Sexual orientation: LGBT community organisations in Oxford

  • Oxford city has hosted an annual Oxford Pride event since 2003. Volunteers are always welcome. Current patrons are Lord Waheed Alli, Sir Ian McKellen, Paul O’Grady MBE, Clare Summerskill, and Peter Tatchell.
  • Oxford Friend is a voluntary organisation running free and confidential information, support and counselling services for lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals. In 2006, Oxford Friend was honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
  • First Sunday is a positively inclusive Christian fellowship for LGBT and questioning people in Oxford.  You don't have to be LGBTQ or Christian to come along.
  • Oxfordshire's Homophobia Awareness Liaison Team is a multi-agency initiative that works to challenge and eliminate all forms of homophobia and transphobia in the County.
  • The South East regional office of the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is in Oxford. The THT offer a range of services for gay men including HIV / AIDS information and safe sex advice (including free condoms),
  • The THT co-ordinate WayOut, a social space, information, advice and activities for young (under 25) LGBTs and those questioning their sexuality in Oxfordshire. Contact the THT office or e-mail:
  • Queer Mind is a local LGBT group dedicated to improving mental wellbeing in a safe, friendly, and social setting.
  • The University of Oxford’s Equality and Diversity Unit has useful sexual orientation web pages. OUSU have an LGBT Society and an autonomous LGBTQ Council.
  • Up-to-date listings for the City’s vibrant social scene can be found in Fyne Times or via the Gay Times website (click on ‘Central Southern’ for Oxfordshire).