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AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
Home Friends Meeting House 126 Hampton Road Redland Bristol BS6 6JE
Website: AA

LGBT Alcoholic’s Anonymous event held each Monday at 8.15pm at the Friends Meeting House, Redland.

Categories: Alcohol & Drugs, Support groups
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Action for Children
Contact: Sioban Corria
Work Horner Court 637 Gloucester Road Bristol BS7 0BJ
Work Phone: 0117 958 0158 Website: http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk

A charity that provides information and support for children and offers fostering and adoption advice and guidance.

Categories: Children, Parents, School Diversity
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Age of Diversity
Other c/o London Friend 86 Caledonian Road London N1 9DN

Age of Diversity is the new national voice for older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, run by and for older LGBT people.  Age of Diversity’s first publication, Appropriate Treatment: older lesbian, gay and bisexual people’s experience of general practice, by Lindsay RIver, was launched at the Older LGBT Matters conference at Toynbee Hall on 9 November 2011.

Categories: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, LGBT, Older LGBT, Social groups, Support groups, UK, Websites
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Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)
Website: http://www.asexuality.org/home/ Website: http://www.asexuality.org/en/

The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) was founded in 2001 with two distinct goals: creating public acceptance and discussion of asexuality and facilitating the growth of an asexual community. Since that time we have grown to host the world’s largest asexual community, serving as an informational resource for people who are asexual and questioning, their friends and families, academic researchers and the press. AVEN members throughout the world regularly engage in visibility projects, included but not limited to distributing informational pamphlets, leading workshops, arranging local meetups and speaking to interested press. The AVEN community centers around the web forum, which provides a safe space for asexual and questioning people and their partners, friends and families to discuss their experiences.

Categories: Asexual/Demisexual, Social groups, Support groups, Websites
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Avon Trans Women

Our aim is to bring together male-to-female transsexuals & others undergoing gender reassignment. Whatever stage you are at, from trying to decide to fully post-operative, we would like to hear from you. The gender reassignment process is a very demanding and difficult emotional experience, from struggling with the agony of belonging to the wrong sex all the way to recovering from major surgery.  We are a self help group serving Bristol and the surrounding area.

Categories: All Bristol areas, B&NES, Bath, Families, LGBT, North East Smerset, South Gloucestershire, Southwest, Support groups, Trans, Transphobia, Websites
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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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BCC Children and Young People's Services
Other Children and Young People’s Service The Council House, College Green Bristol BS1 5TR
Work Phone: 0117 922 2000 central switchboard Website: http://www.bristol.gov.uk/nav/children-and-young-people
Improving outcomes for Bristol children, young people and families is the key driver for all our work. In order to do this, we must prioritise and focus on key issues. The Bristol Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP) is the overarching strategic plan to improve outcomes for children, young people and families. The Children’s Services Scrutiny Commission receives quarterly reports on how well we are doing against key performance indicators.  It will also receive updates on our plans and strategies.  The agendas and minutes of these meetings are available on our Committee Minutes page. Our schools, colleges, child care providers and children’s social services are inspected regularly and reports of these inspections can be found on the Ofsted website. We have produced a needs assessment examining the causes and impacts of child poverty in the form of a blog.  You can access it and contribute to the debate. The site also contains a wider series of data, analysis and consultation on the lives of children, young people and families in Bristol.
Categories: All Bristol areas, Bristol City Council, Bullying, Children, Families, Parents, Youth
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BCC Directory of Commuinty and Voluntary organisatons in Bristol

A comprehensive database of voluntary organisations, local community groups, charities, support groups and other initiatives in the Bristol region

Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, Bristol City Council, Communities
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BCC Equality & Diversity Team
Other Equalities Team, Council House College Green Bristol BS1 5TR
Work Phone: 0117 922 2658 Work Fax: 0117 922 2392 Website: http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/equality-and-diversity
We are committed to improving our performance in the top 100 Stonewall Employers index and this is one of the council’s key equalities objectives in our Single Equality Scheme 2010-13. In 2011 we came 75th out of 378 leading employers in Britain and we hope to improve this year on year, despite increasing competition. We also subscribe to the Stonewall Education champions programme. In 2011 we were given 8th place in recognition of targeted work supported by local schools. The council was awarded City of Sanctuary status in March 2011 by the City of Sanctuary National Network, an organisation that is made up of representatives from 10 cities. Our new status recognises that services to refugees here are among the best in Britain.
Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, Bristol City Council, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
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Bent
Contact: George Mattock
Other 3 Frogmore Street Bristol BS1 5UX
Website: http://omgbristol.ning.com/page/bent

Lively stylish gay bar with superb funky dance floor. Relaxed no attitude bar.

Categories: LGBT Businesses, Venues
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Bi Visible Bristol
Website: Visit Website
Bivisible Bristol is a new and informal group/network. It was set up to address the seeming lack of any bisexual presence in Bristol. At the moment, an internet search of “bisexual” and “Bristol” yields no useful results, the same is true for social networking sites. There are no services, groups or entertainment specifically for bisexual people in Bristol. It is our opinion that this needs to change. Bisexually identified people can experience unique discrimination from both the gay and straight communities and are also frequently ‘invisible’ in society, despite the fact that every LGB(T) agency has the “B” in their name and bisexual people tend to outnumber gay and lesbian people combined. This group hopes to highlight that Bristol is not a bi invisible city by offering occasions to meet and chat with other bisexual people
Categories: All Bristol areas, Bi-Sexual, Bisexual, LGBT, Social groups, Support groups
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Bristol Bear Bar
Other 25 West Street Old Market Bristol BS2 0BL
Website: Visit Website

Bristol Bear Bar is the only bespoke Bear Bar in the UK. A great range of music and the atmosphere created by the friendly and unique clientele attracts people from across the whole of the south of the country.  Open Tuesday to Thursday 7:30-11:30 pm, Friday and Saturday 7pm-2am, Sunday 3-11:30pm.

Categories: Bisexual, Gay men, LGBT, LGBT Businesses, Men, Venues
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Bristol Bisons RFC
Men only
Work Phone: 07824 567663 Website: Visit Website

Bristol Bisons RFC is the South West’s only inclusive rugby union team. We are committed to provide a safe environment so that people regarldess of age, sexual orientation, ability have an opportunity to participate in rugby football union.  Bisons are always looking for new players regardless of playing experience. If you are experienced rugby player or new to the game and you want to get fit or make friends we would like to hear from you. Supporters and volunteers are always welcome too!  Bristol Bisons will be hosting Union Cup in 2013. The Cup brings together gay friendly teams from across Europe.

Categories: All Bristol areas, Gay men, LGBT, Men, Social groups, Sport
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Bristol City Council (BCC)
Other The Council House College Green Bristol BS1 5TR
Work Phone: 0117 922 2000 central switchboard Website: http://www.bristol.gov.uk/

The city of Bristol, England, is a unitary authority, represented by four MPs representing seats wholly within the city boundaries. As well as these, Filton and Bradley Stoke covers the northern urban fringe in South Gloucestershire and the north eastern urban fringe is in the Kingswood constituency. The overall trend of both local and national representation became left of centre, favouring the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats during the latter 20th century, but there was a shift to the right in the 2010 general election (although this was not reflected in the local elections). The city has a tradition of local activism, with environmental issues and sustainable transport[1] being prominent issues in the city. The most recent City council elections were in May 2011. The next are expected in May 2013.  For information and up to date council meeting webcasts visit the Council and Democracy pages, at http://www.bristol.gov.uk/nav/council-and-democracy

Categories: All Bristol areas, Bristol City Council, Websites
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Bristol Crossroads
Contact: Liz or Tania
Home Meetings at Wick Village Hall
Work Phone: 01453 757110 Website: http://bristol-crossroads.org.uk

The Bristol Crossroads group has been supporting the transgender community in and around Bristol, under various names, for over 25 years. The meetings are informal and provide the opportunity for all transgendered people (Transvestites, Crossdressers, Transexuals, both male-to-female and female-to-male) and their partners and family to meet and dress in a safe and supportive environment. There are changing facilities available for those who need them.

Not all transgendered people can dress at home or have the confidence to join the more public girls and boys at other venues. At a Crossroads meeting you can dress and chat with other people like yourself, learn new skills (e.g. makeup), find out about places that provide the special items that we need to make us in to the girl or boy we want to be (e.g. breastforms, clothes etc) and get information about other groups and activities that you may like to take part in.

If you are taking your first tentative steps out of the closet or have only been able to dress occasionally at home but you want to meet and chat with others just like you, or your family or partner would like to chat with others in their situation, contact us and come along to a meeting. It could be the start of a whole new world.

Categories: Support groups, Trans, Transsexual
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Bristol Disability Equality Forum
NOT LGBT Contact: Laura Welti
Other 94 Grosvenor Road St Paul's Bristol BS2 8XJ

Bristol Disability Equality Forum is a disability equality organisation for all Disabled people who live, work or study in the Bristol area, regardless of impairment. We operate to the Social Model of disability in all that we do. We campaign for Disabled people’s rights, better disability equality in all services and celebrate Disabled people’s diversity. We provide advice to organisations and support to individual Disabled people, develop projects to increase Disabled people’s access to facilities, and to decision-making structures so that they can represent themselves.

Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, Disability, Equality Forums, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
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Bristol Drugs Project
LGBT Worker
Work Bristol Drugs Project 11 Brunswick Square Bristol BS2 8PE
Work Phone: 0117 987 6010 Website: Visit Website

We provide free and confidential help to over 3,000 individuals and their families each year. With over 24 years experience we know what works and can help you find it. You can email us to arrange an appointment or ring our helpline, anonymously or you can drop-in and talk face to face to one of our LGBT workers.

Categories: Advice & Help, Alcohol & Drugs, All Bristol areas
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Bristol Foyer
Have LGBT services
Other Knightstone Housing Association 2A Victoria Street Bristol BS1 6DT
Work Phone: 0117 317 7600 Work Fax: 0117 317 7619 Website: http://www.foyer.net/level3.asp?level3id=114

Bristol Foyer opened 11th September 2000 and has 51 bed spaces. It helps single homeless people aged 16-25 (or up to 30 if disabled) with low to medium support needs, who require supported accommodation with access to training for a period of up to two years. About The Foyer Federation TFF is a not-for-profit organisation that helps to transform the circumstances of young people who have faced barriers in their lives. Since 1992, we have worked with young people to create new approaches developing the skills, opportunities and resources they need to thrive.

Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, Domestic violence, Homelesness, Youth
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Bristol Hate Crime Services
Home Phone: 0800 171 2272 (freephone) Website: http://lgbtbristol.org.uk/hatecrime/

S.A.R.I. in collaboration with Brandon Trust, Bristol Mind and LGBT Bristol are now: Bristol’s Hate Crime Services (BHCS)
Supporting, Educating and Strengthening Bristol’s Diverse Communities

  • One Stop Reporting line – 0800 171 2272 (freephone)
  • For all types of Hate Crime

A collaboration of agencies has been grant funded for three years by Safer Bristol and led by S.A.R.I. (formerly Support Against Racist Incidents – now Stand Against Racism and Inequality) with local providers: Brandon Trust, Bristol Mind and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Forum Bristol are to work together to deliver hate crime support services for Bristol.   To be known as BHCS this partnership of charities all champion the rights for communities in Bristol who have been disproportionately targeted by hate crime.
This service is for victims of any type of hate crime including racist, faith-based, disablist, homophobic, transphobic, age-based or gender based.  Nearly 1,600 incidents of hate crime were reported in Bristol last year and many go unreported. Victims will receive specialist advice, and support will be tailored to individual needs and experiences.  Plans include a new website, a freephone reporting and advice line 24 hours a day and drop in at various access points throughout Bristol.

Simon Cook, Assistant Mayor of Bristol City Council with responsibility for leisure, tourism, licensing and community safety said:
‘This new service, delivered in partnership and grant funded by Bristol City Council will make it easier for victims of hate crime to get the support that they need. Working together we can use the expertise of all the organisations involved to tackle hate crime and make Bristol a safer place to be.’

“We are really excited by this new collaborative opportunity.  This is fantastic news for Bristol communities – S.A.R.I. will be sharing their 22 years of experience for supporting victims of race hate crime with our new partners who have specialism in supporting Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender people.  Equally we will gain new skills so we can support more people and more communities.  Ultimately, we hope jointly to be able to ensure that the quiet voices and victims of hate who haven’t traditionally reported, speak out and get something done about it.  We hope that together we can tackle hate crime at the roots so communities don’t have to live with the destruction that hate based incidents causes in our neighbourhoods.”  Esther Deans MBE, Chair of S.A.R.I. 

“Of course, hate crime is a big issue.  Brandon Trust welcomes the opportunity to partner with three other important Bristol charities in taking positive steps to reduce this kind of crime.  We support 1,200 people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK and we’re pleased to be taking a major role in confronting hate crime and disability hate crime in Bristol.”  Lucy Hurst-Brown, Chief Executive of Brandon Trust

“As well as people experiencing Hate Crime as a result of their mental health problems, all forms of Hate Crime against whatever group can lead to people developing mental health problems.  Bristol Mind is delighted to be part of this successful bid, and to be working in a strong partnership to tackle Hate Crime, supporting the resilience, the safety and the flourishing of individuals and communities throughout Bristol.”   Paul Clarke, CEO of Bristol Mind
“We are really delighted to have been a part of achieving this successful bid and look forward to working together as a team committed to tackling hate crime and making the city safer, by developing comprehensive hate crime services for Bristol and the surrounding area.”  Berkeley Wilde, Chair of LGBT Bristol

The newly funded Bristol Hate Crime Service started on 3rd June 2013 with an official launch this Autumn.

For advice, further information or to make a referral call 0800 171 2272 (freephone) Calls from mobiles will be charged at network rates.

For further information about this press release, please contact:
S.A.R.I. Alex Raikes MBE at S.A.R.I. tel.: 0117 9420060
e-mail asstdirector@sariweb.org.uk; Web: http://www.sariweb.org.uk
Brandon Trust Press and Media contact:  tim.gray@brandontrust.org

Categories: Bullying, Hate Crime, Hate Crime Reporting, Helplines, Homophobia
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Bristol Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
CLOSED PLEASE CONTACT THE LONDON LGBT SWITCHBOARD
Work Phone: 0117 922 1328 Website: Visit Website

Bristol Lesbian and Gay Switchboard (BLAGS) Mon- Thu 8 – 10 pm.

Best way to contact us: Phone. BLAGS provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual people (and their friends) or for anyone questioning their sexuality. All volunteers identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual, so you know that the person on the end of the line will have an understanding of your situation. They will not judge you or tell you what to do; they will try to provide support, offer information and advice, and discuss relevant options. Calling the switchboard for the very first time can seem daunting. For many people it may be the first time they have shared their thoughts with another person; they will understand that and will listen to what you have to say with respect and dignity. Don’t be embarrassed about what you want to talk about, they have probably heard something similar before, or may have personal experience ourselves. Anything you say will be treated in total confidence. London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard provide a similar service, but are available from 10am until 11pm daily, 52 weeks a year. Their helpline number is 0207 837 7324, and they have a helpful information database (including help lines in other areas of the UK) at London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard.

Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, Helplines, LGBT, Support groups
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Bristol Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Education Workers
Website: http://bristollgbteducationworkers.wordpress.com/

Bristol LGBT Education Workers is a welcoming, self organised group for any LGBT person working in education aiming:

  • To improve how LGBT lives are discussed, represented and protected in education
  • To share experiences
  • To offer support
  • To share best practice, tips and strategies
  • As a starting point for campaigning in Bristol education settings

Current projects include: producing a list of web resources for Bristol City Council’s website; organising a mentoring scheme to support schools to lead best practice on LGBT issues; working alongside Bristol Children and Young People’s Services to make Bristol a Stonewall Education Champion ( http://www.stonewall.org.uk/education_for_all/about_us/1727.asp ).

Categories: All Bristol areas, Education, LGBT, Professional networks, Social groups
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Bristol LGBT Cardiac Support Group
Contact: Tim Gurney

A support group which has monthly meetings for LGBT folk who have been affected by heart problems – whether for themselves or partners or family.

Categories: Advice & Help, Gay, Mental Health, Support groups
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Bristol Multifaith Forum
NOT LGBT Contact: Farzana Saker
Other 162 Pennywell Road Easton Bristol BS5 0TX
Cell Phone: 07834 812663 Website: http://www.bristolmultifaithforum.org.uk/

Bristol Multi Faith Forum (BMFF) was established in 2004 following consultation with the city’s faith communities and community sector.  The format for BMFF is one that has been developed through the feedback of the faith communities whilst also considering the wider city objectives in association with the <a title="The Bristol Partnership is a local strategic partnership of the main statutory agencies in Bristol (the city council, poolice, fire service, health trusts and such like) together with representatives of voluntary and community and neighbourhood organisations. Find out more: Bristol Partnership, Safer Bristol and the city Council. During 2007 became an independent body funded by the Council. A development worker, Irene Prentice, was appointed in October to develop the objectives of BMFF.  The Forum meets every other month, at venues of the members. BMFF seeks to achieve its aims by:

  • Giving a voice for people of faith following a decade where faith has been greatly sidelined.
  • Serving as a Forum for Faith Communities to enter into dialogue with each other and with relevant organs of the statutory, private and voluntary sectors.
  • Developing and nurturing leadership in the faith communities, in partnership with those communities, in order to do the above and also to be a platform for focus on commonalities and shared objectives amongst the faiths.

These are the offices of ISR. Meetings of the forum rotate through the main meeting places of each of the member faiths (mosques, temples, churches, synagogues etc).  You can contact the Forum through:

Categories: All Bristol areas, Faith, Websites
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Bristol Older People's Forum
NOT LGBT Contact: Peter Taplin
Other c/o Age Concern, Canningford House 38 Victoria Street Bristol BS1 6BY
Work Phone: 0117 9279222

BOPF represent the interests of people (over 55) in Bristol, by acting as the official Consultee with Bristol City Council and other Agencies.  They meet regularly at the Council House, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

Bristol Older People’s Forum’s Mission is “To oppose unfair discrimination on the grounds of age.  To provide a focus, a network and a voice for older people in Bristol. To empower older people. To improve the social and financial well-being of older people”.

Categories: All Bristol areas, Equality Forums, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
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Bristol Panthers FC
Men only
Website: http://www.bristolpanthers.co.uk

Bristol’s premier gay-friendly football club – Affiliated to the GFSN National League, National Cup & South West League

Categories: All Bristol areas, Bisexual, Gay men, LGBT, Men, Men only, Social groups, Sport
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Broken Rainbow
Home Phone: 0300 999 5428 Website: Visit Website

Broken Rainbow is a national helpline for LGBT victims of domestic violence.

Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, Domestic violence, Helplines, LGBT, Support groups, UK, Websites
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Brook
Work 3rd floor The Station, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2AG
Work Phone: 0117 929 0090 Website: http://www.brook.org.uk/

In Bristol, Brook is able to provide:

Confidential outreach drop-ins in 19 schools across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. This includes providing contraception and sexual health services, and information, advice and support from a team of specialist youth workers and nurses.
Classroom based sex and relationships education (SRE) covering a wide range of topics including healthy relationships, consent, online safety, risk taking, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and delaying early sex.
Training for professionals as part of the 4YP training programme
Specialist Brook training for example Brook’s acclaimed ‘Traffic Light Tool’ training and bespoke training such as ‘Working with Deaf young people’
SRE for young people with Learning Disabilities and training and support for professionals, parents and carers around talking to young people with Learning Disabilities about sex and relationships
Participation and volunteering opportunities enabling young people to get involved with campaigns and young people led projects
Confidential drop-in at The Station for young people under 25 providing information and advice, free condoms, contraception, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, STI testing and treatment (including HIV point of care testing) and signposting. Young people can drop-in Monday – Friday 12-7pm and Saturday 12-5pm.
Specialist 1:1 early intervention nurse for vulnerable young people
Confidential 1:1 short term counselling for young people under 25

Categories: Advice & Help, Children, Health, Helplines, Youth
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BSL Forum
NOT LGBT Contact: Iain Sutherland
Other Deaf Forum, Bristol City Council College Green Bristol BS1 5TR
Website: http://bslforum.blogspot.com/

Bristol BSL forum has been set up to make sure that deaf people in Bristol can have fair access to council services. For more information, please contact: Carolyn Nabarro or Iain Sutherland, Development Worker

Categories: All Bristol areas, Disabled, Equality Forums, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Support groups
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Carers Direct
NOT LGBT

Free, confidential information and advice for carers.  If you need support, or need advice with legal, medical or other issue, lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines and mobiles or you can request a free call back. You can also ask for a call back in one of more than 170 languages including ربي, বাংলা, 中文, Français, ગુજરાતી, Polski, Português, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, Soomaali, Español, Türkçe and .اردو. You can talk to an adviser live online or send a query by email. Find out more about the Carers Direct helpline.

Categories: Advice & Help, Carers, Families, Helplines, Parents, UK
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Clubnight One
LGBTQI
Other Basement 45 Frogmore Street Bristol BS1 5NA
Cell Phone: 07957 595 409

OneclubA once monthly club night of soulful and funky house for LGBT folk from every section of our community their friends and admirers! Launch night is July 16th Launched by ‘Fundamental Productions’ this monthly club night of soulful and funky house for all of Bristol’s LGBT communities – especially those from Bristol’s black and minority ethnic (BME) groups. Working alongside numerous organisations – including Bristol City Council, The Black Development Agency and Pride Bristol – Fundamental Productions is inviting LGBT people from BME communities to come out and play at ONE, a new club night which launches on Pride Bristol night on 16 July. Having spent many years out and about on the gay scene in both Bristol and London, Pete Aiton and Mike Evans wanted to mix things up and launch a new monthly club night that everyone in Bristol’s LGBT community can enjoy. Pete Aiton, of Fundamental Productions, says: “Bristol is very proud of its huge diversity, yet this diversity is not always reflected in its gay scene.” “With ONE, we are seeking to add a bit more diversity to the mix. Everyone is welcome but we want to create a safe space that will appeal to LGBT folk from Bristol’s black and minority ethnic groups.” Bristol-based DJ Mike Evans is also the BME lead for this year’s Pride Bristol Festival. Mike will be available in the community tent at Pride to discuss the needs of the BME LGBT community in Bristol.

Categories: All Bristol areas, BME, Bisexual, LGBT, Venues
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Deafab LGBT Group
Cell Phone: 07966 217 543 Website: http://www.deafab.co.uk/

DEAFAB is a party weekend in June 17th to 19th 2011 for the UK’s deaf gay, lesbians and transgendered people.  Many of its members socialise through GABIAN.

Categories: All Bristol areas, Disabled, LGBT, Social groups, Social networks, Support groups, UK
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Demi Pride FB Group
Demisexual Men and Women

A demisexual is a person who does not experience sexual attraction until they form a strong emotional connection with someone, often (but not always) in a romantic relationship. The term demisexual comes from the orientation being “halfway between” sexual and asexual. Nevertheless, this term does not mean that demisexuals have an incomplete or half-sexuality, nor does it mean that sexual attraction without emotional connection is required for a complete sexuality. In general, demisexuals are not sexually attracted to anyone of any gender; however, when a demisexual is emotionally connected to (usually in love with but sometimes feel strongly as friends) someone else, the demisexual experiences sexual attraction and desire, but only towards the specific partner or partners.

When describing demisexuality as an orientation to sexuals, sexuals often mistake it as an admirable choice rather than an innate orientation. Demisexuals are not choosing to abstain; they simply lack sexual attraction until a close relationship is formed.

For the full Wiki visit  http://www.asexuality.org/wiki/index.php?title=Demisexual

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Depend - support for transgender and transsexual people and their families
NOT LGB specifically
Other BM Depend London WC1N 3XX
Website: http://www.depend.org.uk/

Depend is a voluntary organisation whose aim is to provide support, advice and information for anyone who knows, or is related to, a transsexual person in the UK. They provide a space and carry a lot of information, as well as personal stories by/for partners, ex partners, parents, children, family members and friends of transgender and transsexual people in the UK. Their site aims to provide the following:

  • News of the latest developments from within our organisation and relevant sources from around the UK and abroad.
  • Information for visitors who would like to learn more about Transsexualism in general and treatment of the condition.
  • Access to free support, in many forms, for anyone in the UK, who has come to know a transsexual person as a friend, colleague or family member.
  • A place where people in similar situations and circumstances can meet to exchange experiences and information.
  • An opportunity for visitors and supporters to help us develop Depend into an invaluable network of support and resources for the friends and family of transsexual people in the UK.
Categories: Homophobia, Intersex, LGBT, Support groups, Trans, Transphobia, UK, Websites
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Dining Out
Other 7, St Gabriel’s Business Park St Gabriel’s Road Bristol BS5 0RT
Website: http://www.diningoutevents.co.uk/

Dining Out is a new exciting addition to Bristol’s lesbian & gay community offering a unique “culinary speakeasy” style dining experience. Our innovative approach to food, using the best ingredients and a stylish presentation, makes it the perfect place to take old friends and meet new ones.

Behind Dining Out lies a creative and talented team of lesbian & gay hospitality professionals, all dedicated to making your dining experience a memorable one.  Each of us are highly skilled in our chosen areas of the profession; we include award-winning chefs, experienced event managers, skilled waiting staff, sommeliers, baristas & mixologists.  Together we have a clear mission, to establish a new up- market city-centre venue where Bristol’s lesbian & gay community can dine & socialise in style.

Our passion for high quality food together with the informal dining style offered by pop-up restaurants has been the inspiration behind Dining Out. We want to take the popular concept of the “pop-up” out of peoples’ homes and re-locate it in a smart city-centre venue, while at the same time, maintaining the “word-of-mouth” nature that surrounds such events – all because we kind of like it….

Beginning in April 2011 we are launching a series of such events in central Bristol for lesbian and gay foodies, including our informal supper club, bistro nights and wine tasting & dating events

Categories: Activities & Leisure, All Bristol areas, Dining, LGBT, Social groups
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Directory of Bristol Support Groups

Bristol City Council’s Directory of Support Groups

Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, Bristol City Council, Support groups, Websites
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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, LGBT, Lesbian women, Social groups, Women
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Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH)
Other Office 27 42 Triangle West Bristol BS8 1ES
Home Phone: 0808 1000 143 Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm Work Phone: 0117 946 7607 Website: Visit Website Website: Visit Website

EACH is the award-winning charity for adults and young people affected by homophobia or transphobia. It is also a not-for-profit training agency for employers and organisations committed to realising an equal and safe working environment for all regardless of age, sex, ability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexuality. Actionline 0808 1000 143 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:30pm.

Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, B&NES, Bath, Bullying, Campaigning, Homophobia, LGBT, North East Smerset, South Gloucestershire, Southwest, Support groups, Transphobia, UK, Youth
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Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (FFLAG)
Contact: Sue Allen
Other FFLAG, PO Box 495 Little Stoke Bristol BS34 9AP
Work Phone: 0845 652 0311 9am - 10pm Website: Visit Website

rainbow flagFFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and registered charity. We are dedicated to supporting parents and their lesbian, gay and bisexual daughters and sons. We offer support to local parents groups and contacts, in their efforts to help parents and families understand, accept and support their lesbian, gay and bisexual members with love and pride. FFLAG members are parents of lesbian, gay or bisexual sons and daughters. These young people and their families face serious homophobia in our society, which brings in its wake prejudice, bullying and alienation. We provide a central point for exchange of information between parents groups and local parent contacts. FFLAG supports the full human and civil rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender individuals. FFLAG speaks out and acts to defend and enhance those human and civil rights. FFLAG provides an opportunity for people to explore issues and share experiences, as well as fears, in a safe place. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Terrence Higgins Trust. Access: Premises has level access and accessible toilet facilities. On a bus route

Categories: All Bristol areas, Families, LGBT, Support groups
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Friends on the Hill
Work Phone: 0117 955 6971

Social, activities and support group for people in Redfield, Lawrence Hill, Barton Hill and the Dings who are LGBT or unsure.

Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT, Social groups, Support groups
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GABIAN Bristol Deaf LGBT Group

Bristol-based LGBT Deaf social group, meet every four months. Contact on the Facebook Group (open)

Categories: All Bristol areas, Disabled, LGBT, Social groups, Websites
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Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association (GALVA)

The Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association is an international organization dedicated to the teachings of Lord Caitanya, the importance of all-inclusiveness within His mission, and the Vedic concept of a natural third gender. Its purpose is to educate Vaishnavas, Hindus and the public in general about the “third sex” as described in Vedic literatures. This knowledge will help to correct many of the common misconceptions that people hold today concerning third-gender people (gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, the intersexed, etc.). In addition to this, GALVA wishes to provide a friendly and positive-oriented place where third-gender devotees and guests can associate together and utilize their time to learn more about Krsna consciousness and advance in spiritual life.

Categories: Faith, International, Intersex, LGBT, Social networks, Spirituality, Support groups, Websites
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Gay and Lesbians with MS (GLAMS)
Home Phone: 0208 438 0959 Mon.- Fri. 10-3 Website: http://www.mssociety.org.uk/ms-support/support-groups/lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender

GLAMS is a national self-help support group for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people affected by MS. GLAMS offers support and can help you meet other gay people in the same situation, providing an opportunity to share experiences and tackle any feelings of isolation. We offer:

  • A quarterly newsletter including a mix of national news about MS as well as news about the LGBT community
  • Social events where LGBT people affected by MS can meet
  • Information events with MS specialist nurses, neurologists and other health professionals as speakers
  • A website and an active and supportive online discussion board
Categories: Disabled, LGBT, Social networks, Support groups, UK, Websites
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Gay Disability UK (Yahoo Group)
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GayDisabilityUK/

Are you a Disabled Lesbian,Gay Man, Bisexual or Trans Person in the UK.This Group is for YOU. Quite often we are isolated with little or no contact with others. Many experience hostility or rejection. Some of us require greater accessibility to clubs, and pubs, a lot more can be done to welcome us. Exclusion from gay venues by our non-disabled peers is particularly hard to take. This list offers a befriending/pen-pal service to help address the isolation experienced by LGBT People with disabilities in the UK.When you join please introduce yourself.The list is also here so that you can express your views in a safe envronment. GayDisability UK would like information of venues and services of disability gay friendly places. Please email information of organisations, clubs, pubs groups etc, so that the information can be shared with other members of the list.

Categories: Disabled, Social groups, Social networks, Support groups, UK, Websites
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Gay men’s book group
Men only
Website: Visit Website

The group started off about six years ago and has members from a mixture of ages and backgrounds. The turnout varies between six and fourteen people, though we have about forty people on  the list of members.  The books we read vary from ‘light’ to ‘heavy’, usually written either by or about gay men. Anyone is free to choose a book but they don’t necessarily have to introduce it themselves. Discussions are quite lively: we have one member (me) who loves virtually every book fairly uncritically and one who virtually savages every book (but he is quite gentle really!).

We meet monthly, usually Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, at 7.30 for 8 in a member’s flat in the centre of Bristol and chat over a glass of wine, beer or cup of coffee.

Some people turn up to every meeting; others choose which meetings to attend according to whichever book is being discussed at any given time. Either is fine!

Categories: All Bristol areas, Bisexual, Books, Gay men, LGBT, Men only, Social groups
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Gay Police Association
(National)
Other GPA London WC1N 3XX
Home Phone: 07092 700 000 Work Phone: 07092 700 212 Work Phone: 07092 700 100 Website: http://www.gay.police.uk/contact.html

The GPA is a non-statutory staff association which represents the needs and interests of gay men and women in the British police service. Our aims are to: Promote equal opportunities for gay police officers and police staff; Offer advice and support to gay police officers and police staff and to improve relations between the police service and the gay community. FULL Membership is available to all serving and retired police officers, police staff and Special Constables employed or previously employed by any police service in the UK.

Categories: Bullying, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Hate Crime Reporting, Homophobia, LGBT, London, Professional networks, Social groups, Social networks, Staff Networks, Support groups, Transphobia, UK
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Gay West
LGBTQI
Other GayWest PO Box 586 Bath BA1 2YQ
Work Phone: 0800 321 3083 Website: http://www.gaywest.org.uk/

Serving the South West’s gay community since 1982 We are the longest running group in the South West of England for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, providing a safe and supportive social group in Bath, Bristol and surrounding areas. We are here for people who wish to make new friends, are on their own, have just come out (usually later in life) or are not ‘scene’ orientated. So if you want to meet others and make new friends read these pages and get in touch. We are always happy to welcome new members!Our Aims:

  • To provide social activities, information and support services
  • To work with other groups and organisations towards an integrated gay community
  • To promote the principle of absolute equality before the law for homosexuals and heterosexuals
  • To take up local issues which affect gay people.
Categories: All Bristol areas, B&NES, Bath, LGBT, Social groups, Support groups
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GEMMA
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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GOC Cycle Out Bristol
Contact: Charlie Beaton
Other MEET-UP at the King William statue Queen Square Bristol BS1 4PR
Website: Visit Website Website: Visit Website

CycleOut Bristol is the Gay Outdoor Club’s local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cycling group for Bristol and the surrounding area. The group has been organising regular rides since April 2005 with short, medium and long-distance events to meet the interest of a wide range of cycling ability. The annual programme contains longer rides on the second and fifth Sundays of the month; weekly, short rides on Wednesday evenings from April to September; and monthly women-only “Dykes on Bikes” rides monthly on Monday evenings from March to October. Rides usually depart from the King William Statue at the centre of Queen Square: 10am on a Sunday; 6pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Anyone is welcome on a ride, which will be adjusted for ability. No one is every left behind. If there’s a range of ability on a ride, it’s split in two and the faster cyclists take a detour so all participants meet at the same time at the rest stop. Every ride has rest stop; it’s usually a cafe on Sundays and a pub on Wednesday. Always bring food with you on a ride in case there’s a problem. Also, remember to carry working cycle lights as your return on Wednesday evenings will usually be after sun set. If you’re worried about your bicycle, let us know and we may be able to help. Rides are posted on the web site and Facebook group page and in the calendar page, here on LGBT Bristol.

Categories: Activities & Leisure, All Bristol areas, Cycling, LGBT, Social groups, Sport
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Hate crime reporting
Police
Work Phone: Bristol 01179 455 707 Work Phone: South Gloucestershire 01179 454 195 Work Phone: North Somerset 01934 638 225 Work Phone: Bath & North East Somerset 01225 842 525 Website: Visit Website

Hate crime is any offence committed against a person or property which is motivated by the offender’s hatred of people because they are seen as being different.

Avon and Somerset Police will not tolerate any form of Hate Crime. We are committed to ensuring your safety, regardless of an individual’s race, religion, sexual orientation or gender.

In each of the police districts we have a trained officer to handle race, religion, homophobic, transphobic and disabalist crime. In addition to full investigation, they can provide you with advice, discuss what has happened to you or put you in touch with other agencies who may be able to provide you with other forms of support.

Categories: Advice & Help, Bullying, Hate Crime, Hate Crime Reporting, Helplines, Homophobia, Transphobia
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Horseplay
Other The Cavern Club (Under The Crown) All Saints Lane St Nicholas Market Bristol BS1 1JH Other The Cavern Club (Under The Crown) All Saints Lane, St Nicholas Market Bristol BS1 1JH
Website: Visit Website

Jockeys PonyM, Bronco and Jim Carna bring you an edgy underground disco with cheap beer and a houseparty vibe, tucked away in a sweaty basement in central Bristol. We play choice cuts of dirty disco, synth, new wave, early house, forgotten pop and a smattering of surprising remixes and re-edits. If it makes the dancefloor throb, we’ll play it. Horseplay is a gay night for gay/bi guys and girls and their friendly friends held at The Cavern Club (Under The Crown) All Saints Lane, St Nicholas Market, Bristol, BS1 1JH | £3 before 12, £4 after – cash only!

Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT, Venues
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Imaan
Other 59 Mile End Road Tower Hamlets London E1 4AQ
Work Phone: 020 3393 5188 Cell Phone: 07849 170793 Website: http://www.imaan.org.uk Website: http://www.forum.imaan.org.uk

Social Support for Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans Muslims. Imaan supports LGBT Muslim people, their families and friends, to address issues of sexual orientation within Islam. It provides a safe space and support network to address issues of common concern through sharing individual experiences and institutional resources. Imaan promotes the Islamic values of peace, social justice and tolerance through its work, and aspires to bring about a world that is free from prejudice and discrimination against all Muslims and LGBT people. Imaan is an independent organisation run by volunteers and without external funding. All donations of time or money will be gratefully received. Please contact the Imaan Chair by email (see above). Monthly Imaan meetings are held at central London venues. For details of the next meeting please contact the Imaan Events Officer by email (see above) To network with other LGBT Muslims, friends, families and supporters, join the Imaan forum (see website address, above)

Categories: Faith, LGBT, Social groups, Support groups, UK, Websites
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Independent People
Other Head Office: Kingsley Hall 59 Old Market Street Bristol BS2 0ER
Home Phone: 0800 731 72 13 service users Work Phone: 0117 317 8800 office Website: http://www.1625ip.co.uk/

Independent People is the leading provider of housing, support and advice to young people aged between 16 and 25 in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

We exist to support young people to build independent lives. We do this by helping people find (and keep) a safe, stable home. We also offer non-judgmental support and advice on counselling, training and help finding jobs. No other organisation in the area has the same wealth of experience and resources.

Are you or someone you know homeless or about to be? Get housing advice here.

Our Contact details page has all our numbers and addresses on it. We’re a friendly and experienced bunch and will always try to help. You can come in and see us or give us a call if you have any questions or need information.

Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, Homelesness, Youth
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Indigo Bristol
Contact: Suzanne
Other Goldbrick House Park Street, Clifton Bristol BS1 5PB
Work Phone: 117 945 1950 Goldbrick House 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.

Categories: All Bristol areas, Bisexual, LGBT, Lesbian women, Older LGBT, Social groups, Social networks, Women
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Jewish Lesbian and Gay Group
Work Phone: 07504 924742 Website: http://www.jglg.org.uk

We are the longest established Jewish LGBT group in the world. Our membership is open to Jewish men and women who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender including people from many different backgrounds. We welcome non-Jewish partners to all events and non-LGBT & non-Jewish guests to certain events, and although the group is based in London we have many members living across the country.  Our membership covers a fairly broad age range, and in early 2009 we launched Young JGLG to promote the inclusion of the under-35 Jewish LGBT community. They are represented on the main JGLG committee and some events are exclusive to the younger membership.  We are primarily a social rather than religious group, and most of our religious events tend to follow Progressive/Reform traditions.  We are affiliated to the World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Jews and work collaboratively with other organisations to ensure a breadth of opportunities for the Jewish LGBT community.

Categories: Faith, LGBT, Support groups, UK, Websites
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Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, Bristol
Contact: Alan
Home Phone: 0117-9821512

All the world’s major religions are faced with having to come to terms with a modern understanding of homosexuality. The place of gay and lesbian people in the life of the Church is currently Christianity’s most divisive issue. Confronting homophobia is its greatest challenge. The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement is proclaiming a basic Christian truth. It is working for the very love and freedom that Christ brings to his people through his life, death and resurrection. LGCM is working for love, for peace, for justice, and for the promotion of the Christian faith especially within the LGBT community.

Categories: All Bristol areas, Faith, LGBT, Social groups, Spirituality, Support groups
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Lesbians and Children's network
Contact: Rachel
Cell Phone: 07813 754 291.

Monthly social group for lesbians and bisexual women and their children, age range is 0-12 yrs approx.

Categories: Activities & Leisure, All Bristol areas, Children, Families, LGBT, Lesbian women, Parents, Social groups, Women
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LGBT Bereavement Helpline (London Friend)
Home Phone: 020 7403 5969 Website: http://www.londonfriend.org.uk/bereavementhelpline/

LGBT Bereavement Helpline is open Tuesdays between 7.30pm and 9.30pm London Friend’s dedicated helpline offers support and practical information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered callers who have been bereaved or are preparing for bereavement. Our trained volunteers also welcome calls from affected family, friends, colleagues and carers. London Friend also has an extensive database of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender services, agencies and charities that are available throughout the country. All calls are handled in the strictest confidence and we cannot trace your call. minicomMinicom facilities are available on request. Our General LGBT Helpline is open between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, if you want to talk to one of our trained volunteers. Find out about our new e-mail service E-Talk If you would like to volunteer for the LGBT Bereavement Helpline, you can find our Application Pack at Become a Volunteer page. Bereavement helpline and counselling by London Friend. Every Tuesday and Thursday 19.30 – 22.00 Tel: Visit: http://www.londonfriend.org.uk/helpline

Categories: Bereavement, Helplines, LGBT, London, Mental Health, Suicide, UK
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LGBT Bristol
Contact: Sarah Minter
Other The Create Centre Smeaton Road Bristol BS1 6XN
Work Phone: 0117 353 4621 Website: http://lgbtbristol.org.uk/

The Bristol Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Forum is a Registered Charity, No. 1098085 established in October 1994 to challenge the discrimination that lesbian, gay and bisexual people experience.  The Forum was originally pat of Bristol City Council but became a registered Charity on the 11th November 200. Our Charitable Objects are: TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN ALL ASPECTS OF DISCRIMINATION SUFFERED BY REASON OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND IN PARTICULAR BY RELIEVING DISCRIMINATION AND HARDSHIP AND BY REMOVING BARRIERS TO EQUAL PARTICIPATION AND SOCIAL BENEFITS THAT MAY BE SUFFERED BY LESBIAN, GAY. BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PEOPLE WHO ARE IN NEED IN SUCH WAYS THAT ARE CHARITABLE IN LAW

Categories: All Bristol areas, B&NES, Bath, Campaigning, LGBT, North East Smerset
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LGBT General Helpline (London Friend)
Home Phone: 020 7837 3337

Open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 7.30pm and 9.30pm.  Our trained volunteers will listen and talk with you in a non-judgemental and supportive manner about:

  • Safer sex
  • Same-sex relationships
  • Coming out
  • Transgender issues
  • Other LGBT issues

London Friend also has an extensive database of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender services, agencies and charities that are available throughout the country. All calls are handled in the strictest confidence and we cannot trace your call. minicomMinicom facilities are available on request. Our LGBT Bereavement Helpline is open every Tuesday 7.30pm and 9.30pm evening, for people who have been bereaved or are preparing for bereavement and want to talk to one of our trained volunteers. Find out about our new e-mail service E-Talk If you would like to volunteer for the General LGBT Helpline, you can find our Application Pack at Become a Volunteer.

Categories: Advice & Help, HIV/AIDS, Helplines, LGBT, London, Mental Health, Suicide, Support groups, UK
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LGBT Mental Health Support Group
Other Meet at: Windmill Hill City Farm Phillip Street, Bedminster Bristol BS3 4EA
Website: http://www.lgbthealthforumbristol.co.uk

The LGBTQ Emotional Wellness Programme is a group aimed at Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer(LGBTQ) people over 18, who are experiencing emotional distress, or coping with enduring mental health challenges.

The group aims to help participants address how their sexuality and/or gender identification have impacted on their mental health, as well as providing opportunities for participants to improve their emotional wellbeing and social inclusion, both within the LGBTQ and wider Bristol communities.

If you are having a mental health emergency, please call:

The Samaritans

HELPLINE : 08457909090 (available 24/7)

http://www.samaritans.org

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard (proud to support Trans people)

HELPLINE: 0300 330 0630 (daily 10am – 11pm)

http://www.llgs.org.uk

Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, LGBT, Mental Health, Support groups
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LGBT Reading Group
Contact: Segolene
Other Clifton Library Princess Victoria Street, Clifton Bristol BS8
Home Phone: 0117 903 8572 Website: http://www.bristol.gov.uk/ccm/content/Leisure-Culture/Libraries/lgbt-book-group-at-clifton-library.en

Mixed group which meets every month at Clifton, for anyone who enjoys reading books of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender interest, the book group meets once a month, on a Saturday afternoon, at Clifton Library, on Princess Victoria Street, in Clifton. Ring the library for the date of the next one. Aims: the friendly, informal group will meet monthly to discuss a range of titles which will be provided by the library. For more information or if you would like to join please talk to Segolene or any other member of staff.

Categories: All Bristol areas, Books, LGBT, Social groups
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LIONS LGBT Inter-Org Networking-Socials
Contact: Neil Halstead

We already have members from over 30 organisations across the private, public and charity sectors…why not join them?

LIONS (Bristol) events are FREE and held in a friendly, smart, central pub. They’re your quarterly opportunity to meet and socialise with other LGBT professionals and orgs; whether for personal, social, logistical or business reasons. It’s totally relaxed, very social…and above all – useful! Come along and use LIONS in the way that suits you. LIONS events are for you if: • you help run your organisation’s LGBT employee network • you’re a member of your organisation’s LGBT employee network • you want to understand how other orgs have set up LGBT employee networks • you run, work for, or represent a standalone LGBT organisation (for example – choir, football team, charity, etc) and you’d like the opportunity to promote your org / team / society – and meet potential future members and supporters. • you want to learn which companies understand the LGBT agenda and what orgs and societies are available to you if you’re LGBT in Bristol OUR NEXT EVENT: LIONS (Bristol) winter-event Friday 11 Nov, from 5:30pm Central-Bristol venue (email for details) Mission We already have members from over 30 organisations across the private, public and charity sectors. If you’re interested in LIONS (Bristol) write on the wall, send me a message, or email: Neil Halstead / Niall Aldicott (LIONS)

Categories: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, LGBT, Professional networks, Social groups, Social networks, Staff Networks
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Members Bristol
Website: http://www.members-bristol.co.uk/

Members Bristol is a free network, designed to provide a meeting place for gay professionals for business, social and networking opportunities. Events take place throughout the year, and consist of a monthly Drinks Evening, Supper Clubs and MEMBERship card holderonly events.   The team behind Members Bristol has been running and hosting events for gay professionals in Bristol and the South West since 2007. We will continue to promote and host these events as a friendly, relaxed, informal way of meeting like-minded people. What is a “professional”, you might ask? Well to us, it’s anyone who thinks they might fit into the category! It’s by no means limited to those who have a traditional profession (e.g. doctor, lawyer, etc).  Our members currently consist of doctors, lawyers, accountants, IT consultants, engineers, actors, film producers, music promoters, retail specialists, estate agents, PR and advertising experts, chefs, you name it.

Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT, Men only, Professional networks, Social groups
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Mermaids UK
Other BM Mermaids London WC1N 3XX
Work Phone: 020 8123 4819 Website: http://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/

What would you do if your 7 year old son told you that he wanted to be a girl? Or your 14 year daughter told you that she feels that she is really a boy? Or perhaps you are a young person, and you feel that your body doesn’t match who you are on the inside. Don’t panic, you are not alone! Our members are parents and young people who have dealt with, or are dealing with, issues like the examples above. Mermaids is a support group for gender variant children and teenagers, and their families. Our Infoline is open Monday to Saturday 3pm until 7pm only, UK Time, when staffed, answerphone at other times – local rates Registered Charity No. 1073991.

Categories: Bullying, Families, Hate Crime Reporting, Homophobia, Intersex, LGBT, London, Support groups, Trans, Transphobia, UK, Youth
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Naz Project London
NOT LGBT
Other Palingswick House 241 King Street London W6 9LP
Work Phone: 0208 741 1879 Work Fax: 0208 741 9609 Website: http://www.naz.org.uk/

HIV, AIDS and sexual health services for South Asian, Middle Eastern, Horn of Africa, Latin America and excluded communities. A lesbian, gay and bisexual run organisation.

Categories: Advice & Help, BME, Bisexual, Counselling, HIV/AIDS, London, Men, UK
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No 8
Home 8-10 West Street Old Market Bristol BS2 0BH
Home Phone: 0117 941 2440

A group for married and single bisexual men – meets 6pm-7:30pm the first Thursday of every month at: Terrance Higgins Trust.

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No Going Back
Home 9 Carleton Mill West Road Carleton-In-Craven Skipton BD23 3EG
Work Phone: 08456 808 442 Website: http://nogoingback.org.uk/

Welcome to No Going Back. We are here to help people who have fled their country as they are in fear of their lives just because of their sexual orientation. Over 70 countries have laws criminalising same-sex acts. Five of these countries have the death penalty for same-sex acts. Because of this, many people come to the UK to claim asylum so that they can be who they are without the fear of violence, prison or death.

We are here to provide support and legal representation to people who are seeking asylum in the UK because they fear persecution in their own country due to their sexual orientation. We offer them free legal advice for their asylum claims. We also commission experts to produce reports to help individual cases and to highlight problems in particular countries.

We also believe in raising the profile of the persecution that the LGBT community faces throughout the world so we run training sessions for relevant organisations.

We need your support and your participation. If you want to get involved, please consider making a donation, becoming a member or attending one of our events. If you have any comments or suggestions, please do get in touch with us.

Thank you for your support.

Categories: Asylum & Immigration, Immigrants
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Off The Record
LGBT counselling
Work Phone: 0808 808 9120 Website: http://www.otrbristol.co.uk/lgbt_counselling.html

LGBT Counselling


The LGBT service is offered by a lesbian and a gay counsellor and is available to all young people aged 13-25.

OTR offers up to twelve sessions. Please say you want to see an LGBT counsellor.

Location: Off the Record.
To book: Call free on: 0808 808 9120 and ask for the LGBT service.



Off The Record Freephone Booking Line: 0808 808 9120 – Mon: 9:30am – 5:00pm, Tue & Wed: 9:30am – 8:00pm, Thurs: 9:30am – 1:00pm.


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Off the Record
Home 2 Horfield Road St Michael's Hill Bristol BS2 8EA
Work Phone: 0117 9226747 Website: http://www.otrbristol.org.uk

A Bristol based charity which offers counselling for youth, advice on sexual matters (incl free condoms) , set up support groups. We offer a range of therapeutic services, training, research and consultancy, as well as participatory campaigns alongside local young people.

Categories: Advice & Help, Bullying, Health, Sexual Health, Youth
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OMG!
Other 3, Frogmore Street Bristol BS1 5NA
Website: Visit Website

In contrast to the above, OMG is one of the newest gay clubs for LGBT crowds in Bristol’s city centre gay scene, located in the premises of its predecessor, Vibes.  Its sister is the Pineapple, only a minute’s walk from OMG. join them on Facebook

Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT, LGBT Businesses, Venues
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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, LGBT, Lesbian women, London, Parents, Social groups, Support groups, UK
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Out UWE
Website: http://www.uwesu.net/outuwe/ Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Out-UWE-lgbt/129609939173

The University of the West of England’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender society

Categories: Advice & Help, All Bristol areas, Hate Crime, LGBT, Social groups, South Gloucestershire, Students, Support groups, Youth
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OutStories Bristol
Home c/o LGBT Bristol Create Centre Smeaton Road Bristol BS1 6XN
Website: OutStories Website Website: Contact Form Website: LGBT History: Bristol Timeline

OutStories Bristol collect and preserve the social history and recollections of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender / transsexual people living in or associated with Bristol, England.  We have just started the website: we’ll be adding more so vist regularly to check for content updates.

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Parent Caring

Free, confidential information and advice for parents who are carers.   Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines and mobiles or you can request a free call back. You can also ask for a call back in one of more than 170 languages including ربي, বাংলা, 中文, Français, ગુજરાતી, Polski, Português, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, Soomaali, Español, Türkçe and .اردو. You can talk to an adviser live online or send a query by email. Find out more about the Carers Direct helpline.

Categories: Advice & Help, Carers, Parents
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Parents of Jewish Gays
Cell Phone: 07806 636089 Website: http://www.parentsofjewishgaysandlesbians.co.uk/

Are you Jewish? *Is your son gay or your daughter lesbian? * Are you having difficulties in coping with this? * Would you like to have the opportunity of meeting other parents who are in the same situation as yourself and would like to know how they have managed? Then the Support Group for Parents of Jewish Gays and Lesbians could well be the answer for you. Call 07806 636089 Please note that unfortunately it is not possible to always man the phone and for reasons of discretion without your permission you will not be phoned back. Therefore please try again another time if there is no answer or leave a message or text with the number you would like to be phoned back on. Thank you.

Categories: Faith, Families, Support groups, UK, Websites
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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, LGBT, Lesbian women, Older LGBT, Social groups, Women
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Pink Therapy
Home Pink Therapy, BCM 5159 London WC1N 3XX
Work Phone: 020 7836 6647 Website: Pink Therapy

We are the UK’s largest independent therapy organisation working with gender and sexual diversity clients.

As an organisation we aim to promote high quality therapy and training services for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and others who identify as being gender or sexual diversities.

There is a whole spectrum of different gender and sexual expressions and we welcome those who are engaged in consensual, albeit transgressive sexualities who are seeking a place to understand and be understood.

These include, but are not restricted to people who identify as asexual, celibate, polyamorous, non-monogamous, or swingers and those involved in BDSM or Kink lifestyles or practices, anyone on the gender spectrum from cross dressers/transvestites, gender queer, intersex and those living with variations in sex development, androgynes, third sex/two spirit, to those living full time as transgenderists, transexuals (transmen and and transwomen).  

We comprise a team of 14 Associate Therapists who all positively identify as holding a gender or sexual minority lived-experience, and our website hosts the UK’s first online Directory of Pink Therapists which lists other qualified therapists around the UK who adopt a sexuality-affirmative stance and do not see sexual or gender variation as a sickness. These other therapists are all qualified professionals, with varying degrees of experience and training in working with sexual and gender diversity clients. We cannot, however, ensure that their experience or work are equal to those of our Associate Therapists. Pink Therapy was conceived for two reasons:

  • first, that most therapy training organisations in the UK fail to address issues of sexual diversity sexuality in their curricula. This means that therapists (of all sexualities) leaving these programmes are often inadequately trained to work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients. See our News section for more information about this.
  • second, that some sexual diversity therapists seem to feel their qualification to work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients is simply a shared sexuality. In our view this is not sufficient, and can lead to inadequate and poor practice. All therapists working with gender and sexual diversity clients need specific training to be able to work effectively with this client group. See our Training section for more details on our professional continuing professional development workshops for therapists.
  • If you are considering having some counselling or therapy, we recommend you check out your prospective therapist first, we have some questions to consider asking them here. If possible see more than one therapist and then decide who you feel best to help you.
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Planet Amoeba
Women Only, NOT LGBT-specific
School 10 King's Road Clifton Vilage Bristol BS8 4AB
Work Phone: 0117 946 6461

A very relaxed, chic night for women, running on the second Thursday of each month at Amoeba, Kings Road, Clifton.  It starts at 8.30 and ends at 12.00 for those with the stamina to stay! There is no charge to come. Just pay for your drinks at the bar and enjoy the ambience. Newcomers are warmly welcomed and it is very easy to come on your own. Planet Amoeba is a friendly, non-threatening social night in a fabulous place – and from time to time you will be treated to live music or a DJ. It really is like having a very cool night for women in your own front living room – only better!” For any further details join the Facebook Group ‘Planet Amoeba‘.

Categories: All Bristol areas, Bisexual, LGBT, Lesbian women, Social groups, Venues, Women
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Proud 2 Serve
LGBT Members of the British Armed Forces

Proud2Serve.net is the LGBT E-Network for the British Armed Forces.

Our aim is to provide support, information and networking for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender serving, ex-serving personnel and their families both at home and abroad. Proud2Serve.net has an established record as the first port of call for information for the community which has grown stronger, year on year, since the website and P2SForum were established in 2005. With over 1.5 million page views each year, and over 5000 military personnel and civilian visitors to the site each month we are proud to serve the entire military family. Our website serves you as a comprehensive portal subject of relevance to the Armed Forces community, including up-to-date news from the military and LGBT arenas, online forum for networking and seeking advice, acting as a focal point for policy, advice and help, and finally providing a gallery bringing together the best photographs and videos of the military family at work and play. Join the P2SForum for free today for access to the members-only areas and to begin interacting with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members of the Armed Forces serving at or near your station.

Categories: Activities & Leisure, Bullying, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Hate Crime Reporting, Homophobia, LGBT, Professional networks, Social groups, Social networks, Sport, Staff Networks, Support groups, Transphobia, UK
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Proud Bar
Contact: Craig Long
Work 53 Old Market Street Bristol BS2 0ER

New cool and funky LGBTQ Bar to hit the Old Market Quarter.

Categories: LGBT Businesses, Venues
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Psycho:Drama
Other Psycho:Drama @ The Queen Shilling Frogmore St Bristol

PSYCHO:DRAMA is a club night based in Bristol for gays who who want something a little different! We run on the second Friday of the month at the Queen Shilling in Frogmore St Bristol, and play an eclectic mix of rock, indie, electro punk, queercore and whatever takes our fancy…….   from 10pm-4am.

Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT, Venues, Youth
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Quaker Lesbian & Gay Fellowship
Contact: Roy Vickery
Other 9 Terrapin Court Terrapin Road London SW17 8QW
Website: http://www.qlgf.org.uk

QLGF is a welcoming and supportive group for Quakers of all sexualities and those who, while not Quakers, are in general sympathy with the Quaker thought and lifestyle. We aim to encourage friendship and support among members; also to help members who are experiencing difficulties in being accepted or accepting themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered. We aim to promote dialogue at all levels within the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) with a view to achieving a deeper mutual understanding.

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Queer Caf
School c/o Kebele, 14 Robertson Road Easton Bristol BS5 6JY

Contact Email: Queer Caf is a campaigning group working to broaden society’s understanding of gender and sexuality.

Categories: Activities & Leisure, All Bristol areas, Art and Design, Books, Campaigning, LGBT, Media, Social groups, Social networks, Spirituality, Support groups, Theatre, Venues
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Queervillage
LGBT
Website: http://www.thequeervillage.com/

The Queer Village started life as just a small Lesbian T-shirt Shop (pretty pink pearl), designing and making original Lesbian t-shirts. Over the last 3 years we have changed and expanded and on 14th February 2010 after an 8 months in beta phase we became thequeervillage.com. We now have over 11000 members (Accurate – July 2010) and we have become known as the friendliest social networking site on the web. This June we took another huge step into online retailing and purchased Sinnersaint.co.uk our online jewellery and gift store. Things are really looking bright here at the village and we love you all being here!!

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Rainbow Group - BCC LGBT Employees
Contact: Tony Pitt Kaz Williams
Other c/o The Equalities and Social Inclusion Team Council House, College Green Bristol BS1 5TR
Work Phone: 0117 922 2748 Work Phone: 0117 903 8464 Home Fax: 0117 922 2661 Work Fax: 0117 903 6427 Work Phone: 0117 922 3786

The Rainbow Group is a self-organising group (SOG) for lesbian, gay and bisexual council employees. The group has been actively involved in developing Council policies challenging discrimination and homophobia in the workplace, including the Council’s Equalities Policy and anti-harassment guidance. Contact: Tony Pitt or Kaz Williams, Co-Chairs Phone: 0117 922 2748/903 8464 Textphone: 0117 922 2661 (Equalities Team) Fax: 0117 903 6427 (Equalities Team) Email: equalities.team@bristol.gov.uk The Rainbow Group is the self-organised group for lesbian, gay and bisexual employees of the council. The aims of the group are to raise awareness, to act against discrimination in the workplace, to provide support to its members in the workplace, to advise on service provision and the development of employment policies and practice and to work towards diversity and equality for all its members.  If you would like to know more about the group or wish to become a member, you can either contact the Equalities and Social Inclusion Team (see below) or, if you are an employee, visit the group’s site on the council’s intranet.  Alternatively, contact: 0117 922 3786 or email rainbow@bristol.gov.uk

Categories: Bristol City Council, LGBT, Social groups, Social networks, Staff Networks, Support groups
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Rainbow Press
LGBT-owned Contact: Geoff
Other 43, Court Road Bristol BS15 9QG
Work Phone: 0117 961 4241 Website: http://rainbowpress.co.uk/

RAINBOW PRESS: For Poster Printing in Bristol

  • Local newsletters, brochures
  • Stationery, posters
  • Digital imaging
  • Calendars, diaries, leaflets
  • Photographic restoration
  • Photography

RAINBOW PRESS in Bristol are Experts When it Comes to Poster Printing

When you need to get attention, posters are the ideal print advertising method, so look to RAINBOW PRESS in Bristol. The most advanced technology is used at RAINBOW PRESS for custom-made posters to give you the most vibrant colours and highest level of detail possible. We will help your next poster advertisement campaign to be a success. We at RAINBOW PRESS in Bristol create broad ranges of poster products to satisfy all your potential needs. Contact us on 0117 961 4241 for further information on poster printing.

Categories: LGBT, LGBT Businesses
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Regard UK
Other BM REGARD, London WC1N 3XX
Website: http://www.regard.org.uk/

REGARD is a national, volunteer run organisation of disabled lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people.   Our aims are:   1. To offer information and advice to our members and disabled LGBT people 2. To combat the social isolation of our members 3. To advocate disabled issues to the LGBT community and LGBT issues to the disabled community. 4. To campaign on issues affecting disabled LGBT people   We have a newsletter and also a couple of online groups for our members: Regard Online for news and notices; and Regard Chat for discussion and more social contacts. For further information, please contact us through secretary@regard.org.uk or write to us at BM Regard, London WC1N 3XX, or on Facebook here

Categories: Disabled, LGBT, Support groups, Websites
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Relate - Avon
LGBT-aware
Other 133 Cheltenham Road Bishopston Bristol BS6 5RR
Work Phone: 0117 942 8444 Website: http://www.relate-avon.org.uk/

Relate counselling is open to everyone aged over 16. Whether you are married, living together, in a same-sex relationship, separated, divorced or single, our confidential service can help you to deal with your relationship difficulties. You can come on your own or with a partner.  At your first session (the Initial Consultation) a counsellor will talk with you for up to one hour. If at the end of this appointment it is agreed that one of our services may be helpful, we will discuss at what times you can come on a regular basis, and when this might begin.

In counselling, individuals, couples, families or parts of families have sessions where they think through an issue or work through a problem. The counsellor is trained to help people understand themselves better, relate better to others, work things out for themselves and make decisions about what to do next. Your counsellor will help you communicate openly and honestly.

Counselling sessions usually last one hour on a weekly basis. You will see the same counsellor each week and your counselling will continue for as long as both you and the counsellor feel it is helpful.

Monday – Friday, 9am – 9pm      |     Saturday, 9am – 1pm

We offer a range of services:

bullet assessment sessions
bullet relationship counselling
bullet family counselling
bullet psychosexual therapy
bullet counselling for those experiencing domestic abuse or violence
bullet counselling for those contemplating divorce
bullet provision of the above services to employees and clients of organizations in the public and private sector

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Rob Grant Electrical Services
Contact: Rob Grant
Work Phone: 07931373028 Website: http://www.robgrantelectricalservices.co.uk/g4g/

Welcome to Rob Grant Electrical Services, a gay business serving the gay community.   Many thanks for considering using our services.

First and foremost, I am a fully qualified, time-served electrician with over 25 years experience of working in the electrical industry.  During this time, I worked within various electrical roles: Steel Industry Maintenance Electrician, Service Engineer, Commercial and Domestic Electrician.

Trading as Rob Grant Electrical Services, I have worked on projects of various sizes and complexity, from replacing ceiling roses to completing full rewires.  No matter the size of project, each and every one has and is always completed to our typical high standards.

Recently, Rob Grant Electrical Services was incorporated at Companies House under the umbrella name of ES28 LTD and I have been joined by a Business Manager (Jonathan).  Together we will continue to develop our business through delivering exceptional service and customer care.

Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT Businesses
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Saathinight Asian LGBT website
Categories: BME, LGBT, Social networks, UK, Websites
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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: BME, Bi-Sexual, Bisexual, Faith, LGBT, Lesbian women, Support groups, UK, Women
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Samaritans
Other Chris, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK PO Box 9090 Stirling FK8 2SA
Home Phone: 08457 90 90 90 (UK) Home Phone: 1850 60 90 90 (ROI)

Samaritans have been helping people in distress since 1953, their volunteers are amongst the most dedicated people in the voluntary sector, highly trained to hold the despair and suicidal feelings of those seeking their help without judgement or even suggesting what course they should take.  All communications are confidential, but if asked Samaritans can try and help find sources of specialist help for people with specific needs.

Categories: Advice & Help, Helplines, Mental Health, Suicide, UK
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Second Step
Home 9 Brunswick Square Bristol BS2 8PE
Work Phone: 0117 909 6630

About Us

The team at Second Step is made up of people with a shared desire and determination to deliver recovery and wellbeing opportunities for people with mental health problems to enable them to achieve their hopes and ambitions.

We are based in Bristol and also have bases in Bath and Weston. We provide housing and support services to hundreds of people across Bristol and beyond. Our focus is on helping people find strategies to cope with their problems, to gain independence and achieve their ambitions. We work with people at their pace, helping them remain in control of their recovery journey.

We work with an agreed set of values which form the foundation of everything we do:

  • Second Step will treat everyone with integrity, respect and dignity.
  • The contribution and involvement across the whole organisation of people who use our services is central to our on-going success.
  • Hope is central to our work. We want to deliver recovery-orientated services building on people’s strengths, courage, resilience and dreams. We encourage empowerment, independence and responsibility.
  • We are passionate about social inclusion and will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.
  • We value diversity and difference and are committed to Equality of Opportunity throughout the whole organisation.
  • Second Step values all its staff and volunteers. We are committed to good employment practices and to sustaining a rewarding working culture.
  • Second Step is well informed and strives to be at the forefront of good practice. We value learning and reflecting on our work in order to improve services. Celebrating success is also fundamental to our work.
  • Second Step values partnership and continues to invest in collaborative working to provide the best possible services.
Categories: Homelesness
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Second Step Housing Association
Other 9 Brunswick Square Bristol BS2 8PE
Work Phone: 0117 909 6630 Work Fax: 0117 909 8807 Website: http://www.second-step.co.uk/

Second Step provide housing with support for homeless people with mental health support needs and also support to people in their own homes.   The geographical focus of our work is the south west, particularly Bristol and surrounding areas.

Categories: Advice & Help, Homelesness, Mental Health
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ShoutOut Bristol on BCFM Radio
Website: http://www.shoutoutbristol.org.uk/

ShoutOut hit the air waves in July 2010 on BCFM 93.2fm across Bristol and online, at BCFM Radio The show is broadcast between 7pm and 8pm, early Thursday and available on podcast from the BCFM website from the day after, and on the Shout Out website http://www.shoutoutbristol.org.uk Bringing you all the latest LGBT news, events and what’s on in our area and interviews with various people who are involved with, part of or helping the LGBT community – plus some great music on top of all that…

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Sing Out Bristol
Website: http://www.singoutbristol.com/

One of the city’s largest community groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and the South West’s only LGBT community choir.   We meet every Tuesday evening 7.30pm-9.30pm.  Some are experienced singers, some aren’t, so to accommodate everyone the choir members learn from a variety of methods, sometimes using sheet music, sometimes with just word sheets, sometimes from sound files, and sometimes simply by ear (and sometimes a combination of all of the above!).  You don’t need to be able to read sheet music to join the choir.

Categories: All Bristol areas, Interest groups, LGBT, Music, Social groups
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So Out in the South West
Men only
Other 41B Avondale Business Centre Woodland Way, Kingswood Bristol BS15 1AW
Work Phone: 0117 960 4534

A social and support group for disabled gay men living and/or working in the South West.

Categories: All Bristol areas, B&NES, Bath, Disabled, Gay men, LGBT, Men, North East Smerset, Social groups, South Gloucestershire, Southwest
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Sociability

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 you email address to Debra, her address is: badasst@gmail.com

Categories: All Bristol areas, B&NES, Bath, Bisexual, Interest groups, LGBT, Lesbian women, North East Smerset, Social groups, South Gloucestershire, Women
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South Bristol Voice Therapy
Contact: Susannah
Work Phone: 07914 933160 Website: http://southbristolvoicetherapy.co.uk/category/transgender-voice-therapy/

Voice feminisation therapy for transgender clients is a specialist area of speech and language therapy. It combines acoustic assessment, visual feedback (using specialist software), strategies and support for pitch change, resonance, intonation, body language and visual cues.

In therapy I guide you and teach you strategies to make this huge change.

Categories: Trans, Transsexual
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Southwest Pride
Contact: Craig Peters
School Beach Lawns Beach Road Weston-super-Mare North Somerset BS23 1AT
Website: Southwest Pride

20th July 2012 – Southwest Pride Events Programme:

Over The Rainbow – The Playhouse Theatre, Weston Super Mare

Pre-Pride event. A night of fun and frolics with our hostess, LuLu DeLish who will introduce the raw talent of Wessex School of Performing Arts, bringing a night of Musical numbers, Dance, Solo Singing and group numbers.  Mix that with a lot of drag humour and frolics this will be a great night at the theatre not to be missed…..

21st July 2012 – Pride Main Stage, from 2 pm on

The Beach Lawns, Beach Road, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset BS23 1AT

Join us for an afternoon of great entertainment and fun with our Drag Hostesses.  Joining them on stage will be a great selection of Girls, Boys and Groups to make this event the best place to be on the 21st July.

A mix of local and well known acts perform throughout the afternoon to support Southwest Pride and our favourite Charities for this year’s events:

  • - Special appearances from some well-know faces
  • - VIP Marquee.
  • - Stalls
  • - Bars
  • - various other attractions

For Ticket info please see the Box Office section – buy your tickets as soon as possible as massive discounts are now available until the middle of March.

21st July 2012 –  The Winter Gardens, Royal Parade, Town Centre, Weston-super-Mare,  BS23 1AJ – from 9pm

Join Our DJ’s KJ, Tudor and Chrisie Edkins as they play your favourite tunes to dance the night away too.

The Stars of Pride will be joining our DJs.  This is where you can meet all of the performers from the daytime event and see a couple of one-off performances from our Stars.

The venue has limited capacity,  so please buy your tickets early, to avoid disappointment and note that:

  • - this is a tickets-only event
  • - tickets for this will not be on sale on the door
  • - ticket sales end on 17th July

So buy early, either from our Box Office section, Facebook Page or from our Ticket Selling venues.

Come and support this great event and show everyone the LGBT community knows how to party!

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Stonewall's LGBT Recruitment Guide

Starting Out is Stonewall’s recruitment guide website for young LGBT job-seekers starting out on their job search.

Categories: Advice & Help, Employment, Homophobia, LGBT, Students, Transphobia, Websites
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Tallulah Theatre
Contact: Lou

A community theatre group for women who love women and identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning.   The  group meet weekly in the heart of Bristol and, on alternate Sundays, at Percy Street Community Centre, Bath.   No experience of acting/performing is required.  The group is run by professional director and performer Lou Barrett and each week there will be drama games, situation drama, role play & script work.  Each term the group will work towards a public performance.   Tallulah Theatre was created as a safe space for lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning women to tell stories and develop our artistic community.   To get involved and find out more please email the group or visit their website.

Categories: Activities & Leisure, All Bristol areas, Bath, LGBT, Social groups, Women
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Tallulah Theatre

Tallulah Theatre began life in 2010 when professional director Louise Barrett  decided to develop an LBT provision that would offer women across the South West a creative/theatrical focus to meeting together.

Categories: Lesbian, Media, Theatre, Women
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Terence Higgins Trust
Other 8 West Street Old Market Bristol BS2 0BH
Work Phone: 0117 955 1000 Work Fax: 0117 954 1200 Website: Visit Website

Information, care and support, and health promotion for all people affected by HIV and AIDS. Counselling, buddying, complementary therapies, advocacy and advice..  Opening hours: 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

Categories: All Bristol areas, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Health
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The Bridge Foundation
Work 13 Sydenham Road Cotham Bristol BS6 5SH
Home Phone: 0117 9424510 Website: http://www.bridgefoundation.org.uk/

The Bridge Foundation

The Bridge Foundation for Psychotherapy and the Arts, a registered charity established in 1984, provides a range of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and counselling services. We are a well established Bristol based organisation with a strong commitment to providing accessible, high quality clinical services to a wide range of individuals and families. Alongside our fee paying services, we are committed to delivering accessible free counselling services for parents previously underserved by such services.

We are interested in the application of psychoanalytic thinking and we also provide a programme of conferences throughout the year. Alongside clinical work, The Bridge Foundation has developed an interest in the healthy functioning of teams, groups and organisations and offers consultancy to public and independent organisations.

Categories: Bereavement, Counselling, Relationships, Support groups
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The Edge at W-s-M
Contact: Dan Ciesielski˙·٠•●♥
School 27-28 Alexandra Parade Weston-super-Mare Bristol BS23 1QX
Work Phone: 01934 418641

The Edge is Weston-super-Mare’s only premier LGBT Bar, opposite W-s-M train station, very near near to the town centre and on all main bus routes.   Open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays the bar is open to LGBT patrons and their friends, while Wednesday is student night ONLY, open to ALL sexual orientations and gender identities.  Opening hours are Wed – Thurs: 19:00 – 00:30 Fri: 19:00 – 02:00 Sat: 19:00 – 04:00  |  Bookings for the LGBT Bar for private functions are FREE OF CHARGE on the other 2 nights and every daytime!   Walk-in singles and couples are warmly welcomed; as are groups and parties, subject to availability.  Street parking usually available and the venue has outdoor seating.

Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT, North East Smerset, Students, Venues
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The Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES)
Trans people
Work Melverley, The Warren Ashtead, Surrey KT21 2SP
Work Phone: 01372 801554 Work Fax: 01372 272297 Website: http://gires.org.uk/index.php

An organisation offering free, confidential and non-judgemental advice, information and support to all family members, spouses, partners and friends of transsexual people in the UK.

Categories: Advice & Help, Families, Intersex, Queer, Trans, Transphobia, UK, Websites
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The Harbour
Other 30 Frogmore Street Bristol BS1 5NA
Work Phone: 0117 925 9348 Website: http://www.the-harbour.co.uk
The Harbour
Providing free, professional counselling and psychotherapy to
individuals and couples affected by HIV, AIDS & other life
threatening illnesses.30 Frogmore St, Bristol:
Categories: All Bristol areas, Bereavement, Counselling, HIV/AIDS, Life-threatening illness
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The Lesbian & Gay Foundation
(National)
Other Number 5, Richmond Street Manchester M1 3HF
Home Phone: 08453 303030 Work Phone: 0161 235 8036 Website: http://www.lgf.org.uk/

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) is a vibrant charity with a wide portfolio of well-established services and a rapidly developing range of new initiatives aimed at meeting the needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people. We campaign for a fair and equal society where all lesbian, gay and bisexual people can achieve their full potential, and our mission is: ‘Ending Homophobia, Empowering People.’ The LGF is a registered charity (No. 1070904) and a company limited by guarantee (No.3476576). You can give us a call any time between 9am until 5pm on a week day (excluding bank holidays and religious festivals).

Categories: Advice & Help, LGBT, Support groups, UK, Websites
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The Old Market Tavern
LGBT Contact: Rich
Other 29-30 Old Market Street Old Market Bristol BS2 0HB
Work Phone: 0117 922 6123 Website: Visit Website

The Old Market Tavern in Old Market – also referred to as ‘The Gay Village’ in Bristol, is a traditional pub with a beer garden, conservatory that offers the best of both world: a quiet pub atmosphere in the week and a lively, friendly venue at the weekend. Fabulous old-fashioned Wadsworth boozer with good-quality ales – the best pint of 6X in the city? …one of the busiest lunch destinations in the area, thanks to a small but excellent menu full of good-value homecooked meals and a bargain Sunday roast. Hugely popular with office workers by day and part of Bristol’s thriving gay scene by night. …Warm, friendly, with secluded beer garden and glazed conservatory to make the most of the sun.   Venue Magazine Drinking Out West guide 2006

Bingo night – Thursdays

Late night opening Friday and Saturday

Categories: All Bristol areas, Gay men, LGBT, Venues
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The Palace
Other 2 West St Old Market Bristol BS2 0DF

Under new management from Sept 2012. On the corner of the main strip, in Old Market, is what used to be referred to as ‘The Gin Palace”,  The unusual building is a delight to the senses, including its infamous sloping floor and camp decor. It’s one of the ‘happening’ places in Bristol’s LGBT Village. Drinks promotions, game nights, karaoke and cabaret acts contribute to creating the vibrant atmosphere of  The Palace. join them on Facebook

Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT Businesses, Venues
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The Pineapple
LGBT
Other 37 St Georges Road Bristol BS1 5UU
Work Phone: 0117 316 9938 Website: Visit Website

The Pineapple is one of Bristol’s buzzing gay bars, busy even during the week, when people go there to meet and have a drink after work, for quiz or cabaret nights.  At weekends it transforms into one of the busiest City Centre venues. join them on Facebook

Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT, LGBT Businesses, Venues
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The Queen's Shilling
LGBT
Other 9 Frogmore Street Bristol BS1 5NA
Work Phone: 0117 926 4342 Website: Visit Website

The Queenshilling is the oldest gay bar in Bristol but remains one of the most popular and vibrant venues in the City Centre.  Open Friday 9pm – 4am (£3 charge after 11pm), Saturday 9pm – 4am (£4 charge after 11pm), Karaoke on Mondays  9pm – 2am – No charge.  Visit their website http://www.queenshilling.com or join them on Facebook

Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT, LGBT Businesses, Venues
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The Retreat
LGBT
Other 16 West Street Old Market Bristol BS2 0DF
Work Phone: 0117 955 3085

Another ‘Village Venue’, The Retreat is a large gay bar on the other side of the road, opposite Flamingos, it has comfortable seating upstairs and a basement bar that is intimate but still spacious enough to allow room for maneouvre, even on a busy night. join them on Facebook

Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT, LGBT Businesses, Venues
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The Village Sauna
Other 19-21 West Street Old Market Bristol BS2 0DF
Work Phone: 0117 330 7719 Website: The Village Sauna Website: http://

Gay men’s sauna in the heart of the Gay Village – Old Market – see our website for opening times.

Categories: LGBT Businesses, Men only, Venues
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Trans Bristol
NB: FB Page for Trans people only
Website: http://transbristol.wordpress.com/

The intention behind TransBristol is to create a safe space where trans identified people in the Bristol area can share ideas, provide support and plan things. This WordPress site will act (for the moment, at least) as a platform for ordering and accessing information . There is a Facebook group where you can input ideas and discuss stuff. There is also an e-mail address: transbristol@gmail.com We hope to develop in a non-hierarchical, co-operative and consensual decision-making sort of way. If you want to get involved, that would be great. If you want to stand at the side, that’s also fine. This site is a work in progress. Just at the moment, it’s just me, Dru, putting information in and hoping for the best. If there’s something you think should be on this site, let me know! Further admins will probably get involved later. The Facebook group is the place for free-for-alls. Play nicely! Update: been adding pages of info and links. They reflect my own perspective, and so are weighted in a slightly MtF way. Hopefully this will change as more people get involved. We want as many perspectives as possible. Binary, non-binary, genderqueer, whatever. Anything under the trans umbrella should belong here.

Categories: All Bristol areas, Intersex, Social groups, Social networks, Support groups, Trans, Transphobia, Websites
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TransMen Together
Trans FtM

This web portal intends to be the most comprehensive information pool for all people who were assigned the female sex status at birth but feel they don’t or might not fit into that category. New pages are added regularly. If you would like to be informed about new pages please join the mailinglist here. It is safe to sign up as I never share your email address with anybody, ever. Please let me know what kind of information or features you are looking for by using the Comments on each page and I will try to add it as soon as possible.

Categories: Support groups, UK, Websites
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University of Bristol LGBT Society
LGBTQI
Website: http://www.ubu.org.uk/societies/lgbt
LGBTsoc is a society for anyone, regardless of sexuality, to come together, meet up for coffee, go to a bar, club nights, gay scene nights, city trips, set up sport teams, and access help and support – making some great friends and sharing some amazing memories.  We’ve got an epic set of events lined up for the new term in October, including trips to London and Cardiff, MUTiNY’s alternative tunes, a ‘meet the society’ evening, an inter-university bar crawl, a film night, coffee afternoons and bowling/shopping at Cribbs. Remember that you need to re-join the society in order to be a member for the coming year so come and visit our stall at the Freshers’ Fair on the 7th and the 8th. You will be able to collect our fab new handbook and an events calendar at Freshers’ Fair. For new students interested in joining, you can also register online at our website (http://www.gayinbristol.com), or if you don’t have a student number yet then you can email the committee at lgbtsoc-ubu@bristol.ac.uk with your name, email address, and year of study.
Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT, Social groups, Students, Support groups, Youth
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University of Bristol LGBTX Staff Group
Website: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/staff-club/groups/lgbtx/

The acronym LGBTX stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (with the “X” referring anyone else). The UoB staff LGBTX aims to provide the following:

  • Social events to get to know other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender members throughout the university, and other educational institutions in Bristol.
  • Provide lines of support (and contacts) for any LGBTX issues in the workplace and out of the workplace.
Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT, Social groups, Staff Networks, Support groups
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UWE LGBT Staff Network
Website: http://imp.uwe.ac.uk/imp_public/displayentry.asp?URN=5991&rp=listEntry.asp&pid=9
Categories: Education, LGBT, Social groups, Staff Networks, Support groups
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Walking Group
Contact: Alison
Home Phone: 0117 9714818

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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WalkOut
Contact: Mike Burgess
Website: WalkOut

Walk Out is a new project 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. In partnership with Walk for Health Bristol, this project will bring accessible, gentle and welcoming walking groups to anyone who would like to join.

Categories: Activities & Leisure, Gay, Gay men, LGBT, Older LGBT, Trans, Walking, Women
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We Are Here

We Are: Here | We Are: Proud | We Are: Diverse | We Are: Remembering

 Creating events that showcase, celebrate and champion diversity and equality in all its forms.

Visibility for any group can be a struggle but by working together and creating high profile events across the city we can shout out to everyone….

We Are: Proud | 14 July | College Green

On the 14 July we declare WE ARE: PROUD with a free celebration on college green with community area, sampling teams, Enterprise family area and fantastic musical and artistic performances.

Keep it here for details on the Proud Parade, evening street fiesta and very special after parties.

Like our page for the breaking news and spread the word with the event on Facebook

Creating events that showcase, celebrate and champion diversity and equality in all its forms.

Visibility for any group can be a struggle but by working together and creating high profile events across the city we can shout out to everyone….

We Are: Here | We Are: Proud | We Are: Diverse | We Are: Remembering

  • We Are: Remembering

We Are: Proud | 14 July | College Green

On the 14 July we declare WE ARE: PROUD with a free celebration on college green with community area, sampling teams, Enterprise family area and fantastic musical and artistic performances.

Keep it here for details on the Proud Parade, evening street fiesta and very special after parties.

Like our page for the breaking news and spread the word with the event on Facebook

  • We Are: Proud

WE ARE: HERE and WE ARE: PROUD

We Are: Community

 

Creating events that showcase, celebrate and champion diversity and equality in all its forms.

Visibility for any group can be a struggle but by working together and creating high profile events across the city we can shout out to everyone….

We Are: Here | We Are: Proud | We Are: Diverse | We Are: Remembering

  • We Are: Diverse

We Are: Proud | 14 July | College Green

On the 14 July we declare WE ARE: PROUD with a free celebration on college green with community area, sampling teams, Enterprise family area and fantastic musical and artistic performances.

Keep it here for details on the Proud Parade, evening street fiesta and very special after parties.

Like our page for the breaking news and spread the word with the event on Facebook

WE ARE: HERE and WE ARE: PROUD

We Are: Community

From support, sports and social groups the community area is your chance to interact and ask questions from campaign groups, political parties, service providers and local LGBT groups.

To be part of this area email us!

With thanks to Co-operative Membership our Proud community sponsor and supporter.

Categories: All Bristol areas, Diversity, Equality, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, LGBT, LGBT History, Pride
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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 or email westwomenwalking(at)hotmail.co.uk

Categories: Activities & Leisure, All Bristol areas, B&NES, Bath, LGBT, Social groups, Social networks, Trans, Walking, Women
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WiseThoughts
LGBTQI

Wise Thoughts is a registered arts charity that creates, designs and delivers unique arts initiatives and services that address social justice issues and the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and queer communities, as well as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Founded in 1999, Wise Thoughts is currently led by Artistic Director Niranjan Kamatkar.

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WISH A voice for women's mental health
Women Only, NOT LGBT-specific
Other 77 East Road London N1 6AH
Work Phone: 020 7017 2828 Work Fax: 020 7017 2826 Website: http://www.womenatwish.org.uk/

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: 0845 458 2914 Work Phone: 0117 9166 461 Work Fax: 0117 9166462 Website: http://www.womankindbristol.org.uk/

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
Home Phone: 0117 9714818

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 0117 9714818 or e-mail aliwatt(at)hotmail.co.uk for more info

Categories: Activities & Leisure, All Bristol areas, Badminton, LGBT, Lesbian women, Sport, Women
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Wonky
LGBT
Other Basement 45 Frogmore Street Bristol BS1 5NA
Work Phone: 0117 929 3554 Website: Visit Website Website: Visit Website

Born in November 2003 out of a desperate need for an alternative to the gay scene in Bristol, Wonky is now nearly 8 and is bigger, better and sweatier than ever. The night flows through different genres like your favourite mix-tape and the dancefloor is always rammed til the end! The crowd are the friendliest bunch of homos (and their friends) you’ve ever seen under one roof and as of May 2011, Wonky’s new home is Basement 45!  This wicked underground venue situated on Frogmore Street (next to the Hatchet), has 2 sweaty dancefloors, an amaaaazing soundsystem, a properly stocked bar, clean new toilets and a 4am license to name a few spectacular things. Oh… and the other thing:  We’re now every FIRST SATURDAY of the month! …….. (Except for JULY!) See you on the dancefloor xx

Categories: All Bristol areas, Bi-Sexual, Bisexual, LGBT, Venues
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