Local Organisations

In the last fourteen years there have been many advances, however LGBT+ people still face many hurdles – in addition to our annual Parade and Festival we aim to promote and support the support these organisations in their year-round work providing advice, support and social activities for LGBT+ people.

Asexual Visibility and Education Network

AVEN hosts the world's largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.

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Berkshire Blisters

Berkshire Blisters are a friendly social gay women's group operating around the Thames Valley. Are mostly in their 30s, 40s and 50s coming from all walks of life and all professions. They offer a variety of activities including walking, cinema, camping, pub nights, book groups, meals out, and much more.

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Berkshire Gay Link

The aim of the Berkshire Gay Link is to provide opportunities for a non-scene social life for single and partnered gay men living in Berkshire or further afield. We have a comprehensive calendar of social events open to members and friends who want to socialise with other gay men away from the scene.

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Berkshire Older Lesbian and Gay Forum (BOLGaF)

BOLGAF is a charity that organises events and forum for the Gay and Lesbian community that feel ‘older’ within the Berkshire area. While also campaigning actively campaigning to end discrimination that older lesbians and gay men face.

Florey Sexual Health Clinic

The Florey clinic provides a free, confidential, integrated sexual health service in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire providing a one stop shop for your sexual health and contraception needs. We won't share any information you give us with anyone outside the clinic without your permission unless we are worried about your safety. Sex is a normal part of most people's lives. Whatever your sexuality or preference we are not here to judge but to help inform your choices and to support you to remain healthy. All services are free and there are no prescription charges.

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Gay Outdoor Club - Berkshire

The Gay Outdoor Club operates throughout Great Britain and provides a wide range of outdoor and indoor sports and recreational activities for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender men and women.

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Pieces of Ace

Pieces of Ace Asexual podcast. :) Come along and listen to some random fun, cake and general battery by Asexuals but for everyone :) Join us live on YouTube every Sunday at 7.30pm GMT....

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R-Trans Support Group

R-Trans is the Reading-based support group for those who are seeking support and friendship whilst transitioning.

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ReachOUT

ReachOUT is the Youth Club in Reading for young people (aged 13-19, or up to 25 if they have a Learning Difficulty or Disability) who are LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual or Transgender, or Questioning).

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Reading Gay Men's Book Club

Are you a gay man living in or near Reading and do you enjoy reading (books, that is)? Would you like the chance to talk about a book or author? If so, how about coming along to the Reading Gay Men's Book Club. Every month we take it in turns to select a book which we all read, then we meet to discuss the book.

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Reading Renegades RFC

The Reading Renegades RFC aims to allow men of any sexual orientation, age, race or experience the opportunity to play rugby without fear of prejudice

Support U

Support U is a LGBT+ wellbeing centre. They make a lasting difference to people's lives rather than simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems; without fear of discrimination or segregation, and through building self-confidence and offering support and guidance when they need it the most.

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Thames Valley Gay Chorus

TVGC is a group for the LGBT community around the Thames Valley who enjoy singing. Based in Reading but perform all around the area. A voluntary group, the Chorus helps develop people with a desire to sing and read music, and enables LGBT people to express themselves through music.

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Thames Valley LGBT+ Police Network

Thames Valley LGBT+ Police Network aims to provide a local staff support network for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and non-gay members of Thames Valley Police.

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Thames Valley Positive Support

Thames Valley Positive Support (TVPS) are a sexual health charity that predominantly supports people affected by HIV throughout Berkshire. They also offer free, rapid, HIV testing in the community.

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Trans Oxford

Since December 2015, TransOxford dedicated support group for the transgender and gender non-conforming people in Oxfordshire the number of which is currently estimated in excess of 5,000.

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Trans Swindon

The Swindon TG Group is a local Transgender support group that exists in order to provide information and help to those who are either confused about gender or who are simply looking for a safe and friendly environment in which to ‘dress’ regardless of age, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, ethnicity or any other totally irrelevant factor.

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Transgender Therapy

Hello and welcome to Transgender Therapy. We are both Therapists with a compassion to provide support in a world where understanding and NHS therapy can sometimes be a challenge. I'm John and I was born female (transition completed) and this is Lin who was an exceptional partner during my transition and is now my best friend. Both of us have a personal understanding of what it is like to live with Gender Dysphoria and now combine this with our professional roles as Therapists to create a unique and nation wide service to the Trans community. Any questions or you feel you need support send a message or write an email and we will be happy to help. :-)

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University of Reading LGBT Society

The focus of this group is to provide welfare, social support and guidance. It offers a chance to socialise, to come out' and talk with experienced committee members and other students and young people.

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