Back Off. Back Up
Safer Spaces. Safer Streets. Safer Cities.
Back Off. Back Up. is leading the way for a safer and more inclusive UK.
Brought to you by the people behind Across Rainbows, Back Off. Back Up. - also known as BOBU - is rising up to challenge the growing issues of abuse, homophobia, transphobia, and anti-LGBTQ+ hate crime across the United Kingdom. BOBU is in equal parts a campaign, a movement, and an initiative. However you approach with BOBU, our goal is clear: we're on a mission to create safer spaces, safer streets, and safer cities - for everyone.
Back Off. Back Up. is here to bring positive change by enlightening, educating, and encouraging venues to embrace acceptance and inclusivity - making our world a more inclusive and nurturing place for everyone to feel safe, feel seen, and feel strong.
Originally launched in November 2021, BOBU has continued to grow and thrive - reaching beyond our beloved hometown of Brighton & Hove to venues in London, the Midlands, and more - building a vetted, reliable network of safe spaces across the United Kingdom.
From small independent shops & cafés, to global brands like Wagamama, our network of approved venues undergo comprehensive BOBU training and support - making sure they are there for you, when you need them most.
Are you a Business Owner looking to sign up as an approved BOBU venue? Visit our Venues page for more info.
Find your way with our Official BOBU App - it's free to use and available on the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. With the BOBU App, you'll have access to our interactive map of BOBU approved venues, and safe spaces to receive sexual health advice and treatment.
Safe Spaces at your Fingertips
Find BOBU Approved Venues & Health Advice with ease
At Back Off Back Up, we're on a mission to create a reliable network of safe and welcoming spaces across the UK, one venue at a time. To make your journey even easier, we've created the BOBU app.
With the BOBU app, you can find vetted safe spaces throughout the UK. It's your personal guide to discovering welcoming venues where you can be your authentic self.
Our approach is straightforward yet powerful. We invite independent venues to join us in our mission. To identify these venues, simply look for the BOBU sticker or search your local area using the BOBU App. When you see a BOBU-approved venue, you'll know that it's a place that prioritizes your safety and acceptance.
And here's the best part – you can also rate the venues on how safe you felt through the app. Your feedback helps us maintain the quality and safety of our network. So, as you explore the diverse venues in the UK, be on the lookout for BOBU stickers and download our app. They signify that you've found a safe and supportive place where help is always within reach.
These stickers represent our commitment to ensuring that you can be yourself without worry. Whether you're heading out for a night on the town, seeking a cosy spot to relax, or looking for a venue to celebrate, BOBU-approved spaces have got your back. These are places where you can be yourself, free from judgment or discrimination.
But there's more to it. We provide venues with BOBU training, where they learn to "Embrace, Celebrate, Thrive." This means that you can also seek help when needed. The trained staff is ready to support you in any way necessary, ensuring your experience is safe and enjoyable.
Ready to join the movement?
Mobile Device Users: Download the BOBU App today
Business Owners: Register as a BOBU approved venue today
Volunteer with Us: Find out how you can support the BOBU movement