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Leeds Town Hall
Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, historically the main industrial centre of the West Riding, and originally owing its prosperity to the wool industry.

LGBT history

The Leeds CHE Group was founded in 1971.

There are plans to create an official Gay Quarter as has happened in Manchester and Liverpool.[1]

Leeds Pride, held in August, is the biggest LGBT Pride event in Yorkshire. It has been celebrated since 2006. Lesbian strength marched in Leeds in 2019 and planned to do so again in 2022.

Local LGBT organisations include:

All Hallows Church is an Anglican church providing a special welcome to LGBT people.

LGBT sports clubs include the Yorkshire Terriers FC.

The New Penny is said to be the longest-running gay pub in the UK. The Hope and Anchor was well known as a gay pub in the 1960s [3].

External links




  1. http://www.gayleeds.com/best-of-the-rest/article/_leeds-gay-quarter/
  2. http://www.lgbtconsortium.org.uk/directory/barca_leeds
  3. We Who Have Friends (1969) Yorkshire Film Archives; a short film that includes discussion about homosexuals in Leeds