Social Group & Support

We organise regular LGBTQ+ groups. It’s an opportunity to meet others and be yourself. Topics we discuss can be movies, books, music, self care and LGBTQ+ related topics. Sunrise staff and volunteers are on hand for support and signposting. If you are interested in attending, email us at [email protected] for up to date details.

Our social groups are fun and welcoming, but we understand that attending for the first time can be difficult. We are here to make it as easy as possible for you. Send us an email [email protected] and a member of our team will get in touch to see what we can do to help.

What Attendees Have Said...

Myself and my youngest child recently attended come out as they are having confusion about themselves. Everyone was wonderful and so welcoming.

Sunrise Client


In 2018, Sunrise hosted the first LGBTQ+ Pride March in Barnstaple, a historic moment where the community joined together and marched in protest, pride and solidarity. We have continued to host Pride yearly, and throughout the pandemic did so virtually, as well as socially distant in-person virtual pride demonstrations. You can see the videos below.

If you need LGBTQ+ specialist support you can contact one of the following services:


Proud2Be Logo – Sunrise Diversity
Proud2Be is a grassroots user-led social enterprise that supports all LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual, non-binary + more) people in Devon and beyond, to lead empowered, fulfilled and authentic lives.

Intercom Trust

Intercom Logo – Sunrise Diversity
They provide help and advocacy for people in Devon and Cornwall who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT). Help, support, information, advocacy, community safety, community events and newsletter.

Switchboard Helpline

Switchboard Logo – Sunrise Diversity v2
Switchboard is a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional well-being.

The Eddystone Trust

Eddystone Logo – Sunrise Diversity
The Eddystone Trust is a Devon based charity. We provide information and support for anyone affected by HIV across the South West.