Out & About

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Local Clubs & Bars

Pink Punters - Bletchley. 1000+ Members. £20 membership fee per year.
Open every evening. Ring 01908 377444 for details. www.pinkpunters.com

The Plough - Great Munden, Nr Ware, SG11 1HS.
Every Friday evening from 8.0pm til late. Exclusive Gay Bar. Ring 01920 438335 for full details

Flame - Luton. Oddfellows Arms, Dunstable Place, 01582 485901 www.flame-nightclub.co.uk

White Horse Hotel - Gay friendly hotel with bar. Registered for Civil Partnership ceremonies
Hertingfordbury Rd, Hertingfordbury, Hertford, SG14 2LB. Telephone:01992 586791

The Load of Hay - Watford. Friendly gay and lesbian pub. Holds regular ladies' nights (last Thursday of month) and
Ladies chillout night (2nd Thursday of month). 207 Pinner Road, Watford, WD19 4ET. 01923 441113. www.loadofhay.co.uk

Richie's @ The Orient - Colliers End, nr Ware. New monthly gay night at The Orient pub (Lamb & Flag) starting on 1st Febuary 2008.
Colliers End, nr Ware, Herts. SG11 1ER (on the A10, just past Old Barn Bar). Text Richie: 07792 403199. Email Richie

Rumours - London award winning Women's nighclub. Not quite local but London's not too far for a night out. www.girl-rumours.co.uk

The Barley Mow - Bedford. One of the oldest gay venues in the country with a strong heritage.
72 St Loyes Street, BEDFORD, MK40 1EZ. 01234 293450

Local Groups & Websites

Sister Act - a group for women of all ages, the majority of whom are lesbian or bisexual,
in the East Anglian region. www.sisteract.org

Bedford Women's Group - social group for lesbian and bi women based in Bedford.
Contact Helen at helenbowescatton@yahoo.co.uk or join the group online at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bedfordwomensgroup

Bedfordshire Dinner Ladies - A social Meet Up group for the local Lesbian community. Monthly Dinner event, cinema, bowling
and many additional pop up events. Lots of information on Bedfordshire Dinner Ladies Facebook page

LGBT Parents Group - friendly group of LGBT parents (and parents-to-be) and their children who meet for support, sharing and
friendship. 2nd Thursday of each month at Alban Way Children's Centre, Sherwood Avenue, St Albans, AL4 9RW, 3pm - 6pm.
All welcome. Contact at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stalbansgayparents

Herts Direct - information and resources for residents of Hertfordshire. Includes gay & lesbian resource section

Q:alliance - LGBT in Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire. Hold various events in the area as well as offering support,
news and information. Their site also features blogs and chat forums. www.qalliance.org.uk

Friends Together - provide social events that are relaxed and friendly. Members of all ages.
An 'alternative to the "commercial scene"'. www.friendstogether.com

Gay Bedfordshire - mainly for gay men but with useful links and information on
local venues and what to do in the event of a homophobic crime www.gay-bedfordshire.co.uk

Herts Women's Resource Centre - based in Stevenage this centre offers open mornings, counselling and life coaching,
legal advice, courses, holistic therapies and other services for women www.hertswomenscentre.org.uk/

Ferale South - Informal network for women who enjoy real ale, across southern England. Mostly gay,
but all women are welcome. Activities include - pub crawls of Good Beer pubs, visits to beer festivals, country walks
and cycle rides ending at lovely pubs. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ferale_south

Free to be you - Mutual LGBTQ support group offering members somewhere they can feel safe and express their
identity and a place where they can meet new people and share information, advice and personal experiences in confidence
Day Resource Centre, Bedford Health Village, 3 Kimbolton Road, Bedford, MK40 2NT http://voluntaryworks.org/organisation/lgbtq

National Groups & Websites

Diva Direct - the best in lesbian shopping online www.divadirect.co.uk

Kenric - the largest, longest established national lesbian private membership organisation in the UK.
Enquiries to 0870 765 8850 or www.kenric.org

Diva Magazine - Europe's biggest current affairs and lifestyle magazine for the lesbian community www.divamag.co.uk

Gingerbeer - local area information guide for the lesbian and bisexual women’s community women. www.gingerbeer.co.uk

Pink Sofa Lesbian Dating - The worlds biggest online lesbian meeting place where like minded women
can meet and interact in a comfortable and friendly environment. www.pinksofa.com

Stonewall - advocacy group promoting equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals www.stonewall.org.uk

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard - information, support and referrals 0300 330 0630. www.llgs.org.uk

Lesbian UK - a database of information for lesbians about local activity, events, dating and resources in their area www.lesbianuk.co.uk

Pink UK - venues, accomodation, classifieds, events and forum www.pinkuk.com

Pink Parents - offer a range of support services and social activities for all LGBT families http://www.pinkparents.org.uk

OutNation - Forum on all sort of subjets of interest to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community www.outnation.net

Gay Index - Gay UK Search Engine www.gayindex.co.uk

GAYtoZ GUIDE / UK GAYtoZ GUIDE / UK - Lesbian and Gay UK Search Engine and events listings

Gay UK News - National website with news, city guides and shopping www.GayUKGuides.com

Lesbian-Interest Sites

LGBT History Month - February each year. A wealth of news, events, history and links to honour and celebrate our history. www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk

19th London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival - March/April. If you've never been before, give it a go!
Read all the descriptions and take your pick or contact the National Film Theatre (020 7928 3232) for a brochure. But be warned - tickets sell fast!
If you want your pick of the best, join the NFT as members get first pick. www.llgff.org.uk

Civil Partnerships - Comprehensive information about forming a civil partnership. www.civilpartnershipinfo.co.uk

Devoted Ceremonies - website of Robby Evans who conducts personalized ceremonies for civil partnerships (and more) which she co-creates with the couple.
Ceremonies can take place either at a location of your choice after the registry office or at a licensed venue with a registrar attending briefly.
Robby describes Devoted Cermonies as her vocation and has many glowing testimonials on her site www.devotedceremonies.co.uk/civil-partnership.html

Planning your Civil Partnership? - This site has lots of information about gay friendly wedding venues and services as well as blessing ceremonies
and other information about civil partnerships. www.gay-friendly-wedding-venues.com

Information on joint housing and mortgages - This site is American so not suitable for doing business with but this section of their site
has some useful information and precautionary advice regarding joint housing. If you think it might affect you, seek legal
or financial advice from someone in the UK. www.mortgageloan.com/lgbt

Pink Law - Free Legal Advice for the Gay Community. Once a month, advice sessions are dedicated to clients from the LGBT community. The Legal Advice Centre is committed to offering both a welcoming and confidential environment for members of the LGBT community when seeking free legal advice. It is open during term time only. www.advicecentre.law.qmul.ac.uk/pink/index.html

Holidays & Leisure

WalkingWomen - Women's walking holidays and short breaks
to suit all levels of fitness - in the UK and exciting destinations abroad.
Some lesbian-only holidays too! (see lesbian page)

Lanlas Farm Holiday Cottages - Characterful traditionally built stone self catering holiday cottages in Teifi Valley,
West Wales near Lampeter with Cardigan Bay, the Cambrian Mountains and the Brecon Beacons nearby.
The cottages are on a smallholding with rare pigs and some sheep as well as chickens, ducks, cats and dogs
and are run by a lesbian couple www.lanlasfarm.co.uk

Diva Espana - An all year round, small and friendly, bed & breakfast for women,
near the pretty village of Comares in Andalucia, Spain. Run by ex-locals, Kathy and Linda

Bambu Spanish Apartments - self-catering boutique apartments for women only in beautiful Andalucia, Spain.
Perfect for exploring beaches, seaside towns, mountain villages and historic cities www.divaespana.com

Gay Sunday Walking Group - Meets bi-monthly for circular walks of half or full day duration.
All walks start from a railway station and locations rotate around the London.
This very friendly group consists mainly of gay men but lesbians are (and are made to feel) very welcome.

YHA Coniston Holly How - This Youth Hostel sent us a flyer saying "Gay & Lesbian Groups Welcome". If you're looking for a youth hostel in the area, this might be the one to go for. Tel:0870 770 5770 Email: conistonhh@yha.org.uk