Social Groups


Unscene Edinburgh

Scotland’s largest gay social group, with over 1,000 gay and bi guys organising and enjoying a great range of events away from the scene – from quiz nights, beer tastings, dinners and live music, to canoeing, cycling, walking and after work socials.  We hold around 100 events each year and we’re free to join.


Bi and Beyond Edinburgh

1st and 3rd Wednesday | 7-9pm
At LGBT Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, EH3 6TE

A fortnightly social gathering for people who identify as bisexual and non-monosexual. With organised social activities and refreshments provided, whatever your label or lack of label we welcome you.


New Beginnings

2nd and 4th Friday of the month | 6.30-8.30pm
At LGBT Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, EH3 6TE

This friendly group is for anyone looking to meet others who are coming out at a later stage or age in life.  Perhaps you are exploring an LGBTQI identity, experiencing a change in your relationships, or are faced with having to come out to friends and family.  Join us in a safe and supportive setting for a friendly chat, a space to share your story or to just provide a listening ear for others.

Also find us via a secret group on Facebook which is completely hidden and can be accessed by invite only. Send us a message via the page to let us know you want to be invited to the secret group: Facebook page



Scotland’s group for bears, cubs, chubs and their admirers. We hold monthly bear events in both Edinburgh and Glasgow, and host the annual ‘BearScotFest’ extravaganza in October. The group also runs regular trips and visits across Scotland and around the UK for our members such as our “BearScots BBQ” in late summer. Membership is free and is open to anyone over the age of 18 who identifies as a gay or bisexual man.



3rd Sunday of the month | 1-4pm
At Café Habana, 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA

A group for mature gay men and their admirers, part of a national network.

Contact: (Edward, meeting coordinator)

Lesbian and Gay Real Ale Drinkers 

Last Monday of the month | 8pm
At the Regent, 2 Montrose Terrace, EH7 5DL

Enjoy a pint of Stonewall? Fancy a Bear Ass? Would you go to a pub for a Blow Job? Is a march the second thing you think of when someone mentions London Pride?

Formerly known as “Diverse Drinkers”, we are the Edinburgh group of the Lesbian and Gay Real Ale Drinkers, CAMRA’s Task Group for LGBT real ale and cider fans.

 0131 557 8790



1st Tuesday of every month | 7-9pm
Terrence Higgins Trust, 3rd Floor, Breckenbridge, 274 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3EH

Peer support and social group only open to people attracted to more than one gender or those questioning their sexuality. We hold occasional events open to friends, partners and allies.


LGBT Unity

Tuesdays twice a month at a secret location in Glasgow

Peer support group for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants. The group aims to provide a safe social space, practical support and to fight for the rights of people at home and abroad. If you are interested in joining the group, please get in touch first.


LGBT Autism Group (16+)

2nd Saturday of every month | 1-3pm
LGBT Health and Wellbeing, 12 Queen’s Crescent, G4 9AS

A space to campaign on relevant issues and raises awareness within mainstream Autistic organisations and LGBT organisations. Reduce social isolation, increase confidence and empower individuals to become more active within their communities.


West of Scotland LGBT Forum

 Umbrella organisation which brings together organisations, groups and individuals representing LGBT people in the West of Scotland to provide opportunities for networking, information exchange, co-operation and co-ordination.


Free Pride

Free Pride is an LGBTQIA community group which aims to put the voices of the most marginalised at the heart of our activism. Our main event takes place on Glasgow Pride day, featuring performers, djs, workshops and stalls. We also run community events, film screenings and club nights throughout the year. All of our events are free, and we are always looking for people to get involved, so if you’re interested then don’t hesitate to email us.