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Bristol & National LGBT+ Resources

We know this is an incredibly strange time and we want to provide a sense of online community for our LGBT+ family by shining a spotlight on groups in Bristol that are working to support our community. 

Below we’ve compiled a list of organisations, charities and community groups that we hope you find helpful. 

We’ll regularly be sharing resources and information on wellbeing to help keep you and feeling good and safe.

Last updated: Friday 9 October 2020.

AKT strive to provide safe homes and better futures for LGBT+ young people. Akt supports LGBT+ young people in the UK experiencing homelessness or living in hostile environment.

Tel: 0772 116 61 61  Twitter: @aktcharity  Instagram: @aktcharity  Facebook: @aktcharityuk

Brigstowe provide local independent & free HIV specific services.

Tel: 0117 955 5038 Facebook: @BrigstoweInfo  Instagram: @brigstowe  Twitter: @BrigstoweInfo

Supporting LGBT+ over 50’s who are isolated and lonely in Bristol

Tel: 07932 370 456  Facebook: @BristolAgeingBetter

Bristol Mind aims to promote a positive view of mental health and provide services that are accessible, relevant and empowering to the people using them.

Tel: 0808 808 0330 (MindLine – 7 nights a week, 7pm-11pm)

Facebook: @BrisMind Instagram: @BristolMind Twitter: @BristolMind

Support group for Bristol-based LGBT+ asylum seekers and refugees.

Tel: 07856 672351 (Tom) Facebook: @bristolrefugeerights

Deaf LGBTIQA tries to provide information, represent and support deaf people who are either coming out and/or identify with LGBT+.

Twitter: @DeafLGBTIQA

Supporting families and friends of lesbians and gays. 

Tel: 01454 898 644 (Sue)  Tel: 01454 528 805 (Janet)

Facebook: @OfficialFFLAG  Twitter: @OfficialFFLAG

Freedom Youth is Off The Record’s gender and sexuality social action project. They offer support to 13-19 year olds with group sessions filled with workshops (on topics such as housing, relationships, mental health, gender and sexuality, keeping safe and much more). They also host a Freedom group for 19-25 year olds.

Tel: 07496 965262 E-mail: henry@otrbristol.org.uk   Facebook: @freedomyouthlgbtq

Galop is a national helpline for LGBT+ victims of domestic abuse, homophobia and sexual violence. They also support LGBT+ people who have problems with the police or questions about the criminal justice system.

Tel: 0800 999 542 (National helpline)  0207 704 2040 (London helpline)

Facebook: @GalopUK

GayWest are a social and support group covering Bristol, Bath and the surrounding area. 

Facebook: @gaywest.org.uk  Twitter: @gaywestsocial  Instagram: @gaywestsocial

Glitter Cymru is a Cardiff based social meet-up group for People of Colour who are Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (LGBT+).

Facebook: @GlitterCymru  Twitter: @GlitterCymru Instagram: @GlitterCymru

Hidayah is a UK organisation for LGBT+ Muslims. They offer social groups, education and campaigns for social justice for LGBT+ Muslims.

Facebook: @hidayahlgbt  Instagram: @hidayalgbtqi  Twitter: @hidayalgbtqi

Kiki provide a space for QTIPOC and their friends to meet. Championing diversity and representation within Bristol’s LGBT+ community. 

Facebook: @KikiSocials  Twitter: @Kiki_Bristol  Instagram: @kiki_bristol

LGBT Switchboard is an LGBT+ confidential helpline run by LGBT+ identifying volunteers. 

E-mail: chris@switchboard.lgbt or Instant Message via the website. 

Tel: 0300 330 0630 (Everyday 10am – 10pm)

Facebook: @SwitchboardLGBT  Twitter: @SwitchboardLGBT  Instagram: @SwitchboardLGBT

MindLine Trans+ offer confidential, non-judgemental listening space for people who identify as Trans+ non-binary and their friends and families to talk. 

Tel: 0300 330 5468 (Open Monday and Friday 8pm – 12pm)

Facebook: @mindlinetrans  Twitter: @mindlinetrans  Instagram: @mindlinetrans

MindOut are a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans and queer people.

Facebook: @mindoutlgbtq  Twitter: @mindoutlgbtq  Instagram: @mindoutlgbtq 

Prism are an LGBT+ Alcohol and Drug Support group that are part of Bristol Drugs Project (BDP). They offer free and confidential outreach advice and and information service. 

Tel: 07971 354 498 

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/prism.bristol/

Rainbow Noir is a volunteer run, social, peer support and community action group for People of Colour who identify as LGBT+. They operate primarily in the Greater Manchester and North West area.

Facebook: @rainbownoirmcr  Twitter: @rainbownoirmcr  Instagram: @rainbownoirmcr

Samaritans are a helpline of volunteers that offer you the space to talk through your thoughts and feelings over the phone. Samaritans also have a branch in Bristol.

Tel: 116 113 (Helpline – open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Tel: 0330 094 5717 (Bristol branch)

Email: jo@samaritans.org (24 hours+ response time)

Facebook: @SamaritansCharity Twitter: @Samaritans Instagram: @SamaritansCharity

Talk to the Rainbow are a team of 12 skilled mental health professional forming a centre for LGBT+ focussed therapy based in and around Bristol.

Facebook: @talktotherainbow 

THT are a national HIV & Sexual Health Charity.

Facebook: @TerrenceHigginsTrust Twitter: @THTorguk Instagram: @THTorguk

Unity Sexual Health is a free, NHS run, confidential sexual health service for Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. 

Tel: 0117 342 6900  Facebook: @unitysexhealth Twitter: @unitysexhealth Instagram: @unitysexhealth