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Bisexuals
Abuse
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Believers
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Health And Abilities
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MEDIA

SCOTSGAY:
Monthly magazine edited, printed and published in Scotland since 1994. All of the words from the magazine can be found on our website as well as interactive Meet Market and our Listings which are frequently updated. Tel: 0845 1208062 (+44 131-539 0666). Fax: 0131-539 2999. Write: PO Box 666, Edinburgh. EH7 5YW. E-mail: publisher@scotsgay.co.uk WWW: http://www.scotsgay.co.uk Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ScotsGayMag/

JAMES MORGAN BROWN REVIEW:
Independent journal intended to increase awareness of important LGBTQI non-fiction publications. Named in honour of James Morgan Brown, gay Glasgow socialist and comrade of Edward Carpenter. E-mail: jmbreview@linsert.org WWW: http://www.linsert.org/jmbreview/

KALEIDOSCOT:
Online publication providing news, reviews, opinion pieces and original articles of interest. Tel: 0844 585 1161. Fax: 0844 585 1171. E-mail: dan@kaleidoscot.com WWW: http://www.kaleidoscot.com/

SCENE ALBA:
LGBT+ arts lifestyle magazine. E-mail: mail@scenealba.co.uk WWW: http://http://www.scenealba.co.uk Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scenealba/

UNDIVIDING LINES:
LGBT+ magazine for the Highlands and Islands. E-mail: undividinglines@mail.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/UnDividingLines-magazine/474762272680790

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NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

OUTRIGHT SCOTLAND:
Scotland's oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organisation. It was founded in 1969 as the Scottish Minorities Group, later became the Scottish Homosexual Rights Group and changed its name to OUTRIGHT SCOTLAND in December 1992. Currently hibernating.

EQUALITY NETWORK:
Working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in Scotland. Write: 30 Bernard Street, Edinburgh. EH6 6PR. Tel: 0131-467 6039. E-mail: en@equality-network.org WWW: http://www.equality-network.org/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/LGBTScotland/ Weekly e-mail and quarterly paper newsletters on LGBT equality campaigns and developments. Regular conferences, forums, and other events. E-mail or write to join the network, free!

LESBIAN ARCHIVE:
The UK's largest and most significant collection of materials relating to lesbian lives. The collections are based at Glasgow Women's Library, 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow. G40 1BP. Tel: 0141-550 2267. E-mail: info@womenslibrary.org.uk WWW: http://www.womenslibrary.org.uk

PRIDE EDINBURGH:
Organises the national Pride Scotia March and Edinburgh Pride! Next date: 17th June 2017. Tel: 0131-556 9471. Write: 58a Broughton Street, Edinburgh. EH1 3SA. E-mail: info@prideedinburgh.org.uk WWW: http://prideedinburgh.org.uk/ and http://www.facebook.com/PrideEdinburgh

STONEWALL SCOTLAND:
Stonewall is the UK's leading lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, working for acceptance without exception of all LGBT people everywhere. Write: Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh. EH3 6BB. Tel: 0131-474 8019. E-mail: info@stonewallscotland.org.uk WWW: http://www.stonewallscotland.org.uk/
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LOCAL ORGANISATIONS

ABERDEENSHIRE:
Just Be Yourself: A voluntary run online/social support group for LGBT+ people in Aberdeenshire. Aims to provide help and support for LGBT+ people of all ages from family issues to housing, healthcare and employment, etc. Meets last Sun of each month at Cornerstone, 1 Skelton Street, Peterhead. AB42 1HR. Tel: 0330 350 1140. E-mail: info@justbeyourself.org.uk WWW: http://www.justbeyourself.org.uk/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/justbeyourself.org.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/JBY_UK.

ARGYLL & BUTE
LGBTI Argyll & Bute. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/509594122527003/

AYRSHIRE:
NESA (North, East, South Ayrshire) Social Support Group: Tel: David Bingham on 0141-332 3838. E-mail: david.bingham@tht.org.uk

BORDERS:
Borders Bisexual Lesbian And Gay Group (BBLAGG): Organises social and recreational events for LGBT adults living in the Scottish Borders. Events include: pub nights, men's film nights, hillwalks, barbeques and an annual visit to Ireland to take part in North West Pride. Tel: Alastair Lings on Galashiels (01896) 757861 or 07763 850087. E-mail: alastairlings@yahoo.co.uk Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=120233614684563

Scottish Borders LGBT Equality: Aims to provide advice and act as a consulting body to all community planning partner organisations and to develop a range of social and recreational activities. Write: PO Box 14120, Selkirk. TD7 5WE. E-mail: lgbtborders@gmail.comFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/scottishborderslgbt

CARLISLE:
Cumbria Pride: an annual event. E-mail: cumbriapride@hotmail.co.uk WWW: http://www.cumbriapride.org/

LGBTHQ: 6-8 Fisher Street. Runs various projects and also offers a free counselling service. The centre is home to Sticky Bits Café where you can get advice and information about all the groups and activities that are happening in the centre and the Carlisle area. See listing in Venues and Emporia for hours. Pride in North Cumbria and Cumbria Pride also have offices in the centre. For more information Tel: Pam on Carlisle (01228) 267247 or visit their Facebook sites. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LGBTHQCarlisle, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sticky-Bits-Cafe/534110886653762, http://www.facebook.com/pinc.cumbria, http://www.facebook.com/CumbriaPride.

DUMFRIES:
D&G LGBT PLUS: Supports LGBT Plus adults with long term physical and mental health issues, their families and carers. Aims to promote positive health and wellbeing through a range of self-management services including; one to one support, group support, online and telephone support, advocacy, befriending and bespoke courses. Also offers LGBT Plus adults volunteer led one to one support, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and one to one transgender support. Has a face to face and telephone befriending service to support those who cannot attend their services through rurality or isolation issues. Runs a number of LGBT Plus affirming events region wide. Tel: 0800 020 9653. E-mail: info@lgbtplus.org.uk WWW: http://www.lgbtplus.org.uk/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dumfries-and-Galloway-LGBT-Plus-1558263844438617

EDINBURGH:
Bright Light Relationship Counselling: Scotland’s oldest and largest relationship counselling agency promotes the wellbeing and longevity of same sex relationships. 65+ years experience of serving clients in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Tel: 0131-556 1527. E-mail: askus@bright-light.org.uk WWW: http://www.bright-light.org.uk/

Confidence Café: New group for LGBT+ people looking to improve their social confidence in a safe, wheelchair accessible, supported space. Tea, coffee and snacks provided. Run by LGBT Health and Wellbeing, takes place 2-4pm at McDonald Road Library, 2-4 McDonald Road, EH7 4LU on 1st Thu of each month. Tel: 0131-652 3283.E-mail: alison@lgbthealth.org.uk

Edinburgh LGBT Centre: Owned and managed by Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Community Project Limited, which is registered as a Scottish Charity and as a Scottish Company. Bought in 1974 by the Scottish Minorities Group, it is the only LGBT-owned LGBT Centre in the UK and is also the oldest LGBT Centre outwith the USA. Write: Edinburgh LGBT Centre, 58a/60 Broughton Street, Edinburgh. EH1 3SA. Tel: 0131-556 9471. Meeting Room Booking Tel: 07817 533337. E-mail: info@edinburghlgbtcentre.org.uk

Unscene Edinburgh: Scotland's biggest and busiest gay social group, with over 1,100 gay and bi guys organising and enjoying a wide range of events away from the scene. Holds over 100 events each year, most of which are free. Free to join, with a recent face pic. Uses the Meetup social platform. WWW: http://www.meetup.com/unscene-edinburgh-gay-and-bi-guys

FALKIRK:
Forth Valley Gay Group: For gay and bisexual men over the age of 18. An opportunity to meet like-minded men in a safe and supportive environment. Meets in Falkirk on last Wed of each month 6.30-8.30pm. Tel: Michael Harkin on 0141-332 3838 or 07880170688. E-mail: Michael.harkin@tht.org.uk

GLASGOW:
Free Pride Glasgow: Organises annual free Glasgow pride event. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/freeprideglasgow. Twitter: http://twitter.com/freepridegla.

Rainbow Spoon LGBT Social Evening: 2nd Thu of each month at the Spoon Café, 46 Trongate, G1 5ES. Run by and for LGBTQI community members. An informal, welcoming and inclusive space for all LGBTQI identities. Tel: 0141-271 2330. E-mail: kelly@lgbthealth.org.uk Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lgbthealthy

Pride Glasgow: Organises annual Glasgow pride event. Write: 34 St Enoch Square, Suite 1/1, Glasgow, G1 4DF. Tel: 0844 664 5428. E-mail: hello@pride.scot WWW: http://www.pride.scot/ Facebook:http://www.pride.scot http://www.facebook.com/prideglasgow

INVERNESS:
Highland Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Forum: Aims to promote and organise local events where everyone is welcome. Campaigns for the fair treatment of all LGBT people and liaises with many other organisations (locally and nationally). Tel: Inverness (01463) 898110. E-mail: forum@highlandlgbtforum.scot WWW: http://www.highlandlgbtforum.scot/

MORAY:
LGBT Moray: Social networking group for LGBT people in Moray. 1st Tue of each month: Get together at The Muckle Cross Pub, 34 High Street, Elgin from 7.30pm. Look for rainbow coloured bag and a VW camper money box on the table! 3rd Sat of each month: Get together at The Mosset Tavern, Gordon Street, Forres from 10.30am. Meet in the back lounge, side entrance from the end of the car park. For further info or to be met in advance: Tel: 07598 418638. E-mail: lgbtmoray@gmail.com WWW: http://www.lgbtmoray.co.uk

NORTH HIGHLANDS:
Caithness LGBTI Social Group: For people, living and working in or visiting Caithness who identify as LGBT or who are questioning their identity. For all ages from 16 years+, regardless of whether married, in a relationship, single, separated, divorced or widowed. Also welcomes the friends and family of LGBT people. Meets last Fri of each month from 7-9pm alternating between (even months) The Alexander Bain in Wick and (odd months) Y-Not Bar in Thurso. Also meets 3rd Sat of every even month at 1pm in John o'Groats - check online for venue. E-mail: caithnesslgbtgroup@gmail.com WWW: http://www.caithnesslgbtosocialgroup.co.uk Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/CaithnessLGBTISocialgroupClosed Twitter: http://twitter.com/caithnesslgbti

North Highlands LGBT Social Group: For people with diverse sexual and gender identities, who are living in or visiting Caithness or the Highlands and Islands. Based in Caithness. Meet 1st Sat of each month for lunch, alternating between Thurso and Wick. Welcomes people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, people who are questioning their identity, and friends, family and allies. E-mail: northhighlandslgbt@gmail.com WWW: http://northhighlandslgbt.weebly.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/northhighlandslgbt Twitter: http://twitter.com/nhcaithlgbt.

SHETLAND:
Shetland LGBT: Support and social group for LGBT people in Shetland. Organises a number of social events and meetings at various venues in Shetland. For details of forthcoming events, or to get in touch, E-mail: shetlandlgbt@gmail.com WWW: http://www.facebook.com/groups/shetlandlgbt/

STIRLING & HILLFOOTS:
Out Here Forth Valley: Social and support group which has a wide range of diverse people attending (18+). Meets 7-9pm on last Mon of each month in Stirling town centre. Tel: Michael Harkin on 07880 170688. E-mail: michael.harkin@tht.org.uk
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WOMEN'S LISTINGS

CARLISLE:
Carlisle Women's Group: Social group for women identifying as LBT and hetrosexual to meet socialise, try new things and meet new people. Every second Fri (starting on 11th Mar) 6-8pm. Sticky Bits Café 6-8 Fisher Street, Carlisle. Tel: Pam on Carlisle (01228) 267247. E-mail: stickybitscafe@hotmail.co.uk

DUMFRIES:
Fabulous Fannys: Lesbian Social Group. Meets last Fri of each month, 8-11pm, Rugman's Hall, 92 Whitesands, Dumfries. Bring a bottle (no bar). E-mail: fannys2016@gmail.com

DUNDEE:
Outskirtsocial: Social group for LBT women in the east of Scotland. An opportunity for women to make new friends, connect up with existing ones and generally have some fun. E-mail: ionafiesta@yahoo.co.uk WWW: http://www.facebook.com/groups/175153242583964 Twitter: http://twitter.com/Outskirtsocial

EDINBURGH:
AD Group: Social group exclusively for lesbians over 40 who have come to terms with their sexuality as lesbians. Meets each month to plan social activities such as cinema, meals out, walks and more. E-mail: adgroup40@gmail.com

Amazing Gracies Women's Football Club: Aimed at LGBT and non-LGBT women, meets for a friendly kickabout every Wed (7-8pm) on the outdoor 5-a-side astroturf pitch at Drummond Community High School, 41 Bellevue Place, Edinburgh. A great opportunity for women of any age, fitness-level, and ability to play football in a welcoming and friendly environment. New players always welcome. E-mail: amazinggraciesfc@hotmail.com

Ladybird Book Group - Gay women's book group meets every 2nd Tue of each month from 7.30pm at Café Nom de Plume on Broughton Street, Edinburgh. The reading list is a mixture of fiction and non-fiction. E-mail: Ladybirdbookgroup@hotmail.com

Rubyfruits Edinburgh: For lesbians and bi women. Meets Wed eve anytime after 7.30pm at Woodland Creatures, 260-262 Leith Walk (from Wed 1st Jun at Joseph Pearce, 23 Elm Row) and 1st Sun of each month anytime after 2.30pm at The Regent. Widen your social circle, network, plan weekend/eve activities (eg walking, cinema, exhibitions) and maybe meet that special somebody. E-mail: rubyfruitsedinburgh@yahoo.com WWW: http://www.rubyfruitsedinburgh.webs.com/

Women’s Wellbeing Group: An inclusive group that offers the chance to meet other LGBT women in a relaxed environment. Chat, information and activities promoting health and wellbeing. The group is open to all LGBT women and welcomes transgender people who primarily identify as women. To stay up to date with the group, including meeting times and locations for outings, Tel: Alison on 0131-652 3283 or E-mail: alison@lgbthealth.org.uk

FIFE:
Fife Inbetweeners: A friendly group of lesbians who meet every 2nd Sat eve from 8pm at The Steadings, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy. Informal meeting allows them to chat, have a wee drink and even a game of pool! Arranges social events and link between the Rubyfruits Group in Edinburgh and OutskirtSocial in Dundee (hence the group's name!) E-mail: braethedug@btinternet.com

GLASGOW:
Sandyford: 2-6 Sandyford Place, Glasgow. G3 7NB. Provides sexual, reproductive and emotional health services for all lesbian and bisexual women. Tel: 0141-211 8130 for further information on sexual and reproductive services or Tel: 0141-211 6700 for counselling services. All services available at a range of locations throughout NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde area. WWW: http://www.sandyford.org/

Glasgow Women's Library: 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow. G40 1BP. Tel: 0141-550 2267. Provides a library, archive, is an Accredited Museum and also houses the UK's national Lesbian Archives. Range of events, courses and other activities delivered through their learning programmes, along with an Adult Literacy and Numeracy Project and Black and Minority Ethnic Women's Project. Check website for more info. E-mail: info@womenslibrary.org.uk WWW: http://www.womenslibrary.org.uk/

INVERNESS:
Highland Hearts: Social group for LBTI women based in the Inverness area. Has two or three events each month, an evening dinner, a brunch at Cantraybridge College, and a walk somewhere. The evening dinner and walk are held in different places just to make things interesting. WWW: http://www.highlandhearts.net/

CAMERADERIE LESBIAN PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP:
Meets monthly in and around the Tayside/Fife/Aberdeenshire area, weather permitting. E-mail: spamdd7@yahoo.com

LESBIAN SCOTLAND:
Lesbian Guide to Scotland, including links to social groups, sports clubs, support groups and events in different Scottish cities. WWW: http://www.lesbianscotland.com/

LILIDOTS LESBIAN WOMEN'S WALKING GROUP:
Walks are held on the last Sun of each month, usually with a 10am start in various parts of Scotland. WWW: http://www.lilidots.co.uk/

YOUNG LESBIANS:
See our Youth Groups listings.
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BISEXUALS

BISCOTLAND:
Peer support and social group. A safe space, so meetings are only open to people attracted to more than one gender, or those questioning their sexuality. Meets 1st Tue of each month 7-9pm at THT, Breckenridge House, Third Floor, 274 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. Also holds occasional social events, which are open to friends, partners and allies. E-mail: biscotland15@yahoo.com WWW: http://wordpress.biscotland.org and http://www.facebook.com/BiScotland

BI AND BEYOND EDINBURGH:
Social gathering for people who identify as bisexual and beyond. With organised social activities and refreshments. Whatever your label or lack of label they welcome you! Meets 1st & 3rd Wed of each month 7-9pm at LGBT Health & Wellbeing, 9 Howe St, Edinburgh. E-mail: biandbeyondedinburgh@gmail.com WWW: http://www.facebook.com/biandbeyond
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ABUSE

NATIONAL LGBT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE:
Mon & Thu 10am-8pm, Tue & Wed 10am-5pm, Fri 1-5pm. (1-5pm Tue is trans specific service). Tel: 0300 999 5428 or Freefone 0800 999 5428. E-mail: info@galop.org.uk

RAPE CRISIS SCOTLAND HELPLINE:
Scotland-wide telephone service providing support to women and men experiencing sexual violence, as well as their friends and families. Tel: Freephone 0808 8010302 (6pm-Midnight). Minicom available. E-mail: support@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk WWW: http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/

THRIVE:
Counselling service for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Write: Sandyford Counselling & Support Services, 2-6 Sandyford Place, Glasgow. G3 7NB. Tel: 0141-211 8133 or 0141-211 6700. E-mail: thrive@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
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ATHEISTS/HUMANISTS

GALHA LGBT HUMANISTS:
A section of the British Humanist Association (BHA). Exists to promote Humanism to the LGBT community and LGBT rights from a Humanist perspective. Also offers non-religious LGBT people opportunities to meet like-minded people. Join by becoming a member of the BHA and telling them you want to be signed up to GALHA. WWW: http://www.galha.org/

PINK TRIANGLE TRUST:
Gay Humanist charity established in 1992. Promotes the Humanist outlook and LGBT rights. Sponsors a number of LGBT groups including LGBT History Month, Galop (London's anti-LGBT hate crime charity) and Rainbows Across Borders, a supportive and caring group for LGBT people who are seeking refuge from oppressive and brutal regimes. Publishes an online magazine the Pink Humanist. Write: 34 Spring Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. CV8 2HB. Tel: Kenilworth (01926) 858450. E-mail: secretary@pinktriangle.org.uk WWW: http://www.thepinktriangletrust.com/
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BDSM

SM GAYS:
WWW: http://www.smgays.org/
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BEARS

BEARSCOTS:
The national group for bears, big boys, their friends and admirers. Glasgow (1st weekend of each month): Bears in the West, Underground Bar, Fri 9pm-1am. Edinburgh (2nd weekend of each month): Bears in the East, Sat 10pm-2am (Check website for venue). BearScots 2017: 5th-8th Oct. E-mail: info@bearscots.org.uk WWW: http://www.bearscots.org.uk/ and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bear.scots
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BELIEVERS

AUGUSTINE UNITED CHURCH:
41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL. Meets Sun 11am - LGBT people especially welcome. Last Sat of each month 7pm: Our Tribe (LGBT gathering with events and activities and worship). E-mail: nicola.a.robinson1@gmail.com WWW: http://www.augustine.org.uk/

DUMFRIES NORTHWEST CHURCH OF SCOTLAND:
Inclusive and affirming and welcomes LGBT people. Tel: Dumfries (01387) 249964. Write: Dumfries Northwest Church Office, Lochside Road, Dumfries. DG2 0DZ. WWW: http://www.dumfriesnorthwest.org.uk/

EVANGELICAL FELLOWSHIP FOR LESBIAN & GAY CHRISTIANS:
Lesbian, gay or bisexual? From an Evangelical tradition? So are they. Tel: 07714 278865. Write: c/o Flat 3, 7 Upper Tollington Park, Finsbury Park, London. N4 3EJ. E-mail: contact@eflgc.org.uk WWW: http://www.eflgc.org.uk/

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH IN GLASGOW:
A church of the LGBT communities welcoming all people. Meets for worship Sun 3pm at Ibrox Parish Church, 67 Clifford Street. For details Tel or Text: 07972 139128. E-mail: info@mccinglasgow.co.uk WWW: http://www.mccinglasgow.co.uk/

QUAKER LESBIAN AND GAY FELLOWSHIP:
Welcoming and supportive national group for people of all sexual orientations and their friends. E-mail: enquiries@qlgf.org.uk WWW: http://www.qlgf.org.uk/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/QuakerLGBTFellowshipUK

QUEST:
Organisation for lesbian and gay Catholics. Monthly meetings are held in different regional groups throughout Britain. Scottish meetings held in Glasgow. Quest Linkline - The Helpline for Gay and Lesbian Catholics - Tel: 0300 1231989. Write: BM Box 2585, LONDON. WC1N 3XX. E-mail: quest@questgaycatholic.org.uk WWW: http://www.questgaycatholic.org.uk/

ROMAN CATHOLIC CAUCUS OF THE LESBIAN & GAY CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT:
Write: RC Caucus, PO Box 24632, London. E9 6XF. Tel: 020-7226 0847. E-mail: lgcm_rccaucus@hotmail.com

SGI-UK (SCOTLAND):
Lay buddhist organisation established in over 190 countries. "In Nichiren Buddhism, enlightenment is not a matter of changing ourselves into something which we are not." E-mail: rainbow@sgi-uk.org WWW: http://www.sgi-uk.org/

UNITARIANS IN EDINBURGH:
An inclusive community of diverse beliefs which supports the pursuit of individual spirituality. Meets at St Mark's, 7 Castle Terrace at 11am on Sun and for Mindfulness @ Lunchtime at 12.15pm on Tue. Very pleased to welcome all couples to be married in their churches. E-mail: minister@edinburgh-unitarians.org.uk WWW: http://www.edinburgh-unitarians.org.uk/
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CULTURAL

EDINBURGH GAY MEN'S BOOK GROUP:
An inclusive group where you can meet new people and read and discuss interesting books. Meets on 4th Wed of each month. E-mail: info@gaybookgroup.co.uk WWW: http://edgaybookgroup.wordpress.com/

EDINBURGH GAY MEN'S CHORUS:
Brings together individuals interested in singing a fun repertoire, including pop, rock and songs from the shows and movies. Now is a great time to get involved, whether you're a closet shower singer or have some experience. For full details and to sign-up - WWW: http://www.egmc.co.uk/

GAY GORDONS EDINBURGH:
Scotland's first LGBTQ Scottish country dance group with a good mix of men and women. Meets Mon 7.30pm at St Ninians Hall, Kirk o' Field Centre, 138 The Pleasance. Always very welcoming of new members, especially those new to Scottish Country Dancing. E-mail: info@gaygordonsedinburgh.com WWW: http://www.gaygordonsedinburgh.com/

OUTSPOKEN ARTS SCOTLAND:
Focuses on equality, arts and communities of interest. New name for Glasgay! and Gala Scotland Ltd. Write: Outspoken Arts Scotland Limited, 27-29 Trongate, Glasgow. G1 5EZ. Tel: 0141-552 7575. Fax: 0141-548 5157. E-mail: contact@outspokenarts.org WWW: http://www.outspokenarts.org/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/outspokenartsSC Twitter: http://twitter.com/outspokenartsSC

INTERNATIONAL KILT APPRECIATION SOCIETY (IKAS):
Contact and social group for guys interested in viewing/wearing kilts. Regular newsletter. Write: Mervyn Tacy, 'Ziveli', 20 Ordsall Park Road, Retford. DN22 7PA. Please enclose sae. Tel: 01777 708270. E-mail: IKILTas@aol.com WWW: http://www.freewebs.com/ikas/

LGBT FILM NIGHTS:
View LGBT themed and mainstream films in a friendly, social setting. For more info Tel: 0131-523 1104. E-mail: jules@lgbthealth.org.uk

LGBT HISTORY MONTH SCOTLAND:
Increasing the awareness of LGBT people's lives, histories and experiences. The website provides listings for cultural opportunities, events, news items and resources. If you would like to be involved, volunteer or add information, contact LGBT History Month, 39-40 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6JD. Tel: 0131-555 3940. WWW: http://www.lgbthistory.org.uk/

LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS:
Queer arts collective based in Glasgow. Makes films and magazines, as well as hosting screenings and events. E-mail: info@lockupyourdaughtersmagazine.co.uk WWW: http://www.lockupyourdaughtersmagazine.co.uk
LOUD & PROUD:
Scotland's LGBT community choir. Led by Karen Dietz, it was formed in 2005 and has approximately 60 members. The repertoire, which is sung mostly a cappella, includes simple rounds, world music, festive and seasonal songs, popular music, traditional music, lesbian/gay ‘anthems’, and show tunes. Performs regularly and meets weekly for rehearsals in Edinburgh. E-mail: info@loudandproudchoir.org WWW: http://www.loudandproudchoir.org/

LUVVIES THEATRE COMPANY:
Edinburgh based LGBT theatre company, which aims to give LGBT people the opportunity to act, direct, produce or organise theatre or take part in any aspect of the creative process. No previous experience is necessary. E-mail: secretary@theluvvies.org WWW: http://www.theluvvies.org/

OURSTORY SCOTLAND:
A charity which works to collect, archive and present the life stories and experiences of the LGBT Community in Scotland. If you have a story to tell or experiences to share, or would like to find out more about their upcoming programme of events, then please contact them. Write: OurStory Scotland, Archives and Special Collections, The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow. G3 7DN. E-mail: info@ourstoryscotland.org.uk WWW: http://www.ourstoryscotland.org.uk/

REMEMBER WHEN PROJECT:
Documenting the collective history of Edinburgh's LGBT communities, recording life-stories and personal memories across the generations, and celebrating our rich and varied contributions to the quality of life in the city. The culmination of this work was an exhibition entitled 'Rainbow City: Stories from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Edinburgh' held at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh in 2006. Write: Remember When Project, c/o The Living Memory Association, The Stables, 64/1 The Causeway, Edinburgh. EH15 3PZ. Tel: 0131-553 4580, and leave a message, stating clearly that it is for Remember When. E-mail: miles@livingmemory.org.uk
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FETISH

MSC SCOTLAND:
A social club for men interested in Leather, Rubber, Uniform, and related scenes. Write: PO Box 28, Edinburgh EH3 5JL. E-mail: secretary@msc-scotland.net
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HEALTH AND ABILITIES

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS:
Is your drinking causing you problems? In AA, individuals who want to stop drinking meet to support each other to stay sober. Meetings are friendly and discreet and your anonymity will be respected. Whilst AA runs the following LGBT meetings in Edinburgh and Glasgow, please note that it is a non restrictive organisation and LGBT people are welcome at any meeting. Edinburgh: Edinburgh: Tue 8pm (Edinburgh Peace and Justice Resource Centre, St John's Church, Princes Street). Please note that the last meeting of the month is open to non AA members. Glasgow: Tue 7.30pm (Spoon Café, 46 Trongate), Fri 7.30pm (The Ogilvie Centre, 25 Rose Street). National Helpline: 0845 7697555 (24 hours). Northern Service Office: 0141-226 2214. WWW: http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/

BROWNLEE CENTRE (GLASGOW):
Gartnavel General Hospital, 1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow. G12 0YN. Confidential information, advice, counselling and direct access testing for HIV, Hepatitis and Syphilis. The Centre provides ongoing medical and social care for people with HIV infection, plus psychological and emotional support for people living with HIV and Hepatitis C infections, as well as one to one counselling for people at risk of HIV. Tel: 0141-211 1074 or 0141-211 1075. Mon-Thu 9am-5pm, Tue 5-6.30pm, Fri 9am-4.30pm. E-mail: brownleehiv@ggc.scot.nhs.uk WWW: http://www.brownleehiv.org/

FOUR PILLARS:
2 Exchange Street, Aberdeen. AB11 6PH. Tel: 01224 637389. Four Pillars stands for four vital aspects of people’s well-being to keep them happy and healthy in respect to their Mental Health, Emotional Health, Physical Health and Sexual Health. E-mail: mail@fourpillarsuk.org WWW: http://www.fourpillarsuk.org/

HIV-AIDS CARERS AND FAMILIES SERVICE PROVIDER SCOTLAND:
10 Elderpark Workspace, 100 Elderpark Street, Glasgow. G51 3TR. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Telephone Support Service: 07901 507512 Mon-Fri 7pm-10pm. Tel: 0141-445 8797. E-mail: hiv-aids_carers@lineone.net WWW: http://www.hiv-aids-carers.org.uk/

HIV SCOTLAND:
18 York Place, Edinburgh. EH1 3EP. Tel: 0131-558 3713. The national policy organisation for HIV in Scotland. Speaks out for all people living and at risk of HIV in Scotland and works to ensure that all relevant policies are grounded in evidence and the lived experience of people living with and affected by HIV. E-mail: info@hivscotland.com WWW: http://www.hivscotland.com/

THE JANEK LATOSINSKI CHARITABLE TRUST:
Can offer grants to individuals and to organisations related to people living with HIV in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. See website for more details and for how to contact. WWW: http://www.tjlct.org.uk/

LGBT HEADSPACE:
Safe, confidential, and free activities to promote positive mental health & wellbeing. One to one information and support by appointment also available. Run by LGBT Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe St, Edinburgh. Tel: 0131-652 3283. E-mail: alison@lgbthealth.org.uk

LGBT HEALTH AND WELLBEING:
9 Howe Street, Edinburgh. EH3 6TE. Tel: 0131-523 1100. 12 Queen’s Crescent, Glasgow. G4 9AS. Tel: 0141-271 2330. A unique community initiative that promotes the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. They provide a range of services and varied programme of events, most delivered in central locations in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Fife. E-mail: admin@lgbthealth.org.uk WWW: http://www.lgbthealth.org.uk/

MEN ONLY TAYSIDE:
Sexual health services for men who have sex with men in Tayside. WWW: http://www.menonlytayside.com/

MEN TAYGETHER:
Social group for gay and bisexual men with HIV in Tayside. Meets 1st Wed of each month 6-8pm. Tel: 07880 172047 or E-mail: kevin.ditcham@tht.org.uk

MEN UNITED @ THT:
Social and support group for gay and bisexual men living with HIV. Meets at THT Office, 134 Douglas Street, Glasgow. G2 4HF. on Thu eve from 7-9pm. Tel: David Bingham on 0141-332 3838. E-mail: david.bingham@tht.org.uk

NUMBER 6:
24 Hill Street, Edinburgh. EH2 3JZ. One-Stop Shop for adults with High-Functioning Autism & Asperger Syndrome. LGBT group meets occasionally. Tel: Kim Maxwell on 0131-220 1075. E-mail: kim.maxwell@aiscotland.org.uk

POSITIVE HELP:
First Floor, 139 George Street, Edinburgh. EH2 4JY. Practical help for people who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Edinburgh, their families and carers. Tel: 0131-225 4766. E-mail: admin@positivehelpedinburgh.co.uk WWW: http://www.positivehelpedinburgh.co.uk/

RAINBOW MEDITATION & HEALING TRUST:
Relax and unwind with an evening of meditation and spiritual healing each Mon from 7.30pm, at Room 8, 47b Bridge Street, Musselburgh. No entrance fee (Donations kindly accepted). E-mail: enquiries@rmht.org.uk WWW: http://www.rmht.org.uk/

ROAM OUTREACH:
Free, confidential space for Men who have sex with Men, for sexual health screening, 1-2-1 support, advice and free condoms and lube. Mon 5-7.30pm: Spittal Street Centre, Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh. Tue 5.30-7.30pm: 10a Union Street, Edinburgh. Wed 1.30-7pm: Whitburn Health Centre, 1 Weavers Lane, Whitburn. No.18 and Steamworks Sauna testing Thu 5-8pm. All these clinics are walk in and offer the following services: Rapid 30 minute HIV and Syphilis testing (finger prick test), Self taken Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea tests, Free condoms and lube, 1-2-1 support. Free Hepatitis A &: B vaccinations are available on Mon night and Wed clinics ONLY. Tel: 0131-536 1773 or 07774 628227. E-mail: enquiries@roam-outreach.com WWW: http://www.roam-outreach.com/

SANDYFORD:
2-6 Sandyford Place, Glasgow. G3 7NB. Glasgow's main sexual, reproductive and emotional health centre. Free web access and health library with large LGBT lending collection. Specialist services for gay men (See separate ScotsGay Listing for Steve Retson Project) and lesbians (See separate ScotsGay listing for Sandyford under Women). Self-referal sexual health service with open access clinic each weekday with registration from 8.30-10am or book on 0141-211 8130 or at http://www.sandyford.org/do-you-want-a-service/walk-in-services.aspx E-mail: sandyford@ggc.scot.nhs.uk WWW: http://www.sandyford.org/

STEVE RETSON PROJECT:
Sandyford Central, 2-6 Sandyford Place, Glasgow. G3 7NB. Specialist sexual health service for gay and bisexual men. Provides sexual and emotional health services that are supportive, non judgmental and sensitive to men's needs. All services are free of charge and confidential. You can make an appointment for any of their clinics without having to see your GP first. Clinics run Mon-Wed 5pm-8pm - for appointments call 0141-211 8628 or 0141 211 8130. Thu testing only clinic 4.30-7pm - no appointment needed. WWW: http://www.steveretsonproject.org.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/steveretson

SX:
SX Hub, 3 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh. EH3 6NB. New project providing a one-stop-shop for men’s health needs including information and advice on sex and relationships and access to regular sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing, condoms and lubricant. In addition SX will provide one-to-one support, counselling and a helpline dealing with a range of issues including sexual and mental health, discrimination and other health and social inequalities. Tel: 0131-652 3250. E-mail: info@s-x.scot WWW: http://www.s-x.scot Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sxscotland Twitter: http://twitter.com/sxscotland

TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST SCOTLAND - NATIONAL OFFICE - GLASGOW:
Breckenridge House, 274 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. G2 3EH. HIV prevention and support services in Lanarkshire, Ayrshire & Arran, Argyll & Bute, the Glasgow area and Western Central Scotland. Support and advocacy services, such as Confident Families and Financial Futures, provides a full range of welfare rights advice and representation as well as community support for people living with blood borne viruses including their friends and family. Also provides a range of health promotion services for gay and bisexual men throughout the West of Scotland. Please contact for further details. Volunteers welcome! Tel: 0141-332 3838. Fax: 0141-332 3755. Helpline: THT Direct 0808 8021221 Mon-Fri 10am-8pm. E-mail: info.scotland@tht.org.uk WWW: http://www.tht.org.uk/scotland

TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST SCOTLAND - ABERDEEN:
2a Rose Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1UA. HIV and Hepatitis C support services in Grampian, Tayside and Highland. Support & Advocacy Service provides a full range of welfare rights advice and representation as well as community support for people living with blood borne viruses. Please contact for further details. Volunteers welcome! Tel: 07789 408209. E-mail: carina.strachan@tht.org.uk WWW: http://www.tht.org.uk/scotland

TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST SCOTLAND - DUMFRIES:
Heather Lodge, Sexual Health D&G, NHS Dumfries & Galloway, Nithbank, Dumfries. DG1 2SD. Supports the sexual health needs of men who have sex with men and the wider LGBT community. Tel: 07436 108070. E-mail: Johnathon.Gallagher@tht.org.uk WWW: http://www.tht.org.uk/scotland

TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST SCOTLAND - DUNDEE:
Swan House, Explorer Road, Dundee. DD2 1GB. HIV prevention and support services in the East of Scotland including Tayside, Fife and Forth Valley. Support and advocacy services, such as Confident Families and Financial Futures, provide a full range of welfare rights advice and representation as well as community support for people living with blood borne viruses including their friends and family. Also provides a range of health promotion services for gay and bisexual men living in Tayside. Rapid HIV testing clinic every Wed eve, drop-in 6-8pm. Please contact for further details. Volunteers welcome! Tel: Dundee (01382) 561839. Helpline: THT Direct 0808 8021221 Mon-Fri 10am-8pm. E-mail: info.dundee@tht.org.uk WWW: http://www.tht.org.uk/scotland

WAVERLEY CARE:
Waverley Care is Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity - providing Scotland wide services with locations in Edinburgh Glasgow, Kirkcaldy, Stirling and Inverness. Their work is focused on prevention, education, testing and support and they’re here to support anyone affected by HIV or Hepatitis C in whatever ways they need. They can provide clear information and advice, support people to access testing and treatment and provide access to one-to-one, group and peer support. Tel: 0131-558 1425 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or 0131-441 6989 (24 hours, 7 days per week). Write: 3 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh. EH3 6NB. E-mail: info@waverleycare.org WWW: http://www.waverleycare.org/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WaverleyCareFanPage. Twitter: @WaverleyCare

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OLDER GAYS

CAFFMOS:
Nationwide Social and Contacts Club for the older gay gentleman and his admirers, both young and old. Scottish group meets from 1-4pm on last Sun of each month at Café Habana in Edinburgh. Write: Caffmos Ltd, Aizlewood's Mill, Nursery Street, Sheffield. S3 8GG. E-mail: Caffmos2@aol.com Edward is the Scottish Contact - E-mail: ebsc18624@blueyonder.co.uk WWW: http://www.caffmoscommunity.com/

DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY 50's & FRIENDS:
Monthly social group for LGBT plus people over 50 and their friends (although if you're over 40 you are also welcome). Tel: 07889 401628. E-mail: seniors@lgbtplus.org.uk WWW: http://www.lgbtplus.org.uk/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Dumfries-and-Galloway-LGBT-Plus-1558263844438617

GLASGOW COFFEE POSSE:
LGBT Age monthly meet-up run by LGBT community members aged 50+. Inclusive and welcoming space to socialise, have a cup of tea or coffee, and meet or make friends on 4th Thu of each month. Tel: 0141-271 2330. E-mail: lgbtage@lgbthealth.org.uk

HIGHLAND RAINBOW FOLK:
Independent working group which raises awareness of issues facing older LGBT people. Monthly meetings in Inverness. Tel: Tony on 07527 107852. E-mail: highlandrainbowfolk@gmail.com

LGBT AGE:
Support service for LGBT people over 50 years old in Greater Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Lothians. Offers befriending, social events and information sessions. Please help spread the word to any older LGBT people you know. Anyone interested in using the service or volunteering, Tel: 0141-271 2330. E-mail: lgbtage@lgbthealth.org.uk WWW: http://www.lgbthealth.org.uk/content/lgbt-age

LGBT VINTAGE:
To reduce social isolation and improve the social well being and mental health of older (aged 25 and over) LGBT people in Dundee and surrounding areas. Café last Thu of each month at Madigans Food Emporium, Castle Street, Dundee from 5-8pm. Tel: Pat on Dundee (01382) 305758. Text: 07914 156379. E-mail: lgbtvintage@gmail.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lgbtvintagescotland

PRIME TIME (EDINBURGH):
Informal social group for men over 40. Meets at LGBT Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, from 2-4pm on 1st and 3rd Sun of each month. Tel: John on 0131-556 1309 or Alastair on 0131-558 9444. E-mail: j.thompson39@btinternet.com

SENIOR MOMENTS:
Social and support group for older lesbians and gay men (age 50+). Meets every Wed 11am-1pm at Sticky Bits Café, 6-8 Fisher Street, Carlisle. Tel: Pam on Carlisle (01228) 267247. E-mail: stickybitscafe@hotmail.co.uk

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ORDER OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE

The Sisters and Brothers of the OPI are part of a world wide order of queer men and women of all sexualities which is open to all who feel the habit. Its tenets are: The expiation of stigmatic guilt and the promulgation of universal joy through habitual manifestation and perpetual perpetration. WWW: http://www.thesisters.org.uk/

OPI CONVENT OF DUNN EIDEANN:
The Edinburgh convent. Write: Mistress of Communications, c/o PO Box 666, Edinburgh. EH7 5YW. E-mail: opi@drink.demon.co.uk

OPI CONVENT OF MORAVIA:
The North Eastern convent. Write: Sister Bobby OPI, Cairnglass, St Combs, Fraserburgh. AB43 8UT. Tel: Inverallochy (01346) 583145. E-mail: circushighschool@gmail.com
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OUTDOOR PURSUITS

FREEDOM CLUB:
UK and Europe Wide LGBT Caravan and Camping Club. Aims to provide a means whereby gay people can meet up for weekends, weeks or even longer rallies throughout the UK and sometimes into Ireland and Europe. Tel: Jeff on 07931 585851. E-mail: info@freedomclub.co.uk WWW: http://www.freedomclub.co.uk/

GAY BIRDERS CLUB:
For LGBT Birdwatchers. Write: Gay Birders Club, GeeBeeCee, BCM-Mono, London. WC1N 3XX. E-mail: contact@gbc-online.org.uk WWW: http://www.gbc-online.org.uk/

GAY CARAVAN & MOTORHOME CLUB:
For men and women. Regular meets throughout the UK. E-mail: gcmcnewsletter@hotmail.com WWW: http://www.thegcmc.co.uk

GAY OUTDOOR CLUB:
Holds regular events including walking, skiing, cycling, climbing, mountain-biking, kayaking, mountaineering, camping, youth-hostelling, badminton, running and swimming. E-mail: info@goc.org.uk WWW: http://www.goc.org.uk/. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gayoutdoorclub.

GLASGOW GAY RAMBLERS GROUP:
Leisurely walks in the countryside. Bring sensible footwear/clothing and packed lunch. 2nd Sat of each month. Meet at Mitchell Library, Berkeley Street. No membership - just turn up. Cars normally shared. Tel: Robert on 0141-950 1081. WWW: http://www.gayramblers.scot/

OUTDOORLADS:
OutdoorLads is the UK's most sociable group for gay and bi men who love the outdoors and want to get out more! Events UK-wide and overseas include hiking, climbing, camping, weekends away, mountain biking, cycling, gorge scrambling, mountaineering, kayaking, canoeing, expeditions and more. WWW: http://www.outdoorlads.com/. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/outdoorlads.
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PARENTS

GAY DADS SCOTLAND:
Support group for gay fathers. Meets on last Thu of each month (except Dec) in a private room in Edinburgh LGBT Centre, 58a Broughton Street. Assemble in Café Nom de Plume first from 8pm - look out for sign on table. Gay dads from all over Scotland welcome. E-mail: info@gaydadsscotland.org.uk WWW: http://www.gaydadsscotland.org.uk/

OOR FAMILY ROCKS!:
Dundee located informal social group for LGBT families. Aims to provide a safe, inclusive space for "us and oor bairns" to take part in fun outdoor activities, creative classes, music, food and laughter and above all make new pals. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/OORFAMILYROCKS.

PARENTS' ENQUIRY SCOTLAND:
Coming out? Information and support for parents of LGBT people. Helpline and admin: Tel: 0131-556 6047 before 9pm. Write: c/o ScotsGay Magazine, PO Box 666, Edinburgh. EH7 5YW. E-mail: parentsenquiry@hotmail.com WWW: http://www.parentsenquiryscotland.org/

EDINBURGH RAINBOW FAMILIES:
Quarterly events for anyone looking to meet other LGBT parents, share experiences and socialise in a family setting. Tel: Jules Barnes on 0131-523 1104 or E-mail: jules@lgbthealth.org.uk for more information.

GLASGOW RAINBOW FAMILIES:
Quarterly events for anyone looking to meet other LGBT parents, share experiences and socialise in a family setting. Tel: Phoebe Benjamin on 0141-271 2330. E-mail: phoebe@lgbthealth.org.uk
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POLITICAL

LGBT* IN UKIP:
Cailean Mongan - Scotland Representative. Tel: 07581 394054. E-mail: caileanukip@outlook.com

LIBERAL PARTY LESBIAN AND GAY CAMPAIGN:
Tel: 0151-259 5935 (Telephone Answering Machine). Write: 41 Sutton Street, Liverpool, L13 7EG. E-mail: libgay@libparty.demon.co.uk WWW: http://www.liberal.org.uk/

SCOTTISH LIBERAL DEMOCRATS FOR LGBT EQUALITY:
Tel: 0131-337 2314. Write: 4 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh. EH12 5DR. E-mail: hq@scotlibdems.org.uk WWW: http://www.scotlibdems.org.uk/ and http://www.twitter.com/scotlibdems/
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PRISONERS

FREE MAGAZINES FOR PRISONERS:
Copies of ScotsGay are sent free of charge to prisoners in UK prisons and institutions. Please contact us if you wish to be added to the mailing list.

BENT BARS PROJECT:
Letter writing programme that connects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, queer and gender non-conforming communities across prison walls. Write: PO Box 66754, London. WC1A 9BF. E-mail: bent.bars.project@gmail.com WWW: http://www.bentbarsproject.org/
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REAL ALE

LESBIAN AND GAY REAL ALE DRINKERS:
The Edinburgh group of CAMRA's Task Group for LGBT real ale and cider fans. Meets in The Regent on the last Mon of each month from 9pm(ish) to sample the brewers' art. Tel: Karen on 0131-557 8790. E-mail: lagrad@drink.demon.co.uk WWW: http://www.lagrad-edinburgh.org.uk/ and http://www.lagrad.org.uk/
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RESIDENTIAL EVENTS

EDWARD CARPENTER COMMUNITY OF GAY MEN:
Committed to principles of caring, trusting, personal growth, sharing, and creativity aimed at nurturing 'community' as an alternative to the commercial scene. Organises Gay Men's Weeks and shorter events each year in SW Scotland, the English Lake District and other venues across the UK. Write: ECC, c/o Steve Brown, Laurieston Hall, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway. DG7 2NB. E-mail: contacttheecc@gmail.com WWW: http://edwardcarpentercommunity.org.uk/

MEN4MEN:
A safe space for men who are attracted to men. A group of men who are: attracted to men, aspiring towards being at peace with themselves and living authentically, committed to a journey of knowing themseelves and how they relate to others and their environment, exploring and stretching their psychological, emotional, physical, social, spiritual and sexual limits whilst respecting each other's personal boundaries in a loving, sacred, safe and supporting space, valuing and building a caring and daring community, aspiring to live sustainably, valuing their respectful connection with nature. "All of you is welcome – your shadow and your light.." WWW: http://www.men4men.org.uk/

THE FINDHORN FOUNDATION:
Spiritual community, ecovillage and holistic learning centre. Offers regular residential workshops and retreats for gay men and lesbians at Findhorn in the North East of Scotland, and at its retreat house on the peaceful island of Iona. Tel: Findhorn (01309) 690311. E-mail: enquiries@findhorn.org WWW: www.findhorn.org/programmes/70/ for details of themed LGBT Experience Week, or http://www.findhorn.org/ for information about all the Foundation’s activities.
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SPORTS

CALEDONIAN THEBANS RFC:
Caledonian Thebans Rugby Football Club is Scotland's first gay/bi friendly rugby club. Offers gay/bi/trans men the chance to learn the game and play rugby in a safe and supportive environment. Continually welcomes new players (+18) at whatever level or experience and new supporters to the club. If you're interested in playing or supporting gay rugby in Scotland, please get in touch. Come along and get fit! Tel: 0131-529 7440. Write: 112 Roseburn Street, Edinburgh. EH12 5PH. E-mail: chairman@thebans-rfc.co.uk WWW: http://www.thebans-rfc.co.uk/

EDINBURGH FRONTRUNNERS:
Running and walking club for LGBT people and their friends. Membership is open to all, regardless of age, gender identity or expression, sexuality, or ability. Check out their "Learn-to-Run" programmes! E-mail: edinburgh.frontrunners@gmail.com Twitter: @EdiFrontrunners WWW: http://www.edinburghfrontrunners.org Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/EdinburghFrontrunners.

EDINBURGH RACQUETEERS BADMINTON GROUP:
Gay and lesbian badminton club, meets each Thu from 7-9pm at Meadowbank Stadium. Seeks more full time and part-time players. Plays more at an intermediate level and takes part in some friendly competitions. Come along, have fun, enjoy meeting the other members for a friendly game and a social get-together afterwards. Plays all year round. E-mail: info@theracqueteers.co.uk

GAY FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS NETWORK:
Write: GFSN Membership Secretary, PO Box 7424, Milton Keynes. MK8 9WQ. Tel: Barry on Milton Keynes (01908) 564085. Scottish Contact: Kevin Rowe - Tel/Text: 07808 263173 or E-mail: kevrowe72@yahoo.co.uk WWW: http://www.gfsn.org.uk

GLASGOW ALPHAS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB:
Inclusive rugby club based in Glasgow. Offers a comfortable and supportive environment for all to either get fit, socialise or even develop skills within rugby union. All players of all experience levels are welcome to join (+18). Constantly looking for sponsorship and support. E-mail: glasgowalphas@gmail.com WWW: http://www.pitchero.co.uk/clubs/glasgowalphas Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GlasgowAlphas. Twitter: @GlasgowAlphas

GLASGOW FRONTRUNNERS:
Glasgow’s road-running group for the LGBT+ community and friends. Has runs for all abilities (from walk/jog to marathoner!) at 6.15pm on Thu and 10.30am on Sun. Run from the Arc gym at Glasgow Caledonian University. E-mail: secretary@glasgowfrontrunners.org WWW: http://www.GlasgowFrontrunners.org/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GlasgowFrontrunners

GLASGOW GAY AND LESBIAN BADMINTON CLUB:
Meets each Thu from 8-10pm. Come along and have fun and enjoy meeting the other members for a friendly game. All welcome. Tel: Paul on 07708 514676 (6-11pm).

HOTSCOTS:
Scotland's very first LGBT club for football players and fans alike. Holds regular training sessions every weekly at Saughton Sports Complex and kick-abouts every Fri eve, also at Saughton. Would love to hear from anyone who would like to take part. Competes in Division 1 of the UK national gay league but all ability levels are welcome, and the social side is just as important as the playing. So what are you waiting for? E-mail: mail@hotscotsfc.com WWW: http://www.hotscotsfc.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hotscotsfc

KNOCKOUT LGBT BOXING CLUB:
Offers safe and friendly training sessions for LGBT folk and friends. E-mail: knockoutglasgow@gmail.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/knockoutglasgow

LEAP SPORTS:
National organisation created to increase the visibility and participation of LGBT people in Scottish sport and physical activity. If you are interested in trying a new sport, finding out what opportunities are available near you, or even starting your own club, they can help. Website provides a directory of all affiliated LGBT sports clubs in Scotland, with meeting times and contact information. Also runs a range of sporting events and festivals throughout the year for LGBT people and their friends. E-mail: info@leapsports.org WWW: http://www.leapsports.org/

LGBT BASKETBALL GROUP:
Friendly and informal group for beginners and regular players alike. Meets Tue 7-8pm at Leith Community Education Centre, 12A New Kirkgate, EH6 6AD. Get in touch with Jules for more info. E-mail: thesonics@hotmail.co.uk

SALTIRE THISTLE FC:
LGBT friendly football team based in Glasgow open to anyone who has an interest in football regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, ability or age (18+). Plays in the Gay Football Supporters Network (GFSN) League, regularly travelling the UK to play against other LGBT friendly teams. In 2012/2013, made their debut in The Glasgow & District Sunday Football Championship (GDSFC), playing on Sun against local teams from Glasgow. Welcomes anyone interested in participating in football or getting involved behind the scenes to contact them or to come along to their training sessions Wed 7-9pm at Glasgow Green Football Centre. E-mail: saltirethistlefc@hotmail.co.uk WWW: http://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/saltirethistle/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/saltirethistlefc Twitter: http://twitter.com/saltirethistle/

TEAM SCOTLAND BADMINTON CLUB:
Glasgow based gay and lesbian badminton club meets Sun Noon-2pm at National Badminton Academy, Scotstoun, for competitive games. International tournaments and matches against clubs in London and Europe are held annually. Sorry - no beginners. Tel: Raymond on 0141-778 9220.
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STUDENTS

Many Universities and Colleges have LGBTI+ Societies. Contact these via your Student Union or Student Association. ScotsGay also links to a number of LGBTI+ Soc websites from our own web page at http://www.scotsgay.co.uk/ Some LGBTI+ Socs are open to non-students living in the area. NUS Scotland LGBTI+ Campaign is a national organisation which represents the views of LGBTI+ Students and the LGBTI+ community at local and national levels. Tel: NUS Scotland LGBTI+ Officer on 0131-556 6598. Fax: 0131-557 5679. Write: Shaun Patrick Murphy, LGBTI+ Officer, NUS Scotland, 1 Papermill Wynd, Edinburgh. EH7 4QL. E-mail: lgbt@nus-scotland.org.uk or mail@nus-scotland.org.uk

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TRANSGENDER

NATIONAL:
Trans Men Scotland provides peer support for trans men and trans-masculine non-binary people. Can be contacted via e-mail/phone/social media by anyone who was registered female at birth, whether you are a trans man, female to male transgender, exploring or questioning your gender identity or know someone who is. Provides information and answers any questions you may have, about any topic regarding female to male transition. Hoping to start monthly support groups soon - keep an eye on website for details. E-mail: transmenscotland@gmail.com or Tel/Text 07751 973338. WWW: http://transmenscotland.wordpress.com/

ARGYLL & BUTE:
Waverley Care Argyll & Bute: One to one support for people living in Argyll & Bute who are trans or exploring their gender identity. Occasional peer support too! Tel/Text: Katrina on 07760 701308. E-mail: katrina.mitchell@waverleycare.org WWW: http://www.waverleycare.org/

CARLISLE:
Transgender Social Sessions: Group meets on 1st Mon of each month at Sticky Bits Café at the LGBTHQ, Fisher Street. Changing facilities available and parking close by. For more information contact Pam on Carlisle (01228) 267247.

DUMFRIES:
TG Times: Social and support group for transgender people, those questioning their gender identity or cross-dressing. Tel: 07547 157718. E-mail: support@lgbtplus.org.uk WWW: http://www.lgbtplus.org.uk/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dumfries-and-Galloway-LGBT-Plus-1558263844438617

EDINBURGH:
Edinburgh Trans Women. Support group for transsexual women. Meets 1st Sat of each month from 7.30-9.30pm at LGBT Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street. E-mail: info@edinburghtranswomen.org.uk. WWW: http://www.edinburghtranswomen.org.uk/

Lothian Transgender Support Service: LTSP is for anyone who self-identifies as trans* and/or non-binary. This holistic programme of support includes the T monthly e-bulletin, information and 1:1 support, new referral appointments, managing transition courses, confidence building workshops and regular T time social events. You do not have to be based in Lothian to access LTSP, but please be aware that events, courses and workshops are delivered in Edinburgh. For events, workshops and T Monthly, Tel: Jules on 0131-523 1104 or E-mail: jules@lgbthealth.org.uk. For information and 1:1 support, Tel: George on 0131-652 3281 or E-mail: george@lgbthealth.org.uk.

T Time Edinburgh: 3rd Sat of each month. A friendly and well established monthly drop-in social event in Edinburgh for the transgender community. A fun, safe, sociable and inclusive setting for the transgender community to meet friends, find out about information and support for trans people and enjoy fun and informative activities. There is space to change for those who need it. Tel: Jules Stapleton Barnes on 0131-523 1104. E-mail: jules@lgbthealth.org.uk

FIFE:
Fife Trans Social Group: Monthly drop-in social event for the transgender community on last Sat of each month. Provides a safe and sociable setting for the transgender community to meet friends, find out about information and support for trans people and enjoy fun and informative activities. There is space to change for those who need it. Tel: Diane on 07508 608699. E-mail: diane@lgbthealth.org.uk.

GLASGOW:
Glasgow Transgender Support Service: For anyone who self-identifies as trans* and/or non-binary. This holistic programme of support includes the T monthly e-bulletin, information and 1:1 support, new referral appointments, managing transition courses, confidence building workshops and regular T time social events. You do not have to be based in Glasgow to access GTSP, but please be aware that events, courses and workshops are delivered in Glasgow. Tel: Katrina Mitchell on 0141-271 2330. E-mail: katrina@lgbthealth.org.uk

Sandyford Trans Women's Support Group meets twice a month. Further details and support from group member on 07758 462988 or contact Sandyford Community Access Co-ordinator on 0141-232 8417 or E-mail: colinmackillop@nhs.net

T Time Glasgow: Monthly drop-in social event in Glasgow for the transgender community on 1st Sat of each month. Provides a safe and sociable setting for the transgender community to meet friends, find out about information and support for trans people and enjoy fun and informative activities. There is space to change for those who need it. Tel: Katrina Mitchell on 0141-271 2330. E-mail: katrina@lgbthealth.org.uk

INVERNESS:
Swans Of Scotland: Meets last Thu of each month from 7-9pm at Beaufort Hotel, 11 Culduthel Road. E-mail: swansofscotland@gmail.com WWW: http://www.spanglefish.com/SwansofScotland

PERTH:
Perth Trans Group: Meets 1st Sat of each month at 7pm at Grampian Hotel, York Place, Perth. E-mail: kate4851@hotmail.com

STIRLING:
Central Scotland Transgender Group. Meets 2nd Sat of each month. E-mail: sarah_m_whyte@yahoo.co.uk.

TRANSGENDER YOUTH:
See our Youth listings.
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WORKPLACE

EIS LGBT+ NETWORK:
46 Moray Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BH. Tel: 0131-225 6244. Membership is open to all EIS members, whether identifying as LGBT+ or as an ally for equality. Contact: Jenny Kemp, National Officer (Education and Equality) - E-mail: jkemp@eis.org.uk WWW: http://www.eis.org.uk/Equality/LGBT.htm

EX-PAT:
On-line group (with aspirations to becoming a supportive community) for gay men in Scotland who have spent period(s) abroad (e.g. ex-volunteers and ex-service-men) and face challenges (such as re-connecting with family and making new friends) on return. Depending on response, meetings may be arranged E-mail: royalscot34@hotmail,com

FIRE BRIGADES UNION LGBT SUPPORT GROUP:
For firefighters and control staff. Write: c/o Pat Carberry, FBU, 68 Coombe Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. KT2 7SE. Tel: 07725 602524 or 020-8541 1765. E-mail: PCarberry@fbu.org.uk WWW: http://www.fbulgbt.org.uk/

GAY POLICE ASSOCIATION SCOTLAND:
Membership is open to all police officers and police staff, serving or retired. Tel: 07795 291751. WWW: http://www.gpascotland.com/

GMB SCOTLAND EQUAL RIGHTS GROUP:
Write: Regional Equal Rights Officer, GMB Scotland, Fountain House, 1/3 Woodside Crescent, Glasgow. G3 7UJ. Tel: 0141-352 8109. E-mail: drew.duffy@gmb.org.uk

PUBLIC AND COMMERCIAL SERVICES UNION - PROUD GROUP:
Write: PCS Proud Membership Secretary (Confidential), c/o Equalities Health & Safety Department, PCS, 160 Falcon Road, London. SW11 2LN. E-mail: pcsproud@live.co.uk WWW: http://www.pcsproud.org.uk/

RGU LGBT+ STAFF NETWORK:
Staff network for all LGBT+ employees at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Organises a monthly catch up on campus and a monthly social event. E-mail: lgbtstaffnetwork@rgu.ac.uk

UNISON:
Glasgow City LGBT Group. Meets pay day Tue at 5pm in Glasgow City Unison Offices, 84 Bell Street. All LGBT members welcome.
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YOUTH

NATIONAL:
LGBT Youth Scotland: The Citadel, 39/40 Commercial Street, Edinburgh. EH6 6JD. Provides services and opportunities for LGBT young people (13-25) throughout Scotland. Tel: 0131-555 3940. Glasgow Office: 30 (3/2) Bell Street, Glasgow. G1 1LG. Tel: 0141-552 7425. Their website has details of Youth Groups throughout Scotland. E-mail: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk WWW: http://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lgbtys

Queer Youth: UK National organisation run by and for young people providing a united voice for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, pansexual, intersex, transgender, transsexual, queer and curious youth. Online 24/7 providing peer support through forums, campaigning for equal rights, running regional groups across the UK and much more! Queer Youth Scotland usually meets monthly in either Glasgow, Dundee or Edinburgh. WWW: http://www.queeryouth.org.uk/

ABERDEEN:
Zone Youth: LGBT group for people aged under 26. E-mail: zoneyouth@aberdeencity.gov.uk Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/zoneyouthlgbt

ALLOA:
CLAX LGBT Group: Meets 1st Thu of each month from 6.30-8.30pm at Kilncraigs. E-mail: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk

ARGYLL & BUTE:
Waverley Care and LGBT Youth Scotland are planning a brand new LGBT group for young people in Argyll & Bute! Their goal is to create a safe, friendly and confidential environment for young people where they can meet new friends, get involved in projects, get support and advice, but most importantly have a laugh. But first… they really need your views! Take their quick online survey and let them know what sort of group you’d like in your area! Tel/Text: Katrina on 07760 701308. E-mail: katrina.mitchell@waverleycare.org WWW: http://goo.gl/A8bpSm

BORDERS:
INVOLVED: Meets Wed 5-8pm in Galashiels. Tel: 0131-555 3940. E-mail: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk

CARLISLE:
PiNC: Pride in North Cumbria. For LGBT young people 13-25 years old. Thu 6-8pm: youth drop in session at LGBTHQ 6-8 Fisher Street Carlisle. CA3 8RN. Tel: Pam on 07971 253241 or Carlisle (01228) 267247. E-mail: pinc-cumbria@hotmail.co.uk WWW: http://www.prideinnorthcumbria.org/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pinc.cumbria

CLYDEBANK:
Y Sort It FUSION LGBT Youth Group: Meets every Mon 6.30-8.30pm at 5 West Thomson Street. E-mail: Laura@ysortit.com

DUMFRIES:
Dumfries & Galloway LGBTYS: Phoenix LGBT Youth Group for people aged 13-18 meets Tue 6-8pm. New Age LGBT Youth Group for people aged 18-25 meets Thu 7-9pm. School Lane, Laurieknowe. Dumfries. Tel: Dumfries (01387) 255058. E-mail: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk

DUNDEE:
Allsorts: Every Tue 6-8pm at The Shore – a safe space to meet LGBT young people and their friends, aged 13-25 years old. E-mail: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk

Different Visions Celebrate (DV8): Youth group for young people 25 and under who have issues with their sexuality or with the sexuality of a member of their family. Drop In Service Mon-Fri 9-5pm at Eighteen And Under, 1 Victoria Road, Dundee. Offers a safe and friendly environment to meet and discuss issues affecting the LGBT community and our families. Tel: Shaun on Dundee (01382) 206222. E-mail: shauntaylor498@hotmail.co.uk

DUNFERMLINE:
LGBT Youth Group: Meets every Wed eve at Tower House Youth Centre, Commercial School Lane. E-mail: vikki.robertson@fife.gov.uk

EDINBURGH:
All groups and further information: LGBT Youth Scotland. 40 Commercial Street, EH6 6BY. Tel: 0131-555 3940. Mon: InfiniT, a pilot group for younger transgender people who are still at school (aged 11-16). Will be held on 5.30-7.30pm on 7th Nov, 21st Nov, & 5th Dec. Tue: 7-9pm Beyond Gender - For transgender, non-binary and intersex people aged 13-25. Wed: 6.30-8.30pm Sound Youth - Fun, engaging LGBT group for ages 13-17. Thu: 7-9pm VADA - Fun, engaging LGBT group for ages 17-25. Also offers - c:card, 1-2-1s and National Opportunities. E-mail: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk WWW: http://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/edinburgh

FALKIRK:
FK1nclude: Group for LGBT young people and their friends and allies aged 13-26. Meets Thu 6.30-8.30pm at Park Street Community Education Base, Park Street. E-mail: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk WWW: http://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/

GLASGOW:
Rainbow Sisters Girls' Group: Meets every 2nd Mon 7-9pm at 30 (3/2) Bell Street. For 13-17 year olds. E-mail: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk WWW: http://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lgbtys

Shout: Meets every Tue 7-9pm at 30 (3/2) Bell Street. For 13-18 year olds. E-mail: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk WWW: http://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lgbtys

Standout: Meets every Wed 7-9pm at 30 (3/2) Bell Street. For 18-25 year olds. E-mail: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk WWW: http://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lgbtys

Trans Youth Glasgow: Meets every 2nd Mon 7-9pm at 30 (3/2) Bell Street. For 13-25 year old transgender youth. E-mail: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk WWW: http://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lgbtys

GLENROTHES:
PROUD LGBT Youth Group: For 13-18 year olds. Meets Wed. E-mail: Shirley.crawley@fife.gov.uk.

INVERNESS:
Inverness LGBT Youth Group meets every Tue from 7-9pm at the Bike Shed in Grant Street. Tel: Kim on 07974 996051. .

KILMARNOCK:
All About Us Youth Group: Meets Mon 6.30-8.30pm in Kilmarnock Town Centre. Tel: Mary Gladwell on Kilmarnock (01563) 576372. E-mail: Mary.gladwell@east-ayrshire.gov.uk.

KIRKCALDY:
Flavours Of Fife LGBT Youth Group: E-mail: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk.

LANARKSHIRE:
Mix United Youth Group for 14-18 year olds, meets every Fri eve 7.30-9.30pm. Tel: Pamela on Hamilton (01698) 456680 or 0779 5453995. E-mail: pamela.burns@yls.org.uk. WWW: http://hamilton.lanlinks.org/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Hamilton.Universal.Connections

LEVENMOUTH:
Youth 2 LGBT Youth Group: Meets every Mon in Leven. E-mail: Lisa.Hunter@fife.gov.uk.

PERTH:
Glow: Meets Thu 6–8pm at 68-86 Scott Street. E-mail: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk WWW: http://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lgbtys

STIRLING:
Triangle!: Meets every 2nd Wed from 6.30–8.30pm at the Crawford Hall. E-mail: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk WWW: http://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lgbtys

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