What is LGBTQ+ HangOuts? | Why come to a HangOut? What happens at the group? | Ground Rules 

To book a ticket for any HangOut please book through Eventbrite

What is LGBTQ+ HangOuts?

LGBTQ+ HangOuts is a twice monthly friendly and welcoming online Zoom social and support group for LGBTQ+ people to come together and connect with one another in a safe, inclusive, informal, friendly and non-judgmental environment. 

We understand that the importance of meeting other LGBTQ+ (Queer) people and want to co-create a safe space together to get to know each other. 

We meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month 11am - 12.30pm (times may vary occasionally)

Why Come To a HangOut?

Here are some reasons people have said the come to our Zoom HangOuts:

  • To meet new people who I would not encounter in person
  • They are more accessible to me due to my health requirements 
  • I don't have to worry about people I know seeing me while I am out 
  • I can fit them into my day easily and still come along when I'm busy 
  • Socialising can be really hard and awkward, I find it easier on Zoom.

Please note to make the online Zoom space as safe and inclusive as we can:

  • When you first enter the waiting room on Zoom your first name on your ticket needs to match your first name on Zoom before we can then let you in. 
  • Please use your pronouns (if you have one) next to your name on Zoom (if you are able to).
  • We believe by having your Zoom camera turned on you might benefit from seeing some friendly faces and can make other people  feel safer. But there is no pressure to do so, if you do not feel safe to do so or there are other health related reasons.

What happens at the group?

We usually start off with intro's and ground rules, followed by a 'check-in' with each other and then a topic discussion and/or activity.

You're welcome to spend more time listening than speaking and you are not expected to tell us about your sexuality or gender unless you want to. At the end of the event, you will be asked to fill out a quick anonymous survey to help us with valuable feedback so we can continue to have relevant topics and improve your experience.

You will receive a link for the Zoom meeting after signing up, and a reminder shortly before the Zoom HangOut.

Ground Rules

Our Group Agreement is informed by your feedback in creating ‘safe spaces’ that are welcoming, inclusive and encourage participation. We are making sure that everyone who books a ticket for a HangOuts, is aware of the commitment for everyone that attends.  


Please join the session with your mics on mute.

When someone else is speaking, we ask that you keep yourselves on mute (muting also helps with any background noise interference.)

Please be respectful. We have zero tolerance for any kind of bullying/harassment. Anyone who exhibits this behaviour will be removed from the sessions.

You are welcome to leave at anytime if you feel uncomfortable or anxious, or feel triggered. Please let the group facilitator know as a direct message on the chat function or via email and we will get back to you.

Do not attempt to contact members outside the group unless they have made it clear they consent for you to do so. 

How do I book a ticket? 

You can book a ticket through Eventbrite

Email [email protected] if you need help on how to book or to ask any questions before attending.

The group is facilitated by Dan Singh who is a British-born gay man of South Asian heritage. Dan has worked in health and wellbeing for over 20 years with LGBTQ+ communities. 

Dan will facilitate a safe online space for people to explore general and specific issues related to their gender and sexuality from lived experiences.

If you want to find out more, or perhaps want to have a chat before attending the group then please contact Dan at

[email protected]

We are not a crisis service, we can do our best to support you or answer questions but we are primarily a social group. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis please follow THIS link. 

There is also further support you can access.

We also have a find out service too.

LGBTQ+ is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund as part of a joint mental health programme in partnership with London Friend and Elop. LGBT HERO is funded to deliver online support groups for LGBTQ+ people. LGBTQ+ HangOuts is part of this work.