Dosti Leicester

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Dosti Leicester (Dosti) is a social and support group for South Asian and Middle Eastern LGBTQ+ communities aged 18 and above, living and working in Leicester and the surrounding areas. Regularly meeting on a monthly basis for check-ins, Dosti also empowers members to organise their own social activities to develop a sense of community with common cultural backgrounds. We also participate in a number of cultural activities across Leicester further supporting the reconciliation of identities which some may have struggled with.

Originally established in 2014 as part of a project for South Asian gay and bisexual men at Trade Sexual Health, the group expanded in 2017 to include lesbian and bisexual women, wider transgender communities, and Middle Eastern LGBTQ+ individuals with many cultural and ethnic crossovers being common across the groups. From October 2022, the group became independent of Trade Sexual Health (although still having a home at Trade) and is in the process of developing its constitutional documents.

Services provided for

  1. Ace Spectrum Communities
  2. All LGBT+ Communities
  3. Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnicities
  4. Intersex/Variations in Sex Characteristics (VSC)
  5. Men
  6. Non-UK Residents
  7. People of Faith
  8. People over 50
  9. People with disabilities
  10. Women

Key areas of work

  1. Self-help/Support Group

Contact Details



[email protected]


Opening Hours

Meeting Times

Last Friday of every month, 18:00-19:30

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