Live the gay life in Bristol and join our ever growing community.

It’s estimated that upto 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 United Kingdom.  The Bristol Gay Scene is unique and something to be proud of. Even the annual pride festival was voted one of the top in the country.

The LGBT Community truly offers something for everyone, a busy social scene – which you will find documented elsewhere on this website – but also a welcoming community, 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

Bristol Bisons Rugby

A rugby club for gay and straight men offering a friendly and inclusive atmosphere to train and play rugby. They are looking for people to both help support and play. What ever your age, skills or ability you will be made welcome as they take you through the basics of the game or get you involved in more advanced practice. The Bisons hold training sessions every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at various locations around Bristol.

Read More on the Bisons Website

Bristol Panthers

Bristol’s Gay and Gay Friendly football team. Recently reformed and members of the Gay Football Supporters Network.

Read More on the Panthers Website

Gay Mens Book Club

Meeting monthly at a venue in the centre of Bristol to discuss a book written by a gay author or about gay themes. Currently the group compromises of a very mixed in age and background. Anyone is free to choose a book but they don’t necessarily have to introduce it themself. Discussions are quite lively and new members would be welcome. Email for further details


Sing Out Bristol

Sing Out Bristol is a choir run by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who enjoy singing. They welcome all members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Choir experience is not necessary, although the ability to sing in tune is desirable! Also, there are plenty of opportunities to help out with non-singing activities – especially at performances.

Visit the Sing Out Bristol Website to find out more


OutdoorLads is a UK-wide outdoor pursuits and social group, with well in excess of 10,000 members and almost 1,000 alone in the South West. Members are gay or bisexual guys, with a core age group of 18-35, but all ages are welcome

Visit the OutdoorLads Website to find out more

Gay Outdoor Club

The local branches of the Gay Outdoor Club based in Wiltshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire hold regular events, there is no better way to take in the beauty of the local countryside, get some exercise, and maybe even a pub lunch!

Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and North Somerset Group

Somerset Group

Cycle Out Bristol

Cycle Out ride their bikes for recreation and fun. There are rides based around Bristol and also weekend trips or longer throughout Britain and beyone. They aim to vary the types and lengths of rides to involve all levels of cycling ability and interest.

Read More on the Cycle Out Bristol Facebook Page