Brighton LGBT Sports Society (BLAGSS) was set up in 1997 to provide an inclusive and supportive sports and social group for the city's LGBT community.  Membership is open to all, but the vast majority of our members are from the LGBT community, and join to play sports and socialise with like-minded people.

With over 400 members, BLAGSS is the area's largest not-for-profit organisation of its kind. It organises year-round sports activities, operating as an umbrella group for various specific sport groups that co-ordinate their own activities. Occasional social events are set up across the entire membership.

To view our Membership Rules, please click here.

We encourage our members to network with each other and to launch new sports groups. Members can also contact each other individually to pursue fringe sporting activities and can advertise their interests to other members via this website.

The BLAGSS organising committee currently includes:

  • Chair: Viv W-D
  • Secretary: Rob A
  • Treasurer: Angie S
  • Membership Secretary: Sandra D
  • Publicity: Steve A
  • Sports Development - John M  Lorraine E
  • Social Secretary - Dawn G
  • Webmaster - Ian T
  • Participation and Inclusion:  vacant
  • All our Sports Coordinators.

Discount Scheme

We have negotiated discounts for members with the following local retailers.


186 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2BA

01273 821452

"We love the outdoors as much as you do. Our staff are experienced hikers, climbers, runners, campers, travellers and more, all eager to share their knowledge  and experience to help you make the most of the outdoors. We pride ourselves on offering extensive training with first-hand experience to provide you with the best possible in store, online and over the phone."

15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor and Runners Need both in store and online. Mention BLAGSS at the till point


64 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2FP
01273 251700

We specialise in all racket sports - offering a racket 'demo' service where you can try all rackets before you buy. We also specialise in Cricket, Rugby, Womens fitness, Swimming & Running and are the only stockist in Brighton of the barefoot running shoe vibram fivefinger.

10% discount across the store for members.  Mention BLAGSS at the tillpoint.


39b George Street, Brighton, BN2 1RJ
01273 675717

We carry a wide range of products, including training shoes, track shoes, clothing and accessories from all the major brands including Adidas, Asics, Brooks, Etonic, Hind, Mizuno, New Balance, Nike, Polar, Puma, Reebok, Saucony, Sugoi and Walsh.
Staff have a wealth of experience of running and provide unbiased advice and friendly, personal service including bio-mechanical assessments.

10% discount off merchandise.  Identify yourself as a BLAGSS member at the tillpoint.


45 George Street, Brighton, BN2 1RJ
01273 681698

Small independent cycle shop with workshop and a good range of new and second hand cycles. 

5% discount off cycles.  10% discount off servicing, parts and accessories.  Identify yourself as a BLAGSS member at the tillpoint.

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