Black and minority ethnic (BME) community organisations
- Leeds Centre for Integrated Living
A website from the BBC that reflects the lives and experiences of disabled people
- DIAL UK
A national network of local disability advice services run by and for disabled people, including information about DIAL Leeds.
- Disability Press
An independent publishing house which aims to provide an alternative outlet for work in the field of disability studies.
- Office for Disability Issues
Part of the Department for Works and Pensions) provides useful information.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) organisations
- Gay Leeds
Your free guide to everything LGBT in the city of Leeds
- Leeds Pride
Annual LGBT pride event in Leeds – fast becoming one of Yorkshireâ€™s biggest pride events. Facebook: “Leeds Pride”
The most popular gay newspaper available in Yorkshire
Sexual health information and resources for gay and bisexual men in the North of England.
- Leeds Stepping Out groups.yahoo.com/group/leedssteppingout/
Local social group for lesbians and women questioning their sexuality
- Lesbian Socials in Leeds www.meetup.com/lesbiansocialsinleeds
- L Fest
This is the UK’s only lesbian/bisexual/transwomen festival.
- DIVA magazine
National organisation promoting lesbian, gay and bisexual equality issues
- Press for Change
Campaigning for equality and respect for all trans people
- Pink Paper
Britain’s largest circulation lesbian, gay and bisexual newspaper
- Experience of LGBT staff and students in Higher Education
National report about issues facings LGBT people in universities
- Schools OUT
National organisation working for LGBT equality in education
- Out in Yorkshire
Leeds based social group for lesbian, bisexual, transgender women, and women who are questioning their sexuality
- Broken Rainbow
Advice, support and referral services to LGBT people experiencing homophobic, transphobic and same sex domestic violence.
- Pink News
Europe’s largest LGBT-targeted news service
- The Gender Trust
The largest registered charity helping trans people, and all those affected by gender identity issues.
- Consortium of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered voluntary and community organisations
National membership organisation focusing on the development and support of LGBT groups.
One of the oldest interfaith groups in the UK to foster understanding and co-operation among members of faith communities in Leeds
- The Chaplaincy
The Chaplaincy works alongside different faith traditions and can help put you in touch with particular faith communities
- Leeds Grand Mosque
Serving the Muslim community in Leeds
- Leeds New Muslim
Leeds New Muslims is a support group established in 2001 for new Muslims, converts to Islam or those who have an interest in Islam
- Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University Jewish Society
One of the largest Jewish Societies in the UK
- The Fawcett Society
Campaigns for equality between women and men in the UK on pay, pensions, poverty, justice and politics
- STAR Project
The STAR Project (Surviving Trauma After Rape) is a free support service for women and men, aged 14 and over, in West Yorkshire and offers counselling, emotional and practical support
- Nari Ekta
A local Asian girl’s/women’s training organisation
Supports the mental health and emotional well-being of women living in Leeds, prioritising those on a limited income
- HALT (Help, Advice and the Law Team) Domestic Violence
Leeds-based organisation offering information, advice, advocacy and support to women who have experienced domestic or sexual violence
- Million Women Rise
A coalition of individual women and representatives from the women’s voluntary and community sector which organises an annual national demonstration against male violence that coincides with International Women’s Day
- International Women’s Day
Marked on March 8th every year, this is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women
- Womens Aid
A national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. They support a network of services across the UK.
- Rights of Women
A women’s voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights
Organisations working on all equalities issues
- Equality Challenge Unit
Works with universities and Higher Education sector organisations, undertaking projects and research and providing practical guidance on equality issues
- Equality and Human Rights Commission www.equalityhumanrights.com
A national public sector organisation set up to protect individuals against discrimination, enforce the laws on equality and promote fairness and human rights for everyone