Leeds Gay Community Community run group

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 7pm.

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).


Friday 7th June—TOPICS OUT OF A HAT. Yet again Raymond is preparing topics to be picked at random, and then we go “round the group”.

Tuesday 11th June—OUTING TO ELVINGTON to visit the Yorkshire Air Museum. Contact Patrick for details.

Wednesday 12th June—MORNING COFFEE AT THE MEANWOOD VALLEY URBAN FARM, LS7 2QG. Meet at 11 o’clock.


Monday 17th June—EATING OUT TONIGHT AT 7PM. At the Conservatory, down the steps in Albion Place.

Friday 21st June—READINGS TONIGHT. Eric will select a few more items from “A Queer Reader”.

Tuesday 25th June—OUTING TO HARROGATE TODAY. Mike is arranging a visit to the Royal Hall. Members wishing to join us, please let him know in advance.

Friday 28th June—HINGE AND BRACKET TONIGHT. Raymond will present an episode from the “Dear Ladies” series.

Sunday 30th June—VINTAGE BUS EVENT. In Wakefield—10.30am to 4.30pm.


Friday 5th July—THE HOLIDAY OF WHICH YOU’VE ALWAYS DREAMED. Tell us about your ideal holiday—the one, perhaps, that you’ve yet to make.

Monday 8th July—EATING OUT TONIGHT AT WHITELOCK’S, Turk’s Head Yard. Meet for 7pm. Patrick is our contact; notifications of intent to him by Friday 5th July.

Friday 12th July—THE RAINBOW PLAQUE TRAIL. A presentation by Mike.

Monday 15th July—MORNING COFFEE IN ROUNDHAY PARK TODAY. Meet from 11am at the Lakeside Café.

Friday 19th July—OUR SUMMER PARTY TONIGHT. Admission will be £4, which includes a raffle ticket. (This is the last Friday evening meeting at Blayds Yard until 6th September; during the summer, coffee evenings are held in members’ homes.)


Tuesday 6th August—MORNING COFFEE FROM 11 O’CLOCK TODAY. Meet in the café in the Stable Courtyard at Temple Newsam House (ls15 0ae).  

Leeds Gay Community

c/o Yorkshire MESMAC, 

22 Blayds Yard, 

Leeds LS1 4AD

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

Email: lgc@mesmac.co.uk