Leeds to host city's first club night for LGBT women

The University of Leeds has held a pioneering club night for women.

Thursday, 2nd February 2017, 9:59 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd February 2017, 10:31 am

The union's Pyramid venue will host Scissors, which is aimed at female students who identify as LGBTQ.

It has been launched to coincide with LGBTQ History Month after organisers spotted a gap in the city's nightlife provision.

An all-female DJ line-up entertained clubbers at the February 1 launch night, which was open to all genders.

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Student union equality and diversity officer Emma Healey came up with the idea after noticing that the non-binary party scene in Leeds tended to focus on gay men.

She told student news site The Tab:

“The LGBTQ+ scene, especially in cities like Leeds, tends to focus on gay men neglecting LGBTQ+ women and non-binary people who may often feel alienated and isolated in this environment. I wanted to create a club night that celebrated and centred all the queer women and non-binary people in the university and the wider city. We’re hoping to create a night with great music, a feel-good environment, and that most importantly is a safe space”.