The Edward Carpenter Community
For men who love men


The Edward Carpenter Community has strong links and common membership with many other organisations and businesses in the UK and around the World, a selection of which are listed here.

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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

Gay Outdoor Club

The Gay Outdoor Club operates throughout Great Britain and provides a wide range of outdoor and indoor sports and recreational activities for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender men and women. Activities include walking, cycling, swimming, badminton, rock climbing, canoeing, caving, mountaineering, and skiing.

Albion Faeries

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.

Tantra for Gay Men

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.

Loving Men

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.

Pink Therapy

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

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.

Gay Farmer

UK confidential helpline and support for gay farmers.



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 Body Electric School

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.

California Men’s Gatherings

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.

Easton Mountain

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 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.

RFD Magazine

The oldest reader-written gay quarterly around.. since 1974.

Gay Wisdom blog

Blog connected to the White Crane Journal. Sign up to their daily email for gay-related information for that day.

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