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Events of LGBT+ 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 lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) 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

LGBT+ history month

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

LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week

Each spring, agencies across the UK hold events specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender prospective parents, as part of LGBT+ 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 LGBT+ people must be tackled openly.


These celebrations throughout the world emphasize LGBT+ 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.