Who we are
LGBT Bristol is the brand name of the Bristol Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Forum. The Forum was originally established in 1994 and became Registered Charity No. 1098085. Currently our core funders are Bristol City Council, with Safer Bristol funding our Hate Crime work and Walking for Health for funding WalkOut.
What we do
- We challenge homophobia and transphobia in Bristol and the wider community.
- We circulate and publicise information about local and national LGBT+ support groups.
- We promote services, events and social groups that are targeted at LGBT+ communities in Bristol and the surrounding area.
- We provide a platform for Forum members and LGBT+ communities to have voice and influence in local consultations and policy making.
- We work with statutory agencies (Police, Fire Service, NHS, Local Authorities, etc) to ensure they comply with all equality guidelines.
- That Bristol City should be a place where LGBT+ people can live free from hatred, prejudice, persecution and discrimination – and where they are entitled to equal treatment, respect and feel valued for their contributions.
- That schools ensure that they provide a supportive and welcoming environment for all LGBT+ young people and children of LGBT+ families and that they are free from all forms of bullying.
- That service providers recognise the particular needs of the growing number of older LGBT+ people – for help in care with ill health, disability, bereavement and isolation.
- That Bristol’s LGBT+ communities and venues respect all strands of all minority groups and are supportive of LGBT+ people who identify with more than one equality group (eg. asian disabled gay man, black lesbian single parent).
How can I get involved?
We welcome active participation from Forum members. If you would like to get involved in our work, as a volunteer, trustee, expert advisor, copywriter or are willing to offer your company’s services or sponsorship, please contact us.