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.


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)

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.


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

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.


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

Summer of Queer Cinema at Kinokulture JUNE & JULY - 4 FILMS - Amomite, First Cow, Ahead of the Curve & Two of Us/Deux - various screening times

Location: Kinokulture, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry, SY11 1JN
From: 4th June 2021 - 8:00 pm
To 28th July 2021 - 5:30 pm


Full details/tickets for all films - here - click below for First Cow


Location: 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry, SY11 1JN
From: 23rd June 2021 - 8:00 pm
To 24th June 2021 - 5:30 pm




Location: Kinokulture, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry, SY11 1JN
From: 27th July 2021 - 8:00 pm
To 28th July 2021 - 8:00 pm

A Summer of Queer Cinema

Two of Us (Deux) Logo

Enjoying its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, Two of Us (Deux) is an emotionally charged French lesbian love story.

Italian filmmaker Filippo Meneghetti takes on the role of director and co-writer of the French language film Deux, which will be released as Two of Us for English audiences.

The gripping LGBT love story breaks plenty of rules. It thankfully breaks from the tradition of romances that only celebrate young bodies to tell the tender tale of two pensioners who have been in a secret relationship for decades extract review from..Andrew Dobson in DobbernationLoves