Liverpool Queer Collective celebrates queer culture in Merseyside and beyond. We were founded by queer people for queer people, with collaboration and inclusion at our heart.

Our core team:

Mel Underwood (she/her) founded Liverpool Queer Collective alongside her partner Ashleigh in 2016. Mel is a multipotentialite and the proud parent of two cat babies Mr Jenkins & Lady. She loves meeting new people, travelling, music and creating events that enrich the lives of Liverpool queers. Mel prides herself on being a "plazzy" Scouser and has loved the city from the first time she set eyes on it.

Char Binns (she/her) has a funny accent. Brung up in Yorkshire, she spent 9 years in That London then came to Liverpool by accident and fell in love with the place to such an extent she even has a tattoo of the Mersey ferry! Char wears lots of hats (both headgear and job roles) working in project/events management, digital comms and as a running coach. Char loves vegan cooking, her family of house plants and “good” tea.

Andrew Bullock (he/him) is a gay socialist, feminist, Christian. He has a liking for patterned shirts, playing the ukulele and painting his nails. When he is not painting his nails he is a Board Member for the Homotopia festival and works in the Marketing Team at National Museums Liverpool.

L - R, Andrew, Char, Ashleigh and Mel

L - R, Andrew, Char, Ashleigh and Mel


A Brief History

Founders Mel & Ash are a creative queer couple dwelling in the heart of Liverpool with their cat children. They set-up Liverpool Queer Collective in 2016 with the aim to enrich Liverpool's LGBTQ+ community, bringing it together through creative events and online channels, as well as by identifying safe spaces in the city.

Growing year by year, LQC runs inclusive alternative LGBTQ+ focused events, with a special emphasis on creative activities. We're also pretty good at catering to quieter queers.

We have worked with Liverpool Pride, Homotopia, the Museum of Liverpool, Tate Liverpool and many other brilliant organisations and individuals.

We are the core team but YOU are Liverpool Queer Collective.

Find out how you can get involved here.

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