Local LGBTQ+ Organisations
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.
There are various helplines for LGBTQ+ people. A good starting place to make enquiries is Switchboard LGBT+ helpline. A beautiful short film about a helpline for people in the farming community; very relevant in rural Shropshire where the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival is based, was released at BFI Flare in 2018: Landline . The film was reviewed in the Atlantic, October 22nd 2019. Gay Farmers Helpline: 07837 931894
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.
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 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.
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.
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
From: 12th December 2020 - 12:00 am
To 28th February 2021 - 12:00 am
Fourteen-year-old Nora (Lena Urzendowsky) drifts in the slipstream of her cooler, older sister Jule (Lena Klenke). With their mother wedded to alcohol and largely absent from the lives of her two children, the girls are each other’s support system. But over the course of the languid, super-heated summer of 2018, Nora begins to realise that she can’t shape herself into her sister’s image. Her route to adulthood is her own journey: her first period, first love and first heartbreak are moments which all contribute to the person she will become. As the title suggests, this appealing lesbian coming of age drama leans on butterfly symbolism and metaphors of transformation and rebirth. Still, Leonie Krippendorff’s feature debut feels fresh and authentic, both in terms of the performances, and in the film’s restless sense of place, the culturally mixed Kreuzberg neighbourhood of Kottbusser Tor....extract review by Wendy Ide 21 Feb.2020 ScreenDaily