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Coat of arms of Bradford City Council
Bradford is a city in northern England, one of the five metropolitan boroughs comprising West Yorkshire. As well as the historic centre of Bradford, the City also includes the towns of Keighley, Shipley, Bingley, Ilkley, Haworth, Silsden and Denholme. Bradford grew rapidly during the insutrial revolution, particularly because of the textile industry, and was once known as the "wool capital of the world".[1]

LGBT history

Bradford CHE Group was founded in May 1972

The Equity Centre, run by the Equity Partnership, is an LGBT centre in the heart of the city.

Older and Bolder is a Bradford-based group for gay and bi men over 55, and Older and Wilder is a similar group for older lesbians and bisexual women. safeT (Strength Awareness Freedom and Empowerment for Transgender people) is a Bradford-based group concerned with mental health issues for trans people.

Out in Tune is an LGBT choir.

S.P.I.C.E (Sisters Promoting Identity, Culture and Empowerment) is a Bradford group for black and minority ethnic LBTQ women.

There was a Bradford GLF in 1972.

There is a "gay village" around Sackville Street.[2]

Bradford Pride has been held annually in May as an outdoor event since 2009 (following indoor events in previous years).[3]

Bradford is the birthplace of Heather Peace and David Hockney.

In July 2010 two gay men were injured in a homophobic attack by up to 15 people.[4]

A 2012 survey claimed that residents of Bradford had more sex than any other city in the UK.[5]

Melanie Garside-Wight plays for the Bradford City women's football team.


  1. "History of Bradford"