LGBT+ Community Groups
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.
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
Norfolk LGBT+ MeetUp
For members of the LGBT+ community who live or work in Norfolk, the group is a mixed group of adults over the age of eighteen. The group also welcomes those who are friends of the LGBT community! The aim is to help people keep in touch with friends, make new friends, explore the area and keep active. It’s a social group, so everyone is involved for their own enjoyment – not to provide a service. We can’t guarantee a ‘safe space’ at all events but we expect everyone to be friendly and anyone consistently unpleasant will be ejected from the group. We aim to have a range of events, including some that cost money and some free. Meetup does charge a monthly fee to host the group, so if you want to put some change in the group piggy bank, that would be appreciated. We are very open to suggestions of events, especially if you want to host!
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/
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 about ordinary people telling 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. OUT140 has been an exhibition, a series of songs, a book and a play, and in 2019 we hope to launch OUT140: The Comic!
Check out our website www.OUT104.org.uk
We are the official Norwich City Football Club fans and friends group. We also have our own football team: Proud Canaries FC. We challenge homophobia and transphobia home and away whilst enjoying the beautiful game. Our Honorary Patrons are Stephen Fry and Amal Fashanu. Our hero is Justin Fashanu, NCFC legend and the first professional footballer to come out during his career. On The Ball City!
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.
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.