BDP at Bristol’s Trans Pride March 2023

On Saturday, 25th November, we had the pleasure of joining the 2023 edition of Bristol’s Trans Pride March. The day was a celebration of “the diversity of transgender, non-binary, intersex and gender non-conforming individuals, and actively encouraging awareness, openness and interaction”. 

Ten members of the BDP joined the march equipped with a PRISM (Our LGBTQ+ support service) banner that was hand-painted by people who use the service. Josh Weinstock, one of our team who manages PRISM, said, “It was such a lovely & positive day. It was rousing to be part of an expression of freedom and unity like that and to raise awareness of how people from that community are disproportionately affected by harm through drug and alcohol use.” 

After the march was over, the celebrations continued at the afterparty hosted at Strange Brew in the city centre. Our PRISM outreach team were at the night providing harm reduction advice and promoting access to our services.  

What is PRISM?  

PRISM is our service designed to meet the needs of people within the LGBTQ+. We identified the great need for these services in Bristol as we have a very diverse population, and LGBTQ+ people experience greater levels of harm from drug and/or alcohol use than the general population. PRISM provides a weekly drop-in, bookable appointments and a range of other harm reduction services such as access to clean injecting equipment and contraception.  

Find out more about Prism here.  

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