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BOBU Venues

Become a BOBU-Approved Venue

Hospitality managers and business owners, we need you!


Become a part of the Back Off. Back Up. initiative and support your local community.


You don’t have to be a queer venue to sign up — just a friendly and inclusive one.


Our programme isn’t a radical overhaul; think of it as enhancing policies that are already in place.


The BOBU sticker in your window is a simple yet powerful way of signalling to the people walking by your window every day that you really care about their welfare.


Our Venue Pack will be available to download soon.

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The Bear Necessities:

Transformative Training for Safe & Inclusive Spaces. 

Our training programme is created by Queer individuals and venue owners in the vibrant Kemptown community of Brighton & Hove, UK. 

The Bear Necessities – Embrace. Cherish. Thrive. transform the worlds of hospitality and business into spaces that celebrates your customers, empowers your staff, and unites your team.

Please contact the BOBU team for more information on our training programmes or to book a training session.

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Becoming a BOBU-Approved Venue

A Simple & Streamlined Process..

Step One - Sign up

Fill out our Venue Sign-up Form on

Step Two - Initial Meeting

We'll schedule a meeting to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.


Step Three - BOBU Training

Once that's done, we'll set up a BOBU training session at your convenience.


Step Four - Venue Branding

After the training we'll install BOBU stickers around your venue and give you posters for your venue.


Step Five - App Inclusion

Your venue will be added to the Official Back Off. Back Up. BOBU app, and we'll give you a big shout-out on our social media platforms.


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What You'll Receive from BOBU

App Presence & Website Link:

Your business details prominently featured on the BOBU app, driving traffic to your site.


Training Programmes:

In-depth sessions on LGBTQ+ inclusion for your team.


Branded Materials: 

Branded posters and stickers to display your LGBTQ+ commitment.

Social Media Recognition:

Acknowledgment on our platforms for your support.


Community Involvement:

Participate in forums shaping safety strategies in venues.


Demonstrating EDI Commitment:

Active involvement showcases your commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Advertising Exposure: 

Gain recognition through our partnerships and campaigns.


Join A Progressive Movement:

Associate with Back Off. Back Up. for progressive values.


Progress Tracking:

Quarterly reviews to ensure our shared goals are met and adjust as needed.

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What You'll Invest..

No Sign-up Fee | 12 Month Commitment

Monthly subscription based on size/number of employees:

•Up to 5 employees

•Up to 10 employees

•Up to 20 employees

•Over 20 employees


The subscription covers resources for training, training materials, stickers, flyers and app updates and developments. A percentage of the subscription fee goes to supporting the LGBTQ+ Community.

The App

The Back Off. Back Up. app is a vital component of the Back Off. Back Up. initiative.

It is designed to create safer and more inclusive communities, especially for individuals who face discrimination, harassment, or hate crimes, with a focus on the LGBTQ+ community.

Key features of the Back Off. Back Up. app include:

Safe Space Locator:
The app helps users identify designated ‘safe spaces’ in their vicinity, which are businesses and venues committed to creating inclusive and welcoming environments. Users can easily find these spaces with the help of the app, fostering a sense of safety and belonging.

Healthcare Access:
In addition to identifying safe spaces, the app also assists users in locating nearby healthcare providers offering services related to sexual health, including HIV testing.


This is particularly important for individuals who may face barriers to accessing healthcare services.

User Feedback:
The app incorporates a 5-star rating system that enables users to provide feedback on their experiences after visiting designated safe spaces and healthcare providers.


This feedback mechanism helps maintain high safety standards and ensures accountability.

Community Support: 
The app serves as a resource for individuals who experience discrimination or hate crimes, how to access local services, and seek immediate help when needed.

Promoting Inclusivity:
By using the app, individuals actively participate in promoting inclusivity and creating a safer environment for everyone.

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