GAY to Z DIRECTORY is based on a search engine and database containing over 13,000 listings of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered businesses, organisations and groups. Everything gay in the UK, plus gay-friendly venues and hotels around the world.
INDEX - Accountants to Youth Groups.
If you cannot find what you want, visit the FULL
INDEX page to get further ideas. Or use the KEYWORD Search. Our
ADVANCED SEARCH gives you
a drop down menu of most of the choices.
REGION - Search by regions of the UK as well as many international
links. Major towns are included, notably London, Manchester and Brighton.
If what you need is outside one of the major 'gay' cities, then try
'Midlands' or 'East Anglia' etc. See our regional UK
KEY WORD - Type in any word(s) and we'll find all the entries that include those words in their descriptions. Choose words that will narrow your search down. Do not type in 'the' or you'll find all our entries! For example: HOTEL AMSTERDAM, LEATHER LONDON, or YOUTH GROUP BRISTOL. There's usually no need to type 'gay' because all our listings are gay-friendly.
QUICK SEARCH - We have pre-programmed the most popular searches. Just press the quick search buttons on our home page.
FULL INDEX - As well as the pop-down menus for INDEX and REGION,
you can visit the FULL INDEX
page and see all the categories divided into Professional Services,
'On The Scene' (bars and hotels etc), Health, Lifestyle and Shopping,
and several other logical sections to help you find what you want.
ADVERTISE - Our general listings are FREE.
For this you get your name, address (if required) and phone number
printed in the GAY to Z Directory. You can buy a banner to enhance your listing and move your listing forward to the first page of search
findings. See the ENTRY
FORM for prices. ADVERTISING RATES
YOUR ADDRESS - In order to keep our information up to date we need a postal address for every listing in our printed directory. You can ask us not to publish it, in which case we will hide it, and keep it just for our reference only. We like to write to everyone at least once a year to make sure the details are correct. If you just want your web address in our Internet Directory we need an email address for the same reason.
NEW CATEGORIES - If you think your organisation should be in
a new category please let us know. Bear in mind that it should be
something obvious that will help your customers find you easily.
NOT FOUND - We aim to keep our information as up to date as
possible, but in our experience as many as 20% of our listings change
or close every year. We really appreciate your help in letting us
know when our information needs up-dating. Of course we're also on
the lookout for new entries - tell your friends.
NON-UK LISTINGS- Our aim is to provide comprehensive listings
for the UK, and we now include many gay hotels in Cities and resorts
worldwide. We also have links to local CITY
QUEENS ENGLISH - For the benefit of overseas visitors to the
UK, here is a translation of some of our quaint English terms:
numbers - if dialling from outside the UK, our Country Code is
44, then leave out the first '0'.
- refers to property letting, real estate, apartment sharing, house
Hotels - covers lodgings, bed & breakfast, guest houses, motels, temporary accomodation, villas, apartments, etc.
- are the UK equivalent of Bath Houses
Cottages - are our equivalent of T-Rooms and Public Bathrooms.
- refer to rent boys and hustlers in the nicest possible way.
Chat Lines - refers to telephone sex lines, watch out for the
prices which must be shown in all advertising.
- are bars which generally open from lunchtime through to 11pm (times
vary so check our opening times information). Pubs - public houses
- are open to the public and do not require memberships . They may
charge entrance fees for special events. We have split our index into
sub-sections to cover leather bars, cabaret bars, etc, and recommendations
would be appreciated.
are generally open after the pubs shut and are usually open until
2am or 3am, and sometimes a lot later depending on their location.
A few require membership, but this is becoming rare. Our listings
usually tell you if this is neccessary.
/ Trojans - known as CONDOMS and trade names like
Durex, Condomi, Mates, Boys Own. Thanks to LGBT health groups FREE condoms
and lube can be found on the bars of most gay bars and clubs, Don't
forget to take what you need.
QUALITY - we do not vet all the sites or organisations listed.
If you have a complaint about a business or service you should take
it up with their management first, followed by an appropriate trade
association (eg ABTA or Law Society etc). Obviously we need to know
about homophobia and discrimination. Please see our disclaimer.
We are members of the Gay