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 29th March—“BRITAIN BY TRAIN”. Raymond will present further items from this dvd featuring British Rail’s services to various parts of Britain.


Friday 5th April—GUEST SPEAKER TONIGHT. Colin from Bradford will concentrate on the Gay Liberation Front and Gay Switchboard in Bradford in the 1970s and 1980s. He will also make references to Leeds.

Thursday 11th April—MORNING COFFEE TODAY AT 11 O’CLOCK. This month we are returning to the Tiled Hall in the Art Gallery in Leeds.

Friday 12th April—SUMMER EVENTS? We’ll discuss possibilities for items this evening, as well as rounding off with something visual.

Tuesday 16th April—EATING OUT AT KENDELL’S BISTRO TONIGHT. Meet at the restaurant at 6.30pm: 3 St Peter’s Square, LS9 8AH. It is opposite Leeds College of Music, near BBC Leeds, and just across the road (Duke Street) from the bus station. Mike is the contact for tonight.

Friday 19th April—HOT CROSS BUNS TONIGHT. Eric will bring a toaster, buns and butter and we’ll eat and chat.

Friday 26th April—MY KIND OF MUSIC №2. A further presentation from Laurie.


Friday 3rd May—BRING AND BUY TONIGHT. Yes, we’re fundraising tonight, and we’ve already plenty of items in our cupboards in the meeting room. We’ll finish off with a short dvd.

Friday 10th May—RAYMOND PRESENTS OTIS REDDING (rhythm and blues) TONIGHT. These are performances dating from 1966 and 1967, made before an audience.

Friday 17th May—JAMES NASH TONIGHT. We look forward to hearing what he has been doing recently and having him read to us.

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