A gay group is expanding in Gloucestershire to provide further support help for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the area.

Gay-Glos, funded by the Big Lottery, will launch Friendship Support Groups in February for LGBT people, their families and friends.

The peer support group is backed by actor, Sir Ian Mckellen and will welcome people of all ages 18 and over.

The project’s founders are promising a safe, confidential environment, run by volunteers. The groups welcome LGBT people of all ages 18 and over.