Lewisham LGBT Forum meeting

The next Lewisham LGBT Forum meeting will be on 13th December 2016 at 7pm at the Civic Suite in Catford. We will be discussing ideas for events and activities we could put on for LGBT History Month in February. The Clinical Commisioning Group would also like some feedback on a survey they are doing. 

Everyone welcome.

Please remember we are a community group organising ideas for the LGBT History Month, and as such will have no funding – so creativity, contacts and volunteering will be needed! 

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Run down of regular events

In case you are not already aware, Lewisham has some regular events/groups that meet. Here is a run down: 

* Social drop-ins – for any LGBTQ people in Lewisham:

Coffee Afternoon social drop in – at Costa Coffee, 99-105 Rushey Green, Catford SE6 4AF – meets monthly on the first Thursday of every month. Next meeting Thursday 1st September 2016 from 1400 hours to 1700 hours.

Green Man drop-in – at The Green Man (Phoenix Community Housing building), 355 Bromley Road, London SE6 2RP on the second Wednesday of every month – next meeting 14th September 2016 between 1800 to 2000 hours. More info about these events is being put out on these websites: http://bit.ly/1LWPyRd (Facebook) or https://lgbtqlewisham.wordpress.com

 

* Lewisham LGBT Forum – a community meeting where partners from agencies also attend so information on local LGBT events can be shared and jointly organised and feedback given to and from partnership agencies such as the police, NHS, Metro Centre on incidents which impact on LGBT residents. Next public meeting is on Friday 26th 2016 at 6pm until 8pm at the Civic Suite in Catford Twitter: @LGBTLewisham or email: LGBT.Lewisham@gmail.com

 

* Queer Caff – Information, films and performances at a vegan café monthly on first Sunday of the month – next Sunday 4th September 2016 at 1800 hours to 2230 hours at The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14 5HD

 

* TAGS – London Transgender and Gender non-conforming swimming group – meet every Friday at 8pm at the Glassmill Leisure Centre in the café area (Glassmill is opposite Lewisham DLR/Train station). Cost is £3.65 to swim. http://on.fb.me/1QFo6cs

 

* Body Positive Yoga – Yoga in a supportive, spiritual environment for all – Transgender and queer inclusive. Mondays at 8pm – 9pm at Greenwich West Community and Arts Centre, 141 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8JA. £5 to £10 depending on your circumstances. http://on.fb.me/1KfB3rd

 

* Many Voices – LGBT non-performing singing group – a ‘sing for fun’ group for LGBTQ+ people. Any ability or experience. Songs are learnt by ear so no music reading ability needed. Last Saturday of every month. Next meeting Saturday 27th August 2016 – 6.30pm – 8pm at St Hilda’s Church Undercroft, Crofton Park, SE23 1PL. £5 entry. Contact sing@many-voices.co.uk http://many-voices.co.uk

 

* Jacky’s Jukebox – Mixed gay/straight varied dance night – ballroom/line dancing, salsa, Latin, Country (no lessons) first Saturday of every month 7.30pm to midnight at the Rivoli Balltoom, 350 Brockley Road, SE4. http://www.jackysjukebox.co.uk

 

* Live – free and confidential group and service for LGBTQ young people aged 16-25 in Lewisham. Meet weekly – for more information please contact youth@metrocentreonline.org or T02083055004. Youth counselling also available.

 

* Zest – LGBTQ youth group for under 16s from Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich or Lewisham – meet weekly in Greenwich from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Social, activities and trips. Contact youth@metrocentreonline.org or T02083055004 Youth counselling also available.

 

* Fifty Plus – social and support group on the last Tuesday of every month for LGBT people over the age of fifty. Email Norman on Norman@metrocentreonline.org or 07912514465 – usually meet from 2pm-4pm at The Metro.

 

* South London Lesbian Mum’s Group – Social group for lesbian headed families and their children meeting monthly in East Dulwich – https://www.facebook.com/sllmg/

 

* Remnants Women’s Hockey Club – gay/bi women’s hockey club. Training on Wednesday evenings at Sedgehill School, Bellingham and play in Kent Women’s league on Saturdays from Sept to March, 7.30pm-9pm and training/friendly games the rest of the year. 

Twitter: remnantshockey Facebook: remnantshockey http://www.remnantshockey.org.uk

 

* Blackheath Women’s Rugby Club – gay-friendly women’s rugby club. Train on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1930 to 2130 at Well Hall, Kidbrooke Lane, Eltham for any women (18+) regardless of experience or ability. http://www.blackheathrugby.co.uk/womens/ email: blackheathwomen@gmail.com Twitter: @BWRFC Facebook: BlackheathWRFC

 

* Metro Juice – Youth alcohol information and counselling – Drugs and alcohol information and counselling for young people aged 11-25 who are LGBTQ in the south east. Contact Fred on T02083055000 ext 101 or email juice@metrocentreonline.org
* Greenwich Lesbian Group – meet regularly via Meetup app – often includes Lewisham locations.

Lewisham LGBT+ Forum

The date for the next Lewisham LGBT Forum is Friday 26th August 2016 from 6pm until 8pm at the Civic Suite in Catford, SE6 4RU

The meeting will discuss ideas for the official launch of the Lewisham LGBT Forum in October and events for National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

The Lewisham LGBT Forum is a way for local organisations and the lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer community in Lewisham to link in with each other, network, cross refer and find out about events/services and what is on offer for the LGBTQ community. We also aim to help each other organise events and publicity around important dates in the LGBTQ calendar, such as LGBT History Month, Transgender Day Of Remembrance, Pride events and National Hate Crime Awareness Week etc. The forum is open to the community and organisations and members of the public are welcome to attend as participate.

Green Man drop-in

It’s the Green Man drop-in for all LGBTQ+ people in Lewisham (or surrounding!) who would like to come along. This month: tabletop ping pong! Get in the Olympic spirit by showing us your paddle skills (no spanking!). 

All welcome. This is also a Opening Doors London meeting so people of all ages welcome! Coffee and tea available.

We meet on the second Wednesday of every month. Next meeting: Wednesday 10th August 2016 from 6pm until 8pm at The Green Man Community Hub (knock on the window if the security don’t see you!), 355 Bromley Road, London SE6 2RP

There is a bus stop right outside the Green Man if you are travelling from Lewisham/Catford direction. The 208, 136, 321 all serve. The nearest train station is Beckenham Hill (but it’s about a 10-15 min walk).

Forum

The first Lewisham LGBT forum is tonight at the Civic Suite in Catford from 6pm until 8pm. This is a chance for community to speak to local services and find out what lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender services there are available to those living in Lewisham borough. It is also a chance to discuss what the community can organise together for upcoming events such as Hate Crime Awareness Week, Bisexual Awareness Week, National Coming Out Day, Transgender Day Of Remembrance – or to help organise LGBT-specific events as part of larger themes such as Black History Month/Disability History Month/Holocaust Memorial Day etc.

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