Lesbian, gay and bisexual support groups

Galop

Phone: 0300 999 5428
Email: help@galop.org.uk
Website: Galop
Opening hours: Monday and Thursday: 2 to 8pm. Wednesday: 10am to 5pm.

National helpline for LGBT victims of domestic violence.

Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH)

EACH, Office 27, 42 Triangle West, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1ES
Phone: 0117 946 7607
Actionline: 0808 1000143
Email: info@eachaction.org.uk
Website: Educational Action Challenging Homophobia
Opening hours: Actionline, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
Best way to contact us: Phone, email or post.

EACH is a charitable support agency for people affected by homophobia. It provides a UK Freephone Actionline for  people affected by homophobia, giving callers the opportunity to be heard and offered help and support. The Actionline also provides a homophobic incident reporting line for the West of England.

Families and friends of lesbians and gays (FFLAG)

14 Brockley Close, Little Stoke, Bristol, BS34 6EZ
Contact: Sue Allen
Phone: 01454 852418
Email: sueallenfflag@blueyonder.co.uk
Website: Families and friends of lesbians and gays
Opening hours: 9am to 10pm daily.
Best way to contact us: Phone.

Bristol Families and Friends is a support group based in Bristol and serving the west run by/for families and friends of lesbians, gay men and bisexual women and men. It provides an opportunity for people to explore issues and share experiences, as well as fears, in a safe place. It meets 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.

Friends on the Hill

Phone: 0117 955 6971

Group for people in Redfield, Lawrence Hill, Barton Hill and the Dings who are LGBT or unsure. Socials, activities, info and support.

Gay and Lesbian Alcohol Free Friends

Paul Green, GLAFF, PO Box 2012, Bristol, BS99 5WN
Phone: 0117 378 9439
Email: TMM@glaff.org.uk

Social and support group for lesbian, gay and bisexual people with an alcohol issue.

Gay West

GayWest, PO Box 586, Bath, BA1 2YQ
Phone: 0870 811 1990
Email: info@gaywest.org.uk
Website: Gay West
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8 to 10pm.

A social and support group for gay people in the South West. Meets Saturday mornings in the Rainbow Cafe in Bath.

Lesbian and Children Network

Phone: 07813 754 291.
Email: rachely@talktalk.net

Bi-monthly social group for lesbians and bisexual women and their children.

LGBT BRISTOL: Bristol Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Forum

Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN
Contact: Sarah-Louise Minter, Development Worker
Phone: 0117 353 4621
Email: lgbtadmin@lgbtbristol.org.uk
Website: Bristol Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Forum
Opening hours: Office is staffed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Best way to contact us: Phone (ansaphone) or email any time.

LGBT Bristol is a charity and is run by a management committee made up of members from the Bristol LGBT communities. They take issues that members raise and work with institutions, like the local authority, health service, police, fire service, to represent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender concerns and interests. They also hold community events, musical and social evenings with speakers on topical subjects. They are always looking for new members, volunteers and management committee members.

Access: All meetings and events are held in fully accessible venues.

Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, Bristol

16 Home Ground, Shirehampton, Bristol, BS11 0HN
Contact: Alan Wilkins, Convenor
Phone: 0117 982 1512
Email: alan.wilkins0@tinyworld.co.uk
Best way to contact us: Phone.

LGCM is a national organisation that seeks to bring gay liberation to the church(es) and expound Christianity in the LGBT community. The Bristol branch is recognised by the national movement and welcomes enquiries. The local group is run by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and seeks to support lesbian and gay Christians in their churches. Meetings are held at least monthly and comprise a range of discussions, worship and social activities.

Access: Level access at some venues. Venues vary. On bus route.

Missing Lesbians

Website: Missing lesbians

Listing Guide for events, social groups and organisations of interest to lesbians and within reach of Bristol. The site is full of useful information. Internet only.

Naz Project London

Palingswick House, 241 King Street, London, W6 9LP
Phone: 0208 741 1879
Fax: 0208 741 9609
Email: naz@naz.org.uk
Website: NPL (Naz project London)

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.

Off The Record LGBTQ+ services for young people

LGBTQ Counselling

Off The Record has a free and confidential LGBTQ counselling service for young people aged 11 to 25. Find out about their counselling services at the Off The Record website.

Freedom Youth Group

Freedom is Bristol’s longest running LGBTQ+ youth group.

We've groups for those aged 13-19 and 19-25. Freedom is a fun, safe, social space for LGBTQ+ young people to meet each other, discuss issues important to them and have their voices heard.

Freedom is open to anyone that identifies as LGBTQ+ or is questioning their sexuality: no labels applied.

Open hours

  • Tuesday 6.45pm to 9pm 
  • Wednesday 7pm to 9pm
  • Friday 5pm to 7pm

Location: Central Bristol

Contact

Pink Herrings

Phone: 0117 986 1529

Social network for lesbians, meets every other Thursday evening at 8.30pm. Also bowling, cinema, coffee bars, theatre, concerts, discos, cycling, walks, meals out and more.

Pridewest

Website: Pride West: Bristol

The online gay community website for the Bristol, Bath, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire areas. Gay Bristol is a part of the PrideWest Network, and has a selection of pages relevant to Bristol ranging from news, support info and our essential events guide, choose from the links on the left side of the page. Internet only.

Queer Caf

Contact Kebele, 14 Robertson Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 6JY
Email: bristolqueercaf@googlemail.com

Queer Caf is a campaigning group working to broaden society's understanding of gender and sexuality.

Rainbow Group

c/o Equality and Community Cohesion Team, Bristol City Council, 100 Temple Street, PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS.
Email: rainbow@bristol.gov.uk
Textphone: 0117 922 2661 (Equalities Team)
Fax: 0117 903 6427 (Equalities Team)
Email: equalities.team@bristol.gov.uk

The Rainbow Group is a self-organising group (SOG) for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender 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.

Stonewall

Tower Building, York Road, London SE1 7NX
Phone: 020 7593 1850
Email: info@stonewall.org.uk
Website: Stonewall

National campaigning and lobbying group.

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline

Website: Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline 

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline is a voluntary organisation with charitable status, whose aim is to provide an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people and anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality.

Terrence Higgins Trust West

8 West Street, Old Market, BS2 0BH
Phone: 0117 955 1000
Email: info.bristol@tht.org.uk

Information, care and support, and health promotion for all people affected by HIV and AIDS. Counselling, buddying, complementary therapies, advocacy and advice.

University of Bristol LGBT Society

University of Bristol Union, Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1LN
Email: lgbtsoc-ubu@bristol.ac.uk

Organise regular social events for all LGBT students at Bristol University.

University of the West of England (UWE)

There is an active LGBT staff network and student network (UWELGBT+) which offer great networking opportunities and support.

UWE LGBT staff network: website UWE Bristol staff networks email: lgbt@uwe.ac.uk.

UWELGBT+: website: UWELGBT+ email: uwelgbtplus@gmail.com

Phone: 0117 3281719.

Wild Walking Women

Phone: 07980 418 676

A friendly walking group for lesbians, meets the second Sunday of the month with walks at various venues around Bristol, Bath and the South West.

Updating the listing

Updated April 2016.

If you see any errors in this information, or would like to add something please email: equalities.team@bristol.gov.uk