What we're about

We are an Edinburgh-based community organisation (not-for-profit) bringing LGBT+ people together in inclusive and affirmative spaces across Edinburgh: http://www.lgbthealth.org.uk

Since March 2020, we are hosting our events online on the video conference app Zoom. We will be back to face to face meetups in Edinburgh when it is safe to do again.

We welcome the entire diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community including non-binary, queer, intersex and asexual people (LGBTQIA+) and all queer identities under the rainbow umbrella. 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, you can look for events and groups with our friends at LGBT Youth Scotland: www.lgbtyouth.org.uk

We use Meetup to promote our programme of online events but in order to access our online events, you need to register in advance by following the instructions in the event details. We will either ask you to register through a Zoom registration link of Eventbrite link. RSVP does not count as a registration, you need to register through the link provided. You don’t need to create a Zoom account to join a Zoom meeting. All you need is the meeting link and passcode which we provide in emails after you register for an event. Zoom is similar to other video apps such as Skype. If you are using Zoom for the first time, here are some video tutorials to get you started: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

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. You can read our Safe Space Commitment at https://www.lgbthealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Safe-Space-Commitment-online-events.pdf

Upcoming events (4+)

You, Me & Us: Wellbeing and the LGBTQ+ Community (BSL interpreted)

A facilitated discussion (BSL interpreted) about wellbeing for LGBTQ+ people in Edinburgh to influence health and social care funding priorities.

As an LGBTQ+ person, your wellbeing matters. With support from the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, we're hosting a safe collaborative space for any LGBTQ+ people (16+) living in or around Edinburgh to explore what wellbeing currently means to you, both as an individual and for us as a community.

Within a supportive framework that validates and respects all LGBTQ+ identities and experiences, we'll use guided discussion and interactive, creative prompts to find out what your needs are.

With the help of guest collaborators, we will have a range of creative prompts for you to engage in the conversation. Featuring a musical performance from Adonye B, an opportunity to contribute to a community poem curated by a special guest poet Gray Crosbie and graphic illustrator Madeleine Leisk, plus another range of ways to interact and have your say.
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Guest collaborators

Adonye B
Shortlisted for the UK Songwriting Contest Grand Prize 2021 and voted 'Showcase Winner' at the Open Mic UK competition 2019, Adonye B has been making an impact on the music scene since releasing his debut single 'Do it cuz u wanna' in December 2020, which is a song about being bisexual.

Gray Crosbie
Queer writer and spoken word poet based in Glasgow. They perform regularly at poetry and cabaret nights around Scotland and have been published widely throughout the UK, including pamphlet 'Love, Pan-Fried' published by Knight Errant Press.

Madeleine Leisk
Canadian illustrator based in Edinburgh who works predominantly within the local community and LGBTQIA+ communities.
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How to join

We will be on the video conference app Zoom.

Register your free space here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/you-me-us-wellbeing-and-the-lgbtq-community-tickets-165131935063?aff=Meetup

And 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.
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Access

BSL interpreted. Captions also provided.

If there is anything else LGBT Health and Wellbeing can do to help you access the event (including using Zoom), please email Jules: [masked]

Non-Binary Edinburgh

Online event

Non-Binary Edinburgh, a fortnightly Zoom event where we get together each Friday evening to hang out and catch-up!

BIG UPDATE!

🎊 It's offical, we are making the move! 🎊

🌈 Non-Binary Edinburgh is making the move. June 25th will be our last meeting via Zoom before we move to Discord!

Don’t worry, meetings will stll be happening at the same time (6:30PM to 8:30PM) every other Friday, but we will be using Discord to host our meetings as well as our online social spaces!

🌈 To request access to the server, all you need to do is email Non-Binary Edinburgh at [masked]

See you there!

Every Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 the good folks over at Non-Binary Edinburgh will be hosting chill Zoom catch up calls where people can get together with a cup of tea and catch up over the weeks events.
How to join?

👋 💻 We will be on the video conference app Zoom.

If you’d like to join in, just email [masked]

You’ll receive an the link you need to join the meetup.

The Non-Binary Edinburgh Discord

If you’re interested in joining the Non-Binary Edinburgh Discord as an online social hangout for members of Non-binary Edinburgh just email,

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You don’t have to be part of the Zoom meet-ups to join in, all are welcome as we provide a safe online space for those who wish to join in online scocialising.

Questions or access needs?

If you have any questions about access, or about how to use Zoom or Discord, you can use the above email address to get in touch.

Bi & Beyond Online

Online event

A series of monthly social events for anyone 16+ in Scotland who is attracted to more than one gender.

Working in partnership with Bi and Beyond Edinburgh, we’re hosting a safe, inclusive space for informal chat and a chance to meet new people and re-connect with folks you know.

These events are being hosted by LGBT Health and Wellbeing, with a view for Bi and Beyond to be returning to in-person events in Edinburgh when we can. They are primarily aimed at people who live in, near or who are ordinarily able to travel to Edinburgh, but welcome anyone who is able to attend.

All dates:

- Sunday 1 August (2-4pm): social space and themed break-out rooms to include topical interests, Bi Con chat, Organising / meet-ups in person, quiet space.

- Sunday 5th September (2-4pm): social space and themed break-out rooms to include topical interests, Bi Con reflections, Organising / meet-ups in person, quiet space.

- Sunday 3rd October (2-4pm): social space and Bi+ community consultation with a view to progressing the re-start of regular Bi and Beyond Community group meet-ups (online and in-person).
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How to join?

We will be on the video conference app Zoom.

Register your free space here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bi-and-beyond-online-aug-oct-2021-tickets-162553607215?aff=Meetup

You will receive a confirmation email with the meeting link and password to use on the day and time of the events (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.
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Access

If there is anything you need to talk to us in advance to help you access the event (including using Zoom), please email Jules: [masked]

Coffee Posse at Duncan Place

Duncan Place

LGBT Age are delighted to be returning to face to face Coffee Posse events in Edinburgh every second Wednesday of the month.

This will be a safe post-lockdown space for LGBT+ people who are 50 and over. Come and join us for a brew and a blether to catch up with old friends or make new connections.

How to get there

From Princes Street Bus Stop (PE) – 1, 16, 22 and 25. Stop at Academy Park. 3 min walk, head northeast on Easter Road towards Academy Park, turn left on Duke St, then turn right onto Duncan Place.

Booking

Booking Essential, must contact Jean Monaghan via Email: [masked], or call mobile:[masked] (Mon – Thurs 9 – 4.30pm)

Capacity

12 people

Access

Wheelchair accessible
Ramp at the main entrance
Second Floor,
lift available

If you’d like to let us know of anything that LGBT Health and Wellbeing can do to make the event easier to access, or if you have any questions, please get in touch with Jean: [masked] mobile:[masked] (Mon – Thurs 9 – 4.30pm)

Past events (442)

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