Unity League

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So I just wanted to talk a little bit about Kilmarnock Unity League, full disclosure I am a member of the group, and I’m the secretary for the committee as well so my opinion may be biased but I happen to think that we are a hardworking, dedicated and supportive group for LGBT+ people. We are based in the North West of Kilmarnock but are focused on supporting members of the community regardless of their location.

We started Unity League back in June 2019 with a simple goal, to provide support for the LGBT+ community through our drop-ins which take place every week. We wanted to create a safe space, where people could come to interact with others, enjoy a variety of scheduled activities such as regular movie and games nights and also a whole host of other events such as holiday parties (our Halloween one in particular was enjoyed by all) and plenty of time to just relax and enjoy the company of others. 

We were officially constituted as a group back in November 6th 2019 which meant that we could apply for funding to support our group and allow us to do even more, including providing training to our members, supplying snacks for our weekly meetings and setting up bigger events for our members and regular attendees. We are still currently sorting out funding but you can expect a whole lot more from us in the future. 

If you are a member of the LGBT+ community and live in or near Kilmarnock then please come to our drop ins, which take place every week on a Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm (movie nights run a little bit longer) and are run out of NWKLEUS (formerly the Onthank Community Centre) which is located on Kirkton Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 2DF.

Currently during the COVID-19 Pandemic and the subsequent Quarantine we are no longer physically meeting, but instead to continue to support our members we are hosting our events virtually on Discord, and you can join us here. This allows us to still meet online every week on a Wednesday and still host movie and game nights, and you are welcome to join us!

Make sure and follow us on Social Media by following this link: https://linktr.ee/KilmarnockUL

 

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