Bournemouth has long had an active gay scene, with a number of gay pubs and clubs centred round The Triangle. Wikipedia referred at one time to "the Bondi (the South's only exclusively GLBT Hotel)". But there certainly are and have been other LGBT hotels and guesthouses in the town itself, including St Michael's Guest House in the 1970s and 80s and the men-only Hamilton Hall at the present day.
Over the Rainbow, supported by the NHS, offers advice, support and information for the LGBT community.
Silver Moments is a group for older LGBT people, run by Over The Rainbow, and there is a coffee morning for older gay men every Wednesday at Hamilton Hall.
- Gay News issue 225 Oct 1981 reported that the group meet first Tuesday each month at The Third Side Club, The Triangle and on the third Tuesday at Lincoln Hall, Lincoln Avenue. Membership was £1 and 50 p per meeting.
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bournemouth#Culture_and_recreation Retrieved 29 July 2012
- http://www.gaybournemouth.net/ Gay Bournemouth