Please note that ECC has no responsibility for the content or accuracy of any of the websites listed here, neither does ECC or its individual members necessarily subscribe to or agree with any opinions expressed on them.
Across the UK
The Gay Outdoor Club operates throughout the UK & provides a wide range of outdoor & indoor sports & recreational activities for gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender men and women. Activities include walking, cycling, swimming, badminton, rock climbing, canoeing, caving, mountaineering, & skiing.
The Albion Faeries are an ever-expanding collective network of lesbians, gay men, transsexuals, bisexuals and queer heteros who meet to celebrate their spirituality in our sexuality, develop our skills as healers, shamans, ritual workers, and as drummers, storytellers, poets, artists, celebrate nature and commune with her spirits, meet from the heart in a spirit of community.
Dedicated to the personal, spiritual and sexual growth of gay and bisexual men through Tantra.
The Gay & Lesbian Humanist Association, some personal links with ECC members
The hugely experienced facilitators of Loving Men offer ‘adventures in intimacy’ for gay and bi men on their annual summer and new year events, and through one-to-one and couples work. A number of ECC members also go on Loving Men events.
The largest independent therapy organisation to specialise in working with gender and sexual minority clients. Their website hosts the Directory of Pink Therapists – an online database of around 250 qualified counsellors and therapists of all sexual and theoretical orientations around the UK who work in a non-pathologising, sexuality affirmative manner.
Counselling Directory can connect you with professional support through its list of counsellors and psychotherapists who are either registered with a recognised body, or who are qualified with insurance cover. There are also some interesting articles on the website.
UK confidential helpline and support for gay farmers.
Facebook page of Laurieston Hall Community. A long established intentional community in Dumfries and Galloway. Hosts of many ECC events, this is for many the spiritual home of the Edward Carpenter Community.
Spiritual Community in Scotland, includes gay & lesbian residentials in its events
Magazine for the LGBT/Queer community in the Highlands, has run features on the Edward Carpenter Community and its events in Scotland.
London and Southern England
The largest and most comprehensive lesbian & gay bookshop in the UK, located in London. Proudly independent – does not solicit payment from publishers to promote their books.
Ralph’s Cellar Disco
Farnham, Surrey, UK. Non-profit-making venue for gay men. Last Saturday of month, 9pm – 2.30am. Every Friday 8.30pm – midnight. Run by an ECC member. For details phone Ralph on 01252 715844
Centred is a community organisation in the heart of Soho, run by and for the LGBT community and friends. They offer events and activities on personal development, holistic health, social, psychological and spiritual issues, self-help.
The UK’s oldest health and wellbeing charity has been running since 1972.
A peer support group for gay and bisexual men living with HIV, meeting in London.
Located in Bournemouth, Hamilton Hall is the only sexual, self and spiritual development retreat for men only in Europe.
The first Community Living space for gay / bi men in the UK. Based at Hamilton Hall in Bournemouth.
The EuroFaeries are part of the Radical Faerie movement which started in the United States in the late 1970s. They offer meetings, circles, workshops and a few international gatherings in France, the Netherlands, Germany and England. A number of ECC members are also Eurofaeries.
The Eurofaerie sanctuary in eastern France
The work of Body Electric is to help people experience their potential as fully integrated, loving and self-aware beings through personal growth exercises, touch, conscious breath, and honouring the wisdom of the body.
CMG offer Gatherings (Spring, Summer & Fall/Autumn) which are extended weekend retreats where men explore different ways of looking at life and expand concepts of self while having a lot of fun at the same time.
From their website:
Our mission: Easton Mountain is a community, retreat center and sanctuary created by gay men as a gift to the world. In workshops, programs and events we provide opportunities to celebrate, heal, transform, and integrate body, mind and spirit. We offer our land, rich in beauty and wisdom, as home to a community that extends beyond the land. We are a worldwide fellowship of people enriched by our connection to Easton Mountain. This fellowship is a positive force for change in the world.
The RadFae.org website exists to pull together Radical Faerie information: links to resources and web pages, news, information, and pointers to other faerie lists. Our site is also available to host various faerie projects.
The oldest reader-written gay quarterly around.. since 1974.
Blog connected to the White Crane Journal. Sign up to their daily email for gay-related information for that day.