Happy Pride – Welcome to Lambeth LGBT+ Community Network

From all of us at Lambeth’s LGBT+ Community Network we wish you a safe and happy Pride. On Sunday 26th June we will have a presence at Pride in the Park  / UK Black Pride in Vauxhall Gardens – so come and join us at the Metro Charity stallCardA Lambeth LGBTWelcome to our WordPress blog,

Lambeth LGBT+ Community Network is Lambeth’s new LGBT+ borough forum. The old forum ceased meeting in 2009.

We hold regular meetings at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern to discuss local issues and plan our activities. We work in partnership with local authorities – Lambeth Council, Lambeth Police, key partners including Lambeth LGBT venues, charities, groups and organisations, and individuals to provide a forum for  the interests of the local LGBT communities.

We also have representation on the Lambeth Independent Advisory Group.

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Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.

Details of our meetings and events are available in the events section of our Facebook page here.

If you would like to come along to our meetings please sign up to the relevant Facebook events page.

Team Members

  • Chairperson;           Phillipe Giovanni Chiraella
  • Vice Chairperson;  Mark Healey
  • Secretary;                  vacant
  • Treasurer;                  Laks Mann
  • Partners;                   Lambeth MPS, Lambeth Council, Eagle London, Fire, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Two Brewers, Metro Charity, 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign, Beyond Barriers.

We are currently looking for new members to join our steering group.  If you are interested please get in touch.


We aim to promote and support local LGBT events (see our Events section here) and invite you to register your events with us so that we can share them across our social media.

Hate Crime

We want to prevent hate crime in Lambeth, 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign have sponsored 1,000 London Hate Crime Reporting Cards to promote the three main reporting routes (1) Lambeth police, (2) Lambeth Council and (3) 3rd party independent advice and support organisations including Galop and the Metro Charity.


We will be handing out these cards at Pride in the Park in Vauxhall Gardens on Sunday 26th June, and plan to have a presence at the Metro Charity Stall.

LGBT Community Development Strategy for Lambeth

Working together one of the objectives of the Lambeth LGBT Community Network is to bring people, groups and organisations –  who live, study, work and socialise in Lambeth – together –  to draft an LGBT Community Development Strategy for the borough.

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The aim is to have a borough LGBT forum similar to LGBT forums which exist in other boroughs.

  • To seek to understand the current needs of the LGBT communities in Lambeth.
  • To represent those needs within the borough where appropriate.
  • To provide a forum for community engagement, discussion and consultation.
  • To liaise with the local authorities (police and council), key partners and others to develop plans to meet those needs.

You can find out more about the developing plan here.

Lambeth LGBT Listings

We are developing a local listings here

Lambeth LGBT+ Community Forum

  • Meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month 6pm at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern
  • Click here for post about the Lambeth LGBT+ Community Forum

London LGBT Google Map

Lambeth LGBT Police Liaison Officers

  • Lambeth has a team of 12 volunteer LGBT Police Liaison Officers
  • Email lgbt-lx @met.police.uk

Lambeth Council LGBT Staff Network

  • Lambeth Council has a LGBT staff Yammer Group
  • contact via Lambeth UNISON LGBT Group

Lambeth UNISON LGBT Group

  • Usually meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Lambeth Council
  • Contact Jackie Lewis or Eddie Wilde at Lambeth UNISON
  • Click here for post about the Lambeth UNISON LGBT group

LGBT Venues


  • Chariots Vauxhall (Sauna)
    • Arch 63-64 Albert Embankment SE1
  • Factory 65 (Club)
    • 65 Goding Street SE11 5AW
  • Fire (Club)
    • South Lambeth Road, SW8 1RT
  • Hidden (Club)
    • 100 Tinworth Street SE11 5EQ
  • Little Apple
    • 98 Kennington Lane SE11 4XD
  • The Hoist (Men only club)
    • Arch 47c, South London Road SW8 1RH


  • Kazbar (Bar)
    • 50 Clapham High Street SW4 7UL
  • Rio Beach (Shop)
    • 1a Earlham Street
  • Soho Gyms (Gym)
    • 95-97 Clapham High Street SW4 7TB
  • The Bridge Bar (Bar)
    • 8 Voltaire Road SE4 6DH
  • Two Brewers(Bar/Club)
    • 114 Clapham High Street SE4 7UJ

LGBT News Outlets

Useful Links

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Metro Charity provide free and confidential support to LGBT people affected by hate crime

The Metro Charity are circulating leaflets to advertise their free and confidential advice service to LGBT people affected by hate crime.

Mretro Charity - Hate Crime Leaflet

The leaflet says Metro will;

  • listen and advise you on your options
  • Help you report to the Police, anonymously or in person if you want to
  • With your permission liaise with Police, housing, health and other services on your behalf
  • Help you with safety planning
  • Signpost you to other support

Metro provide advocacy and emotional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* people who experience hate crime.

What does the service include?

Metro offer one-to-one support by telephone, email and text, face-to-face meetings, safety planning, support attending meetings with services and the courts and access to METRO’s Hate Crime Counselling Service.

Who is the service for?

Anyone who is, or is perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans* that has experienced a hate crime, discrimination, harassment or intimidation.

What is a hate crime/incident?

Acts of violence or hostility directed at people because of who they are or who someone thinks they are. Examples include: verbal abuse, physical attacks, threats of violence, hoax calls, abusive phone or text messages, graffiti, arson, hate mail, online abuse, harm or damage to your property, pet or vehicle.
Who are METRO?

METRO is a leading equality and diversity charity, providing health, community and youth services across London and the South East, with national and international projects. METRO works with anyone experiencing issues around sexuality, gender, equality, diversity and identity across our five domains: Sexual & Reproductive Health, Community, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Youth and HIV.

Get in Touch

Down load a copy of the leaflet here: METRO_Safer Communtiy_HATE CRIME_Flyer

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Letter of Concern raised with Lambeth Council

Lambeth LGBT Community Forum has written to Lambeth Council to express our concerns:
1) Lack of Lambeth Council represenation at the Lambeth LGBT Community Network’s meetings.
We have a regular monthly meeting at 6pm on the first Tuesday of every month at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. We would like to have a representative from Lambeth Council attend these meetings.
2) Management of Clapham Common including the PSE area.
We would like to know what arrangements have been made within the Community Safety Service to continue the work of the Public Sex Environment’s Working Group that was managed by Paul MCann until he left the council on the 31st March 2016. We understand that this group brought together key partners to address issues relating to the management of the PSE area on Clapham Common and other areas within the borough. We are concerned to hear that a dispersal zone has been introduced in the area without any consultation with the LGBT community.
3) Lambeth’s Councils hate crime prevention strategy
We were informed by Lambeth Council following the deletion of the Hate Crime Prevention Coordinator’s post on the 31st March 2016 that we would be updated about the council’s hate crime prevention strategy going forward – to date we have not had any further communication from Lambeth Council. We would like to know what the council is doing to tackle hate crime in Lambeth and how it intends to work with members of the LGBT community affected by these attacks.
CC. Cllr Lib Peck Leader of Lambeth Council, MP Kate Hoey (Vauxhall) and Cllr’s Anna Birley and Linda Bray.
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Lambeth LGBT What’s on – June 2016

Lambeth LGBT Block

A brief guide to some of the clubnights and events taking place in Lambeth during June 2016. Please see individual websites and Facebook pages to confirm details.

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Eagle London, 349 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5QY

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Horse Meat Discoevery Sunday 8 pm to 3 am (4 am Bank Holidays) £6 before 11pm and 8pm afterwards.

Join the beautiful people of London and beyond as they worship at the disco altar every Sunday. Featuring the HMD residents on rotation and international mega-guest DJs.

Eagle LondonMonday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 pm to 2 am Free entry during June.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, stop by for a beer with your mates and join us for a few good tunes to keep you going ’til the weekend when we get the party started

Men Incevery Friday 9 pm to 4 am £5 After 10pm Members free before 12.

Featuring guest DJs every week Men Inc is the coolest, friendliest gay crowd south of the river. Featuring guest DJs every week.

Eagle Saturdaysevery Saturday 9 pm to 4 am £6 Entry. Members free before 10 pm.

Eagle Saturday is all about mixing it up. We aim to mix the good the bad and the gorgeous of the DJ world together with the best of visuals and vibe.

For more information check out the Eagle London website here.

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Fire Club, South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1SP

Lambeth LGBT Orange Nation Nights

Beyond – Beyond was founded in 2002 and has evolved into one of London’s best-known parties. It’s also become an international touring brand with nights being held in Miami, New York, Tel Aviv and Ibiza. Doors open at Fire at 4am every Sunday morning and the party continues till 1pm. Beyond Club Facebook page here.

Orange – London’s first, and best, original number one Sunday night dance destination, Orange, has a New Sound, a New Look, a New Vibe – the future is bright! Fresh tasting Orange is every Sunday from 11pm till 7am in Fire! Orange – Sunday Clubbing Facebook page here

Gravity Onyx – Gravity and Onyx are combining forces to bring you the ultimate Thursday night/Friday morning after-hours’ party every single week! Gravity Onyx Thursdays Facebook page here

A:M After-hours – A:M After-hours is the best way to end your week and the only way to start your weekend – 12 hours, 6 DJs, 2 rooms! Doors open at 11pm on Friday night, and the party continues all the way till 11am on Saturday morning. A:M Afterhours Facebook page here.

Check out the Orange Nation Club Night Tikcets listing here.

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The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5HY

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Sunday Social – It’s back-to-basics for Sundays at the Vauxhall Tavern. SUNDAY SOCIAL AT Vauxhall Tavern now has 3 DJs, closes at midnight and, by popular demand, features commercial dance and pop immediately after the cabaret. New weekly DJ resident, LIAM CHAPLIN [Freedom Bar, Archer Street] who will play the 7-9.30pm post-show slot – expect the biggest pop hits and dance remixes. As usual, SIMON LE VANS opens the day at 3pm playing commercial house till show time at 5.30pm and SEAN SIRRS returns to his 9.30 set time, keeping the floor packed with big room anthems till close at midnight. Every Sunday 3 pm to 12 am. Sunday Social Facebook page here.

The Big Bingo Show – Timberlina with Hey Baylen bring you bingo-cabaret-mayhem at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern every Monday. An inimitable and delicious cocktail of their very own entertainment-themed bingo rounds. With musical sing-alongs, spontaneous rants ‘n’ banter, songs, make and do, surprise guests including a Cher doll, fantastic prizes and great music all night long! Every Monday 7pm to 12 am. Big Bingo Facebook page here.

Bar Wotever – Royal Queer Variety Show.We work with some of the best LGBT & Queer Performers in London, UK and the World and encourage newcomers and beginners with great attitude and things to say. We champion a big group of Residential Performers who are invited to our stage time after time, just because we totally adore them and their craft. Every Tuesday we also host the Community News for and with our London LGBT & Queer Community.Every Tuesday 7 pm to 12 am. Bar Wotever Facebook page here.

Duckie – Queer heritage, performance art and honky-tonk, every Saturday for eighteen flippin’ years with Amy Lamé hosting this arty party playgroup, resident DJs Readers Wifes handling the dance floor, and door whore artistes Father and Jay Cloth. Every Saturday 9 pm to 2 am. Duckie Facebook Page here.

Check out the Royal Vauxhall Tavern website here.

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Two Brewers, 114 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UJ

“Clapham’s high street is yet another gay village, and visitors should make this their first stop if they make it to this part of town.

It’s busy at weekends (Friday and Saturday are club nights) with locals who are happy to keep the fun south of the river (even south of Vauxhall). And catch the cabaret acts throughout the week.

Though affectionately nicknamed the ‘Two Sewers’, this long-established gay pub and club is the opposite of grotty. Indeed, it has had more facelifts than Joan Rivers.

Like her, it has been serving the gay community for yonks… Still enormously popular, it’s a crowd-pleasing mix of commercial dance music and drag shows (regular performers include La Voix, Titti La Camp and the ubiquitous Sandra; Dave Lynn, a seasoned veteran who does his own singing, is the best of the bunch).

There’s lots of local totty on parade too, all in a polished, suburban setting. DJs in the main bar spin pure cheese, while the dark and cavernous back room morphs into a proper club…” – Time Out

Check out the Two Brewers website here.

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Queer Question Time at the RVT

Wednesday 1st June 2016 7pm at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Queer Question Time

Should We Stay or Should we go?

That’s the question on everyone’s lips as we storm towards the biggest vote in our life time, should we remain in the Euopean Union or leave?

Are you on the fence, not sure in the slightest or made you’re mind up a long time ago?

Either way we ask you to come down to the Royal Vaxuall Tavern and join us to debate how this referendum could affect the lives of the LGBT Community.

Join the Quest Question Time Facebook event page for more information.

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Lambeth LGBT meal at Turtle Bay

6pm Wednesday 8th June we have a couple of tables booked at Turtle Bay in Brixton for the bi-monthly Lambeth LGBT meal.

This social meal takes place after the Lambeth UNISON LGBT group meeting (4.30 – 5.30pm) and is an open event * check out the Food and Drink menu here.

(Lambeth LGBT Staff Network, Lambeth LGBT Community Network, LambethUNISON LGBT group,  LGBT communities and allies welcome – but please book).

*If you would like to come along please contact Mark lambethlgbt @17-24-30.org)

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Out at Clapham – Holding the Man

Out at Clapham is a monthly celebratiuon of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Cinema at the Clapham Picturehouse.

8.30pm Thursday 2nd June Clapham Picturehouse are showing Holding the Man

Tim and John fell in love and embarked on a forbidden high school romance that was to last a lifetime. Together they conquered countless prejudices and challenges to become champions of gay rights.

The remarkable true-life story of Timonthy Conigrave and John Caleo and their enduring love for each otehr has been immortalised in Tim’s own cult classic memoir and in Tommy Murphy’s award winning stage play which has now been adapted for the screen.

Starring Ryan Corr (Wolf Creek 2) and Craig Stott play the two lovers, with solid support from some of Australia and New Zealand’s finest actors including Sarah Snook, Geoffrey Rush, Kerry Fox, Guy Pearce and Anthony LaPaglia.

Director: Neil Armfield.Starring: Ryan Corr, Craig Stott, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce. Australia 2015. 127 mins.

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