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Wakefield Pride 

Wakefield LGBT Pride, begun as Wakefield Pride not Prejudice and originated from a request from the LGBT youth group Fruitbowl to organise an LGBT Pride event in Wakefield. An article placed in the now defunct Yorkshire Queer Magazine SHOUT asked for volunteers to meet at the MESMAC offices in January 2005 and the committee was formed and was developed in conjunction with Wakefield Council, the Primary Care Trusts, the West Yorkshire Police Authority, the owners of two local gay venues in the city, VOX, the Men’s Sexual Health Project (MESMAC) and members of the gay community.


All of our offices provide:

  • Free, rapid and confidential HIV testing
  • Condoms and lubricant
  • Consultancy
  • Counselling
  • Information and resources
  • Meeting rooms and training space
  • Outreach to the commercial gay scene, cruising areas and public toilets
  • Support for individuals and community groups
  • Training

Who they work with:

  • People of colour and other marginalised races
  • Gay, Bi and other men who have sex with men
  • Commercial sex workers (varying genders depending on the location)
  • LGBT+ Young People 
  • Trans Communities

Support Groups 

Carers Wakefield  provide the opportunity for carers to meet together in a relaxed, informal atmosphere over a cup of tea or coffee. Many people gain help and support from meeting together with others who have similar experiences or problems and from being able to ‘let off steam’ with people who understand.

All groups are different, some purely social and some also offering the chance to hear talks on caring issues or topics of general interest. Most groups organise activities, social events and outings throughout the year for carers.

A peer support group for people living with dementia and their carers. 

Drop in Centre   

At West Wakefield Methodist Church (Lower Hall), Thornes Road, Wakefield, WF2 8QR

Open every Wednesday 2pm – 4pm and every Friday 2pm – 4pm (fourth Friday each month in upper hall for Singalong & Dancing).

For Further information contact Jan on 01924 365213, 07963 568892 or

Last updated: 1/9/2023