Flamingos Coffee House

Flamingos is a brand new LGBT coffee house in central Leeds! They’ve been in touch with us in the run up to their opening to ensure the space is inclusive for everyone.  Soon the staff will have their own pronoun badges.

We’re really happy to have a new social space for the LGBT+ community that is away from the bars and clubs. 🙂 They have delicious tea, coffee, and food including loads of vegan options and a Rainbow Cake of which the proceeds will be going to a different community focused LGBT group or charity every month.

The toilet is 100% gender neutral and accessible.

 

Lush Leeds

Lush are vocal and active supporters of the trans community.  There are many articles on their website in support of trans rights.

Let’s Talk About Gender
https://uk.lush.com/article/lets-talk-about-gender#comments

“Transgender and non-binary people are our neighbors, our friends, our coworkers and our classmates.”
https://www.lushusa.com/story?cid=article_trans-rights-are-human-rights

How to Be a Trans Ally – A Beginner’s Guide
https://www.lushusa.com/article_how-to-be-trans-ally.html

They also do fundraising for trans charities, including TransLeeds, and have donated loads of their fragrant goodies to the trans community in Leeds.

Yorkshire Dance

Yorkshire Dance is a dance charity on St Peter’s Square opposite the BBC Building.

They have gender neutral toilets available and the building is accessible.  Their changing rooms are gendered however they have signs on the doors saying that they respect gender diversity and anyone is free to use the facilities they feel most comfortable in.

They have had trans awareness training provided by Mermaids and the Essentials Workshop run by TransLeeds is hosted there.

Their job application forms include multiple gender options including non binary, though I don’t think their system currently supports the Mx title.

They are part of Performing Gender and run the Gender Moves projects which explore gender and sexuality and interpreting them through dance.

Geek Retreat Leeds

Geek Retreat is the boardgaming cafe near the Corn Exchange and are supporters of TransLeeds.  They host our monthly boardgaming event and collect donations for us. They also have flags hanging of various genders and sexualities.

They have lift access to every floor. Their bathrooms are gendered.  Their staff haven’t received trans awareness training though they have been great with us.

They have a great menu and a whole range of vegan options and

Yorkshire Mesmac

Yorkshire Mesmac have been active and vocal supporters of TransLeeds and the trans community.

They host many of TransLeeds events and have provided invaluable support to us over the years.

They have gender neutral facilities (labelled “toilets with urinals” & “toilets with kitchen”) and a lift for accessing every floor.

They provide free STI testing to the community at every one of our mid month support groups.

They don’t have trans awareness training or an explicit trans inclusion policy, however they are very aware of the issues within the community.

Wharf Chambers

Wharf Chambers is a coop bar close to the Corn Exchange.

It hosts many trans events, and is vocal in its support of the trans community. They hang a trans flag and there are posters up saying “no” to TERFs.

They have gender neutral toilets throughout.

They have a safer spaces agreement in place which explicitly prohibits “discrimination of individuals due to their; age, disability, body shape/size, gender history, marital/civil-partnership status, pregnancy/maternity/paternity status, race, religious or philosophical belief, gender, sex, sexual orientation, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, social class/caste, asylum/immigration status, mental health, political affiliations, viral status, health status, care responsibilities or criminal conviction.”

Their staff do not have trans awareness training, though the majority are very aware of trans issues.