In 2011 after a successful campaign to have a place for the LGBT Community to call home. Support U has made it to its 1st Anniversary.

At 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th March Support U will be holding a celebration at 21 South Street. Everyone is welcome to attend and support the cause. The price is £10 per person and 100% of the ticket price goes to Support U. (Booking fee will apply).

Support U in the last 12 months has been able to offer the following services to the community. Free counselling


Hate Crime reporting

Chicken and Egg, starting a family

Hidden Voices, LGBT History group, remembering our past in partnership with Reading Museum

Film Nights

and Training packages for volunteers with lottery funding.


As well as getting involved with relevant campaigns in Reading including the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre and the Equal Marriage debate.

We have an auction where you can win a signed Kylie Gold Presentation Disc there is a reserve for this item. There is also original art pieces and other items to bid for. See website for more information on the items. If anyone would like to bid for the item but can’t attend please email the deadline is 7.30pm for email bids. Would you like to donate a prize please contact us on the same email address.

As well as the auction there will be entertainment with Danyl Johnson (X factor) and Greymatter, drinks reception plus presentations about our service.

Danyl Johnson was a contestant at the auditions of X Factor in 2009, Simon Cowell described his performance of “With a Little Help From My Friends” as “the best first audition I have ever heard.” Danyl Johnson came out as bisexual in August 2009 in the national press. This is why Danyl is patron for Support U.

Greymatter is an all-girl British pop rock band who have been performing live since 2004 and have 3 albums available worldwide. Greymatter have won both the hearts and minds of a growing and dedicated following of enthusiastic and loyal fans with their strong musicianship and warm personalities. They bring on emotion with heartfelt ballads then get you on your feet with pulse racing rockier tunes, demonstrating their diverse and exciting sound. They will also be playing the highly successful charity CD ‘It does get better’

Tickets are available from the South Streets Arts website at £10pp.

To fund out more about Support U, check out the website

Natalie has been an LGBT journalist for 12 years and joined the Fyne team in 2001. Her interests outside of work are cycling, running and badminton. She is also studying for a degree in psychology.

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