LGBT groups and community
BLAH LGBT Youth Project
BLAH LGBT Youth is part of Norfolk LGBT Project working together since 2007 to provide social & peer support groups for young gay, lesbian, bisexual people or those questioning their sexuality or gender identity aged 25 and below, living in Norfolk and Waveney.
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. Meeting in a safe and confidential supportive environment. Meet the first Monday of every month 6pm-8pm.
The Norfolk LGBT Project
Norfolk LGBT Project is a community based charity, providing support that is relevant to the health and wellbeing needs of the LGBT community in Norfolk and Waveney. This is achieved by:
- Email & phone support
- 1-2-1 appointments
- LGBT social support group in groups
- Sexual health outreach programmes
- School/colleges visits on request
- Working in partnership with relevant organisations
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 20.3 and organise a diverse range of well attended other activities, including walks, quiz nights, coffee mornings and meals.
facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/norwichmaturegaycommunity/
No To Hate Vigil
Every year we organise a No to Hate Vigil as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week in October. The first No to Hate Vigil was in 2009. 10,000 people took part in a Vigil in Trafalgar Square in London two weeks after 62 year old gay man Ian Baynham died in hospital after a homophobic attack in the square. Solidarity Vigils were held in Norwich and cities around the UK and world.
The idea of the Vigil is to unite communities against all forms of Hate Crime and we invite a range of community leaders from different groups to speak. Sing with Pride and other musicians perform. At 8pm we share 2 minutes silence to remember victims of Hate Crime everywhere.
Find our more on our website www.norwichnotohatevigil.org.uk
Also check out www.hatefreenorfolk.com a resource for everyone who wants to work towards creating a Hate Free Norfolk.
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
OUT140 is a project from filmmaker/trainer Shelly Telly and poet/artist Vince Laws. It began life on the huge FUSION screen in the Forum in January 2010.
OUT140 is about ordinary people telling us their Coming Out Stories in 140 characters or less – a “tweet” on Twitter. We invite LGBT people to tell us what it was like for them coming out and ask families and friends to let us know their side of the story too.
Check out our website www.OUT104.org.uk
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 pm on Future Radio 107.8 fm.
If you would like to appear on Pride Live or record “My Pride Life” please email our producer email@example.com
19th February is the birthday of Justin Fashanu, the Norwich City FC legend who was the first professional footballer to come out during his career. In 2010, the Justin Campaign launched the international Football v Homophobia campaign here in Norwich with Norwich Pride and Norwich City FC. We’ve celebrated the day ever since with football tournaments.
In 2014 we set up the Proud Canaries – Norwich City FC’s Official LGBT Fans & Friends Group. The aims of the group are to challenge homophobia and transphobia while enjoying the beautiful game home and away. We’re endorsed by Honorary Patrons Stephen Fry and Amal Fashanu.
Proud Parents & 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 “Proud parents and guardians Norwich” or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Queer Art Club is a 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. Artists don’t have to be LGBT to join but a key focus of the activities will be creating a vibrant arts culture for the Norwich Pride celebrations.
Sew Gay are a bunch of creative people who love to sew, knit, glue, stitch – whatever it takes to support Norwich Pride in their vision to turn Norwich into a rainbow! In 2012 Sew Gay started an exciting project to create the Pride Patchwork. The inspiration comes from Lillian Dring who in 1951 created the “Patchwork of the Century” for the Festival of Britain. She gathered together women with no sewing experience to produce a quilt documenting advances in women’s rights over 100 years. The idea of the Pride Patchwork is to bring together members of the LGBT community to document and commemorate some of the key events of our history starting from 1960.
Sing With Pride Choir
“Sing with Pride” is the choir from the LGBT community for everyone. The choir’s statement is: “We sing in harmony to celebrate diversity and challenge inequality. Our members include people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans, as well as friends, family and supporters. You do not need to be able to read music as everything is taught by ear.” New members get their first session free and there is also the option to pay on a session-by-session basis.
Teach With Pride
“Teach with Pride” sends a clear message that LGBTphobia in schools is unacceptable and needs to be challenged. For details and resources please click here.
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.