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Yes, there is more to life than shopping! On this page we will do our best to put in snippets of information which might be of interest: Holidays, events, places to visit, places to stay and social groups.

You will have to use your own judgment as to the suitability of any of these suggestions for your own circumstances. The events, places and groups mentioned here may not be exclusively lesbian or gay. We only suggest they might be of particular interest.

Lower Farm in Shropshire is a registered smallholding in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with two comfortable holiday homes.
Bambu is a luxury self-catering exclusively lesbian holiday resort in beautiful Andalucia, Spain.
Lanlas Holiday Cottages form part of our 20-acre smallholding in the Teifi Valley in West Wales, in the village of Cellan, close to the University Town of Lampeter. The two self-catering holiday cottages have been converted from a stone-built Victorian Stable and Coach House. The Holiday Cottages have all modern amenities (including Broadband Internet access) and are cosy and warm, yet still retain their original character, with stone walls and wooden beams throughout.
Near Comares in Andalucia, Spain, Diva Espana is an all year round, small and friendly, bed & breakfast for women.
Ashley and Lara offer a warm welcome to all customers old and new to Rubens Hotel in Blackpool. The Hotel has been refurbished to a high standard with all the bedrooms en-suite.
Gabrielle's Hotel: Blackpool's only exclusively Lesbian Hotel
Over the Rainbow, an 18th century Georgian mansion, nestled amongst woodlands - a haven of rural seclusion in West Wales.

Help and Campaign Groups:

Pride in Canterbury
has interesting snippets gleaned from local and national media with uplifting, thought provoking quotes and opinions.

LGBT History Month:
February of each year has been set aside in the UK to mark and celebrate the lives and achievments of Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans people.

was founded in 1989 by women and men who had been active in the struggle against Section 28 of the Local Government Act. Their aim was to create a professional lobbying group that would prevent such attacks on lesbians, gay men and bisexuals ever occurring again and to put the case for equality on the mainstream political agenda by winning support within all the political parties.

The Equality Network
The Equality Network campaigns for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Scotland.

TS TV News
Free information for Transsexuals and Transvestites.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Advisory Group (LGBT AG)
is a voluntary group of independent LGBT advisors to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). We advise on and monitor police issues that affect our community across all the London boroughs.

Lesbian and Gay Civil Partnership:
Tickled Pink is Britain's first, paid-for gay wedding magazine.

The magazine features celebrity interviews, real-life gay wedding stories, advice for couples planning their civil partnerships and comprehensive details of genuinely gay-friendly venues and suppliers.

It's here to help you plan the most important day of your life, and then, we really hope, live happily ever after.
An online directory of gay friendly wedding venues and services. This site has details of many places where you can hold your wedding from castles to barns, race courses to hotels. It also features many wedding services from photographers to caterers, toastmasters to gift services.

Lesbian Links:

WomenZone is a newsletter for lesbian women by lesbian women who live in Wales and the borders. Content includes; news, articles, gigs, events, groups, networking, adverts, diary page and more ... published every 2 months, sent by snail mail for small donation of 5 for one year made payable to "WomenZone", c/o Swansea Women's Centre, 25 Mansel Street, Swansea, SA1 5SQ. Email contact:

The Glass Bar, London
The Glass Bar was founded in 1995 as home to a diverse, vibrant, exciting, powerful, beautiful community of women. The Glass Bar provides a safe, comfortable, friendly and affordable space for all women.

Amazon Nails
Sustainable construction, strawbale building, natural materials and finishes - earth and lime. Empowerment. Beauty. Creativity. Group work. Fun!

Dynamo Dykes
The only lesbian volleyball club in the UK.

Excerpts, complete short stories, new books etc from Jenny Roberts, author of The Cameron McGill Mysteries.

a great collection of Lesbian creativity, chatrooms and resources.

a brilliant lesbian site.

The Newsletter for Lesbians in Cornwall & the far South West of England and incredibly useful website for lesbians everywhere.

Lesbian UK
Database of organisations, events and venues for lesbians.

Club 52
Monthly lesbian nightclub in Essex

The largest, longest established (in 1965) national lesbian organisation in the UK
A site for butches and femmes.

Club Wotever
Express yourself!


We don't sell books but our favourite bookshops can be found online at (now part of the ubiquitous Millivres Prowler Group) and, in London, at Gay's the Word lesbian and gay bookshop.

Lesbian and Gay Dating:

See You Later Babes
Lesbian Dating Circle
Online social networking site for emergency services and military (not exclusively gay).

Other Links:

We have found that if you search for 'Lesbian' or 'Gay' there is an ever increasing selection of suitable e-cards on the Blue Mountain site:
Blue Mountain has thousands of personalized eCards for birthdays, holidays and every occasion. Visit now for a free 30-day trial.
Who needs a paper? Just visit Pink News!

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