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LGBT+ Organisations

To make navigation a little easier, we have tried to separate out helplines (listed above) and organisations providing other services such as information, peer support and chat.

Some overlap, but we've done our best. And please let us know if there are any organisations we should include.

LGBT Foundation
Supports the needs of the diverse range of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans. Nationally recognised charity firmly rooted in our local communities of Greater Manchester and provide a wide range of evidence-based and cost effective services.
0345 330 3030
LGBT Foundation

London Friend
Supports the health and mental wellbeing of the LGBT community in and around London. Offers counselling and support around issues such as same-sex relationships, sexual and gender identity and promoting personal growth and self-confidence. Social groups provide a safe space to meet and socialise as an alternative to the bar and club scene. Services are delivered by trained lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans volunteers.
London Friend
1:1 Support to help manage your mental health during lockdown | London Friend
Lockdown Remedy Support Group | London Friend
Video counselling during lockdown | London Friend

Positively UK
Provides peer-led support, advocacy and information to everyone living with HIV to effectively manage any aspect of their diagnosis, care and life with HIV.
020 7713 0444
Positively UK
Email

Plus Health
Online peer support is a confidential FREE service available to anyone over the age of 16 living with or affected by HIV. The service is available across the UK and to British nationals living or working outside the UK.
Living with HIV peer support | Plus Health

Albert Kennedy Trust
Supports LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. Also supports young people into safe homes and employment, education or training, in a welcoming and open environment that celebrates LGBTQ+ identities.
London: 020 7831 6562 | 020 7405 6929
Manchester: 0161 228 3308
Newcastle: 0191 281 0099
Albert Kennedy Trust

Domestic violence and abuse support
0800 999 5428 | 0300 999 5428 | LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline
020 7704 2040 | GALOP
0808 801 0327 | Men's Advice Line
01273 622828 | Sussex and Brighton | Rise UK
0808 1689111 | Victim Support  

The Proud Trust
Based in Manchester, helps LGBT+ young people (13 years to 25 years) empower themselves, to make a positive change for themselves, and their communities. Youth groups, coordinating national and regional LGBT+ youth work networks, managing the LGBT+ Centre for Manchester, delivering of training, running events and campaigns, undertaking research and creating resources.
The Proud Trust
The Proud Trust

The Tribe
Peer-to-peer support group for individuals living as LGBT – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning.
Peer-to-peer support group for individuals living as LGBT | The Tribe

Stonewall
Empowers LGBT people to be their authentic selves, enabling them to realise and achieve their full potential, and empowers LGBT people and allies to create positive change. Supports individuals to understand how they can make a difference for LGBT people at work, home and in their communities.
COVID-19: How LGBT-inclusive organisations can help | Stonewall
Stonewall

Nolan Investigates | Podcast | BBC Ulster
Nolan Investigates looks at the influence Stonewall has in public institutions across the UK. We talk to a range of voices with a view on sex, gender and identity.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09yjmph/episodes/downloads

Media watchdog Ofcom quits Stonewall diversity scheme | BBC News | 26 Aug 2021

Outlife
Part of Health, Equality and Rights Organisation (HERO) which aims to improve the health, enhance the wellbeing and champion the rights of LGBTQ+ people. Provides LGBTQ+ people with accurate and credible information so they can build skills that enable them to make informed choices about their health and wellbeing. Encourages LGBTQ+ people to create social change in our communities by providing a platform where they are heard and valued.
Outlife | HERO
Health, Equality and Rights Organisation (HERO)

SASH
Free, non-judgemental support to improve your sexual health, your relationships, and your mental health.
Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster residents only
SASH
020 7851 2955
Email

Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (FFLG)
National voluntary organisation dedicated to supporting parents and families and their LGBT+ members. Offers support to local parents groups and contacts in their efforts to help parents and families understand, accept and support their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members with love and pride. FFLAG members are parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans children supported by other volunteers.
0845 652 0311
Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays 

House of Rainbow (HOR)
Fosters relationships among black, asian, minority ethnic (BAME), lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, Queer (LGBTIQ+) individuals, people of faith and allies in order to create a safer and a more inclusive community. During this COVID-19 crisis, many MSM living with HIV are increasingly feeling isolated. Please DM privately to join House of Rainbow’s peer support community “Positively MSM” of Black African Men who love men living with HIV.
House of Rainbow
House of Rainbow
07507 510357

Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK
Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. Focuses on providing resources and connecting people to their nearest local groups, willing volunteers and those in need. Coordinates care efforts for people who are self-isolating, especially if they are part of a more at risk demographic including the elderly, disabled and people with other pre-existing health issues. 
COVID-19 ​Mutual Aid UK

It Gets Better Project
The It Gets Better Project exists to uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the globe. Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you are trying to affirm and assert your sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It can be a challenging and isolating process – but, the good news is, no one has to do it alone.
It Gets Better Project

Other organisations we have found along the way ...

 Allsorts Youth Project | Brighton and East Sussex
Listens to, supports and connects children and young people under 26 who are LGBT+.
 Diversity Trust | National
Promotes equality, diversity and inclusion through the elimination of discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
 Durham Queer Mutual Aid | Durham
Organised by and for queer people in Durham City, UK, for the COVID-19 outbreak, especially LGBTQ+ people who are unable to access other forms of support.
Glitter Cymru | Wales
Safe and confidential space for BAME LGBT people to be themselves.
 LGBT Age | Scotland
Welcoming LGBT+ people aged 50 and over.
 Live Through This | London 
Supporting and advocating for LGBTIQ+ people affected by cancer.
 MEIC | Wales
Helpline for children and young people up to the age of 25. LGBT+ friendly.
MESMAC Newcastle | Newcastle
MESMAC Newcastle works with gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men to increase the range of choices open to them.
Proud2Be | Devon
Supports LGBTQ+ people to lead empowered, fulfilled and authentic lives.
QueerCare | National
Advocacy to help people access other services for the queer community.
Rainbow Home | North East 
Works with LGBT asylum seekers and those who have been granted leave to remain but are unsettled.
 Rainbow Project | Northern Ireland
Works to improve the physical, mental and emotional health and well-being of LGBT+ people.
Unmuted Brum | Birmingham
Exists to raise the voices and representation of LGBTQI+ people of colour.

MENRUS.CO.UK
Feel free to browse though we have listed some key topics linked to other parts of the website.
 Domestic violence and abuse | MEN R US
 Housing and homelessness | MEN R US
 Accident and emergency hospitals (London) | MEN R US
 Drug, alcohol and chemsex support | MEN R US
 Sexual health services  | MEN R US
 Safer chemsex | MEN R US

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