Resources: LGBT+

Avon Trans People

Self-help group for those considering or undergoing gender reassignment. Signposting and personalised support for: medical and treatment issues, emotional and family concerns, passing problems and legal matters.

BIVISIBLE

Socialising and support for Bristol’s Bi Community.

Every 2nd Wednesday of each month at Hydra Book Shop from 8pm – 10pm.

Bristol Hate Crime Services

Bristol Hate Crime Services is a group of four expert agencies working in collaboration to provide a comprehensive service for victims of hate crime.

The collaboration is led by SARI (Stand Against Racism & Inequality), with local providers Brandon Trust, Bristol Mind and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Forum.

Consortium

Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Voluntary and Community Organisations. Directory of organisations.

Crossroads Transgender Support Group

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 transgender 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.

Freedom Youth

Freedom Youth is a fun, safe, inclusive and supportive project for those aged 13-19 years, where you can meet other lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer or questioning young people. It’s open to anyone questioning their sexuality or gender – no labels applied! As well as groups, the Freedom staff offer one-to-one support and signposting, including to Off The Record’s in-house LGBTQ counsellors. The service is operated by Off The Record.

GALOP – the LGBT+ anti-violence charity

For LGBT+ people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual violence or hate crime. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.  Operate a confidential service, hate crime reporting service and domestic violence helpline, including Trans specific service.

Gender Jelly

A monthly safe space for young people (13-25 years old) who might be questioning their gender identity, or who identify on the trans spectrum, to talk about gender and what it means to them. Sessions are workshop based and provide support, information and signposting.

Imaan – LGBTQ Muslim Charity

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.

Intercom Trust

Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community resource in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West. They maintain a directory of services for LGBT in the South West.

Mermaids

Mermaids provides a helpline aimed at supporting transgender youth up to and including the age of 19, their families and professionals working with them. The helpline offers emotional support, a gateway to the parents and teens forums, information about current legislation and protections under the law, plus signposting to training and resources.

MindLine Trans+

A confidential national emotional, mental health support helpline and signposting service for people who identify as Trans, A Gender, Gender Fluid, Non-binary.

MindLine Trans+ provides a safe place to talk about your feelings confidentially. We don’t record calls nor ask for any personal details. Our listeners will try understand the multitude of feelings and concerns that may be going on for you. We are here to listen and offer our support.

MindOut

A mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans, and queer people. They provide advice & information and an out of hours online chat service.

Missing Lesbians

A listing guide for lesbian events, groups and organisations of interest to lesbians and within reach of Bristol UK. Missing Lesbians exists to give people information on events and groups of interest to the lesbian community in the South West and South Wales. They currently cover Bristol, Bath and Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Gloucestershire and South Wales including Swansea and Cardiff.

NB:South West

Non-Binary South West is a peer support group for trans* people in the South West of England (or beyond) with non-binary gender identities

Parents of Jewish Gays

Support Group for Parents of Jewish Gays and Lesbians who may  be having difficulties in coping with their child being gay, would 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.

Pink Therapy

Online directory of LGBTIQ affirmative therapists, search ‘Avon’ region within ‘Find a therapist’ for counsellors in Bristol and surrounding area. Therapists specialising in gender identity issues and couples counsellors listed among others.

Prism LGBT+ Alcohol and Drug Support

Prism is a dedicated support service for Bristol’s wide and varied LGBT+ communities and individuals. Prism provides free and confidential support to people around their alcohol and drug use. Prism provides outreach support in clubs and bars across Bristol, as well as providing direct access support in the Prism drop-in near Old Market.

Stonewall

National LGBT charity. ‘What’s in My Area?’ local LGBT services and community groups search tool available online.

TranzWiki (Gender Identity Research and Education Society – Gires)

TranzWiki attempts to be a comprehensive directory of the groups campaigning for, supporting or assisting trans and gender non-conforming individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families across the UK. It has been developed by GIRES to support the trans community but its content is determined by a broad range of stakeholders. From Youth groups and support groups to organisations that can help provide advice and assistance such as housing or support with domestic violence.

Walk Out Bristol

Walk Out is a 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.