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Gwynedd LGBT ‘Social Meet’

There will not be a meeting in December due to other commitments.

The next meeting will be 26th January 2020.

Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual discreet social gathering, in the heart of rural Gwynedd.
Gay ‘drop-in’ meetings, for an informal chat, a cup of tea and a chance to socialize for gay men, lesbians and bisexual people.

Very informal social meeting on the last Sunday of every month, from 2pm to 4pm at St. John & St. George, Lon Batus, Carmel, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 7AR - Non religious – all are welcome.

The village of Carmel lies 7 miles SE of Caernarfon - see directions and map below (bottom of page).
For further enquiries telephone 01286 881970

Visit the Gisda Cafe in Caernarfon

We provide accommodation, support and opportunities for vulnerable young people in Gwynedd between the ages of 16 and 25 years old. GISDA was established in 1985 to provide support and accommodation for homeless young people in the area. Since then, GISDA has grown and developed many other supporting projects, including social enterprises, as a means of sustaining services for the young people we support.

GISDA is a charity that provides intensive support and opportunities to vulnerable young people in Gwynedd between 16 and 25 years old. GISDA seeks to improve young people’s lives by working with them to develop their independent living skills and improve their employability, health and wellbeing, and sense of self-worth. The support we offer each individual is tailored to their needs, directly addressing the difficulties they are experiencing and aimed towards achieving the goals they have set for themselves. Through the range of projects and therapeutic support that GISDA offers, young people gain the skills and confidence required to live independently.

Some of our projects include supporting young parents, raising awareness of homelessness across schools, finding and providing accommodation for young people, and supporting their transition into employment. Our various social enterprises, such our café in Caernarfon’s town centre, provide further opportunities for young people.

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iDENTITY is a Wales wide project for LGBT people up to 25 years of age. The project is being funded by the Welsh Government and will run (initially?) till April 2017. North Wales Regional Equality Network (NWREN) is taking the lead for North Wales.
Contact details : 01492 622233, 07500 867412 or email andrew@nwren.org.

See also the Facebook page.

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Viva Group, Rhyl. Group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people aged 14 - 25.

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Meetings every Tuesday 5.30pm - 7.30pm for 14 - 17 year olds and 6.30pm - 8.30pm for 18 - 25 year olds.
The groups meet at West Rhyl Young People’s Centre, 17 Bedford Street, Rhyl, LL18 1SY.

Viva Trans meetings

Specialist services for LGBT people and those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Based in Rhyl and covering all of North Wales.
Direct support for young people and their families/carers through one-to-one meetings and outreach work.

Schools: Education workshops and curriculum support.
Programmes to promote equality & inclusion, raise awareness and celebrate diversity.
Support for schools to recognise and challenge homophobia and heteronormativity; developing strategies to usualise LGBT identities across the curriculum.

Groupwork: A safe and welcoming space.
Informal education opportunities and support from peers and experienced LGBT youth workers. Young people develop knowledge and skills, enhanced self worth, feelings of wellbeing  and self confidence. Involvement in the group has been shown to reduce feelings of isolation and support the maintenance of healthy family and personal relationships.

Informal education : Peer support : Lifeskills : Trips : Volunteering & campaigning

Call Gareth or Hannah on 01745 357 941 or 07880 956 458 or email info@vivalgbt.co.uk.

See their Facebook page.

Rustic Rainbow.

Rustic Rainbow is a casual and fun group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people who live in North Wales. The social group provides a relaxing environment so local LGBT people can make friends and enjoy activities together.

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Also on Facebook.

Encompass. Encompass is an LGBT group for the North Wales and Cheshire area. Meet new friends and become part of a supportive and fun group in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Encompass meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm in the Citizen's Advice Bureau Community Cafe, Cable Street, Connah's Quay, CH5 4DZ.
For further details e-mail: encompass@live.co.uk or visit the website

Unique is a voluntary organisation supporting trans-gendered people in North Wales and West Cheshire.

We normally meet on the third Thursday every month downstairs at the Cae Mor Hotel in Llandudno.
Details are available from the website uniquetg.org.uk/meetings.

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Unique Llandudno drop in meetings

Visit the website for more details.

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The all-Wales network for bisexual people and those who think they may be bi. A not-for-profit membership organisation run by bisexual people in Wales. Entirely run by volunteers and reliant on donations and income from delivering training on bisexuality and bi issues in Wales, which is reinvested in community support and activities.

North Wales Gay Outdoor Club, The North Wales branch of the Gay Outdoor Club is part of the Nationwide Gay Outdoor Club, with well over 1,000 members. Although the core activity is walking there are groups within the national GOC for climbing, canoeing, cycling, caving and other specialized activities. The group can also be found on Facebook.

Thinking of going out and about? Check the weather in North Wales from the BBC website.

Gay Outdoor Club, The Gay Outdoor Club operates throughout the UK and provides a wide range of outdoor and indoor sports and recreational activities for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender men and women. These activities include walking, cycling, swimming, badminton, rock climbing, canoeing, caving, mountaineering, and skiing. GOC has over 1500 members and offers up to one hundred meets per month, in this country and overseas.

Gay Bikers Motor Cycle Club is a national club for gay men and women. Formed in 1977 there are now over five hundred members. If you are into motorbikes visit their website.

Directions to St John & St. George

From Caernarfon take the A487 towards Porthmadog, turning left at the Dinas roundabout towards Groeslon.

Through Dolydd to Groeslon. At Groeslon turn left towards Carmel (up the hill).

On entering the village of Carmel take the first turn left, following this lane round the sharp turn to the right, the Church (old chapel) will be seen after about 50 metres on the left.

Please park with consideration, this is a narrow lane.

Go through the large double gates and up the path, keeping to the right and ring the doorbell, then walk in. Go through the little chapel and through the curtain and door into the big room.

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This page updated 24th November 2019

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