Bristol News

LGBT+ Coffee Group in South Bristol

The South Bristol Voice community newsmagazine publishes an update from the city’s Southville Centre on Beauley Road.  The centre, which has recently become an officially accredited “warm community space” to help people during the cost of living crisis, says “At the Southville Centre, we have regular groups that are completely free to join.  We have an LGBT+ Café Group for older people every Tuesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm”.  The community café at the centre serves up a delicious selection of seasonal, locally produced organic vegetarian meals and serves up warming and tasty fairtrade tea,

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Local TV Recommends Gay Venues for Students

Bristol Local TV Channel met up with various members of the public this week, asking them of good venues to visit if they were a “fresher” student coming to the city for the first time. Well done to Bev, a student interviewed near the Clifton university quarter.

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Gay Friendly Market at Bristol's Bear Pit

LGBTQIA+ positive businesses are represented at Bristol’s Bear Pit Market that takes place on Sunday 9th October. From 10am to 5pm the roundabout and subways around St James Barton, known colloquially as “The Bearpit” will see local and independent businesses selling their wares.

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Welcoming Students to Bristol with Party

Specially aimed at the city’s new intake of students, The Sharpie Party is back at Bristol’s oldest gay venue the Queenshilling on Saturday October 1st.   They supply the T-Shirts and pens, you just have to meet like minded people.

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Community Broadcasting Mourns "A Dear Friend"

“ShoutOut” and its home station B.C.F.M. and the wider family of community radio stations throughout the UK, are saddened to report the loss of one of B.C.F.M.’s engineers, Mr Mike Edney. Mr Edney passed on last weekend. For “ShoutOut”, Mr Edney had been a comrade and ally.

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The card shop The Scribbler in Bristol, an establishment which sells a great number of LGBTQIA themed cards and gifts, has a raffle on this week in aid of the breast cancer charity Coppa Feel.


“ShoutOut” and the wider family of community radio stations in Bristol would like to extend its commiseration to the team at youth culture community radio station SWU, which has recently announced


BBC Points West reports that a Freedom of Information Request from campaigning organisations had revealed a jump of some fifty per cent in hate incidents targetting the LGBTQIA community.


Bristol’s local listings magazine, “What’s On Bristol” has published a page of pictures of the Pride March and festival in its August edition.  Taken by Colin Rayner Photography, the pictures showc


BBC Points West reported some needed good news on Saturday - namely that the much loved Queenshilling in Bristol, now the city’s longest running specifically LGBTQIA venue, was turning thirty and i

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