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
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
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
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
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
Serving the South West’s gay community since 1982We 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
Updated 5 years ago.
OtherGEMMABM Box 5700LondonWC1N 3XXpostal
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
Updated 5 years ago.
GOC Cycle Out Bristol
GOC Cycle Out BristolContact:CharlieBeaton
OtherMEET-UP at the King William statueQueen SquareBristolBS1 4PRpostal
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