Leeds is host to Yorkshire’s biggest celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. Leeds Pride is recognised as one of the headline events in the calendar of city-wide celebration.

Leeds is a welcoming city with a number of LGBTQ+ venues that are spread wide and far. Lower Briggate is heart of the community, which is where you’ll find the award-winning Viaduct Showbar. There are also a number of serices in the area, such as Yorkshire MESMAC and Touchstone who offer things like testing, counselling and signposting.

Other LGBTQ+ venues in Leeds include:

Fettle Café

The Adelphi

Wharf Chambers


Arts Leeds

The New Penny

Queens Court

The Bookish Type

Throughout the year, there are many LGBTQ+ events held in the city, including:

  • Leeds Queer Film Festival
  • Queen Bee, the annual drag queen competition
  • The Owlies. The Owlie Awards celebrate and congratulate individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to the Leeds LGBT community.
  • Leeds LGBT+ Literature