best possible service for the LGBT community in Norfolk.
phone:: 01603 219299
email: info@norfolklgbtproject.co.uk
website: norfolklgbtproject.co.uk

Norfolk Trans-Forum
A self-help support group for male to female transsexuals and those questioning their gender identity aged 25+.  Meeting in a safe and confidential environment in Norwich every 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Email: info@norfolklgbtproject.co.uk
phone: 01603 219299
facebook: Norfolk Trans-Forum

North Norfolk Pride
North Norfolk Pride – building a community in North Norfolk
North Norfolk Pride is open to anyone who identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual or Trans (LGBT) or is a friend, family or supporter of LGBT people and who lives, works or identifies with the North Norfolk area. North Norfolk Pride exists to promote and celebrate the lives, aspirations and creativity of LGBT people in North Norfolk and to overcome any kind of intolerance or prejudice.
facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/103032139745538

Norwich Arts Centre
Norwich Arts Centre is a small, independently run venue with charitable status situated close to the centre of Norwich. We aim to offer a broad range of performing and media arts of the highest quality to the community, together with a programme of participatory workshops and activities that offer good access to the arts.
There is a cafe / bar and the Centre has a free wifi public access point in the bar.
website: norwichartscentre.co.uk

Norwich Mature Gay Community
A group of mature gay men, their friends and admirers which grew out of a Caffmos group originally set up in 2011. The group has a regular informal social gathering at Lollards Pit pub in Norwich on the third Friday of each month, from 8.30pm and organises a diverse range of well-attended other activities, including walks, quiz nights, coffee mornings and meals.
facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/norwichmaturegaycommunity/

Norwich Playhouse
“Come and visit us at the theatre, a friendly, relaxed and intimate riverside venue…”
“We programme a broad range of shows all year round, performed by top companies from all over the world. As well as being recognised as one of the very best comedy venues in East Anglia we present international music stars, critically-acclaimed drama companies, fun-filled children’s events and shows that are just a bit different… the Playhouse offers something for everyone.”
“We have an award-winning garden, a beautiful spot on a summer evening and two busy galleries exhibiting a variety of works by local artists. We also have a great bar, selling wines and spirits, local ales, fresh juices, hot cocktails, Fairtrade drinks and German beers with unpronounceable names.”
website: www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk/

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Oaklands Hotel
LGBT-friendly hotel, situated on the outskirts of Norwich.  The Oaklands Hotel provides a unique and relaxed atmosphere. Comfortable surroundings, a variety of rooms, chilled out lounge and bar areas, beautiful grounds overlooking the Yare River Valley and ample parking all combine to offer the perfect backdrop for a relaxing break, weddings or conferences.

The Oaklands Hotel also has a licence for Civil Wedding Ceremonies.
phone:. Reception: 01603 434 471 Reservations: 01603 703369.
website: www.oaklands-hotel.co.uk

Oasis Transgender group

We are a transgender self help and support group that meet on the outskirts of Norwich usually on the third Saturday of each month. Oasis was set up in 1987 by Barbara Ross OBE, who has been instrumental in educating the public on gender dysphoria, and in providing support and counselling.

The Oasis venue has changing facilities and is in a lovely setting, in pleasant and secluded surroundings with ample parking and easy access.

For more information go to: oasisnorfolk.com

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Pride Live! on Future Radio 107.8 FM
Official radio station of Norwich Pride and brilliant community radio station for Norwich. Listen at 107.8fm or online.
Future Radio is the home of Norwich Pride’s regular radio show, Pride Live!, Norwich Pride’s weekly radio show – Mondays from 7.00pm on Future Radio 107.8 fm.
Website: futureradio.co.uk/radio-show/pride-live
facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Pride-Live/151606761578277

Proud Parents and Guardians Norwich
We are an informal group of same sex parents who formed to share info, support and advice and have a laugh. We also have a monthly social family event e.g. Picnic, going on a walk. Join our Facebook page or email proudparentsandguardiansnorwich@hotmail.com for more information.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/1433940136899093/

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Queer Art
Queer Art Club is a new club for artists born out of the work of the Norwich Pride Arts Trail. It is for artists who want to make art, make a living and make Norwich Pride AMAZING.
website: www.queerartclub.org.uk
facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/QArtClub
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SinSins
A small, family friendly, independent gift shop which sells anything and everything to do with love, sex, passion, romance and happy relationships.
address: 2 Charing Cross, Norwich NR2 4AL
phone: 01603 620200
website: www.sinsinsdirect.co.uk

SOFTM Norfolk – Supporters of FTM individuals in Norfolk
Offering social support for significant others, friends, family and allies in an informal setting.
The first Monday of each month 6pm-8pm.
email: SOFTMNorfolk@gmail.com
phone: 01603 219299

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The Tea Lounge
An independent cafe that serves delicious homemade cakes and savouries
address: 141-143 Ber St, Norwich NR13EY
phone: 01603 619 728
facebook: The Tea Lounge is on Facebook

Terrence Higgins Trust
Our vision is a world where people with HIV live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination, and good sexual health is a right and reality for all.
website: www.tht.org.uk

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation
The Lesbian and Gay Foundation is a vibrant charity with a wide portfolio of well-established services and a rapidly developing range of new initiatives aimed at meeting the needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
website: www.lgf.org.uk

Time to Change
Time to Change is a campaign to help fight the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health issues. We run events across the country to offer people a chance to talk about their experience with mental health issues and to get involved. You can find out more about the campaign here:
website: www.time-to-change.org.uk

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Virginia Court Hotel
An independantly owned, gay friendly hotel, 25 bedroom hotel offering free parking, spacious gardens and an elegant restaurant. Set in the charming seaside town of Cromer, which is nestled in the pituresque countryside of North Norfolk with beautiful beaches and a simple train ride away from Norwich.
Cliff Avenue, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 0AN
phone: 01263 512 398
email: info@virginiacourt.co.uk
website: www.virginiacourt.co.uk
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Women Supporting Women
A service providing support for lesbian and bisexual women and those questioning their sexuality living in Norfolk and Waveney. A drop in group is held every Saturday (1:30pm-3:30pm, as well as social events, walks, film night and much more.
email: wsw@norfolklgbtproject.co.uk
website: www.norfolklgbtproject.co.uk/support/groups/wow/
facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/719184111480020/