LGBT Bristol Newsletter

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Bristol mental health support – Christmas opening times 2018
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Acting Out
Acting Out, LGBTQ drama group have started a podcast. This is mainly to be a vehicle for the monologues they did to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland but it also includes interviews and music from queer theatre makers who they work with.

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Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote is a hosted screening of an episode of Murder, She Wrote, featuring games and audience participation, and the show is coming to Bristol in February. On 10th February 2019 at 7pm the classic episode "Birds of a Feather" will be screened at The Old Market Assembly, with kind permission of NBC Universal Television.  Advance tickets £5 or £6 on the door.

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FFLAG Bristol meet monthly at new venue The Park Centre, Daventry Road, Knowle, Bristol, BS4 1DQ. 
The group offers support for families and friends of LGBT+ children of all ages.  
For more details call Sue on 01454 898644 or Janet on 01454 528805
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Therapy Group for Transgender Women
Weekly Group sessions on Wednesday evenings from 6.30 to 8.00 pm at Womankind, Brunswick Court, Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8PE. This group is now closed but a new group will be running in the spring - register your interest by leaving your details with Womankind Helpline :0117 9166461 or 0345 458 2914 or email

Mindline Trans+ 
MindLine Trans+ is a confidential  emotional, mental health support helpline for people who identify as Trans, Agender, Gender Fluid, Non-binary
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MindLine Trans+

0300 330 5468

SISH - Support for those who self harm
For details of support offered and affordable groups please see:
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Bristol Sex Workers Collective
Bristol Sex Workers Collective is an organisation set up for sex workers by sex workers. Our goal is to build a grass roots community for the resistance of violence and stigma towards sex workers. 
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Women's Independent Alcohol Support (WIAS) 
Women's Independent Alcohol Support can help with alcohol use before it's a problem, as well as later!
Contact us on : 0117 942 3634
email :
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Workshops for Coping with Family Estrangement
Stand Alone is a charity supporting those who are coping with Family Estrangement and who run workshops.  Details for the next reasonably priced workshops in Bristol are below.
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Womenkind Bristol Women's Therapy Centre

Would it help to talk to another woman who can help you think things through?
Womankind’s helpline offers confidential non-judgemental listening support for women by women. Our diverse staff and volunteer team includes women from the LGBT+ community and understands the issues faced by them.

The helpline supports women to talk about any worries, problems and feelings that are affecting them.  Women also call the helpline to talk through the range of face to face services provided by Womankind and their current availability.

You can call the Helpline on 0345 458 2914 or 0117 916 6164 (click below for current opening hours)

Our next helpline volunteer training is in January and February 2019. If you would like to volunteer with us or find out more, please get in touch via: 

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Compassionate Yoga for over 50's
New group Starting9th October -Tuesdays 2 pm - 3 pm Drop in at St Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road, BS2 9TJ 
£5 per session (FIRST SESSION FREE) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender + friendly
Contact: 07932 370 456   Email:   lenagraceyoga@gmail.comWomen's Walking Group
Rainbow Women's 55+Walks running every other week
Contact : Cheryl Martin on 07530 564 332 or 
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Freedom Walkers
Weekly LGBT+ walking group.  Meet on Wednesdays at 10:30am outside the Watershed and winds down at 1pm following coffee and a chat in a local coffee house.  Welcomes new walkers.

A leisurely relaxed social walking group for people who identify as LGBT+.  Based within central Bristol.  Make new friends, have a chat and enjoy exploring the cities wonderful cafes for tea and cake.

Contact Walk Leader Stevie Williams on 0787 9020 595 or Walk organizers Andrew Smith on 0758 7169 696 or 
Christoper Heath on 0779 1780 776

LGBT+ Swimming Group
Out To Swim West, a new masters swimming club for the LGBT+ community in Bristol, UK.  We welcome anyone who wants to swim for fitness or to compete.
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Freedom - weekly social events for LGBT+ young people
Freedom is Off The Record’s gender and sexuality social action project.  The project runs three projects for young people aged 13-25.  For up-to-date information please see
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Kiki - ad hoc events for LGBT+ People of Colour
For information about their events and their new LGBT+ Muslim group search :
Twitter: @Kiki_BristolIndigo - monthly events for LBTQ+ women

Networking and Hush club night events for women in Bristol
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Gays Meeting Gays
Hold regular events for gay men in Bristol and the South West.  If you'd like to receive their newsletter with details of forthcoming
events please email - monthly events for GBT men
Networking and club night events for men in Bristol
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Crossroads - monthly events for T+
Crossroads is a social group 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.
The Crossroads Calendar which has links to various local events as well as their popular monthly Crossroads event. 
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Gloscats - regular events for T+
Friendly meet ups in Gloucester and Bristol for those describing themselves as cross-dresser, transvestite, a transman, a transwoman, intersex, transexual or gender variant.
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Sing Out Bristol
Friendly and welcoming LGBT+ Choir, all singers welcome.
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LGBT+ Health Matters
"I am Paul, a 3rd year medical student at the University of Bristol. This year I have founded a new society called "LGBT+ Health Matters" aimed at teaching medical students about LGBT+ health issues and how we can combat them. Our Facebook page is below if you would like to check it out;
We would like to have talks on issues such as gender dysmorphia, sexual health (the stigma of HIV and PREP) and mental health. Ideally we would like a doctor to lead a session with experiences of healthcare from members of the LGBT+ community.
If you are able to help us please email me at 2 Documentary call for Participants
The Garden Productions (makers of '24 Hours in A&E' and founded by the creators of 'One Born Every Minute') are looking for a diverse range of expectant parents for a new BBC2 documentary we are developing.  Whether this is your first child or an extra addition to an already full brood, we'd like to hear from you!
If you would like to find out more, email us at
Call 020 7620 6703  Text 07724 061 586"
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"We are currently making a new ground-breaking documentary for a major broadcaster about family life in Britain today.
We think this documentary might be of some interest to members of the LGBT+ communites and are hoping to speak to families of all different shapes and sizes, from all different walks of life, with interesting family dynamics.
Families whose relatives are:
- divorced but still in touch and part of a bigger family, -families from different ethnic backgrounds
- sexualities and gender identities 
- different interests and wealth disparities
– and families who are keen to share their unique stories, who are keen to share their stories with us!
If you are over 18 PLEASE get in touch:"Bristol City Council Consultations
Click below to find details about all current and closed consultations.
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Bisexual/Pansexual Survey
"I'm Dr Katie Wright-Bevans a social scientist at Keele University and also bisexual. My small team and I have developed a survey specifically to explore the experiences of those attracted to more than one gender. In part, this is a response to the survey of over 100,000 LGBT people in the UK earlier this year.  That survey was the largest in the world to date and revealed how bisexual and pansexual individuals on average experience lower life satisfaction and greater discrimination.

We wanted our research to be substantial and to make a difference in the lives of bisexual, pansexual, queer and other people who are attracted to more than one gender.

We would like to ask if readers could take part in our survey:"

Kings College London Research
A team at King’s College London are looking for LGBT+ people and/or their partners, friends, relatives and chosen family, who are facing a serious illness,  for participation in a brief interview.  If you are interested in finding out more please email

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