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LGBT Bristol works in partnership with Bristol City Council to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to become actively involved in community life. We pride ourselves in challenging homophobia and transphobia in the wider community and helping to promote understanding of equality and inclusion of LGBT people.

We also campaign, consult and provide information. Each year LGBT Bristol celebrates and supports the major calendar events in the City’s LGBT life such as, LGBT History Month, IDAHO, Pride Bristol, Trans Day of Remembrance and the LGBT Film Festival.



A profile of our Chair

Change Maker - Berkeley Wilde


Current Events

Invitation to LGBT Bristol Annual General Meeting
Thursday, 16th November 2017, 6pm to 9pm
Unitarian Chapel, 
 11 Brunswick Square, Bristol BS2 8PE 
Already a year has flown by and we request the pleasure of your company at LGBT Bristol’s annual gathering. Come and hear about our work and projects, and tell us about your work or groups on the open mic. Meet with old friends and new ones, and participate in this yearly celebration and renewal of our membership, our associates, our stakeholders, our volunteers and our trustees.
Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.
Everyone is welcome – please confirm your attendance to allow for catering with Geetha Patel at


Recruitment of LGBT Bristol Trustees 
Currently, we are seeking Trustees, including a Treasurer to join our board. All LGBT Bristol members are eligible to apply and a full induction will be offered.
  • Do you have ideas, some skills or experiences that you think would have helped you and may help other LGBT+ people?
  • Would you like to expand your network of LGBT+ people, both socially and professionally?
  • Do you believe that equality for everyone is essential?

The most essential skill that you will have is that you are a member of LGBT Bristol’s community and that, simply put, you want more for LGBT+ people in Bristol. We will ask you to commit to attending four meetings and one annual general meeting per year.

If this is for you, please contact Sarah Minter for further information about LGBT Bristol’s objectives and projects at sarah@lgbtbristol.org.uk


Current Projects

Diversity in Primary Schools – we are working on a pilot with a Bristol primary schools to help provide :

  • the tools, ability and confidence to teach LGBT diversity within the curriculum
  • that they challenge homophobia and homophobic bullying
  • to set up a support network for LGBT families, governors and staff


Walk Out (in partnership with Walk for Health)  WalkOut_Rainbow_Logo1

We are very grateful for the funding of this project to ‘Awards for All’ and Lloyds Bank Foundation.  We are working alongside Walk for Health providing an LGBT walking group with the aim of reducing isolation for disabled and older LGBT people.
When is the next WalkOut?


Hate Crime
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Since June 2013, we have been working with our partners in the provision of Bristol’s Hate Crime Services.
If you would like to anonymously report a hate crime, please follow this link.
Report Hate Crime


Please bookmark our webpage as we keep it updated with interesting articles and events throughout the year. We have a comprehensive listings of LGBT groups, events and organisations both local and national for social and support needs.

We also encourage your contribution. None of our work would be possible without external input. We listen to what all our members and contributors have to say and welcome critical feedback.

Thank you for staying in touch and for giving us your feedback. We hope you have fun exploring our website. If you would like to find out more about free membership or volunteering, please press these buttons:
Joining LGBT Bristol

Volunteering with LGBT Bristol

The LGBT Bristol team. 

With gratitude to key funders:





and the following companies for donations and sponsership:


FluidSurveys.com – for surveys and forms.


Previous News

bbc-blocks-darkNews reports, 12th July 2017 that gay man wins Supreme Court case on equal pension rights.

A gay man has won a landmark ruling which will give his husband the same pension rights as a wife would receive. See the video here.

Bristol Pride 2017


Wow! Amazing, community focused Bristol Pride pulled it out of the bag again this year. For more like this, check out Bristol Pride on Twitter and Facebook .

Also, with thanks to Mary Spender for this beautiful rendition of  Titanium with images from  last year’s Bristol Pride.


LGBT+ UK General Election

Come and quiz candidates about LGBT+ issues or anything related  equality and make your vote count for our communities. Register your free tickets by

e-mailing here or calling 0117 914 0528.


Stonewall also have some clear ideas about the the kinds of commitments they want to hear from candidates during this election – just click on the link below.

Stonewall Election Manifesto



Bristol joins Manchester, Leeds, York, Edinburgh, London, Liverpool and others in UK-wide protests against Chechnya’s detention and torture of 100 LGBT+ people. See you on College Green, Sat., 22/04/17, 2pm to 3.30pm.

Further information: Facebook and Twitter – please share.

Statement from Russian LGBT Network

Amnesty International petition

Article 1       Article 2




Trans Day of Visibility 31st March 2017




Bristol Ceremonies on Friday, 18th November 2016

Flag Raising Ceremony
Where: Bristol City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR
When: 4.30pm

Facebook link

Remembrance Ceremony
Where: Richmond Building, University of Bristol Students’ Union, 105 Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1LN
When: 6pm ’til late with a reading at 6:30pm
Food and refreshments will be provided.

Trans Day of Remembrance is celebrated all over the world on various dates near or on 20th November.
We hope that you will take this opportunity to meet new friends and find out about support and groups.



Annual General Meeting


Tues., 13th December 2016, 6pm – 9pm at St Pauls Learning Centre

Register now – it’s free!
Get free tickets here

Public transport:
The nearest train stations to St Pauls Learning Centre are Lawrence Hill, Stapleton Road, Montpelier, Redland Temple Meads.
The no.5 bus route runs from the City Centre to St Pauls Learning Centre. Link to other transport information

More about food and fun to follow.



With thanks to the St Paul’s Learning Centre team who has given LGBT Bristol a warm and friendly welcome. We are enjoying putting our new office together, discovering the delights of the cafe and making new friends with other tenants of the centre. Our new address is: 94, Grosvenor Road, Bristol BS2 8XJ. We also have a new office telephone number: 07596 582 598.




Bristol Vigil

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Bristol Vigil 3

Bristol Vigil 4


Bristol Hate Crime Services, LGBT Bristol, Bristol Pride and Out Bristol, plus many other LGBT+ groups, organisations, individuals and supporters came together on Tuesday, 14th June to hold an evening vigil on College Green for the many victims and their families, of the Hate Crime shootings in the Pulse Nightclub, in Orlando USA. Above are some news links of the vigil. We hope you can pass this on to your friends, networks and colleagues.