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Welcome to the Gay Bristol Community.

You’ll find all the latest local gay news and community information contained within our website, along with the Internet’s most comprehensive scene guide for the gay Bristol area

Recent estimates say that around 40,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people live and work in the Bristol area, making it one of the largest urban ‘LGBT’ populations in the country.

The Bristol Gay Scene truly offers something for everyone,be that a quiet drink with friends, both Male & Female Networking Events, A Camp & Cheese-fest, or a more darker night, it’s all here

There’s also a busy social scene, so if you’re looking for someone to cycle, read books, play rugby, sing or just catch up over a cuppa – there is a group within our city that you can join – and you’ll find the details on our site.

You’ll also find links and details of local LGBT based support and health groups. For what ever lifestyle you choose to lead, let’s be proud to be part of the Gay Bristol community.

Latest Gay Bristol Articles

Bristol Pride Postponed

Bristol Pride

Bristol Pride 2020 has been postponed due to the Coronavirus Outbreak. The organisers of Bristol Pride today released the following statement : The Bristol Pride Team and Trustees have been carefully monitoring the ongoing developments with Covid-19 over the last few weeks and have been working on contingency plans for the festival. As well as ...

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Bristol Pride 2020 Dates and Location Announced


Bristol Pride have confirmed that Pride will take place on The Downs again this year, after moving to the Durdham Down site at the top of Whiteladies Road last year. The festival moved site last year in order to increase the size of the festival and to introduce new stages and performance areas to celebrate ...

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Local Clubs Show Support For Rainbow Laces Campaign

Rainbow Laces

Bristol City Football Club and Premiership Rugby have recently shown their support for the Rainbow Laces Campaign. Bristol City supported the campaign for the televised Sky Bet Championship encounter with Middlesbrough on Saturday 30th November. It formed part of a week-long campaign involving the English Football League, Premier League, PGMOL, and The FA. Earlier this ...

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Bristol LGBT Community Rewarded In Local Awards


Bristol Bisons Rugby and Bristol Pride have both recognised in the recent ‘Bristol Loves’ awards. Masterminded by local publication Bristol Live, and nominated by their readers , the awards were created to recognise the businesses in Bristol which deserve it, celebrating the best places to eat, drink and socialise in the city. The awards, which ...

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Bristol Gay Scene Guide

Karaoke, Student Nights, Quiz Nights, Dancing round your handbag, Raving your bits off or just a quiet pint with your friends – you’ll find that Bristol’s Gay Scene has a venue for you. Take a look at our handy Scene Guide to find out where to go. There are also many specialist LGBT music nights in Bristol featuring Indie, Alternative and much more ..

Browse our Bristol Scene Guide Here

Bristol LGBT Community Groups

Bristol is fortunate to have a wide range of both social and support groups available to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community – University groups, The Bristol Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Forum, Singing Groups, Reading Groups, Sports Groups and lots more.  You’ll find many of these listed in our Community Group Guide

Browse our Community Group Guide

Gay News in Bristol

Local Gay News

Local gay news items from around Bristol, and the local area.

LGBT Community Groups in Bristol

Community Groups

Details of LGBT Community groups such as choral,book and sports clubs

Gay Scene Maps of Bristol

Gay Scene Guides

We have comprehensive scene guides showing you where venues are located around the city

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