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Rainbow Racquets is a newly-established social racquet sports club for the LGBT community and friends in Leicester. Our focus is primarily on a regular badminton group, and we have players of all levels of ability - from complete beginners to experienced players. 

We are keen to establish a network of Leicester locals (and visitors!) willing to play some sport, socialise, meet some new people and have a bit of a fun. New players are always welcome to come along and play at our regular badminton sessions and we're also keen to encourage others to meet up for tennis and squash.

TIME: Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm

WHERE: Aylestone Leisure Centre,  Knighton Lane East, Leicester LE2 6LU

Further information can be found on Facebook:  Rainbow Racquets – Leicester or click here to email.


Leicester Chameleon Group is a social group for all cross-dressers, transvestites and transsexuals.

TIME:  First Saturday of each month 7-10.30pm

WHERE:    Manor House Centre, Haddenham Road (off Narborough Road), Leicester LE3 2BG

There are basic changing facilities at Manor House Centre and free car park in the grounds which is well lit and has good security.

For more information, please click here.


The Wildecats is Leicester’s only Gay and Lesbian football team. It was the formed in August 1996 and quickly became one of the most successful gay teams in the country. The Wildecats players are from various age groups, and the members most have been gay, lesbian or bisexual, but straight friends and family members also participated. New members are always welcome to join in the kickabouts. If you are interested, you can either send an email to Gareth, Jeremy or Steve – or if you prefer, just come to one of their kickabouts. for more details click here.

TIME:  Tuesday 7.30 – 9pm

WHERE:  St Margaret’s Pastures, Leicester

For more information, please contact Gareth, Jeremy or Steve by clicking here


An informal social group for LGBT parents and their children, as well as those planning a family in the future.

Toys and activities to keep the children happy; comfy sofas, tea and biscuits to keep the adults happy!

Suggested £2 voluntary contribution per family

Rainbow Families meets quarterly; the next meetings are:

Sunday 13th December 2015

Sunday 20th March 2016

Sunday 19th June 2016

10.30-12.30

WHERE:  Leicester LGBT Centre 15 Wellington Street Leicester LE1 6HH (free parking in street on Sundays)

Further information can be found on Facebook:  Rainbow Families – Leicester or click here to email.

For more information about the group, please call 0116 254 7412 or submit a request on the Contact Us form.


A group for transsexual, transgender and genderqueer people.

The aims of the group are:

  • To improve the lives of the trans community of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
  • To provide a safe and secure environment for the trans community
  • To promote social inclusion.
  • To promote equality of service and to address inequality of service for trans people.
  • To provide on-going advice, guidance and support from among members for ourselves.
  • To identify issues that the trans community are experiencing.
  • To share experiences, ideas and opinions.
  • To promote and raise awareness of trans issues in society.

We enjoy meeting in the pub to enjoy the social setting, but also partake in a more structured event which will be held at Leicester LGBT Centre.

TIME:  Every other Tuesday of the month at 7-9pm

WHERE:  Leicester LGBT Centre 15 Wellington Street Leicester LE1 6HH

For more information about the group, please call 0116 254 7412 or submit a request on the Contact Us form.


Silver Sipp-ers is a social group of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who meet in a friendly environment.  Come in for a cup of coffee, tea and a chat!

TIME:  First & third Wednesday of each month at 11am – 1pm

WHERE:  Leicester LGBT Centre, 15 Wellington Street Leicester LE1 6HH

For more information about the group, please call 0116 254 7412 or submit a request on the Contact Us form.


Leicester Gay Group is one of the longest running social groups in the country for gay and bisexual men, having started in 1972.

Currently we have around 25 members of varying ages and backgrounds. We are very much a network of friends meeting up about 3 to 4 times a month in and around Leicester to share in a variety of activities.

Past events have included meals out, talks, films, walks, pubs, social gatherings in members’ homes (such as our ever popular Pudding Evening), quizzes, garden parties, picnics and skittles. Most of the time we don’t organise events on the scene.

We welcome new members to join us. As a first step we like you to meet with a couple of our members for a chat in a local pub. We find that this helps to break the ice.

We have an annual membership fee of £12 a year waged and £6 unwaged, but you can come along to a couple of meetings first to see if you like us.

EVENTS:  Click here for a list of events.

You can contact us either by e-mailing Pete or by calling us on 0116 291 6138.

For more information about the group, please call 0116 254 7412 or submit a request on the Contact Us form.


Leicester LGBT+ younger-adults is a social group for anyone between the ages of 18 to 30 years. The group is a great opportunity to socialise and meet friends with other LGBT+ young adults, as well as sharing support and advice.

TIME: The group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, from 7-9pm at the Leicester LGBT Centre on Wellington Street. Come along to find out about the group. If you would like more information get in touch!


We meet from 7:30pm every Wednesday night usually at the LGBT Centre, 15 Wellington Street, Leicester LE1 6HH.

Rubyfruit Women is a social group for all lesbian, bisexual and questioning women. We welcome new members so please feel free to come along and join us.

We have organised activities such as meals out, quizzes, bowling, monthly Sapphic cinema nights and barbecues in the summer. Some Wednesdays we just meet up at the centre for a cup of tea and a chat! We also organise regular Women only discos.

Rubyfruit Women is a volunteer run, non-profit making organisation. No volunteers benefit financially from their involvement with Rubyfruit or any of it’s activities. Any money made is spent on promoting Rubyfruit Women and financing further activites.

TIME:  Wednesdays from 7-9pm

WHERE:  Leicester LGBT Centre, 15 Wellington Street Leicester LE1 6HH and other locations

EVENTS:  To see information about our events click here. 

You can contact us by email or ring 07512 156474 and ask for Ruby. We’re also on Facebook . Let us know if you want to join our mailing list.

Alternatively for more information about the group, please call 0116 254 7412 or submit a request on the Contact Us form.


First OUT is Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans Centre’s social and support group for young people aged between 13 and 19 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or are questioning their sexuality or gender identity.

TIME: Every Thursday evening from 7 – 9pm

WHERE: Leicester LGBT Centre, 15 Wellington Street Leicester LE1 6HH

ACTIVITIES: Help with coming out or homophobic bullying. Learning streetart / stencilling. Organising community events. BBQs. Visit with other LGBT youth groups. Social evenings at the Centre. Cinema trips. Games nights.

Pool matches. Animation & video making.

For more information about the group, please call 0116 254 7412 or submit a request on the Contact Us form.