Club F.O.D organises dedicated LGBT+ Club nights, events and activities. Based in Reading, our aim is to prevent social isolation for LGBT+ people and which provide dedicated safe spaces for all members of the LGBT+ spectrum.
Our weekly club nights are held at The Blagrave Arms in Reading: a venue which already actively welcomes the LGBT+ community and Club F.O.D is working with the venue to bring you dedicated LGBT+ Nights in Reading that also raise money for local LGBT+ Charities and mainstream charities.
Once upon a time, the late Sel Jones used to romanticise that when he retired he would open a bar called Dorothy’s – a bar reminiscent of the traditional gay bar where all people were welcome whether they were wearing Jeans, full drag, leather or a crop top, greeted at the door and every aspect of the gay scene would share a great night out. So Club F.O.D – which stands for Friends of Dorothy – not only aims to reclaim a sense of gay community in Reading but is also a tribute to Sel in every possible way.
F.O.D is a non-profit event that is organised by a small team of volunteers and is in the process of registering with the Charities Commission.
As well as our own events, you will also find other LGBT+ events that have been organised in the area. Reading does have a gay community: there really is no place like home!