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Things to do in Sheffield

LGBTQ+ Spaces in Sheffield

By epickersgill 08 Jul 2022

Moving to a new city can be strange and intimidating but we’re here to help you find friends and family. 

Here at the University of Sheffield we support our LGBTQ+ students in a variety of ways;



LGBT+ Accommodation - Our LGBT+ accommodation opened in Ranmoor/Endcliffe in 2018. When applying for university accommodation, you  will have the option to select 'LGBT+ accommodation', these are flats that are reserved for those who identify as LGBT+ and wish to live with others who identify similarly. 

LGBT+ Committee - Joining the LGBT+ group at University is completely FREE. Their aims are to give people a chance to meet other LGBT+ people, and to give you a channel to go through if you have any LGBT+ related issues at University. The committee is here to represent all students of minority gender identities / sexual orientations within the Sheffield University Students Union. We aim to provide welfare support, social opportunities, and campaigning platforms for all LGBT+ students. The committee runs a wide variety of socials so there's something for everyone! In the SU there is an LGBT+ lounge that you can drop into at any time and meet new people. 

LGBTQ+ Students Officer - Every year the student body elect 12 officers to lead the SU. There are 5 full time officers and 7 part time officers. This year our LGBTQ+ Student Officer is Jamie Shipp. The role exists to promote LGBT+ students views and interests. 

Sheffield Pride - Pride in Sheffield was formed in 2019     . Manchester Pride is also a short train ride away if you want to get involved with that too! 

SAYiT - Offers activities and support groups for LGBT+ young people (aged 11 - 25) , supporting their emotional wellbeing.

LGBT Sheffield - A volunteer-led charity attempting to give Sheffield a unique, centralised and shared LGBT identity, and can signpost LGBT+ people to specific services that may be on offer.  

Remember, if you have any concerns, you can always arrange to speak to your Residence Life Mentor or attend the Residence Life Mentor Drop-in.

You can also arrange to speak to a Student Support and Wellbeing Officer at Residence Life via email at residentsupport@sheffield.ac.uk.



Sport

Peak Queer Adventures - Queer folks taking up space climbing, hiking, cycling and swimming, meet new people and explore Sheffield!

Sheffield Hiking Dykes - A lesbian walking group, set up in 1991. They have a walk of between 6 and 8 miles every 2nd Sunday, mostly in The Peak District. New members are always welcome!

Trans Active - Trans Active aims to help the trans community in and around Sheffield socialise and improve their fitness and mental wellbeing through sport in a safe, relaxed environment. Their activities are open to all trans and non-binary people, including those questioning their gender identity.

Trans and Non Binary Football Sheffield - Free 'turn up and play' football session for trans, non binary, and intersex people. They run fortnightly sessions; currently on a Sunday morning at Endcliffe Park in Sheffield. Open to anyone over 18.

Sheffield Vulcans - The Steel City’s premier LGBTQIA+ inclusive rugby club Inclusive Rugby means that whether you are gay/straight, big/small, young/old, an experienced rugby player or never picked up a ball, they want to see you get involved and join the Sheffield Vulcans. Your first four sessions are free so you can have a taste, see if rugby is for you, and get to know us. Once you’ve joined up, membership starts from only £7.50 a month!

Rainbow Blades - Sheffield United's official & affiliated LGBTQ+ & Allies supporters' group.

Sheffield Steel Roller Deby (SSRD) - The OG’s with skating opportunities for all. The adults' league caters solely to female and non-binary skaters, and they are explicitly trans-friendly.

Queer Skate Sheffield - Follow this Page is run by some queer skaters (mostly beginner/intermediate), who enjoy relaxed skate meet up around Sheffield



Culture

Out Aloud -  Sheffield’s LGBT+ choir with over 80 members and have been going strong since 2006. They’re open to anyone from the LGBT+ community with no auditions.

Theatre Deli - Theatre Deli is a charity. They turn disused spaces into inclusive and accessible spaces of creative activity. Programming at Theatre Deli focuses on new talent, our network of artists form a community of early career creatives – so far, shows have included everything from touring productions fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe to immersive theatre, improv comedy to celebrations of LGBTQ culture. 

Dina - An independent, inclusive and innovative art organisation for Sheffield and beyond. Their number one priority is to provide a safe and welcoming space for everyone to enjoy and participate in, including those whose voices and contributions are not always heard or appreciated. They offer a bold and diverse arts programme, and to lead and support artistic social initiatives that engage the community. 



Night out

Grapefruit Club night at Sheffield SU - A night of dance, chart and queer anthems for you to boogie the night away! Bring yourselves, be yourselves and come and get down on the dancefloor with us as we let loose and celebrate all things Queer. We are inclusive, we are friendly and we are all about the good vibes. 

Gut Level - A DIY event space and collective that focuses on dance music, club culture and the surrounding communities.gives a platform to individuals who are underrepresented in the music industry, namely queer/LGBTQ+, women and non-binary people. The space was founded in response to the lack of financially accessible, queer friendly, late night venues in Sheffield. 

Andro and Eve - Celebrating queer culture through memorable events that inspire.They are the creators of drag King cabaret, The Kingdom Come, showcasing drag king talent from across the UK. They also created the queer cabaret A Reyt Queer Do which provides a platform for emerging talent. Andro and Eve also produce one off film screenings, often with themed décor, treats, live performance or director Q&A’s.



Of course this list isn't exhaustive but it's a great starting point for exploring queer Sheffield!

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