The Gloucestershire Gay & Lesbian Community (GGLC)

The Gloucestershire Gay and Lesbian Community is a friendly social group that welcomes people of all sexualities and ages. The group aims to provide a meeting place for people who want to meet others similar to themselves in a relaxed social environment without the pressures associated with the gay bars and clubs.

Telephone: 07050 627273



Terrence Higgins Trust

The UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity. They support people living with HIV and amplify their voices, and help the people using services to achieve good sexual health.

Telephone: 0808 802 1221

Facebook: @TerrenceHigginsTrust

Twitter: @THTorguk

Instagram: @thtorguk


galop - supporting LGBT+

If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, galop are here for you. Also supporting lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people (LGBT+) who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.

Advice Line Telephone: 020 7704 2040

Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428



Bristol Mind - MindLine Trans+

The MindLine Trans+ provides a safe place to talk about your feelings confidentially. We don’t record calls nor ask for any personal details. Our listeners will try understand the multitude of feelings and concerns that may be going on for you. We are here to listen and offer our support.

Telephone: 0117 980 0381



Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence (GI) is a charity whose mission is to increase understandings of gender diversity. GI’s vision is of a world where people are no longer constrained by narrow perceptions and expectations of gender, and where diverse gender expressions are visible and valued; particularly specialising in supporting young trans people aged 8-25.

Telephone: 0207 832 5848

Facebook: @GenderedIntelligence

Twitter: @genderintell



GIRES is a UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.

GIRES is a volunteer operated membership charity that, in collaboration with the other groups in its field, hears, helps, empowers and gives a voice to trans and gender non-conforming individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families.

Telephone: 01372 801 554



A social and support group aimed at trans folk whose gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth. This includes but is not exclusively limited to trans women, trans men and non binary folk.

Telephone: 07834657547

Facebook: GloucesterTrans

Twitter: GloucesterTrans



Gay-Glos for LGBT people

A young people’s social group for LGBT people and those exploring their sexual orientation.



We believe that it is unimportant how ‘convincing’ you look. We encourage you to believe in yourself so that the true, complete person within will shine through. You shall be gorgeous!

You are normal and have nothing to be ashamed of or to apologise for. There is no need to hide part of your true self behind a closed door and drawn curtains. We can introduce that part of you to the world outside in easy stages, until you can be who you are wherever you wish, amongst all the other normal people.




Mermaids UK

Mermaids is passionate about supporting children, young people, and their families to achieve a happier life. Mermaids has evolved and grown to meet demand and offer resources to young people, their families and carers, and professionals working with gender variant young people.

Telephone: 0808 801 0400



The Eddystone Trust

The Eddystone Trust challenges the stigma, discrimination and misinformation associated with HIV and sexual health, and works with people affected by HIV to improve their quality of life.

Telephone: 01752 254 406 / 0800 3283508