Find out about the LGBTQ+ Community at Cardiff

Cardiff has a vibrant LGBTQ+ community, we have put together some of the communities you can join.

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CU Pride 

CU pride has roughly 300 members so it is a great way to meet new friends. The society often hosts 3 socials a week, there are weekly alcohol-optional socials which often include a party and at least 1 non-alcoholic social every week. 
 
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TANGGS 

In 2019 Lucas also set up a Trans+ Society called TANGGS. This is a fabulous society that hosts fortnightly discussion panels mixed in with fortnightly activity-based socials . Their aims as a society are: "to provide a social space for trans and non-binary people, as well as to educate anyone who is willing to learn about our identities".  

Trans Safe Space 

Cardiff University also hosts a recently established Trans Safe Space, which is run by and facilitated for transgender and non-binary students, which consists of meeting once a month to chat, rant and play some games in a room on Park Place. If you are interested in joining  Trans Safe Space, email at:?TransSpace@cardiff.ac.uk 

The wider city 

Cardiff as a wider city has several LGBT+ venues, such as the nightclub Pulse, Kings  and  other bars and pubs which are often visited by CU Pride for their socials. For LGBT+ people who are Christians or are interested in the Christian faith, there is an inclusive church space in the city centre called The Gathering, which aims to provide a safe space for people  to explore faith and spirituality. Additionally, there are other affirming churches in and around Cardiff, and the  SU’s Student Christian Movement society is one of these such groups.  

There is also a local Facebook group which was started by some local activists titled ‘Cardiff & Valleys Trans Meet Ups’ for trans and non-binary folk all across South Wales. They have held many social gatherings , and have also organised Trans Rights Protests in Cardiff City Centre. They also run a mutual aid page on Twitter (@SWTNMutualAid) where they host multiple projects to help our local community.  Another fantastic event in the LGBT+ Calendar is The Big Queer Picnic. This is an annual event hosted in Bute Park, which is an alternative Pride for all LGBT+ folk and can be found on Facebook.  Another venue Cardiff has to offer is Aubergine, a plant-based cafe in Riverside run by autistic and queer people which aims to be an accessible space for all.    Cardiff is also home to Glitter, a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic LGBT+ group who recently held a virtual pride celebration and can be found on Twitter and Facebook under Glitter Cymru.  

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