What we're about

We are a Glasgow-based community organisation (not-for-profit) bringing LGBT+ people together in inclusive and affirmative spaces across Glasgow: 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 Glasgow 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+)

Give It A Go: Fluid Fridays

Tempo Community Warehouse Space

Fancy moving your body, but intimidated by standard gyms? Fluid Fridays are Glasgow’s first and only queer-friendly fitness classes.

Classes are held every Friday at the Tempo Community Warehouse by personal trainer Tony Basra. Sign up to try some classes as part of LGBT Health and Wellbeing’s Give It A Go programme.

Fluid Fridays were born out of the need for access. Access for all, to what’s typically known or perceived as a hetero-normative space: gyms and fitness. Walk into any gym or fitness centre in the UK and the majority of people you might fine will be cis men and women, which can make them intimidating or inaccessible spaces for some LGBTQ folk. Moving our bodies can really improve both our mental and physical health, so why don’t you give Fluid Fridays a go as part of LGBT Health and Wellbeing’s Give It A Go programme.

You can choose from the following sessions:
· Learn to Lift (2PM)
· Strength and Conditioning Bootcamp (3PM)
· Body Blast Bootcamp (4PM)
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This event is part of a small trial of in-person events with limited numbers and COVID-19 safety measures in place to keep everyone as safe as possible. When booking we will ask you for your home address and contact details as part of Track and Trace. This information will be kept for a maximum of 21 days and not used for any other purpose.
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Registration

See Tony’s website for information on how many spots are available for each class: https://www.tonybasrafitness.com/fluid-fridays

All the sessions are ‘pay what you can afford’ and money goes toward local charities and the establishment of a permanent LGBTQ community-led gym in Glasgow.
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The venue

Tempo Community Warehouse Space on 201 Glasgow Road in Glasgow (G73 1SU)
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Access

If you’d like to let us know of anything that LGBT Health and Wellbeing or Tony can do to make the event easier to access, or if you have any questions, please get in touch with Emma at [masked]

Rainbow Nights

Online event

Rainbow Nights is our weekly LGBTQ+ community online hangout where we get together on Tuesday evenings every week for either Stories or Games

UPDATE: We are happy to announce that our community has chosen ‘Rainbow Nights’ as the new name of the meetup which will be more fitting to a post-pandemic future. And starting on August 3rd, Rainbow Nights will be back to weekly meetups.
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Rainbow Nights: Games
Our fun games night where you can make new pals

Schedule
August: 10th and 24th
September: 7th and 21st

We’ll have stone cold classics and brilliant games you’ve never heard of. Sometimes it will be actually set up in our living room and beamed into yours, and sometimes we’ll play an online game together. Sometimes we might do a quiz instead of a game, we’re still figuring it out. We do know there will be friendly faces, fun times, chill space and giggles, and we really hope you can join us.
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Rainbow Nights: Stories
Our relaxed open mic for these unusual times

Schedule
August: 3rd, 17th and 31st
September: 14th and 28th

Come and share a story, a poem, a song, some spoken word or just sit back and listen. We would love to hear what you have been writing, listen to what you have been reading, or find out what you have been eating. Tell us your coming out stories or staying in stories or the story of your life! We will put together a list on the day, but if you would like to let us know in advance that you plan to contribute, you can email [masked]. There will be a time limit of around ten minutes (although it can be shorter than that!) for each contributor.
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How to join?

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

Register in advance at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYocOqqrD4tE9QSfwrN0AzL-yslmMOzUXMQ

You will then receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link to join the meetup.
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Access needs?

If there is anything we can do to help you access the event (including using Zoom), email Emma at 📧 [masked]

Trans Wednesdays

Online event

Come hang out in our new weekly friendly online space with regular optional activities for trans and nonbinary people aged 16 and over.

Every Wednesday evening [masked]pm) on Zoom.
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How to join?

We will be using the video conferencing app Zoom.

For the Zoom link, join the Trans Social Lounge private group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/transocialounge or email Katrina at 📧 [masked]
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Questions or access needs?

If there is anything we can do to help you access the event (including using Zoom), email Katrina at 📧 [masked]
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Safer Spaces

If you’re not already familiar with it, please read our Safer Space commitment before coming along, you’ll find ay: www.lgbthealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Safe-Space-Commitment-online-events.pdf

Give It A Go: Fluid Fridays

Tempo Community Warehouse Space

Fancy moving your body, but intimidated by standard gyms? Fluid Fridays are Glasgow’s first and only queer-friendly fitness classes.

Classes are held every Friday at the Tempo Community Warehouse by personal trainer Tony Basra. Sign up to try some classes as part of LGBT Health and Wellbeing’s Give It A Go programme.

Fluid Fridays were born out of the need for access. Access for all, to what’s typically known or perceived as a hetero-normative space: gyms and fitness. Walk into any gym or fitness centre in the UK and the majority of people you might fine will be cis men and women, which can make them intimidating or inaccessible spaces for some LGBTQ folk. Moving our bodies can really improve both our mental and physical health, so why don’t you give Fluid Fridays a go as part of LGBT Health and Wellbeing’s Give It A Go programme.

You can choose from the following sessions:
· Learn to Lift (2PM)
· Strength and Conditioning Bootcamp (3PM)
· Body Blast Bootcamp (4PM)
_____________________________________________________________________________________

This event is part of a small trial of in-person events with limited numbers and COVID-19 safety measures in place to keep everyone as safe as possible. When booking we will ask you for your home address and contact details as part of Track and Trace. This information will be kept for a maximum of 21 days and not used for any other purpose.
_____________________________________________________________________________________

Registration

See Tony’s website for information on how many spots are available for each class: https://www.tonybasrafitness.com/fluid-fridays

All the sessions are ‘pay what you can afford’ and money goes toward local charities and the establishment of a permanent LGBTQ community-led gym in Glasgow.
_____________________________________________________________________________________

The venue

Tempo Community Warehouse Space on 201 Glasgow Road in Glasgow (G73 1SU)
_____________________________________________________________________________________

Access

If you’d like to let us know of anything that LGBT Health and Wellbeing or Tony can do to make the event easier to access, or if you have any questions, please get in touch with Emma at [masked]

Past events (703)

Trans Wednesdays

Online event

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