New Hate Crime Reporting Surgery in Derby

Derbyshire Friend is now hosting a regular hate crime reporting surgery in-house at the LGB&T Pavilion Centre. The surgery has been developed by PCSO Elaine Porter of Derby City’s Safer Neighbourhoods Team and is running on the 1st Tuesday and Thursday of every month from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. No appointment is needed.

This surgery was developed in order to both increase awareness around what constitutes a hate crime and therefore increase hate crime reporting figures within LGB&T communities and develop stronger links between the police and these communities. Everybody is welcome to attend these drop-in surgeries to report or discuss a hate crime with PCSO Porter and/or another Derbyshire Constabulary officer who will offer any support possible. Specialist staff from Derbyshire Friend will also be at hand to offer additional support where necessary.

The next surgeries are running on Tues 5th and Thurs 7th October – 6.30pm-7.30pm.

For more information about our hate crime reporting surgeries or to request posters advertising our surgeries, please contact Derbyshire Friend by phone on 01332 207704 or by e-mail at

Health & Relationship Survey

One of the ways that members of LGB&T communities can help ensure more appropriate service provision for themselves and others is to take part in research projects to enable statistics and evidence to be gathered about individual experiences. This can then be used to support better and, if appropriate, targeted service provision. If you have time why not take part in the following survey. See the link below

Travel & Accommodation Links

Gay / Gay friendly holiday accommodation reviews

Pink Choice allows gay travelers to review and rate gay friendly destinations based on the criteria that matter most. With properties listed from all corners of the globe, Pink Choice has fast become one of the most reliable, trusted online sources of information for LGBT travel.

Gay / Gay friendly holiday accommodation UK

The Ayden Guest House & Self catering accommodation, Edinburgh

Mackenzie Guest House, Edinburgh

Ardmor House, boutique B&B, Edinburgh

The Belhaven Hotel, Glasgow

Peccadillo Barge (Canal Boat), Forth & Clyde Canal

The Knoll Guest House, Lakeside, Cumbria

Belvedere Hotel, Blackpool

Gabrielle’s Lesbian Hotel, Blackpool

The Edward Hotel, Blackpool

The Rembrant Hotel, Manchester

The New Union Hotel, Manchester

Halcyon Cottage, Crich, Derbyshire
A self-catering cottage set in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside in the village of Crich, Halcyon Cottage is an ideal location for walking, climbing, cycling, exploring and sightseeing, or simply to get away from it all.

Gay Accommodation, Wales
The unique and exclusive directory of quality Gay Friendly Accommodation in Wales where gay men and women together with their friends and families are made welcome.

Ty’r Ysgol Vegetarian Guest House, North Wales

Over the Rainbow, vegetarian B&B, West Wales

Cosy Welsh Cottages, South Wales

Gay Accommodation, Bournemouth
The unique and exclusive directory of quality gay friendly accommodation in Bournemouth where gay men and women together with their friends and families are made welcome.

The Langtons Guest House, Eastbourne

Gay Accommodation, Brighton
The unique and exclusive directory of quality Gay Friendly Accommodation in Brighton where gay men and women together with their friends and families are made welcome.

Colson House Guest House Hotel, Brighton

Hudsons Hotel, Brighton

Brighton Wave Hotel, Brighton

The Ambassador Hotel, Brighton

Cavalaire Hotel, Brighton

New Stein Hotel, Brighton

Gay Accommodation, Cornwall
The unique and exclusive directory of quality Gay Friendly Accommodation in Cornwall where gay men and women together with their friends and families are made welcome.

Out in the Open, gay campsite, Cornwall

Gay / Gay friendly holiday accommodation Europe

A Gay Room, B&B, Paris

Chez-Elles, Self catering accommodation, France

Provence Villa, France

Diva Espana, boutique-style B&B for women, Andalucia, Spain

Los Curriches, gay accommodation, Andalucia, Spain

La Martella, Self catering villa, Tenerife

Pink Canaries, Tenerife
Gay and lesbian travel guide to Tenerife, including gay information, bar & club listings, specialist gay golf holidays and handpicked private accommodation, hotels and rural properties full of charm. Gay & Lesbian run and based on the island.

Casa Portagioia, B&B, Tuscany, Italy

Useful Links

National LGBT groups and organisations


Gay High Peak Info

Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Lesbian & Gay Switchboard

People Like Us – Stockport’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender social group

Leicester Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Centre

Gay Sheffield

Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Broken Rainbow – Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic violence

Albert Kennedy Trust – Helping homeless lesbian and gay teenagers

Gay and Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists

Schools Out – Working towards equality in education for LGBT people

Jewish Gay & Lesbian Group

The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement

Quest Linkline – For lesbian and gay Roman Catholics

Imaan – Social support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Muslims

Safra project – For lesbian, bisexual and transgender Muslim women

Gay Football Supporters’ Network

Gay Dads


Midlands Zone

Pink Paper

DIVA Magazine – Lesbian life and style


Gay Times

BENT – Free, monthly gay scene magazine, featuring reviews, scene guide, stories, features, fashion, music, gossip, competitions and more.

Shout! Yorkshire’s queer paper

Narvel Annable – Derbyshire Gay Author


Terrence Higgins Trust

Derbyshire Positive Support – HIV Awareness and Care in Derbyshire

UK Counselling Directory


Queer Youth Alliance- the UK alliance of LGBT Young People, a national organisation supporting queer youth


DIVA Direct – Your Lesbian Shopping Experience

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