What we're about

Bringing people together and connecting queer communities in inclusive and affirmative spaces across Edinburgh.

Our programme of social events comes out every quarter (3 months) with a range of meetups and activities for people to meet one another and connect to our local community. Events include drop-by catch ups, film nights, community discussions, wellbeing activities, creative groups, activist collectives and many more.

We welcome the entire diversity of our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, including non-binary, queer, intersex and asexual people. This is not an exhaustive list, we welcome ALL queer identities (LGBTQIA+). Including if you question your sexuality or gender identity but also if you don't use labels for either.

You have to be 16 and over to come to our events (if you are under 16, look for events and groups with LGBT Youth Scotland: www.lgbtyouth.org.uk)

All our events are delivered under a Safe Space Commitment upheld by our staff and volunteers. A Safe Space is somewhere everyone feels welcome, respected and comfortable with being who they are. This includes people who come to our events, volunteers and staff.

Upcoming events (5)

Mental wellbeing during COVID-19

Online event

A 6-week self-care/self-management online course to help learn practical tools/skills, using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques, Compassion Focused and Mindfulness exercises to help build your resilience and learn helpful ways to work with unhelpful behaviours and thoughts. Come look at ways to work with your anxiety, fear, stress, worry, and our overall wellbeing. What you might gain: • Improved knowledge of anxiety and stressful thoughts and behaviours • Self-management techniques to help address unhelpful thinking at behaviours • Learn how to be more kind and compassionate and kind to ourselves • Mindfulness exercises that will help you be more present and let go of unhelpful thinking Facilitators: Diane Lee and Natalie Lewit When The course starts on Monday 13th July at 2pm and will continue on Mondays 20th/27th July and 3rd/10th/17th August at 2pm (you need to be able to attend all dates to get the most out of the course). How to join? We will be on the video conference app Zoom. Register your free space at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mental-wellbeing-during-covid-19-tickets-110959884000 (RSVP doesn't count as a registration) You will receive a confirmation email with the meeting link and password to use on the day and time of the course (you don’t need a Zoom account). If you have a Zoom account, your confirmation email will also include the meeting ID which you can input in Zoom to find us and schedule a reminder. Questions or access needs? If you any access questions about the course (including using Zoom), email Diane: 📧 [masked]

Mindful Ecotherapy Group

Online event

Ecotherapy promotes positive mental health and wellbeing by cultivating a deeper connection with nature. Examples of ecotherapy tasks include outdoor meditations, working with nature myths and stories, and paying close attention to wildlife behaviour. Each week you will be set outdoor tasks which you will complete in your own time; tasks take around 1-2 hours per week to complete. The group then gets together for 1.5 hours weekly to discuss our experience of completing the tasks. We will meet weekly via the video conference platform Zoom. New members are welcome to join in on any date, but we ask that people who come along commit to coming back the following week to explore their experiences of completing the tasks. Fortnightly Thursday evenings from[masked]pm, from 23rd July until 17th September. How to join? This course is very popular so we request that you please only register if you are sure that you will use your place. Please register via the online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexu2AHUkZ-jDBj0tGd6FFQQ_XLTkMY1m3_3X8zhyceaQo2Cw/viewform For more information, email [masked]

Mindful Ecotherapy Group

Online event

Ecotherapy promotes positive mental health and wellbeing by cultivating a deeper connection with nature. Examples of ecotherapy tasks include outdoor meditations, working with nature myths and stories, and paying close attention to wildlife behaviour. Each week you will be set outdoor tasks which you will complete in your own time; tasks take around 1-2 hours per week to complete. The group then gets together for 1.5 hours weekly to discuss our experience of completing the tasks. We will meet weekly via the video conference platform Zoom. New members are welcome to join in on any date, but we ask that people who come along commit to coming back the following week to explore their experiences of completing the tasks. Fortnightly Thursday evenings from[masked]pm, from 23rd July until 17th September. How to join? This course is very popular so we request that you please only register if you are sure that you will use your place. Please register via the online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexu2AHUkZ-jDBj0tGd6FFQQ_XLTkMY1m3_3X8zhyceaQo2Cw/viewform For more information, email [masked]

Mindful Ecotherapy Group

Online event

Ecotherapy promotes positive mental health and wellbeing by cultivating a deeper connection with nature. Examples of ecotherapy tasks include outdoor meditations, working with nature myths and stories, and paying close attention to wildlife behaviour. Each week you will be set outdoor tasks which you will complete in your own time; tasks take around 1-2 hours per week to complete. The group then gets together for 1.5 hours weekly to discuss our experience of completing the tasks. We will meet weekly via the video conference platform Zoom. New members are welcome to join in on any date, but we ask that people who come along commit to coming back the following week to explore their experiences of completing the tasks. Fortnightly Thursday evenings from[masked]pm, from 23rd July until 17th September. How to join? This course is very popular so we request that you please only register if you are sure that you will use your place. Please register via the online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexu2AHUkZ-jDBj0tGd6FFQQ_XLTkMY1m3_3X8zhyceaQo2Cw/viewform For more information, email [masked]

Past events (299)

Pride Breakfast

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