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 a Registered Charity No. 1098085 in 2003. Currently funded by Bristol City Council, with Safer Bristol funding our Hate Crime work and Walking for Health 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.