Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community in Frankfurt

Information about local LGBT associations and community events in Frankfurt...

Frankfurt is a popular city for gay residents and visitors and the city is generally considered “gay friendly”. The area between Konstablerwache, Bleichstrasse and Eschenheimer Turm has many popular gay bars, clubs and other businesses.

Local LGBT Associations

KUSS41 LesBiSchwules Jugendzentrum Frankfurt (KUSS41 LesBiGay Youth Centre Frankfurt) is a community centre for young adults from 14 to 27 years of age. The centre also offers support and advice to parents of gay teens.

  • KUSS41
    At: Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 41, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
    Tel: 069 2972 3656

Lesben Informations- und Beratungsstelle e.V. (Lesbian Information and Advice Centre - LIBS) works to support lesbian and bisexual women as well as transgendered people and prevent social discrimination. The association also aims to provide information to the public.

Lesben- und Schwulenverband Hessen e.V. (LSVD - Lesbian and Gay Association Hessen) is an advocacy group for gays and lesbians in Germany. The association lobbies to represent the interests of the gay and lesbian community, provides legal advice as well as advice to gay and lesbian couples wishing to adopt or conceive.

The Lesbisch Kulturhaus (LSKH Gay Cultural House) is a facility open to provide a meeting place for gay and lesbian associations in Frankfurt. The house is managed and supported by two groups: emancipation eV and Lebendiges Lesben Leben Frankfurt eV (LLL – Lesbians Living Life Frankfurt).

Leisure

Frankurt plays host the the annual Christopher Street Day festival in July. This multi-day gay-pride festival features live music, a street festival and a parade, and attracts over 200,000 visitors each year.

The city of Frankfurt publishes a City Guide for Gay and Lesbian Visitors. It includes information on gay-friendly accommodation and events.

The Frankfurter Volleyball Verein e.V. (Frankfurt Volleyball Club - FVV) began in 1985 as a sports club for gay volleyball players. Today the club is open to all and includes cycling, basketball, football, diving, rowing, tennis and many other sports. The club hosts tournaments and other events throughout the year and sponsors athletes from Eastern Europe.

A lesbian choir, Liederliche Lesben performs regularly in Frankfurt.

Frankfurt.gay-web.de is a website (mostly in German) with information for gay visitors and residents in Frankfurt. The site includes information on tourism, coming out, HIV/AIDS and has links to gay organisations in the city.

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