ANGELS OF FREEDOM
"Bringing a caring LGBT+ scene to a compassionate city"
The Angels of Freedom is a community based initiative organised by volunteers and supported by Leeds City Council, British Transport Police and West Yorkshire Police.
Our aim is to provide visible support for the LGBT+ community based in the Freedom Quarter area of the city every Friday evening. Our volunteers provide conversations on support & social groups, activities and events in Leeds, along with just being a friendly approachable face on the bar scene for anyone wanting a chat.
WHO WE ARE
The Angels of Freedom community project launched on Friday 9th December 2017, having undertaken a year of research, planning and gaining experience of supporting people within the Night Time Economy.
Our group is led by founder Rob Wilson, with volunteers from a range of different backgrounds and community knowledge all working together to provide compassionate support to all members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans + community.
Making a difference in the community
Every Friday evening from 7pm 'til 11pm we spend time between the Freedom Quarter area, Call Lane and Wharf Chambers in order to engage with people visiting the area.
We carry various information flyers regarding services & groups, and we're happy to talk through these with people along with other LGBT+ matters and events in the city.
Our volunteers can provide advice around support, but we're also there for anyone just wanting a general chat with our friendly crew.
We work with various agencies in Leeds to run a monthly 'Ambassadors' awareness session, covering a range of topics around risk, vulnerability, safety & support.
These sessions can be attended by anyone with an interest in supporting members of the LGBT+ community, as we seek to increase knowledge and enable better peer support.
From increased knowledge we look to empower attendees to identify potential risks for others, enable confident discussions and have an awareness of providing positive support.
Would you like to support our efforts?
- Due to Covid-19 some of our projects are still suspended.
7pm - 11pm
You can find our street team in the Lower Briggate & Call Lane areas every Friday, offering a friendly face, sweets and someone to chat to about all things LGBT+ in Leeds.
6pm - 10pm
LEEDS FIRST FRIDAY
Leeds is home to the largest regular Trans social event in the North, starting at Cosmopolitan Hotel from 7pm. We work with British Transport Police & West Yorkshire Police for a pop-up support stall each month.
6.30pm - 8.30pm
COFFEE & CAKE CAFE
Join us in the Priestley Hall of Mill Hill Chapel for our LGBT+ social on 1st Tuesday of the month, providing an accessible social space for the whole community to meet others for conversation, to play board games and enjoy cake!
5.30pm - 7.30pm
LEEDS FREEDOM FAMILIES
For details about our monthly social drop in for parents/guardians with LGBT+ children (of any age) please visit our dedicated Families page.
PRIDE FRIENDLY TRAINS
Watch our Social Media for schedule of train times we'll be working with British Transport Police on to return to Leeds from: York, Sparkle Ball, Hull, Wakefield & Manchester.
LEEDS TRAIN STATION STALLS
Watch out on our social media to see when we'll be in the station supporting partners: British Transport Police, Forward Leeds, Street Angels & Railway Children.