Monthly LGBT+ coffee social

The LGBT Coffee Social is today 05/01/17 from 2pm until 5pm at the Costa Coffee in Catford – the big one on Rushey Green opposite Peacocks and Boots. All welcome!


LGBT coffee afternoon cancelled

Sorry, the LGBT Coffee social for October is cancelled because of unavoidable work commitments which cannot be rearranged. November’s is likely to have to be rescheduled too for the same reason. I will try to post a suitable alternative date for November when I can assure it won’t be scuppered by work!

LGBT Coffee Social

Hello all! It’s the LGBT Coffee Social today (01/09/16) from 2pm until 5pm at the Costa Coffee in Rushey Green, Catford (the big one next door but one to Kaspa’s ice cream). Look for the Rainbow flag being used as a tablecloth. Or look for Susan who looks like this: 

Any feedback on the launch event for the Lewisham LGBT forum will be welcome and I can tell people a bit more about the provisional plans we have in place for the event on the 11th October!

Coffee drop in

Tomorrow the LGBT coffee social will go ahead as usual, regardless of the elections. Remember to vote but also remember to pop in for a cuppa with us! We usually sit at the back of the Rushey Green Costa Coffee with a rainbow flag over the table. I will be there from 2pm until 5pm but feel free to drop in and out whenever you can make it. 

Thursday May 5th 2016 from 2pm until 5pm, Costa Coffee Rushey Green, Catford (the one next to Kaspa’s ice cream bar and opposite Poundland). 

LGBT Coffee Social

The next LGBT Lewisham Coffee social for anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender + is today, Thursday 7th April 2016 from 2pm to 5pmat the Costa Coffee in Catford on Rushey Green (next door but one to ice-cream bar Kaspas).

We meet on the first Thursday of every month at the same time and the same place., if you can’t make today. 

We usually sit on the back wall by the long bench and I usually put a rainbow flag over the table as a sort of table cloth.


LGBT tea party

Tomorrow (Monday 22nd February 2016) from 3pm to 5pm there will be a free LGBT tea party for all at Deptford Lounge to celebrate LGBT History Month 2016. 

It is in collaboration with The Albany and has performance artist providing a workshop. See the Albany’s website here for more information: 

LGBT tea party at Deptford Lounge link

Have a lovely holiday season

The next LGBT meet-up will be Thursday 7th January 2016 at Costa Coffee in Rushey Green from 2pm until 5pm. Hope to see you all in the new year! 

If you are struggling over the Christmas/festive period the Certitude peer support network have a out of hours support service. 

On Christmas Eve (24th December) the lines are open 6pm until 12am

On Christmas Day (25th December) the lines are open 6pm until 12am

On Boxing Day (26th December) the lines are open 12pm until 12am

On New Years Day (1st January) the lines are open 6pm to 12am

Freephone: 0300 123 1922

You can also text them on 07889756087 or 07889756083

Or email:

The Samaritans are also available on 116123 which is free to call.

The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation have also launched a 24 hour free telephone line to support anyone in Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Croydon experiencing mental distress, or those who care for them. The number is 0800 731 2864.