National LGB and LGBT Support Organisations
This listing includes national organisations that provide support and information for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people and may primarily address issues of sexual orientation, but do not exclude trans people.
Organisation: THT Direct
Phone: 10 till 10 weekdays, 12 till 6 weekends -- 0845 1221 2004
Service Description: Run by the Terence Higgins Trust, this service can give support, advice and information on matters relating to HIV and Sexual Health. Advisors can provide emotional support and direct people to their local services.
Address: 4 Brighton Road, Horsham, RH13 5BA
Phone: 01403 210202
Web Address: www.avert.org
Service Description: National Charity supporting those with HIV.
Address: 1-5 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX
Phone: 020 7539 3880
Web Address: www.crusaid.org.uk
Service Description: International Charity offering support, grants, information and advocacy to individuals in the UK living with HIV/AIDS. Also works internationally helping communities in developing countries.
Organisation: National Aids Trust
Address: New City Cloisters, 196 Old Street, London, EC1v 9FR
Phone: 020 7814 6767
Web Address: www.nat.org.uk
Service Description: National charity working to educate people and prevent HIV/AIDs-related discrimination. Also offer information and other resources.
Organisation: UNISON – LGBT Rights campaign
Web Address: www.unison.org.uk/out/index.asp
Service Description: UNISON, Britain's biggest union is committed to working for LGBT rights. This section of tier site provides a wealth of useful information.
Organisation: LGBT History Month
Web Address: www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk
Service Description: Promoting LGBT History Month each February, this site is packed with resources especially useful for schools to combat bullying and educate on LGBT issues.
Organisation: LGBT Consortium
Address: J111 St Clements Road, London, SE16 4DG
Phone: 020 7064 8383
Web Address: www.lgbtconsortium.org.uk
Service Description: Consortium of LGBT groups and charities.
Organisation: LGBT Labour
Address: PO Box 306, London, N5 2SY
Phone: 07092 332 676
Service Description: Labour Campaign for Lesbian and Gay Rights
Organisation: LGBT Tory
Web Address: http://lgbtory.blogspot.com
Service Description: Tory Campaign for Lesbian and Gay Rights
Address: 77 Thorpe Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 9EA
Web Address: http://delga.org.uk
Service Description: Lib Dem Campaign for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
Organisation: FFLAG (Friends and Families of Lesbian and Gays)
Address: 7 York Court, Wilder Street, Bristol, BS2 8HQ
Phone: 01179 429 311
Web Address: www.fflag.org.uk
Service Description: Charity established to support the friends and families of people who identify as lesbian, gay and bisexual.
Organisation: Straight Spouse Network
Web Address: www.straightspouse.org
Service Description A network set up to connect straight spouses of LGBT partners with one another, and to provide resources to help them deal with the many issues their situation may raise.
Organisation: Northern Concord
Address: PO Box 258, Manchester, M60 1LN
Web Address: www.northernconcord.org.uk
Service Description: An information resource and support group for people who identify as cross-dressers, transvestites and transsexuals, and also for their wives or partners. They organise social events and themed evenings have included fashion nights, jewellery nights, make-up demonstrations, etc.
Organisation: Broken Rainbow
Phone: Helpline: 08452 60 44 60 Office: 08452 60 55 60
Web Address: www.broken-rainbow.org.uk
Service Description: Support service for LGBT people who experience domestic violence.
Organisation: Silence is not Golden
Phone: 01904 727 800
Web Address: www.silenceisnotgolden.org
Service Description: Web-based resource for those who have experienced homophobic hate crime.
Organisation: EACH -- Educational Action Challenging Homophobia
Address: 42 Triangle West, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1ES
Phone: Actionline for young people uk-wide: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4pm -- 0808 1000 143 Ofice: 0117 946 7607
Web Address: 0808 1000 143Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
Service Description: Charity set up to challenge homophobia. Offers training and consultancy, and runs an action line for people to report incidents of homophobic bullying.
Organisation: Schools Out
Phone: 020 7635 0576 (female helpline) 01582 451 424 (male helpline)
Web Address: http://www.schools-out.org.uk/
Service Description: A research and campaign group working towards equality in education for LGBT people.
Address: PO Box 5369, London W1A 6SD
Phone: 07849 170793 and 07951 770735
Web Address: www.imaan.org.uk
Service Description: A UK-based social support group for Muslim lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, those questioning their sexuality or gender identity, and their friends and supporters.
Primary Contact: Parminder at Naz Project London
Phone: 020 8741 1879
Web Address: www.planetkiss.org.uk
Service Description: Social support group made up of women who identify as lesbian, bisexual or queer and are of South Asian, Middle Eastern or North African descent. Some have been 'out' for a long time whilst others are just 'coming out'. The women meet up once a month in London.
Organisation: Muslim Gay Men
Web Address: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/muslimgaymen
Service Description: Discussion, information and support resource for believing Muslim gay men around the globe.
Organisation: Muslim Youth Helpline
Phone: Mon-Fri 6pm-12am, Sat-Sun 12pm-12am -- 0808 808 2008
Web Address: www.myh.org.uk/index.htm
Organisation: Safra Project
Address: PO Box 45079, London N4 3YD
Web Address: www.safraproject.org
Service Description: A resource project working on issues relating to lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning women who identify as Muslim religiously and/or culturally. Safra Social Group meets monthly in the UK – check website events notice for dates and venues.
Organisation: Gay Middle-East (GME)
Web Address: www.gaymiddleeast.com
Service Description: Full of news and information on LGBT issues in the countries of the Middle East.
Web Address: http://huriyahmag.com
Service Description: Online magazine for LGBT Muslims, which includes articles, advice, book reviews, links and more.
Organisation: My Out Spirit
Web Address: www.myoutspirit.com
Service Description: Many LGBT people are spiritual, conscious, and compassionate. MyOutSpirit is an online community that lets all these people tell their stories and connect with each other.
Organisation: Changing Attitude
Web Address: http://www.changingattitude.org.uk/home/home.asp
Service Description: Working for gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender affirmation within the Anglican community.
Organisation: Quaker Lesbian and Gay Fellowship
Web Address: www.qlgf.org.uk
Service Description: Would like all Quakers to be aware of issues raised by LGB and transgendered rights and responsibilities. Working towards the adoption of non-discriminatory policies and attitudes.
Web Address: www.nehirim.org
Service Description: GLBT Jewish Culture and Spirituality creates authentic spiritual community for GLBT Jews, partners, and allies. Innovative programming, builds community, and offers authentic, life-affirming spiritual paths for Jewish members of sexual or gender minorities.
Please help us to expand our Directory of Resources
We are constantly searching for new support resources for people with LGBT or atypical gender issues. If you are aware of any services, or resources you would like to recommend, please complete the form below.
We will contact the service provider to obtain their permission to list them, so no listing will be made without permission. It is therefore essential that you include at least one means of contacting them - preferably email.