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Events of LGBTQ+ interest

We are committed to embracing the diversity of all our residents and there are many events throughout the year to celebrate the contributions that LGBTQ+ people have made to all aspects of public life.

TAGS swimming group

The TAGS is a swimming group for transgender and gender non-binary people who want to swim or learn to swim.

Fridays, 8:30pm–10:30pm at Glass Mill Leisure Centre.


Glass Mill Leisure Centre
41 Loampit Vale
SE13 7FT



Event themes throughout the year

LGBTQ+ history month

LGBTQ+ history month takes place every year in February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community. It is also intended to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against the LGBTQ+ community.

LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week

Each spring, agencies across the UK hold events specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender prospective parents, as part of LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week.

International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)

IDAHO takes place on 17 May and is a worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities. It highlights that violence and discrimination against LGBTQ+ people must be tackled openly.


These celebrations throughout the world emphasize LGBTQ+ visibility and being proud of your identity.

London Pride / Brighton Pride

Anti-bullying week 

Taking place in November Anti-bullying week is an opportunity to raise awareness of homophobia especially amongst children and young people.