Queer Connect online festival to help loneliness in LGBTQ+ people

Rachel Badham September 29, 2021

After receiving a dedicated grant from the National Lottery Community Fund, Sappho Events has announced its Queer Connect festival; a series of online events for LGBTQ+ people, including a queer film night and POC speed dating. A recent survey by Sappho Events found that 85% of LGBTQ+ people would like online events to remain accessible during the pandemic, with many relying on these events to feel connected to the queer community.

In an effort to help address loneliness among LGBTQ+ people, Queer Connect will host a boxing class, yoga class, lino print-making workshop, queer film night, queer writing workshop, speed dating, POC speed dating, and a panel event in conversation with the queer disability community. Bookings for the individual events can be made online now, with the first session (boxing class) being held on October 4. 

Sappho Events creates safe and sober social events for LGBTQ+ women, trans and non-binary people across the UK. It welcomes every member of the community and strives to be inclusive of all races, religions, classes, ages, and abilities. All events can be found online, and include a variety of panels and in-person workshops.