The Bridport LGBT Group have renamed themselves and restarted their pub meet-ups starting today, Thursday, August 11.

The group have renamed themselves to 'This is Me' Bridport and are planning to hold a monthly meet-up at the Ropemakers pub in Bridport every second Thursday of the month.

It is hoped that the name change will attract more LGBT people and allies to come down to a safe and welcoming place without judgement and be themselves. It also aligns them with their sister group 'This is Me' Weymouth.

One of the organisers Debra-Anne Clark said: "We have all been there and all made that first step out into public and our group is all about helping each other be the people that you are, as well as informing people about what they or their loved ones may be going through.

"We changed the name to make things more inclusive, the new name covers everyone. The idea is to make friends and be yourself."

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