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BCC A-Z of services for LGB people
Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, Bisexual, Bristol City Council, Gay men, Lesbian women
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Dykes on Bykes
Women and Children Only
Cell Phone: 07813754291 Website: Visit Website

Dykes on Bikes run regular women only cycle rides that go at an easy pace, with stops and breathers as required.  Children are always welcome.  Contact Rachel

Categories: Activities & Leisure, All Bristol areas, Children, Cycling, Lesbian women, LGBT, Social groups, Women
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Freedom Walkers

Freedom Walkers is a new group specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) people to get together to share time, thoughts and the surprisingly amazing walks in and around Bristol.  They meet at 10:30 outside the Watershed, every Wednesday morning.  New walkers welcomed.

Categories: Activities & Leisure, Gay, Gay men, LGBT, Older LGBT, Trans, Walking, Women
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Other GEMMA BM Box 5700 London WC1N 3XX

Set-up to lessen the isolation of disabled lesbian and bisexual women via a national friendship network, quarterly newsletter and socials. Newsletter is in standard print, large print, tape and Braille. Membership is open to disabled and non-disabled women (minimum age 16).

Categories: Disabled, London, Publications, Support groups, UK, Women
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Indigo Bristol
Contact: Anna
Website: Indigo Bristol

Indigo Bristol ♀ – A relaxed, informal, networking group for lesbian/bi/queer women – meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month and share ideas, laughter, time and experience. — INDIGO BRISTOL NETWORKING:  8pm onwards — We know that there are thousands of women in the South West who yearn for a friendly space where they can chat to like-minded folk, without shouting over Kylie or the shoulders of giants. “‘It’s not about grey-suits, fast cars, bonuses and golf handicaps. It’s about genuinely connecting with people for both business and social gain.” Indigo Bristol launched in April 2010 and offers business, social and networking opportunities. Established and run by an all-female team, we will be looking to supplement the drinks socials with high quality events and high profile speakers & performers.  Check their website for latest events including Hush Club nights.

Categories: All Bristol areas, Bisexual, Lesbian women, LGBT, Social groups, Social networks, Women
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Out For Our Children
Website: http://www.outforourchildren.co.uk/
We are a group of London lesbian parents producing books and resources that reflect our children’s lives and family experiences. A child needs love, support and acceptance for who they are and where they come from: we believe that inclusive books and other materials are an essential part of that support. OFOC Out For Our Children was originally founded in February 2004 by lesbian mothers with very young children to write guidelines as an aid for nurseries ill-prepared to welcome babies and toddlers with lesbian parents. Out for our Children has received financial assistance from the National Lottery Awards for All, the Local Network Fund (Every Child Matters), Haringey Community Chest and the Scarman Trust. These grants have enabled us to run a creche so the group can meet, produce resources and learning materials, run workshops on illustration and writing for children and to run a weekend ‘futures’ workshop.
Categories: Children, Families, Lesbian women, LGBT, London, Parents, Social groups, Support groups, UK
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Pink Herrings
Contact: Dot
Work Phone: 01179 861529

A social group for lesbians who may not necessarily be into the scene type things. Most of our members are over 35 but all ages are welcome. The group offers a safe and friendly environment where both new and old members can relax and enjoy themselves as well as being an ‘umbrella’ for various smaller groups that are run by individual members (walking, poetry, cycling, discussion, supper groups etc).
It also provides members with a method of communicating one-off events they are hosting or wish to attend as a group. In the last few months there have been Sunday brunches, games nights, poker parties, garden parties and days out to mention a few! Pink Herrings also offers a hosted social twice a month. We meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month at conveniently located venues in Bristol. Pink Herrings produce a regular email newsletter of these and other events in the area.
If you are interested in joining the Pink Herrings, or you would like to talk to someone about the group please email pinkherrings@yahoo.co.uk and one of our members will contact you.

Categories: All Bristol areas, Lesbian women, LGBT, Older LGBT, Social groups, Women
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Rainbow Pilgrims
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Rainbow Pilgrims is a project that explores the history of LGBTQI migrants in the UK both past and present using oral history, film and photography. Hosts a touring exhibition with pop-up events and learning tools.

Categories: Art and Design, Asylum & Immigration, Bi-Sexual, Bisexual, BME, Faith, Gay men, Immigrants, Intersex, Lesbian, Lesbian women, LGBT, Trans, Transsexual, UK
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Safra Project
Work Phone: 07941 659320 Website: Visit Website

The Safra Project is a resource project working on issues relating to lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender women who identify as Muslim religiously and/or culturally .

Categories: Bi-Sexual, Bisexual, BME, Faith, Lesbian women, LGBT, Support groups, UK, Women
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An online discussion network for women to arrange civilised social activities, organise transport sharing to events, and general sharing of information in Bristol and thereabouts. Activities so far have included cinema visits, dining out, the prospect of an allotment group emerging, and really anything at all that people feel inclined to suggest. If you’d like to join the network, please send your email address to:  sociabilitybristol@googlegroups.com

Categories: All Bristol areas, B&NES, Bath, Bisexual, Interest groups, Lesbian women, LGBT, North East Smerset, Social groups, South Gloucestershire, Women
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Walking Group
Contact: Alison
Home Phone: 07807 246515

Walking Group undertake slighly shorter walks than West Women Walking, theirs are 6-8 miles, ours are 4, 5 or 6 miles, at a gentle pace, once a month on a Sunday. For details ring Alison on 0117 9714818 or e-mail aliwatt(at)hotmail.co.uk for more info

Categories: Activities & Leisure, All Bristol areas, B&NES, Bath, LGBT, Social groups, Walking, Women
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West Women Walking
Contact: Annmarie
Cell Phone: 07804 469 991

. … is a group for gay women who meet to walk together and catch up with old and new friends in a relaxed environment. We look forward to meeting any gay women who would like to join us.
This group is the renamed – Wild Women Walking. The group has been renamed because Wild Women was a bit too exotic to be accepted by all mail servers!
Generally the walks are 6 – 8 miles in length and take place in the south west. The group welcomes gay women over 16 and well behaved and controlled dogs. The walks always take place on the second Sunday of each month.
If you would like to find out more about the group then please call Annmarie on 07804 469991

Categories: Activities & Leisure, All Bristol areas, B&NES, Bath, LGBT, Social groups, Social networks, Trans, Walking, Women
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WISH A voice for women\’s mental health
Women Only, NOT LGBT-specific
Other 15 Old Ford Road London E2 9PL
Work Phone: 020 8980 3618 Work Fax: 020 8980 1596 Website: Visit Website

Wish is a unique charity that works with women in secure hospitals and prisons throughout England and Wales. It is the only organisation to provide independent advocacy and emotional support at all stages of a woman’s journey through the mental health system.  We reach out to those deemed at risk of entering secure settings, seek to improve the quality of care for women already detained, and maintain our support after their release or discharge. Wish is a user led, membership organisation which is run by women with experience of mental distress and the mental health system.  This applies to over half of Wish’s Board of Directors, as well as to many of our paid staff members and volunteers.

Categories: England & Wales, Mental Health, Support groups, Women
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Womankind Bristol
Women Only, NOT LGBT-specific
Home Phone: Helpline 0345 4582914 or 0117 9166461 Work Phone: 0345 4582914 Work Fax: 0117 9166462 Work Phone: 0117 9166462 (Facsimile) Website: Visit Website

Womankind provides women in the Bristol area with free or affordable professional counselling, psychotherapy and on-going support. We provide:

  • A Helpline for women in distress and women suffering domestic abuse
  • Befriending for women with enduring mental health issues living in South Gloucestershire
  • Individual counselling for women on benefits and low incomes
  • Outreach and specialist counselling services
  • Short-term psychotherapy groups focussing on specific issues e.g. sexual abuse
  • Open-ended psychotherapy groups for women who need longer term support
  • A private counselling and group therapy service for women who can afford to pay
  • Confidential assessment to help you find out what support you need

We also offer…

  • Volunteering opportunities in administration, helpline and befriending
  • Student placements for counsellors who are interested in working psychodynamically
  • Training for volunteers and professionals
Categories: Advice & Help, Counselling, Mental Health, Women
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Women’s Badminton Group
Contact: Alison
Cell Phone: 07807 246515

Badminton group  meet at Kingsdown Sports Centre every Saturday from 4pm to 6pm, not a beginners group but you don’t have to be brilliant either! Call Alison on 07807 246515 or e-mail aliwatt(at)hotmail.co.uk for more info

Categories: Activities & Leisure, All Bristol areas, Badminton, Lesbian women, LGBT, Sport, Women
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