The Centre

LGBThq (opeated by Sticky Bits CIC) is an unbrella term for the centre and the individual charities, groups, projects and other organisations it houses.

It's here to support the LGBT+ community, their family, and friends. If you need information, advice, someone to talk to, or to chill and relax over coffee, we offer all this. The centre is being re-developed and we need your input to make sure we get our services right for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Intersex, Queer and the wide community of Cumbria and surrounding areas.

Our Services

At present we house the following organisations, groups and services: PiNC LGBT+ Youth (Pride In North Cumbria), Cumbria LGBT Pride, Free Counselling, 3rd Party Hate Crime Reporting Centre, Anti-Bullying Campaign, social & support groups, LBGT+ outreach & consultation, fundraising events and much more.

Regular Times & Events

Normal opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 6pm; with longer hours by demand or for special events.

Regular Events: 6 - 8 pm

  • Thursdays - PiNC LGBT+ Youth
  • 1st Monday - Trans Group
  • 1st Friday - Quiz Night
  • 2nd Friday - Men's Group
  • 4th Friday - Women's Group

Hate Crime Reporting Centre

As part of our counselling service, we act as a 3rd party hate crime reporting centre, which has close contact with the local police. To report an incident in a confortable and accepting environment, simply go to the centre and ask for Pam.


There are always volunteering opportunities available, please contact the relevant organisation to let them know a little bit about yourself and to find out what they currently need help with.

Room Hire

Sticky Bits CIC funds the LGBThq by hiring the space to it's resident and guest charities, groups and other organisations. The building offers a large community room, conference room, 2 hot desk offices, counselling room and an activity studio; available from £15 per hour, with significant reductions for longer term hires.

Download the LGBThq Room Hire Tariff PDF for more information

Visit Us

We're at 21 Victoria Place in Carlisle, between The Lanes and Carlisle College.

Get in Touch

If you would like more information, please call in to the centre or you can find a list of key people, their numbers and email addresses, on our contacts page.