The Barnsley LGBT Forum was established in 2008 as a way of bringing the community together to look at issues and concerns that affected the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The forum quickly grew to over 670 members and supporters.
We are proud to have won two runner up awards at the South Yorkshire LGBT awards 2017. One for community group and one for our Co-Chair Andrew Bogg as ‘Activist of the Year’. The Tuesgay night project won runner up in the best event and our very own Gina Neil Tina won best drag act.
There are many ways you can get involved with the forum. Our monthly meetings alternate between formal meetings and social meetings each month. In the formal meetings we discuss any items on the agenda about what we want to achieve or discuss event planning or any representation with our partners that needs to take place.
The social meetings are about people getting together and having a chat with each other, meeting new people and to see what is happening around the borough, alternatively we arrange meal clubs, bowling nights, film nights…whatever we can to encourage the community to meet up and have fun.
We also have stalls at events, go on the Mayor’s parade, help organise pride and other events and we are always looking for help to put events on.
If this is something you feel you would like to be a part of, get in contact or look on our social media sites. You will always be made to feel welcome and you can do as much or as little as what your time allows. Our forum is all about our members and how we can make things better for our community so come along and join the fun!