We are lucky in our county to have an active LGBTQ+ community with many community support and social groups. We have listed a few below.


Meets: Gloucester City Centre venue, 1st Thursday of every month

Website: www.gglc.co.uk

Contact: E-mail info@gglc.co.uk


The Gloucestershire Gay and Lesbian Community is a friendly social group that welcomes people of all sexualities and ages. The group aims to provide a meeting place for people who want to meet others similar to themselves in a relaxed social environment without the pressures associated with the gay bars and clubs. They are supported by their own fundraising and do not receive any grants or outside funding


Meets: Liquor & Chow, Westgate Street, Gloucester, Every Wednesday @ 7.30pm

Website: Lesbi Friends Facebook Page

Contact: Twitter @GlosLesbiFriend


A fun and friendly social group for women interested in women to meet up with like minded people.


Meets: Gloucester, monthly

Website: www.gloscats.org.uk

Contact: E-mail: gloscats@gmail.com


Are you gender variant in any way? Many labels and adjectives are used to describe aspects and degrees of gender variance, including 'transman', a 'transwoman', 'intersex' or 'transsexual' person. Alternatively, are you close to someone who is gender variant?


Do you live, work in, or visit Gloucestershire or the surrounding area? Are you looking for a safe and supportive environment in which you can be yourself and no-one will put you down? If so, Gloscats may be for you.


Website: www.gay-glos.org

Contact: E-mail: admin@gay-glos.org or for their youth group youth@gay-glos.org. Phone 07903 472899


GAY-GLOS provide Strategic Engagement, External Training and Education Programmes for Schools and Colleges.


They also run a Young People's Social Group for young LGB&T people and those exploring their sexual orientation. See the youth group's section of their website for more details


Meets: Monthly - usually the last Friday, The Shush Bar @ The Swan, Cheltenham 9pm - 1.30am

           Next dates 8th March, 29th March and 26th April 2019

Website: Search on Facebook for their page Feathers @whatevertickles



Feathers is an LGBT+ social night out open to the public with karaoke and disco in the function room at the Swan pub. The atmosphere is relaxed, open and socialable, each monthly Feathers nights is slightly themed and the Swan offer special drinks offers for the Feather crowd. The events are run by a group of volunteers rather than the venue itself and entry is FREE!


Meets: Monthly in Cheltenham

E-mail: fflagcheltenham@gmail.com

For many families learning that a family member is LGBTQ+ can raise all sorts of issues. many are desperate to support their sons and daughetrs but do not know how. Others have questions, worries or fears which they want to talk about.

if you have a lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans family member and whould like to meet other parents in a friendly and informal setting in Cheltenham please e-mail Jules using the above e-mail address. Other famiiy members are welcome!