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Apanjon | Birmingham Queers | Blaise | British Asian LGBTIDOST | DOSTI Leicester | Finding a VoiceGaysians Gay Indian Network | GIN: Saathi Deeper Connections | GIN Midlands | Hidayah LGBT | Imaan Monthly Restorative Justice Circles | Melanin VybzNaz and Matt FoundationPEEPAL | QUEST Mosaic | South Asian HangOuts | The Open Minds Project | Yarana


We are Apanjon- a Bangladeshi LGBT community organisation established in 2017 within LGBT friends in the United Kingdom and we have now established to broaden our support for our people. Our main aim and effort is to campaign for equality and justice for LGBT community people in Bangladesh. Opportunities for LGBT people in the UK made him able to speak up and fearless to provide information & support, advice as well as mental health counselling for LGBT person who have been affected by others towards their common way of life.

Services we provide include
Advice on sexual and mental health
Advice on welfare motivation
One-to-one counselling
Legal advice

Where: (write to us) Second floor, 102-105 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7RA

Tel: 07580457474

Email: [email protected]


BQ (Birmingham Queers)

(Formerly known as BSAQ (Birmingham South Asian Queers))

This group is a desi themed whatsapp group space for LGBTQIA people across all genders to talk and socialise together. It’s open to people of all ethnicities and colours. Please encourage everyone in the group to read the guidelines. These will be sent out before joining.

Email: [email protected] 


A social group for those who identify as LGB&T and BAME within Derby, Derbyshire, and the wider East Midlands. 

Date: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month 
Time: 7 – 9.30pm 
Where: Derbyshire LGBT+, 7 Bramble St, Derby DE1 1HU 

Email:[email protected] 

British Asian LGBTI

British Asian LGBTI is an online forum which aims to help unite this community and reduce isolation and discrimination faced, defend global LGBTI rights including repealing Section 377 in India and Asia, specializing in intersectionality of race and sexuality issues. This group does important work on queer visibility and aims to reduce homophobia and racism, improving understanding of South Asian LGBTI mental health issues as well as promote acceptance. 


Twitter (X): @BritAsianLGBTI


A monthly support group for South Asian LGBTQ+ men.  The group is a safe, facilitated space for those attending to connect, discuss issues they may be affected by and reduce social isolation.  

Date: First Tuesday of every month
Time: 7 – 9pm 
Where: NAZ, 30 Black's Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 9DT

Contact:  Ravi Chohan (Group Coordinator) 
Tel:  07309 64533 
Email: [email protected] 
Social Media: 

DOSTI Leicester

A social and support group for South Asian and Middle Eastern lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning people. A safe space to talk about common issues, make friends and get involved in cultural activities and celebrations.

Date: Last Friday of each month 
Time: 6-8pm 
Where: Trade Sexual Health, 2nd Floor, 27 Bowling Green Street, Leicester, LE1 6AS 

Contact: Makinder Chahal 
Tel: 0116 254 1747 
Email: [email protected]

Social Media:
Newsletter: newsletter

Finding a Voice

A voluntary-led LGBT organisation for the South Asian community from Birmingham South Asians LGBT.


Twitter (X): @brumasianslgbt

Email: [email protected] 

Gay Indian Network (GIN)

fun and sociable networking and support group for the LGBTQIA community of Indian origin and their friends and allies that would like to get to know each other in friendly groups all over the UK. Their aim is to support and connect the LGBTQIA community of Indian heritage and the wider diaspora with each other, and their friends and allies in the United Kingdom. 

Date:  Monthly 
Time:  Various 
Where: online / in-person groups 


Social Media: Twitter(X): @GINindianUK

The best way to get in touch is via the Meetup group. Click here for more info on joining. 

They provide the following groups and services: 

  • GIN Trans+ Heart Cicrle (Last Thursday of the month 6.30 - 8pm)
  • GIN & Lime Women’s’ Group for Indian and South Asian women
  • GIN Midlands for our members in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham
  • GIN Well Being support group
  • GIN Book Club meets monthly to review books
  • GIN Film Club for Bollywood and South Asian LGBTQIA films
  • GIN Tele-friending Buddy Service (GTBS) to help isolated people connect
  • GIN & Bombay Tonic WhatsApp group with 150+ members
  • GIN Next GINeration; A social and support group for our members under 35
  • GIN Roast and Toast; Our Food group for lovers of Indian and South Asian cuisine.
  • GIN Proud Parents Group


Gaysians platform brings our focus to individual and collective healing. We have significantly expanded the number of organisations we promote, especially those providing mental health, housing and International support, in response to the types of requests we are seeing on the rise.

At Gaysians our work has been a labour of love for over five years. We started as a simple website which I built to list the spaces and support groups I was meeting after two decades of performing, speaking, writing and campaigning. We’ve since grown into a global family of volunteers and I’m proud of the incredible milestones we’ve achieved.


Twitter (X): @gaysians_uk

GIN Midlands

A tea and cake social and a chance to catch up and connect. This event is open to all members, friends, and allies. Everyone is very welcome. Meet new friendly people and have fun in a lovely inclusive space. At Birmingham LGBT.

Date:  2nd and 4th Saturdays 
Time:  3pm – 5.30pm 
Where: Birmingham LGBT Centre, Birmingham, B1 1EQ

Contact:  Harvi and Joshi 
Tel:  0121 643 0821 


Twitter (X): @GINindianUK 

Hidayah LGBT

Here at Hidayah, our collective mission is to provide support and welfare for LGBTQI+ Muslims and promote social justice and education about our community to counter discrimination, prejudice and injustice.

Email:  [email protected] 


Social Media: Twitter (X): @HidayahLGBTQI


About: (Imaan was founded in 1999 in London. Watch the short film in this link)

Email: [email protected]

Where: 159 Mile End Road, London E1 4AQ


Twitter (X): @ImaanLGBTQ 

Melanin Vybz

Melanin Vybz (formally the 'BAME/PoC' group) is for all Opening Doors members from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and communities.

Date: 3rd Friday (in-person) & Last Friday (online)

Time: In-person (5.30-7.30pm) & Online ( 4-5pm)

Where: In-person (We meet every third Friday of the month, 5.30 – 7.30 pm) and online (Online sessions take place every last Friday of the month 4.00 - 5.00 pm)

These new in-person meetings are held in a sober LGBTQ+ venue in central London. They give us an opportunity for us to share our own stories and learn from each other’s experience.

Contact:  Melanin Vybz is led by Stephen (he/him) - the BAME/PoC Engagement Officer for Opening Doors. Stephen is an experienced group facilitator who has worked for many voluntary and community organisations over the years and has volunteered and participated with a range of LGBTQ+ groups in the past. Stephen is supported by the following trained volunteers.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7183 6260

Opening Doors
Unit 4.5 Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
N7 6PA

Email:  [email protected]


Monthly Restorative Justice Circles (Hidayah LGBT)

A monthly safe space event for connection, support, and community healing for those who identify as Muslim(ish) and LGBTQ+. Whether this is your 1st Circle or your 100th, everyone is welcoem to join, connect, and meet other members of an amazing community. Registration is required prior to the event.

Date:  First Saturday of every month 
Time:  2pm – 4pm 
Where: Virtual 

Email:  [email protected] 


Twitter (X): @HidayahLGBTQI

Naz and Matt Foundation (Support group for religious Parents and LGBTQI+ individuals)

A face-to-face support group, created to help bring Parents and LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans, queer/questioning and intersex) individuals, from religious and faith backgrounds, closer together… one of the core objectives of Naz and Matt Foundation​.

Our aim is to create a safe, welcoming space that helps each one of us grow positively, with pride and developing our inner strength as we take steps forward along our journey.

We invite Parents of LGBTQI+ individuals to come along who would like to understand the sexuality and gender identity of their children more, by asking questions to members of the LGBTQI+ community without fear of ‘getting it wrong’ or ‘saying the wrong thing at the wrong moment’, particularly when influenced by cultural or religious belief.

LGBTQI+ individuals we invite to come along to ask parents questions about their own perspectives, and to help them understand us – who we really are – ultimately to help them understand their own LGBTQI+ children or family members more. 


Twitter (X): @nazandmatt

PEEPAL Peer Support Group

A new social peer support group space for people of South Asian heritage living with HIV. The meetings are held face-to-face at NAZ's office. If you identify as a South Asian you are welcome in this space! This means that your heritage is either South Asian or mixed heritage. This includes cis and trans women and also gender non-conforming people who feel comfortable centring from the South Asian experience. You can expect a friendly social support space for people of South Asian heritage living with HIV to connect, create and collaborate. 

Date:  Last Thursday of every month 
Time:  6.30pm – 8.30pm 
Where: NAZ, 30 Black's Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 9DT

Contact:  Mina Kakaiya   
Tel:  07442383297 


Social Media: 

QUEST Mosaic

Gatherings where Black, Asian and other Racialised Minority gay, bi & queer men come together to connect, share experiences and build community.  

Date:  3rd Saturday of the month  
Time:  11am – 12.30pm 
Where: Zoom online  

Contact:  Ade Adeniji & Sonny Thaker 


South Asian HangOuts

A twice monthly social support online Zoom group for gay, bi and trans men with South Asian Heritage, who live in the UK. 

Date:  First and Third Tuesdays of the month 
Time:  7pm – 8.30pm 
Where: Zoom online  

Contact:  Dan Singh   
Tel:  020 7738 6872 
Email:  [email protected] 


Twitter (X): @lgbthero | 

The Open Minds Project

Different groups each month that provide safer and more supportive spaces for LGBTQIA+ people with South Asian heritage to connect and learn from each other.

Date:  Once a month 
Where: In person, rotating between London, Birmingham and online. 

Also, online reading group, poetry group and art workshops

Contact:  Kuljit  


Social Media: Instagram / Twitter (X) / Youtube all   @_openmindsproj_ 


A face-to-face group for South Asian and Middle Eastern LGBTQI+ people together. A safe and welcoming space that promotes positive health and wellbeing. 

Date: Monthly on Saturdays  
Time: 4-6pm 
Where: Birmingham LGBT Centre, B1 1EQ 

Contact: Naazim Qureshi 
Tel: 0121 643 0821  
E-mail: [email protected]  


Twitter (X): @birminghamlgbt |