Devon

Lesbian events, groups and organisations in Devon

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Camping Out    5th -7th June 2015  
–  a weekend women
’s camp in North Devon

Camping Out is a women only relaxing and fun filled weekend with something to suit everyone regardless of the weather! Camp opens at 2pm on Friday 5th June so arrive anytime from then. You'll be greeted by one of the Camping Out team on arrival, they'll help you decide where to pitch and give you any information you need. The team will also be around all weekend to answer any questions you have and help you feel at home.

We're organising a few activities (fire pit, arty tent, local walk, fun sports) for those that want them but please don't feel obliged to join in. Just chill out and enjoy being around like minded women in a beautiful place. There will be a central area to barbecue on Saturday night so bring your barbie (no Kens!) along and we can all cook together. All barbecues need to be off the ground.

Camping Out will cost you just £20 for the weekend. To encourage you to book in advance an early bird ticket (book and pay by May 8th) will also include your Friday night supper of Chilli (specify veggie or meat) with baked potato and salad.

Camping Out is in a beautiful rural North Devon setting with views over to Exmoor, a short drive from the Tarka trail for cycling and walking and just a 30 minute drive from North Devon's award winning beaches. We are not a commercial campsite so don't expect fancy facilities. There are fresh water stand pipes, compostable toilets, showers, stands for wash bowls and a small number of electric hook ups (first come first served - £4 for the weekend).  We have covered and indoor spaces large enough to have fun even if the weather doesn't go our way so don't be put off by a bit of rain!
There will be a camp cafe available where you can buy cake and a cuppa and other assorted goodies such as breakfast rolls each morning. 

We welcome dogs but ask that they stay on a lead if they steal sausages or don't play well with other dogs. We also ask that all dog owners work together and make a big effort to keep the fields clear. If you spot it, bag it! 



Toast!
Toast is a monthly dining group for lgbt women. It currently runs as a Facebook group which you can join, make suggestions about places to eat and get full details of the events. The next Toast Event is on Saturday January 11th 2014 and will be at The Cosy Club in Exeter.
Find the group on Facebook


New LGB and T social and support group starting up in Barnstaple.  The groups has met a few times and has been quite well attended.  It is hosted by friendly lesbians and gay men who will make you welcome – and a cup of tea!  The groups is still in very early days and is open to any suggestions as to the direction it should take.  Please contact 07791 109 633 or go to www.lgbtnumber3.co.uk/comeout for information about the venue and future events. (posted November 2013)

WEST Social Night - Plymouth - Every Thursday
(Women's Evening Social Thursdays).
Group 4 Lesbian & Bi-sexual women wanting to meet others in a relaxed and pleasant environment.
8pm onwards. Food available. Weekly. The China House.
Contact: 07762041568 or plymouthwest(at)yahoo.co.uk

Women On Wednesdays - Lesbian Social Group which meets every Wednesday evening from 8pm onwards at the Picturehouse Cafe Bar, in Exeter. We also hold regular events on Saturday evenings. Contact phone number 07814 198475
http://www.wowexeter.org/
womenonweds.social.exeter(at)hotmail.com

V E N U E S

Truly Scrumptious Cafe,
1 King Street, South Molton (opp. the old coaching inn) North Devon
Lesbian run cafe offering a Junk free childrens menu and play area, baby changing facilities and breastfeeding friendly. Delicious home made cakes and other goodies, fresh home made lunches and snacks, fair-trade tea and coffee, regular specials, relaxed and friendly environment.

G R O U P S

Rainbow Families is an informal social group for LGBT parents and their children in the South West. We meet regularly in Exeter and surrounding areas. We aim to create a friendly, inclusive space for our children to enjoy being with other children who have same-sex parents, whatever their origins. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to meeting new people. We can be contacted via RainbowFamiliesSW(at)gmail.com.

Exeter Coming Out Support Group
Coming Out is a life-changing journey that begins when you first realize you are, or may be, a lesbian. It can be exciting and exhilarating, but also frightening and confusing and the fear of telling family and friends - or even just acknowledging it to yourself - can feel overwhelming.
The Coming Out group will give you the opportunity to meet and talk with other women in the same situation, supported by a skilled and experienced group leader who has made that journey herself.
The group will offer total confidentiality – a place where you can share your experiences and the strategies that have helped you to cope and move forward. Depending upon the needs of the group, topics could include: coming out to yourself, coming out to family and friends (including male partners and children), coming out at work and anything else that is important to you.
If you think you might be interested in attending and would like to find out more, contact Vicky on 01392 201012 or vicky(at)intercomtrust.org.uk.

Outskirts is a magazine for lesbian women living in Devon.
To subscribe send an A5 self addressed envelope to Outskirts Po box15, Tiverton. Devon EX16 6 YW. and first issue will be sent to you free.

Devon Pals
Walking on Dartmoor or the SW Coast every 3rd Sunday of the month. Meet for a social on 1st Friday of the month in a South Devon pub. Email Devonpals(at)hotmail.co.uk

LOUD
(Lesbian & Bi Women's Social Group)
Meets fortnightly, 2nd & 4th Fridays in Totnes
outbackcornwall(at)yahoo.co.uk - for more details

Swollows (South West Older Lesbians)
For more details contact us on 07792 933162 or email swallows(at)hotmail.co.uk

Intercom Trust

Intercom is a lesbian gay bisexual and trans community resource in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, providing help against homophobic and transphobic prejudice, crime and discrimination (including bullying, harassment, abuse, attacks, and threatening behaviour), helping to develop the LGB/T communities, providing professional training and consultancy, and working in partnership with local government, the police, health, etc. Check out their website for further details