A guide to York

York has a small number of LGBT+ venues, and a growing number of regular events, groups and organisations. The guide below provides details of these, including brief descriptions and links to more information (or, in their absence, contact details). This guide is split into categories: pubs and clubs, regular events/groups, and fundraising events.

Check our Calendar for events!

Please note that we don’t have everything on the calendar; if we have  missed anything, please let us know. Please do look at the organisers website/social media for any changes.


Pubs and Clubs

Thomas’s Bar York – Museum Street
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Thomas's Bar York

Thomas’s is a popular bar in York and has played host to a number of LGBT+ events in the past.

LGBT Karaoke with Kira
Every Monday at Thomas’s Bar of York – free shot for singers. 8:30pm – 12pm

Dusk – New Street
Dusk is a cafe in the morning and a cocktail bar at night. It is populated with a younger crowd.

Regular Events and Groups

Coffee Socials

Coffee Social Front

Join us for free coffee and cake, lovely atmosphere and chat.

1st Saturday 10am – 2pm

3rd Saturday 10am – Midday

3rd Thursday 6pm – 8pm

York  MESMAC Office, Marygate Lane, York, YO30 7BJ. For more details contact us on

Forum Members’ Meetings
Forum meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month 7:00pm at York St John University

 Ageing Without Children Public Meetings
Every Second Wednesday of the Month
Cross Keys Pub, Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF.

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For all those who have never been able to have children, whose children have died or moved away, who never wanted children, who are estranged from their children…the question is
“Who will speak up for me and lend a hand when
I can no longer cope on my own?”
Is the state the answer, charities, self-help? Share ideas, take action, enjoy a snack.
Alternate Afternoon (2-4pm) or Evening (5.30-7pm) meetings
Phone Sue Lister 01904 488870

Lesbian Socials in York
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Lesbian Socials in York

We are a social group of over 1000 women. It is a low key, predominantly non-scene, relaxed space for lesbian, bisexual and transgender women who love women to be social, every gay woman is welcome. We are from all over Yorkshire and socialise in and around Leeds, York & Huddersfield. We are a closed members group to create a safe space exclusively for our community, you can join us through with a valid profile.

Location: York
Gender: Trans Man, Trans Woman, Non-binary, Other
Age Range: All Ages
A Transgender peer support and social group meeting in York twice a month. Join us, don’t do it on your own. For information contact

 Generate +
Location: York
Gender: All Genders
Age Range: All Ages
A social venue for families and partners of Trans* people. Meetings are once a month in York. For more information please email

 YorQueer – York LGB&T Youth Group
Location: York
Gender: All Gender
For more information contact Lily on 07710 099033 or