LGBT Organisations

Details of local and national LGBT+ organisations are shown below. Click on their logos to be taken to their website or use the contact details provided to get in touch.

National


GIRES

Works Across England

The Gender Identity Research and Education Society has a varied professional medical and legal expertise, and provides a wide range of support and information for trans people, their friends and families, and GIRES’ network of member organisations. GIRES works with the policy developers, delivers training and advice to organisations, and produces a range of helpful resources on trans issues. For more information, visit their website.

LLGS

Works Across the UK

The London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard provides free & confidential support & information to LGBT+ communities throughout the UK. Phone line open 10am to 11pm daily. Call 0300 330 0630 or visit their site.

Pink Therapy

Works Across the UK

Phe Queer Youth Network is run by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex, Questioning, Curious, Asexual, Pansexual or “Queer” and /or people who are potentially socially marginalised as a result of their identity, as well as those who advocate on their behalf. Regional groups run events and engage with other local LGBT+ youth groups. They provide direct peer-advocacy, support and online social networking. They campaign around topics such as prejudice, discrimination and invisibility, and a range of issues that affect our civil and human rights. For more information, visit the website.

Queer Youth Network

Works Across the UK

The Queer Youth Network is run by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex, Questioning, Curious, Asexual, Pansexual or “Queer” and /or people who are potentially socially marginalised as a result of their identity, as well as those who advocate on their behalf. Regional groups run events and engage with other local LGBT+ youth groups. They provide direct peer-advocacy, support and online social networking. They campaign around topics such as prejudice, discrimination and invisibility, and a range of issues that affect our civil and human rights. For more information, visit the website.

Stonewall

Works Across the UK

Stonewall is a leading lobbying and campaigns charity working to promote and protect the rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual people. They work directly with over 600 employers through their Diversity Champions Program. They run an Education for All program which partners with schools and education authorities across the UK to challenge and prevent homophobic bullying. Stonewall’s Healthy Lives Program works with health organisations to improve their services for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Stonewall also runs an information line to provide details on all their work and on the rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual people. To contact Stonewall, call 08000 50 20 20 or visit the website.


North East

MESMAC North East

Based in Newcastle

MESMAC North East provides services to gay and bisexual men and information and signposting to the LGBT community in the North and South of Tyne region. Free services include HIV testing, counselling, 1-2-1 support, groups, condoms and lubricant, outreach, and training. To contact MESMAC call: 0191 233 1333 or visit the website.


North West

LGF

Based in Manchester

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) – is a charity offering a wide range of services to lesbian, gay and bisexual communities. The LGF campaign for a fair and equal society where all lesbian, gay and bisexual people can achieve their full potential, and their mission is: ‘Ending Homophobia, Empowering People’. For more information, visit the website, or call 0845 3 30 30 30.


Yorkshire & the Humber

The Equity Partnership

Based in Bradford

Working in partnership with voluntary and statutory agencies, The Equity Partnership supports local services in providing appropriate services to the needs of LGB&T people. They can send representatives to various meetings involving council, police and NHS representatives, and voluntary and community sector organisations to help with how services are run, and offer a training programme which is geared towards giving organisations the knowledge and tools to create LGB&T friendly workplaces and services. For more information visit the website.


West Midlands

Birmingham LGBT

Based in Birmingham

Our Vision is a vibrant, diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community in Birmingham in which individuals can realise their full potential and have equal access to all the city has to offer. As well as a variety of projects in heritage, arts and capacity building we also operate Birmingham’s LGBT Health & Wellbeing Centre, which is a one-stop shop for the community and community groups, and works with other service providers to address health inequalities within the LGBT community. For more information, visit the website.


East of England

SexYOUality

Based in Cambridgeshire

SexYOUality is a charity working to support LGB young people aged 14-24. Our vision is that young lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people are fully included in society, with equal access to opportunities, living without fear of prejudice, discrimination and harassment. SexYOUality runs various services, known as 2byou, for young people including weekly drop in groups across the county, 1-2-1 support and volunteering opportunities. We also work with local schools and youth workers supporting them to make their community safer and more inclusive for LGB young people working with around 2000 pupils per year. We do this through offering bespoke training, PSHE workshops and activities around LGBT History month. For more information, visit the website.

SisterAct

Based in East Anglia

SisterAct is a group for women who like women. They provide a lively monthly newsletter and hold regular events, including: Weekly sports Mums and Kids group Summer BBQ’s Book club New Members Evenings 50+ group for those over the age of 50 ….. plus a host of other trips and outings including walks, theatre, cinema, pubs, jazz nights, clubs, 10 pin bowling. All SisterAct members can join the email group with the latest events, hot news topics and exchange messages with other members. For more information contact enquiries@sisteract.org or visit the website.


London

ELOP

Based in London

The East London Out Project is a holistic lesbian and gay centre that offers a range of social, emotional and support services to LGBT communities, and our core services include counselling and young people’s services. They also offer training and consultancy for fellow professionals and those seeking to enhance their understanding of issues facing LGBT communities. Call 020 8509 3898 or visit their website visit the website.

Galop

Based in London

Galop is London’s LGBT anti-violence charity – making life safe, just and fair for LGBT people. Galop gives advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse. They also support lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system. Galop is an independent, community-led group and not connected to the police. You can talk anonymously if you choose. For more information visit the website.

Gendered Intelligence

Based in London

Gendered Intelligence is a community interest company that runs arts programmes, creative workshops, mentoring, and youth group sessions to trans youth (under the age of 25) across the UK. In addition they deliver workshops in educational and young people’s settings, trans awareness training and Continuing Professional Development programmes. For more information, visit the website.

Stonewall Housing

Based in London

Stonewall Housing is a specialist lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) housing advice and support provider in England. They provide housing support for LGBT people in their own homes, supported housing for young LGBT people, as well as free, confidential housing advice for LGBT people of all ages. They also research and lobby for LGBT housing rights and run regular drop in sessions across London. Call 020 7359 6242 or visit the website.



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