Updated 15 November 2019 

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This is the site for all the Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans stuff happening in the Shrewsbury area. Several groups meet regularly, and extra stuff happens too. The site's eleven pages contain links to everything. ​If you have something to add please tell us.

If you’d like to join the tiny organising teams don’t be shy -  please step forward and tell us!

 Welcome!

    Events Listings:

  • 2 November Border Women meet at 11am in a town centre location. Details
  • 4 November Chill Out Mondays social. Old Market Hall cafe bar. From 8.15pm.
  • 4 November Free cabaret Fabulous night with Dr Bev Ballcrusher. Around 11pm in Havana.
  • ​4 November Swimming TAGS for anyone identifying as trans. Shortwood School, Limekiln Lane, Wellington TF1 2JA at 7pm. Email to confirm.
  • 9 November Telford LGBT+ coffee social at Costa, Southwater, Telford. 11am. 
  • 9 November XYZ youth group in a central Shrewsbury location 2pm.
  • 11 November Fabulous special Miss Penny Birthday Bash with Marty. Havana.
  • 13 November Oswestry Pride Season film: Are You Proud? 7.30pm at Kinoculture, Oswestry.
  • 16 November Telford Town football match anti-homophobia special. 3pm kick off. 
  • 18 November Free cabaret Fabulous night with Brenda La Beau. Around 11pm in Havana.
  • 20 November Oswestry Pride Season film: Tell It To The Bees. 7.30pm at Kinoculture, Oswestry.  
  • 21 November Ex Libris LGBT book group. Meet at 1030 in The Hive, Belmont to discuss The Life Of An Unknown Man by Andrei Makine.
  • 22 November Festival of Literature: Dean Atta discusses and reads from 'The Black Flamingo'. 7.30pm, venue to be confirmed.
  • ​23 November XYZ youth group in a central Shrewsbury location 2pm. 
  • 24 November Festival of Literature: Mike Parker discusses and reads from 'On The Red Hill'. 5.30pm at The Hive. 
  • 27 November Oswestry Pride Season film: Tucked. 7.30pm at Kinoculture. 
  • 4 December Oswestry Pride Season film: The Shiny Shrimps. 7.30pm at Kinoculture.

    Latest News:  

  • Telford United football club is playing a match on Saturday 16 November at 3pm at home to raise awareness of homophobia in football. This comes hard on the heels of Shrewsbury Town forming a LGBT supporters group. The Telford United match is being played against Spennymoor Town and special edition LGBT insignia and shirts will be worn and available for auction after the match. Proceeds to Shropshire's XYZ youth group. 
  • Four great films at Oswestry Pride Season from Oswestry Film Society during November and December!  The films: Are You Proud, Go Tell It To The Bees, Tucked, and The Shiny Shrimps. Details of the films etc here; booking here. £7.
  • We are pleased to hear that Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust have given rainbow badges to staff members who wish to show empathy for LGBT+ patients and colleagues. Meantime our town's rainbow stickers in shops and cafes (pictured) goes from strength to strength. Please support them!
  • Shrewsbury Festival of Literature 2019 is again sponsored by four LGBT+ groups. Lots of events from 22 to 24 November. Includes two gay writers:  Dean Atta on 22nd with his 'The Black Flamingo' and Mike Parker on 24th with his 'On The Red Hill'. Details here
  • LGBT football supporter? Pride in Football has recently launched at Shrewsbury Town Footie Club. ​If you'd like to get involved please email Andy here
  • Calling Shropshire Multisexuals! However you identify - Bi, Pan, Asexual or Queer - a new facebook group has been launched to provide safe discussion space for people who don't fit the hetero/homo binary. Link here.   
  • ​​National / international LGBT News here
  • Midlands LGBT News here.  And the monthly Midlands Zone magazine can be viewed here (scroll to bottom).

     Contact the Webmaster at  lgbtshrewsbury@hotmail.com