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Welcome to Gay Somerset – This is your place to find out about gay life in and around the county of  Somerset.

Gay Somerset is part of the PrideWest Magazine, our websites mission is to inform and support the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender community in Somerset.  You’ll find details of gay scene venues in the County, and also details of support and social groups to participate in.

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Local Councils Top Stonewall Education Equality Index

Both Bath & North East Somerset and Wiltshire council’s have been named by the charity Stonewall as being amongst the best local authorities in Britain for tackling homophobic bullying. Charity Stonewall has published the Education Equality Index for 2014 with Wiltshire Council securing third place and neighbouring authority, Bath & North East Somerset Council taking ...

Police Observe Taunton Street Preacher Following Possible Offensive Comments

Police in Taunton are advising members of the public to capture video of any offensive comments being made by a preacher in the town centre. The Somerset Gazette report that Avon & Somerset Police have received complaints regarding the behaviour of Michael Overd during his preaching sessions in the town’s High Street. Local businesses even claim ...

LGBT History Month 2014

February once again brings the celebration of Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans history month and the theme chosen for 2014 is music. It is an opportunity to celebrate LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) lives and culture by exploring our own and others’ histories in an LGBT context. It is also an opportunity for learning, discussion ...

Local employers feature in Stonewall Top 100 Employers list

Local employers have performed well as Stonewall publishes its Top 100 Employers 2014 list, showcasing Britain’s best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. Taking 15th place is Bristol City Council, University of the West of England comes in at number 35. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service take 54th position. Nationwide Building Society, ...

Somerset Gay Scene Guide

Karaoke, Quiz Nights, Dancing round your handbag, Raving your bits off or just a quiet pint with your friends – you’ll find that venues across Somerset & Bristol that have something for everyone. Take a look at our handy Scene Guide to find out where to go.

Browse our Somerset Scene Guide Here

Somerset LGBT Community Groups

Somerset is fortunate to have a wide range of both social and support groups available to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community, both within the County itself and also the neighbouring areas, so you’re never too far away from either a Social or Support Group, and you’ll find many of these listed in our Community Group Guide

Browse our Community Group Guide