We are celebrating trans inclusivity across the city of Leeds. This directory is for venues and organisations that accomplish some of the five key categories we look for in a trans inclusive environment.
A break down of the categories and the kind of things we look for can be found here.
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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.
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.
Queens Court is a bar in the Freedom Quarter run by Stonegate Pub Company. Stonegate Pub Company do accommodate the gender neutral title Mx though there doesn’t appear to be equality monitoring on their application forms.
The venue only has gendered toilets and is wheelchair accessible.
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
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.