Leeds Gay Community

Location: Leeds

Gender: Male, Trans Man

Age Range: All Ages

This is a social group for Gay and Bisexual men of all ages; their aim is to provide a space where Gay people can meet and be themselves. It is mainly non–scene, has discussions, presentations, social outings etc. They meet regularly on Friday evenings, usually at a venue in Leeds city centre.

LGC (Leeds Gay Community) was founded in September 1982 and is the direct descendant of gay groups which had been meeting since 1971. We meet regularly on Friday evenings, usually at the Yorkshire MESMAC office at 22-23 Blayd's Yard, Leeds, LS1 4AD (map at page end) at 6:30pm.

Our main aim has always been to provide a hassle-free space where gay and bisexual men can meet and be themselves and, hopefully, make new friends.

We welcome men of all ages, though as we are a long established group, most of our members are 50+.

Although we are a members only group, visitors are very welcome. If visitors turn up for more than three meetings, we invite them to join us. Membership costs £12 per year (£6 for non-earners).

Diary of Events:

Friday 9th November—OUR AGM TONIGHT, starting at 7.35 prompt. After the close there will be time to air your views on how we’re doing and also for a drink and some cakes.

Wednesday 14th November—MORNING COFFEE TODAY IN WAKEFIELD. Meet up at 11 o’clock in the café in the Cathedral.

Friday 16th November (postponed from 2nd November)—BRING A DVD TONIGHT. Choose anything that interests you, up to a maximum duration of 15 minutes.

Thursday 22nd November—EATING OUT TONIGHT at 7.30pm. The venue is Brown’s restaurant at the corner of The Headrow and Cookridge Street.

Friday 23rd November—“SPELL IT OUT” TONIGHT. This is a short dvd produced by Stonewall  aimed at tackling homophobia in schools.


➊ Friday 30th November—ROUND THE GROUP DISCUSSION TONIGHT. Copies of a programme produced for World Aids Day will be available to form a basis for our discussion.

➋ Sunday 2nd December—WORLD AIDS DAY EVENT AT KIRKSTALL ABBEY. From 1pm to 4.30.

➌ Friday 7th December—READINGS FROM ERIC TONIGHT. He will once again dip into “A Queer Reader”, published in 1993, concentrating on the section entitled “Living in the shadow of the plague”.

Tuesday 11th December—MORNING COFFEE AT 11 O’CLOCK. This month’s venue is the Tiled Hall at the City Art Gallery.

Friday 14th December—PARTY TONIGHT. This time admission will cost £4, including a free raffle ticket.

Thursday 20th December—FESTIVE EATING OUT TONIGHT. Once more we will be returning to the Roundhay Fox, near Roundhay Park gates. Meet at 7pm for 7.30.

Friday 21st December—BRING SOMETHING SEASONAL TONIGHT. “Let your imagination soar!”

Wednesday 26th December—TIRED OF TURKEY? Ted would like to hear from anyone interested in eating at the Crown Buffet on Gower Street. Meet at 1.30pm. Payment by cash only, not cards.  

Friday 28th December—MULLED WINE AND MINCE PIES TONIGHT. Ian and Gary have kindly offered to come over from Huddersfield and warm the wine up for us, while Eric will find a supply of mince pies, and maybe some cake.

Sunday 30th December—“AT HOME” THIS AFTERNOON FROM 4PM. Our friend and member Ted invites us to his home in Moortown for three or four hours.

Friday 4th January—FORWARD THINKING EVENING. What events can be arranged? Day trips? Presentations on Fridays? Can you offer an event at your home? Coffee evening?

Wednesday 9th January—MORNING COFFEE AT THE ROYAL ARMOURIES. Meet at 11 o’clock. Bus 28, and free water taxi right to the entrance from Victoria Bridge.

Contact Us:

Leeds Gay Community

c/o PO BOX 417


Contact Raymond: 0113 255 9973 or on LGC mobile 07986 615 912.

Email: lgc@mesmac.co.uk