LGBTQ

Non-urgent advice: Confidentially statement

We hold your patient records in the strictest confidence, regardless of whether they are electronic or on paper.

We take all reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorised access to your records, however they are stored. Any information that may identify you is only shared with the practice team, or, if you are referred to hospital, to the clinician who will be treating you. We will only share information about you with anyone else if you give your permission in writing.

Non-urgent advice: Equality and Diversity statement

This practice believes in fairness and equality, and above all, values diversity. All staff have ongoing equality and diversity training and our equality and diversity policies are reviewed annually

Trans screening invitation

Burley Park Medical Centre

Trans patients may not be invited to routine screenings and can miss out on important health checks

Please ask a doctor or nurse to see if you’re due a screening and book an appointment to discuss how we can make your screening most comfortable for you.

LGBTQ foundation contact details

LGBTQ Support Groups

Name LGBTQSupport GroupsAboutContactLink
Bad MittensThe Bad Mittens is a LGBT+ inclusive badminton group. This means that the group is open to anyone to attend, you don’t have to identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans.Bookings: https://www.meetup.com/Leeds-Inclusive-Sport/
Twitter: @LeedsLGBTHealth
Facebook: The Bad Mittens
https://www.facebook.com/BadMittens/
Leeds FrontrunnersRunning group set up for the LGBT community and their friends.Twitter: @Lfrontrunners
Strike-back Kick BoxingOpen to all ages, this is an LGBT kickboxing group which wants to challenge the homophobic views while developing self-defence and kickboxing skills.Steve –  07932033512,
[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/groups/904473859642830/?fref=ts
Leeds HuntersInclusive rugby group open to all gay, bisexual and straight males.https://www.theleedshunters.com/
Yorkshire Terriers FCThe Yorkshire Terriers were one of the first gay friendly teams to be founded and put together in the UK.http://www.terriersfc.co.uk/http://www.terriersfc.co.uk/
Leeds LGBT+ Book ClubLeeds LGBT+ Book Club meets 6-6.45pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month to discuss a range of books with LGBT+ themes. Open to anyone aged 18 and over who is LGBT+ or a close ally. You can find out more, including our reading list for the year, at http://www.leedslgbtbooks.co.uk/. Leeds LGBT+ book club also runs a two yearly LGBT Literature Festival.[email protected]https://www.facebook.com/LeedsLGBTbooks/
Leeds Bi GroupLeeds Bi Group is a social/support group for people aged 18 and over who are attracted to more than one gender. For more information see www.leedsbigroup.org.uk or email [email protected][email protected]http://www.leedsbigroup.org.uk/
Meetup – Leeds Gay Men Consisting of 841 members, the Leeds Gay Men Group organise social events in an environment where members can meet,
relax and make friends while having a great time.
[email protected]https://www.meetup.com/LGMGroup/
LGBT+ Sport Fringe FestivalInclusive events to support access, participation and awareness of LGBT+ in Sports and Physical Activity in Leeds[email protected]https://www.facebook.com/groups/1069684236446149/?ref=br_rs
Lesbian SocialsWe are a group of gay women from all over Yorkshire socialising in and around Leeds, Huddersfield & York, friendly to all lesbians, bisexuals and transgender women who love womenhttps://www.meetup.com/lesbiansocials/https://www.meetup.com/lesbiansocials/
Proud ‘N’ DiverseLGBTQI+ support group for people over the age of 18.[email protected]https://www.proudndiverse.co.uk/
BHA LeedsSkylineprovides prevention and support services for anyone at risk of, living with or affected by HIV in Leeds. [email protected]http://thebha.org.uk/skyline
Merrion Centre – Sexual HealthThe Merrion Centre clinic offers walk in appointments for full STI and HIV testing during the day.0113 392 0333https://leedssexualhealth.com/services/merrion-centre
Yorkshire MESMACThey offer services to various communities including men who have sex with men, BME people, people misusing drugs, sex workers,
and LGB&T* young people and adults.
0113 244 4209https://www.mesmac.co.uk/
Blacks SolicitorsBlacks are actively involved in the advancement of inclusion in Leeds; sponsoring the Leeds Hunters, supporting the Leeds LGBT* book club, and working alongside the LCC LGBT* Hub to promote diversity and acceptance throughout the Leeds commercial sector.0113 207 0000https://www.lawblacks.com/
TransLeedsa support group, for Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender Non-Conforming people[email protected]https://twitter.com/TransLeeds
Leeds Survivor Led Crisis ServiceCrisis suport for anyone in the LGBT community, including (but not limited to) people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary,
asexual, intersex or are questioning their identity. They provide a safe space for you to talk about any feelings or share thoughts.
[email protected]https://www.lslcs.org.uk/services/group-work-2/lgbttrans-group/
Leeds University Union LGBT SocietyThe Leeds University Union LGBT+ Society is a student run welfare society that provides a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Our services range from having a welfare member of the committee to talk to at any time, to fun socials to help you make friends and get involved with the community.0113 3801 400https://www.luu.org.uk/groups/lgbt/
Leeds Beckett University – EQUALS SocietyThe EQUALS Society at Leeds beckett is a fun, safe and active LGBTQ* community established to promote the wellbeing and happiness of its members.https://www.leedsbeckettsu.co.uk/groups/equals-society-formerly-lgbtq
SAGEThis is a partnership project between Yorkshire MESMAC and AgeUK Leeds. It’s main aim is to tackle the social isolation faced by older LGBT*Q people.07736151895
[email protected]
https://www.mesmac.co.uk/our-areas/leeds/sage
Out – 2 – 18Group for 11-18 year olds who identify as LGBT+. [email protected] 
The Leeds Trinity Student Union LGBT+ societyoffers support to LTU’S LGBT* students aswell as putting on events for LGBT* students and the wider Leeds Trinity Community

Zero Tolerance statement

This practice operates a zero tolerance policy towards harassment and abuse of staff or patients, which includes (but not limited to) homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, ageism, or harassment or abuse on basis of disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.