Staying connected: LBT+ women's spaces Now more than ever, community for LBT women is crucial. Now more than ever, community for LBT women is crucial. In LGBT HERO’s LGBTQ+ Lockdown Wellbeing Report 2021, 80% of LGBTQ+ people and 87% of LBT women said that the latest lockdown had negatively affected their mental health. So, where can LBT women find safe, social spaces? Groups The following groups all have a variety of both online and in person events: London Lesbians & Queer Womxn- ‘a place to meet likeminded womxn and non-binary people in the ever so brilliant city of London!’ Sapphic Society Lesbian Community- an ‘online lesbian community for all women who love women.’ Shabby She Monthly Lesbian Social- monthly, casual nights out in South London for lesbians. KENRIC- a lesbian social group. East End Lesbians, Bi, and Queer Women London International Lesbians (also found on Facebook) WoSEC London: Women of Security is a ‘community for all women, including LGBTQ+ women, non-binary, trans and gender nonconforming, who have an interest in cyber security.’ There is an online peer support group for LBT women (including non-binary/genderqueer/intersex people) who live in Lancashire. Contact Beth at [email protected] if you’re interested. Stitch Bi Stitch, a ‘relaxed, free, sober meetup for queer people who enjoy crafting’ is currently holding all of their meetings online. DIVA Community is an entirely online community for LBT women. South London Lesbian Mums Group (SLLMG) hosts monthly events in person. Lesbian Immigration Support Group (LISG) (also found on Facebook) holds monthly support groups for lesbians who are immigrants in Manchester. Contact [email protected] if you’re interested in joining. East London Lesbians is holding events in person. Greenwich Lesbian Group is holding events in person. Lesbians Over Forty in London (LOFT) is holding in person events. LLKA (London Lesbian Kickabout) holds ‘friendly football kickabouts every Sunday in Regents Park.’ Lesbians in Lockdown has fun outdoor events designed for you to get out and away from the computer. Lady Flicks Lesbian Film & Social is an ‘LGBT+ women's film and social club for women who love socialising and having a good time but all are welcome.’ They are holding in-person events. London Lesbians Afoot does a variety of walks and other outdoor adventures in and outside of London. London Bisexuals now has in person events. Sapphists London is a group for 30+ lesbian/bi women in London that’s ‘aimed at professional women who would like to either expand their circle of friends, or meet new single ladies.’ They are holding in-person events. Organisations LGBT Foundation has numerous programmes that are for and inclusive of LBT women: The Bi Programme, which is currently online. To find out more, you can call 0345 3 30 30 30 or email [email protected]. The Women’s Programme, which is currently holding online events for LB+ women, inclusive of trans women, non-binary people and gender fluid people who identify as lesbian, bisexual or questioning their sexual orientation. Rainbow Brew Buddies, a ‘telephone befriending programme’ that ‘aims to reduce loneliness for LGBT people across Greater Manchester who may have reduced opportunities to make social connections due to the current government COVID-19 restrictions or other circumstances in their life.’ Mermaids, a UK organisation that supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families, has a handful of local groups that are meeting both virtually and in person. TransUnite has a list of transgender groups located throughout the UK. Bi Community News (BCN) has a list of bi groups that are meeting both in person and online. BiPhoria, the UK’s ‘longest-running bi organisation’ is currently running all of their events online. Open Minds Project is an organisation dedicated to creating a safe space for LGBTQ+ Punjabi people. They’re currently running a Punjabi LGBTQ+ student space online. Sapphic Writers is an online organisation and community for sapphic writers.