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:

Thursday 27th September—FISH AND CHIPS AT ERIC’S TONIGHT. In Beeston. Meet at Eric’s at 7pm with a view to giving him your orders by 7.30pm.

Friday 28th September—STANLEY BAXTER TONIGHT. Geoff will present, from a dvd, items from this comedy actor.

Wednesday 3rd October—MORNING COFFEE AT 11 O’CLOCK. For the last of our out-of-town mornings we will return to the café in the Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall.


Sunday 7th October—WEST YORKSHIRE QUEER STORIES—an event for the International Day of Older People. City Museum—2–5pm.

Wednesday 10th October—AN EVENING STROLL ROUND LGBT HERITAGE SITES. Meet up at 5pm outside the Corn Exchange. Mike has made a list of city-centre gay-related sites to which Eric will lead you.

Friday 12th October—QUIZ TONIGHT. Patrick is preparing one on general knowledge.

Saturday 13th October—STILL NOWT SO QUEER AS FOLK, at Leeds College of Music. At 7.30pm four of the UK’s leading lgbt choirs and performers will entertain. Tickets £12–£16.

Thursday 18th October—MIDDAY EATING OUT TODAY. The venue will be Debenham’s Restaurant at 1pm.

Friday 19th October—TOPICS OUT OF A HAT TONIGHT. This will, in the time-honoured way, be prepared by Raymond. Topics will be drawn out of the “hat” as we go round the group.

Friday 26th October—AN EVENING OF MUSIC TODAY. We are delighted to welcome back our friend and member Laurie for his presentation entitled My Kind of Music.

Friday 2nd November—BRING A DVD TONIGHT. Choose anything that interests you and we’ll present it in turn. We think a maximum length of 15 minutes will be enough.

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—To be arranged

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

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