Leeds LGBT+ Mapping Project are setting out to map activity in and around the city – from book clubs to running clubs, drag nights to queer migrant solidarity activism, mental health peer support groups to staff networks.

By looking at both formal and informal LGBT+ networks and infrastructure in Leeds the project seeks to understand

  • LGBT+ community capacity in the city

  • how different LGBT+ communities and networks knit together

  • how to build on and grow existing assets and activity

  • challenges and exclusions facing LGBT+ people and communities in Leeds

This project will provide an evidence base for future action supporting LGBT+ people in the city.

Building an online LGBT+ resource for Leeds

This mapping project will also provide the building blocks for an online LGBT+ community  resource. The website will provide dedicated digital infrastructure for Leeds’ LGBT+ community - a place where people can share information and find out about everything that is going on in and around the city.

In the meantime, we have set up a Facebook page for the project  Leeds LGBT+ Mapping Project,

Get involved

We are looking for individuals, groups and organisations to share their experiences of being part of the LGBT+ community in Leeds, and let us know what they think is needed to best support and grow LGBT+ community action in Leeds.

By feeding into this project you will

  • contribute to shaping the future LGBT+ support and community action in Leeds

  • help ensure that LGBT+ support in the city is inclusive and comprehensive

  • network with others in the community

  • promote your group, event, or campaign across Leeds

 Please email if you are interested in participating.