Notable Bristol landmarks include the Clifton Suspension Bridge across the Avon Gorge. In 1961 John Betjeman described Bristol as "the most beautiful, interesting and distinguished city in England".
In the early 1970s there was a Bristol GLF branch.
In 1985 Rob Brettle held a meeting at his house with the plan of setting up a Gay Youth Group for Bristol and the West Country. By January 1986 the Bristol Lesbian and Gay Youth Group was up and running .
Bristol LGBT Forum was established in 1994
There is a local LGBT radio show, ShoutOut.
Sing Out is the local LGBT choir.
Pink Herrings is a social group for lesbians in Bristol.
Bristol Families and Friends is a support group for families and friends of LGBT people.
- Reece Winstone, Bristol's Suburbs Long Ago 1985, page=124
- Bristol Youth Group was 'formally' listed by CHE National Organisation in April 1973 noting that it was recognised at Morecambe (1973 Conference).Groups Report April 1973 LSE HCA/CHE/2/2
- Gay News issue 90 'Lesbians in Bristol'
- Flyers in LSE Hall Carpenter Archives
- The Pink Paper in 1992 listed a new gay and lesbian youth group in Bristol for under 21s. The Pink Paper 2 Feb 1992. It is not known if this was a forerunner of Freedom Youth or this group folded before 1995.