Old, young, straight, non-binary, intersex, gay, lesbian, straight, trans – wherever you identify, make sure to check out these essential Queer and Trans-Friendly resources in Munich!
Whether you are loud, proud, quiet or curious – Munich has a wealth of organisations that offer support and safe spaces for the LGBTQIA* community and their allies.
One for those 27 and under – regardless of gender, regardless of whether you identify somewhere within LGBTQIA*, regardless if you just don’t know or if you’re straight – you’re invited to Diversity Café to meet like-minded individuals.
Diversity is run by a team of 90 volunteers under the age of 27 – and they’re known for their safe space, good vibes and v affordable prices for delicious food and bevs.
Diversity opens their bar weekly and their café twice monthly – it’s a great spot to meet your friends and get to know other young LGBTQIA* individuals.
Address: Blumenstraße 29
Opening Times: 1st Saturday of the Month / 3rd Sunday of the Month – 14.00 – 20.00 (Café) // Every Wednesday – from 19.00 (Bar)
Leaning into the vibrancy of Munich’s queer community, Sub is an inclusive network shaping the future of the queer scene.
With HQ based centrally near Sendlinger Tor, Sub is a treasure trove of resources – head to their café/bar (where all proceeds benefit the LGBTQIA* community) to meet friends (or find new ones), take part in workshops and lectures – ranging from Sumo Wrestling to dealing with gaslighting (Kaffee and Kuchen counts as a workshop FYI).
Check out the art exhibited by local queer artists, borrow from their library, and take advantage of their evening counselling sessions.
Address: Müllerstraße 14
Opening Times: From 7pm daily (Café open 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 3pm)
Considered a milestone among the various feminist-lesbian movements in Munich – the LeZ is a safe place for advice, meetings and events where Lesbian women*/FLINT people are celebrated regardless of race, age, religion, disability, class and appearance.
Though predominantly a safe space for Lesbian* women – they’re super welcoming to anyone else who feels connected to the LGBTQIA* community, and place a huge value on self-expression and equal participation.
Address: Müllerstraße 26
Opening Times: Thursday-Saturday, 17.00 – 22.00
Trans*Inter* Counselling Centre
If you’re after confidential, anonymous advice (offered in both German and English) – we can’t speak highly enough of The Trans*Inter*Counselling Centre.
They provide free counselling for trans* and inter* people, their family, friends, and social workers. To ensure a sense of peer safety, counsellors are all inter* or trans* – and are available to help with questions ranging from the technical – like name changes, to the personal – discrimination and coming to terms with one’s identity.
We love that they also are able to provide an HIV/STI testing and counselling service as well.
Address: Lindwurmstraße 71
Opening Times: Office hours are 11.00 – 13.00 – call or email during this time to schedule an appointment (+49 (0) 89 54333-130 // firstname.lastname@example.org)
The cuties at Qties regularly self organise – events, meet ups (online and face to face) and discussions for those who identify non-binary, genderqueer, gender fluid, neutrois, bi-gender, in-between, agender, completely different – and those who are happy without any label.
The philosophy of this group emphasizes that we are all different – and we are all enough.
Qties proudly declare that there’s no such thing as not non binary enough, not binary enough, too trans* or not trans* enough to be part of the conversation – the focus is on the spectrum and not two absolute binaries.
Address: No set address – check their events page for meet-up information: https://www.vivats.de/events/
Since 2008, Rosa Alter have been supporting lesbian, bisexual, gay, trans* and inter* seniors (over 50) and ensuring optimal care for people as they age.
The team consists predominantly of social workers and others from comparable professional groups who themselves are active members of the LGBTQIA* community.
Services range from advice with healthcare, support in difficult life situation, assistance with administrative and financial issues, neighbourhood help – and even just support and companionship for every day tasks and enjoying hobbies.
Address: Lindwurmstraße 71
Opening Times: Monday 10.00-13.00 / Wednesday 13.00-17.00 (calling hours – you can email or leave a message outside of these times to make individual appointments).
Head office: +49 (0) 89 54 333 114
Lesbian/Bi: +49 (0) 89 54 333 119
Gay/Bi: +49 (0) 89 54 333 120
Trans*/Inter: +49 (0) 89 54 333 124
Regenbogen Familien (Rainbow Families)
If you identify as LGBTQIA* and you’re thinking about having kids, if you want to get in touch with other rainbow parents and kids, if you have questions, or if you work with diverse families – we’d recommend getting in touch with Rainbow Family.
Offering free counselling and information in both German and English for existing Rainbow families (or those thinking about expanding), Rainbow Family is here to offer support.
Asides from advice and counselling, they have a designated program running playgroups for toddlers and children, empowerment workshops, and the option to book their space out for meetups and activities.
Address: Saarstraße 5
Opening Times: Monday- Thursday – 10.00-17.00. Drop an email/give them a call to make appointments, or subscribe to the newsletter for information on their program and events – +49 (0) 89 46224 606 / email@example.com
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