Welcome to the York LGBT Forum


LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. We use the term LGBT to include all other minority sexual orientations and gender identity groups who identify with the LGBT community (e.g asexual, intersex, panromantic).

We are a registered charity
Registered Charity Number: 1162234

We are in the process of getting a new website. If you have any urgent questions. Email us: yorklgbtforum@gmail.com


Unemployed Confidence Project

Are you 18 and over, unemployed and live in York or North Yorkshire. We are delivering a series of confidence workshops and 1 – 1 support to help improve confidence. We have 20 places. It is free and there is free lunch.

This organisation is a delivery partner for ESF Community Grants.  ESF Community Grants are funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the aim of the fund is to help unemployed people progress towards employment through access to learning and training opportunities.


ESF and ESFA Logos

Tough Mudder Fundraiser

York LGBT Forum treasurer Jack is has completed the Tough Mudder fundraiser for us with their partner and dad!

He raised over £200! For us thanks to everyone who donated.


Hate Crime Campaign

We have launched our hate crime campaign. Please feel free to use these images below to promote that all LGBT+ people are welcome.

We are producing more images – this is our first batch.

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You can access a PDF version here: Hate_Crime_alternative(1)

We now have our second batch!


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Join our online group (only works on mobile and tablets)

Use link here to get started https://flickchat.page.link/m8BomNUtyzErDi5r5

Support and Socials

We have many different support and social groups. Please use the Our Service tab to see what we have on offer, we have some groups below. 

Coffee Socials

For more information go to: http://www.yorklgbtforum.org.uk/communities-of-identity-wellbeing

LGBT+ Community  Choir
Starting the 11th July

For more information go to: http://www.yorklgbtforum.org.uk/lgbtcommunitychoir


Shop Now Online!

Our online store has gone live! We’re so proud to be able to share our range of products with you, including T-Shirts, badges, tote bags, bracelets, mugs and more! Every item you buy goes to support the work we do as a charity supporting LGBTQIA+ people.  You can browse our full store here

Privacy Notice:
We do not store your data if you donate or purchase York LGBT Forum merchandise or event tickets – this is done through PayPal. PayPal is General Data Protection Regulation Ready. Click here to see our full policy.

Volunteering Opportunities

Check here for more volunteering opportunities: https://yorklgbtforum.org.uk/volunteer-with-us/

Our Aims are:

1. To promote equality and diversity for the public benefit by:

– The elimination of discrimination in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, questioning (LGBT) and allies and associates living within the city of York and its environs;

– Challenging homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, or any associated negative attitudes and behaviour within society;

– Working with partners and organisations, public and private, in developing initiatives that will enhance and safeguard LGBT people’s lives, ensuring their inclusion in all aspects of life, and that their human rights are protected; and by

– Advancing education, raising awareness and promoting a culture based on equality and diversity.

2. To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, questioning people (LGBT) and allies and associates from being socially excluded from society on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity; and

3. To further any other purpose which is charitable according to the law of England and Wales for the public benefit as the trustees see fit from time to time.

These aims and objectives are achieved in a number of ways, including through casework, advocacy, policy and advisory work, mapping local crime analysis, training, projects, outreach and through schools and education.

The Forum believes that where barriers exist, there is inequality!

The diversity within the LGBT community enriches all aspects of life and should be encouraged and promoted. This is why the York LGBT Forum strives to improve the social inclusion of LGBT people in the area.

The Forum actively promotes awareness and understanding of LGBT people’s needs to enable full participation in society and works with many others to reduce the fear of crime and bullying, particularly in schools. It also encourages greater participation in the prevention and detection of homophobic, transphobic and biphobic discrimination.

The York LGBT Forum is a charity and we can only do our work with help from donations. Please donate below or consider fundraising for us.

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Privacy Notice:
We do not store your data if you donate or purchase York LGBT Forum merchandise or event tickets – this is done through PayPal. PayPal is General Data Protection Regulation Ready. Click here to see our full policy.