Use the summer to build new friendships

With the longer hours of daylight over the summer, there’s plenty of time to reawaken your passion for a hobby or learn a new skill… and chances are you’ll make some friends along the way.

While good friendships aren’t always based on shared hobbies, having an interest in common is a great place to start. By taking part in activities that you enjoy, you’ll find like-minded people and also build experiences together as friendships grow.

Maybe you used to enjoy art at school or have always wanted to try rugby. With so many LGBTQ sports and social clubs in London, there’s no excuse not to get out there.

Boyz magazine have just launched Beboyz. We think it’s completely different from anything else we’ve seen. Beboyz is not a hook up or dating app, but a paid for friendship site based around shared interests. The app is about making new friends with people who like to do the same things. Between 3 and 10 June PRIME members can sign up for a free lifetime membership – more information here.

Also London Lads, Outdoor Lads and WYBTD organise a range of social events throughout London, from cinema nights to bowling to indoor climbing.

Outdoor Lads also arranges weekend walks and activities to get you out of the city and clear your mind.

While GMDC’s main focus is on LGBTQ dance classes, they also have a choir, drama classes and a range of other activities too.

You can also have a look at our’s and GMFA’s handy guides to gay sports and social clubs, whatever your level of fitness.