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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.

Volunteers are updating this section which is proving challenging as we clarify which organisations have moved online, others to hybrid working.

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
86 Caledonian Rd, London N1 9DN | Map 
020 7833 1674

London LGBTQ+ Community Centre
The London LGBTQ+ Community Centre is a safe, sober, intersectional community centre and café where all LGBTQ+ people are welcome, supported, can build connections and can flourish.
London LGBTQ+ Community Centre
60-62 Hopton Street, Blackfriars, London SE1 9JH | Map

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, at home and in their communities.
Stonewall London  | 020 7593 1850 | Email
192 St John Street, London EC1V 4JY
Stonewall Scotland |  | 0131 474 8019 | Email
Stonewall Cymru  | 029 2023 7744 | Email
Stonewall Northern Ireland | Email

Nolan Investigates | Podcast | BBC Ulster
Nolan Investigates looks at Stonewall's influence in public institutions across the UK. We talk to a range of voices with a view on sex, gender and identity.
Media watchdog Ofcom quits Stonewall diversity scheme | BBC News | 26 Aug 2021

Gay Men's Health Collective
Delivers three volunteer-led health and well-being projects: a health and wellbeing website, makes films on health issues and films for the wider LGBT+ community and produces safer chemsex packs. Hybrid working, some projects delivered remotely.
Gay Men's Health Collective
61 Mansell Street, London E1 8AN | Registered Office
07791 867885

LGBT HERO aims to improve the health, enhance well-being, and champion the rights of LGBTQ+ people. It 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. It encourages LGBTQ+ people to create social change in their communities by providing a platform where they are heard and valued.
Health, Equality and Rights Organisation (HERO)
Unit 74, The Link, 49 Effra Rd, London SW2 1BZ | Map
020 7738 6872

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.
Positively UK
St Marks Studios 14 Chillingworth Road, Islington N7 8QJ | Map
020 7713 0444 | Email

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.

Albert Kenedy Trust, London
19 Parr Sreeet, London N1 7GW | Map
020 7831 6562 | Referrals

Albert Kenedy Trust, Manchester
50 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JA | Map 
0161 228 3308 | Referrals

Albert Kenedy Trust, Newcastle
MEA House, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8XS
0191 281 0099

0191 281 0099 | Albert Kenedy Trust, Bristol
1st Floor, St Pauls Learning And Family Centre, 94 Grosvenor Rd, St Paul's, Bristol BS2 8XJ | Map  

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.
LGBT Foundation
Postal Address: Fairbairn House (2nd Floor), 72 Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3NJ
0345 330 3030

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
020 8749 3464

Domestic violence and abuse support
0800 999 5428 | National Helpline for LGBT+ Victims and Survivors of Abuse and Violence | 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, it 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 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

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
020 7851 2955

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.
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.

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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