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Leeds is a city known for its diverse and multi-cultural communities. The LGBT* culture of Leeds is an important part of this, full of big venues, nights out and huge events all year round.



The Calls and Lower Briggate is the main hub of LGBT* nightlife in Leeds. Queens Court, the biggest gay club in Leeds, has DJs and themed nights throughout the week across two floors.


Mission 2 have gay clubbing nights twice a week on Monday and Saturday while The Viaduct Showbar, just next door, have live performances from the International Viaduct Show Girls every Friday and Saturday night, alongside karaoke and cabaret acts.

Fibre Courtyard at Queens Court
Leeds Pride Parade


Further down are The New Penny – the oldest gay pub in Leeds – Bar Fibre, Blayd’s Bar and the Bridge. And be sure to hit the cobbles between Bar Fibre and Queens Court on a Bank Holiday Sunday for their Courtyard Parties, with tunes and cocktails flowing day and night.


But the ‘must not miss’ event on the city’s LGBT* calendar is definitely Leeds Pride. Thousands come to the city for a diverse line up of mainstream and LGBT* acts at Millennium Square, a march through the centre of Leeds and the biggest parties until the early hours. A true celebration of Leeds’ diversity and equality, it’s the biggest event of its kind in Yorkshire


Leeds Cultural Conversations - Devilish and Debona

Wed 6 Feb 2019

Presented by Professor Ruth Robbins. An all-consuming interest in self-image, a pose of world-weary cynicism coupled with quick wit languorously expressed – these are the hallmarks of the figure of the dandy. It is a stereotype long-a...


Outing the Past: LGBT+ conference

Thu 7 Feb 2019

Making local LGBT+ history, don’t miss Leeds very first OUTing the Past: Festival of LGBT History – conference which sees us become part of a dedicated international network of host cities showcasing hundreds of years of LGBT+ culture ...


LGBT History Month Celebration

Sat 9 Feb 2019

Celebrate LGBT History Month with West Yorkshire Queer Stories at Leeds City Museum Everyone welcome.  Loads of free activities including: - Talks including Aderonke Apata from African Rainbow Family. - Drop-In workshops including D...



Tue 12 Feb 2019

Inspired by an extraordinary true story…it's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support th...

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Hazardous To Your Sexuality

Wed 20 Feb 2019

**BOOKING ESSENTIAL** With Dr Ross Horsley (West Yorkshire Queer Stories). Moral panics, misconceptions and public outrage have a history of dominating news coverage when it comes to LGBT+ issues. This talk looks some of the ‘dangers...

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Leeds Freedom Families

Tue 26 Feb 2019

A celebration & networking event bringing together supportive families of people in the LGBT+ communities of Leeds, as champions and allies to share their experiences with others.  Booking is essential to attend this event. LEEDS FRE...

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LGBT History Wiki Workshop

Wed 27 Feb 2019

To celebrate LGBT History Month, we’re holding a friendly and practical workshop for people who want to help increase LGBTIQ+ representation within the widely-used website, Wikipedia. We’ll show you how to create an account and use i...

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