Leeds LGBT+ Forum is a community function organisation with a vision to:
Vision, Purpose, Aims & Objectives
Connect and strengthen the diverse breadth of LGBTQ+ individuals, groups and communities within Leeds.
Build a collaborative and sustainable LGBTQ+ community, culture and economy.
Amplifying the voices and increasing networking and involvement opportunities for the people and organisations within the diverse strands and strata of LGBT+ communities, towards positive personal, sociable and practical outcomes.
Promoting the breadth of diversity of all LGBTQ+ people in Leeds and their intersectionality as it occurs in our community.
Developing inclusive and rounded representation of all LGBTQ+ people at meetings and events; and influencing LGBTQ+-friendly businesses and other stakeholders to support our endeavours.
Supporting and collaborating with groups and sub-groups on initiatives and projects of shared interest, for self and mutual benefit.
Being a platform for information on LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ related organisations, groups and events.
To encourage and create opportunities for networking within the LGBTQ+ community.
To be a platform for new ideas and initiatives to benefit the LGBTQ+ community, to be heard with the possibility of creating subgroups to take actions forward.
To generate discussion and debate; socialising and projects; support to access funding; and contribute towards a progressive, inclusive, collaborative and united LGBTQ+ culture.
To actively involve people from the diverse strands and strata of Leeds LGBTQ+ communities.
To be supportive of known LGBTQ+ individuals and groups per se; and provide specific support to identified activities, initiatives and projects.
Arts, Business and Professional Sectors
Incorporating aspects of holistic health and well-being particularly necessary amongst LGBTQ+ communities.
Improving advocacy; increasing employment and business opportunities for LGBTQ+ people and under-represented groups; increasing understanding of intersectionality within LGBTQ+ sector.
Developing awareness of and supporting access to LGBTQ+ history, education, culture and arts; and increasing involvement opportunities.
To be a platform for new ideas and initiatives that benefit LGBTQ+ people and communities.
Pledge your support
If you’re interested and would like to discuss more, please register on our pledge page.
We are LGBTQ+ people only *except for parents, carers and support workers accompanying people attending our activities.