MGSD Centre, 331 High Street, Rochester, Medway, ME1 1DA 07922164347

MGSD Centre New Services for LGBP Community

New Services for 2020

MGSD Centre with support from the Test Bed Fund are starting three new support & befriending services for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Pansexual Community. We hope to begin the sevices during September 2020

These services will initially be virtual support groups but will eventually if the members wish develop into meeting both virtually and face to face for those who wish to.

Please email us if you are intrested in joining any of the groups below

A Lesbian Befrending support group

A Bisexual & Panseuxal Befrending and support group

A Gay Men befrending and support group

If you are intrested in any of these new groups please contact us at

Please select the group you are intrested in joining, We also requests you select the age option as we may run groups for specidic age ranges as the services develop.

South East Gender Initiative


The South East Gender Initiative was formed in October 2011 by members of the LGBTQI+ community who formed the management committee. SEGI is a Constituted Not For Profit Community Group who manage the Medway Gender & Sexual Divesity Centre (MGSDC) which is based in Rochester, Medway, Kent. The members of our management committee come from a diverse background and have direct experience being part of, and/or working with, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, trans/non-binary, gender diverse, gender non-conforming people and people with gender incongruance, people who have or are undergoing gender reassignment, people who are questioning their gender or sexual identity.

We work with partners providing health promotion programs for LGBT people, deliver trans awareness training to organisations i.e. Kent Police, NHS Trusts, Social Care Providers, Counsellors and other health professionals and providers of health and wellbeing services.

MGSD Centre Services

LGBT COunselling logoSEGI YouthSEGI Parents and Carers logo

The South East Gender Initiative (SEGI) project Medway Gender & Sexual Diversity Centre (MGSDC) provides a place where LGBTQI+ people their families and friends can meet in a safe environment to enable them to receive peer support, education, training, advice, and information, signposting opportunities for service users to access services with partnership organisations and other service providers.

SEGI Youth Group

COVID-19 UPDATE: This group is now meeting virtually via WhatsApp and Zoom. To join this group email The SEGI Youth Group meets every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm. The group is open to young Trans people under 25yrs Old, … Continue reading

SEGI Drop-in

COVID-19 UPDATE: This group is now meeting virtually via WhatsApp and Zoom. To join this group email SEGI Drop-in is a weekly support service for members of the Trans community. There is no membership or subscription fees to attend … Continue reading


COVID-19 UPDATE: This group is now meeting virtually via WhatsApp. To join this group email SEGI Parents and Carers group meets at MGSD Centre on the first Thursday of the month from 7pm to 9pm. This group is … Continue reading


MGSD Centre provides access to our LGBTQI+ counselling service. The counselling service is provided by Kim Ricketts BACP of Topaz Counselling Service. Kim is a Trustee of SEGI, and professional counsellor, she has been managing and providing … Continue reading

MGSD Centre

SEGI / MGSDC also provides a resource to other organisations, public bodies and private companies to enable them to understand the needs of the
Transgender / Non-binary & Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual community in Medway, Kent and the South East of England.


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