Post Pride Celebrations at Bristlr

It’s officially the end of EuroPride month, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still be proud! So we’ll be carrying on with our Queer Beard Questions series as we find more people to speak to. So if you want to get involved, get in touch!

In addition, our #BristlrPride competition is STILL running! It’s been a busy Pride month, and we know (from experience) that when you’re caught up in the moment it can be tricky to do things like enter competitions with amazing prizes. So we’ll be accepting entries for the first week of September!

Insta send out

We’ve already had some fabulous entries, just take a look below!

Just look at that beard of Pride! 

#bristlrpride #beards #manchesterpride

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All those beards, practically beaming with Pride!!

Lost at Pride @manchesterpride #manchesterpride #pride #beard #lgbt #bristlrpride #streetparty

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That’s a face of pure pride right there! 

And that’s just some of them!

Thanks to the support of our amazing friends at Totem Wolf, Bristlr was able to actually attend Manchester Pride this year. Albeit on a small scale (just me!), but what an experience was had! Next year, we’re thinking Bristlr Pride float! Fingers crossed…

We saw some pretty amazing beards…

And reconnected with some old friends! Remember our #BareYourBeard runner up here? 

We even had the pleasure of meeting the handsome guys at Moody Bear

…and couldn’t resist getting some of their merch. Hopefully this won’t be the last we hear from them!

This is the personal bit – the most important part for me was attending the vigil on the final day of Manchester Pride. With so many attacks on the LGBTQ community in recent months, a community that I am proudly a part of, I wanted to show solidarity in the face of adversity. A truly humbling and moving experience.

Manchester Pride Vigil
Photo credit – Glenn Jones

So thank you to everyone that has shown their support in joining in with Pride and helping Bristlr celebrate, whether you entered the competition, spread the word, helped us raise awareness or helped us actually attend a Pride celebration ourselves (Thanks again, Totem Wolf!)! It’s been an enjoyable month for us at Bristlr, and we were proud to take part!

Don’t think it’s over though, the team at Bristlr will strive to always raise awareness for our fellow LGBTQ community all year around! So as always, watch this space for exciting things to come.

#BristlrPrideMCR with Totem Wolf!

Oh, y’all wanted a twist?!

You read the title right, beard fans! Celebrating our Manchester roots and the LGBTQ community, Bristlr will be attending #ManchesterPride! It’s all thanks to Totem Wolf!

In celebration of Manchester Pride month we’ll be creating a number of blogs in celebration of gender and sexuality, all beard-centric of course! Watch this space, you might just learn a thing or two, and you’ll be proud of yourself for opening your mind. How fun?!

We’ll also be running a competition sponsored by Totem Wolf, more on that later! Be sure to take a look at their amazing selection of products – we’ll be plugging them this month too as a huge thank you!

So, keep an eye out for our Bristlr rep at Pride and watch this space to get involved with our competition!

Bristlr Pride

#HappyPride!

Bristlr & Drinkabout Manchester Celebration!

Are you at a loss for plans this Friday? Got plans but you’d rather be doing something more fun and beardy? Of course!

Well, join us and Drinkabout Manchester for a joint celebration in Manchester this Friday! There’ll be beards, there’ll be drinks and there’ll most surely be fun times to be had!

What are we celebrating, you ask? In case you hadn’t heard, we recently hit 100,000 users on Bristlr, and that figure is still climbing! It’s a massive achievement, and we’ve decided to give ourselves a pat on the back with a well deserved celebration. But we couldn’t possibly celebrate without our dedicated fans that have helped us hit that target, so we’re inviting you all to come along and join us!

Exciting times here at Bristlr! Our #BareYourBeard competition is still underway, so watch this space! Until we announce the winner, why not join us for a drink?

Be sure to let us and Drinkabout Manchester know you’re coming: http://bit.ly/DrinkaboutBristlr

See you there!

 

 

Bristlr gets a promo video

After a day of filming and a night of editing, our first promo video is here to show off Bristlr, and our beards. The video was filmed in a few of my favourite Manchester places: The Whiskey Jar, Takk, and The Gas Lamp.

Thanks to Rhys, Charlotte, and all my friends (who were bribed with free drinks) for featuring in the shoot. And of course thanks to Resolution Visuals for actually filming and editing everything.

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