Leeds Gay Community
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:
Thursday 8th February— EATING OUT CHINESE-STYLE TONIGHT, at 7pm as we make a return visit to this ever-popular venue, the Crown Buffet in Gower Street (LS2 7QZ).
Friday 9th February— ROUND THE GROUP TONIGHT—OUR OWN HISTORY. As a gay or bisexual man, has the way you feel about yourself changed as the years (or decades!) have passed by?
Friday 16th February— BRING A READING FOR HISTORY MONTH. Maybe there is something that you read decades ago which was important to you as a gay/bisexual man? Or something which describes the bad old days? Over to you!
Wednesday 21st February— MORNING COFFEE AT 11 O’CLOCK AT THE ROYAL ARMOURIES. The café is to the left after passing through the main entrance.
Friday 23rd February— ON THE SCREEN—GAY MPs TONIGHT. This is a dvd of a television production transmitted during the 2007 commemoration of the Wolfenden Report.
Saturday 24th February— 11AM to 3PM: EVENT FOR HISTORY MONTH. CITY MUSEUM. We’ll be present there, with our stall, displaying our collection of items from past decades.
Friday 2nd March— THREE THINGS TONIGHT—SALE; SHORT DVD; DISCUSSION.
Thursday 8th March— EATING OUT TODAY AT 1PM. This time we have chosen a different venue—the self-service restaurant in Debenham’s store in Briggate. We don’t think that it is necessary to book in advance, so please meet up in time to join us with a view to going in at 1 o’clock.
Friday 9th March— HUGH’S BEETLE DRIVE TONIGHT.
Friday 16th March— QUIZ TONIGHT. This will be presented by our friend and committee member, Mike.
Friday 23rd March— SPEAKER TONIGHT. AN UPDATE ON QUEER STORIES, with E. J. Scott.
Monday 26th March— MORNING COFFEE AT 11 O’CLOCK. It’s been quite some time since we met up in the café at the WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE. Come and join us!
Friday 30th March— HOT CROSS BUNS TONIGHT. Come and enjoy a relaxed evening at №22 and a good natter whilst Eric provides buttered, toasted hot cross buns.
Friday 6th April— OUR HOBBIES TONIGHT. We thought that, in “Round the Group” form, we could spend a minute or two telling the rest of those present something about our hobbies—present or past.
Friday 13th April— ENTERTAINMENT FROM LAURIE TONIGHT: “GAY FOLK”.
Leeds Gay Community
c/o PO BOX 417
Contact Raymond: 0113 255 9973 or on LGC mobile 07986 615 912.