BLAGSS is a sports and social group that now has around 400 lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender members from across Brighton and Hove, Sussex and beyond. 

Our aim is to encourage LGBT people to play sport. It's as simple as that. Sport is so important because health and fitness is such a vital part of our lives. 

Our members are all different shapes, sizes, ages and abilities, and participate in sports as varied as badminton, tennis, squash, golf, table tennis, running, tenpin bowling, football and cycling (and many, many more).

There's also a fantastic social side to BLAGSS. There are over 700 sporting and social meetings every year. Have some fun playing sport and then have a good old chat about it in the pub afterwards.

BLAGSS is a great way to meet people, keep fit, and have fun.


You can also try BLAGSS for free!  Come along to your sport of choice with a FREE 1-day membership (court fees may apply). Just go to the relevant sport page on this site and message the organiser.

After you first try a BLAGSS sport for free you must join BLAGSS in order to continue, membership is just £15 per year and entitles you to:
  • continue to play your chosen sport/s within BLAGSS
  • be insured for your chosen sport against any public liability claim
  • attend social events organised by BLAGSS throughout the year
  • benefit from grants awarded by BLAGSS for equipment, coaching and development
  • try any of the 15 sports and one off events that BLAGSS provides
  • get discounts at local retail partners
If you're not yet a member, join now online!


Join us on Saturday mornings for an hour of varied running and circuit training which suits all abilities. The session is followed by tea/coffee & delicious homemade cakes in the Chalet Cafe. We meet at 10am just by the Clock Tower at the top. (East) of Preston Park.

During the summer we also do Monday evening runs (3 miles or 5 miles) in Stanmer Park meeting at 6pm in the University of Sussex Sports Centre car park.

Hope to see you soon! Beginners and new faces always welcome.


Women’s Football

We currently play outdoors on a Thursday, 6.45pm (for a 7pm start) at The Manor in Kemptown, £5 per session.

We start with a bit of coaching, and then get into a game.

We are of all abilities and are always happy to see beginners and new faces. See the women’s football page for full details and how to join us.

Netball - New sport!!

We’ve added Netball to our list of sports so dig out that pleated skirt (not really) and come and have a go at this fun team activity. We play on Sundays at Moulsecoomb Community Leisure Centre. No experience nessessery, all welcome.

Not a Blagss member?, you can still come to a session to try it out, contact the sports rep via the Netball page.

Check out the Netball page for full details.

Badminton launches second weekly session on Sundays

Due to increased demand, Blagss Badminton are launching a second weekly session that will take place on Sunday's between 12:30-14:00 at Brighton & Hove High School for Girls, Temple Gardens, BN1 3AT.

The new sessions, which will launch on Sunday 8th April 2018, will be ideally suited to beginners and improvers and we also plan to introduce professional coaching them to them in due course.

Cost will be £4 and we're hoping to be able to go for a regular Sunday roast afterwards.

Hope to see you there!