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Community

We are more than just an annual Pride festival. We run a range of services, activities, social events and training throughout the year. On this page you will find information about all of those things. Please view our calendar for the most up to date information.


Proud Youth


If you are LGBT+ and aged 12 - 18, Proud Youth is for you. It's a place to relax, be yourself, meet new people, and get some advice or support too if you need it. Proud Youth is free to attend and runs weekly in Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon. More Proud Youth groups are starting soon in Nuneaton. Visit our calendar for more information.


Proud Parents


This is a monthly group for parents, families and carers of LGBT+ people. If you are struggling to come to terms with your family member's sexuality or gender identity, this group is for you. It's also a social space for parents, families and carers of LGBT+ people to meet others. Proud Parents runs on the first Saturday of each month from 12:00pm - 2:00pm at Coffee #1 in Leamington Spa. There will be a Proud Parents sign on the table. Please visit our calendar for full details.


No Barriers


No Barriers is for LGBT+ people who have learning disabilities. It has a Facebook page and also meets on the second Saturday of each month at Foundation House in Stratford-upon-Avon. No Barriers is all about empowering LGBT+ people with learning disabilities to be part of the community, socialise and not be held back by their disabilities. Have a look at our calendar for information on the monthly session.


Socials


We host a whole range of socials for local LGBT+ people to enjoy, including a monthly coffee morning in Leamington, a regular trans group in Leamington, a monthly group and social in Stratford-upon-Avon, a photography club, and much more. There are lots of other things happening across Warwickshire, with in person and online options, and more groups and socials are being added regurlary. Please view our calendar to see what's happening. We also have a private Facebook group where LGBT+ people can connect with others and socialise. You can join the group by clicking here.


Support


If you are in need of someone to talk to or would like some advice and support, feel free to email [email protected] or call/text 07580 532659 and one of our team will get back to you pretty quickly. You are never alone and we are here for you if you need us. We also have a private Facebook group where LGBT+ people can access support from our team of volunteers. You can join the group by clicking here.


Training


We deliver LGBT+ and trans awareness training to any organisation wanting to learn more and provide a more inclusive, accessible service for LGBT+ people. We also deliver talks and workshops for schools, colleges and youth groups. Our training is highly regarded and seen as the gold standard, with lots of organisations now working with us to ensure they are LGBT+ aware and inclusive. Please visit the training page for further details. We have also created a list of other support services in Warwickshire. Althought they are not LGBT+ specific, they can assist with issues such as homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual assault, crime and mental health. Please click here to access the document.


Fitness Club


The Warwickshire Pride Fitness Club is all about empowering LGBT+ people to become more active in order to boost physical and mental health. A regular fitness activity takes place somewhere in Warwickshire. Most of the activities are suitable for people of all abilities and will always be fully accessible where possible. Please view our calendar to see what's coming up.


Food and Hygiene Products


During the Covid-19 lockdowns, it came to light that many LGBT+ people were struggling and in poverty, meaning they could not afford to buy food or hygiene products. Thanks to donations of items and volunteer support, we are able to help LGBT+ people in need. Whether it's delivering food packages, supplying hygiene products, or signposting to services that can help, we are here for any LGBT+ person in need. Please visit our food support page for details and reach out if you need to.


Research


We carry out a range of research projects to understand the issues that LGBT+ people face and guage the needs of the community. We write a report on each piece of research we conduct, and feed the results back to key people and decision makers with the hope of inspiring positive changes that make everything a bit better for LGBT+ people locally. Please visit our research page to read more about the research we have done.



To find out more about any of the services, activities, events or training that we run, please email [email protected] or call/text 07580 532659 to speak to a member of our team. You will also find full listings of everything we do on our calendar page.