What we're about

Welcome to the Bishop's Stortford LGBTQIA+ Social group! This group is open to anyone who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual, non-binary, gender-fluid, gender queer, It doesn't matter how you identify you are welcome!

We have just started up events again in Stortford town for all those from the area and surrounding towns. We aim to arrange a variety of get togethers for all interests from pub nights, support groups, game nights, quiz nights and meals out.

We are excited to start establishing our LGBTQIA+ community and design a community network that both nourishes and supports all our members, offering safe spaces and social events.

Please let us know if you have any ideas for events or would like to get involved in organising something. Also let us know if you are concerned about confidentially, as we wish to ensure the safety of our members. We aim to help build friendships and a local network.

All photos shared from events have been posted with consent!

Upcoming events (4+)

River Walk and Coffee

Needs a location

Join us for a walk along the River Stort.

Starting off at the car park on Pigs Lane, Bishops Stortford, CM22 7PA.

We will take a leisurely stroll down the river towards Castle Garden's park, where there is an opportunity to get hot/cold drinks.

Feel free to bring packed lunches, we will take a 20 to 30 minute break at the park before returning to the starting point.

The walk into the park takes approximately 40 minutes, please wear
good supportive shoes or walking shoes. The terrain is flat, but rocky in nature, and easy in terms of difficulty.

I have allowed 3 hours for this event just in case walking paces vary and/or individuals need a longer break.

All members of LGBTQIA+ welcome, this is a great opportunity to come and meet like minded individuals, socialise and enjoy a wonderful, scenic walk.

first aid and/or conditions:
Asthmatics please ensure you have your inhalers

If you wish to attend but are unsure of the distance or pace, let me know and we can adapt accordingly to suit all abilities. This route is not wheelchair friendly.

Any members that are wheelchair users, we can meet you at the park, weather permitting and continue a walk with you.

Please hit the ATTEND/RSVP button if your going to join so i know who to look out for on the day!

Look forward to seeing you there!

contact me by direct message or at [masked] if you have any queries.

LGBTQIA+ Safe Space

Needs a location

Come and join us in a safe space to connect, mingle and meet with other LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Location is at
The South Mill Arts Centre,
1-3 South Rd,
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 3JG

The meeting point is the bar just as you go in the main entrance.

This is a dedicated safe, confidential space that is available every 3rd Wednesday of every month to come and connect with others and seek support if needed.

We will have opportunities for group discussion, activities, games, art, beverages and snacks. Every meet will be slightly different, with members having a role in what we do!

This space is perfect for you if you are looking for;

making connections
socialising
forming new friendships
exploring your identity in a safe and inclusive space
being a part of change
seeking emotional and/or peer support

Come mingle, have a laugh, connect and be apart of change.

This is a very accessible environment, with parking and is wheelchair accessible.

All those from surrounding areas are also welcome!

Please hit ATTEND/RSVP if your coming along. I can then keep an eye out for you!

Excited to see some of you there!

Any questions feel free to message me.

Also contactable on [masked]
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Pub Quiz

Needs a location

A relaxed pub get-together at The Nags Head on Wednesday 27th July 2022.

There are lots of new people to the town and surrounding areas and this pub social is a great opportunity to meet like minded individuals, connect, chat, mingle and have a bit of fun over a drink and you can even join in on the pub quiz if you want to.

Event starts at 7.30pm for those that want to eat before the Quiz.

Quiz starts at 8.30pm and cost £1 (please bring cash)

It will end around 10.30pm

We prebook the far end of the pub out in the dinning side. NOT the bar side. You will see the area directly ahead of you as you enter the pub through the main entrance.

This is an indoor event, plenty of parking available.

Please RSVP the event if you are attending so I can look out for you on the day and let them pub know how many people will be attending.

Any questions don't hesitate to contact me via direct message or email Chelle at [masked]

Look forward to seeing you there.

LGBTQIA+ Safe Space

Needs a location

Come and join us in a safe space to connect, mingle and meet with other LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Location is at
The South Mill Arts Centre,
1-3 South Rd,
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 3JG

The meeting point is the bar just as you go in the main entrance.

This is a dedicated safe, confidential space that is available every 3rd Wednesday of every month to come and connect with others and seek support if needed.

We will have opportunities for group discussion, activities, games, art, beverages and snacks. Every meet will be slightly different, with members having a role in what we do!

This space is perfect for you if you are looking for;

making connections
socialising
forming new friendships
exploring your identity in a safe and inclusive space
being a part of change
seeking emotional and/or peer support

Come mingle, have a laugh, connect and be apart of change.

This is a very accessible environment, with parking and is wheelchair accessible.

All those from surrounding areas are also welcome!

Please hit ATTEND/RSVP if your coming along. I can then keep an eye out for you!

Excited to see some of you there!

Any questions feel free to message me.

Also contactable on [masked]
Read less

Past events (53)

Essex Pride 2022

Needs a location

Photos (58)