New Services for 2020
MGSD Centre with support from the Test Bed Fund are starting three new befriending & support services for the LGBP Community. 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
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
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 / 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.