Local LGBTQ+ Organisations

Border Women

Border Women is a social networking group for lesbian and bisexual women, aged 18 years or over, with connections to the border between England and Wales.

Safe Ageing No Discrimination (SAND)

Safe Ageing No Discrimination (SAND) is a group working to improve the experience of older and old lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Shropshire as they access health and social care – and related – services. SAND is also host to the Shrewsbury Hub of the National Festival of LGBT History.

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Shrewsbury LGBT

A site for Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans events happening in the Shrewsbury area. Several groups meet regularly, and extra things happen too.

Shrewsbury LGBT History

Shrewsbury LGBT History was initiated in 2015 when the National Festival of LGBT History, held its first ever event (in Manchester) and invited the group to make a presentation. Since 2018 they have run a Shrewsbury Hub each February linked to the National Festival, with a full weekend of events.

Shropshire Youth Association XYZ Club

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XYZ Club

The XYZ Youth Group is for young people who describe themselves as, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender fluid or questioning. It meets on different days at different venues across the county of Shropshire.

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Telford LGBT+

Peer support and social group for the LGBT+ community, allies and friends in the Telford area and beyond, with regular meetings.

A great group of friendly, supportive and open minded people.This group will support you to be you, and is very knowledgeable on local services/contacts but also just a place to make new friends.

Local LGBTQ+ Events

CHILL OUT MONDAYS

Location: Online - Zoom
From: 5th October 2020 - 8:30 pm

Chill Out Mondays meets on line (Zoom) on the first Monday each month. So join us at 8.30pm for an hour of social chat! (Download the Skype app and email [email protected] to receive an invitation.) 

This event is FREE to attend


FRIDA KAHLO

Location: Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Frankwell, Shrewsbury SY3 8FT
From: 20th October 2020 - 2:30 pm

FRIDA KAHLO

Will Kohler, July 8th 2020 Back2Stonewll writes: '... Among Kahlo’s lovers were Leon Trotsky and other men, but they also included several women.... However, Kahlo’s gay significance is greater than her few lesbian liaisons suggest or even her representations of women, some of which are extremely sapphic...She was a master of cross-dressing, deliberately using male “drag” to project power and independence. A family photograph from 1926 shows her in full male attire..'

Using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works, Exhibition on Screen examines how great an artist she can be considered. Displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen, this personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage.