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LGBTQ+ Resources

Resources, support and information for LGBTQ+ survivors & for improving allyship to LGBTQ folks

Published: 26th October 2021.

Updated: 10th July 2023.

We will be keeping this resource list updated, and will add updated dates when we do so.

The resources below are currently predominantly around the lives, experiences and needs of trans and non-binary people – this is because this has been a specific area of learning and focus for us as an organisation.

We really welcome any suggestions of content for this page – please share them here.

Organisations and services

  • The Rainbow Hub, a Brighton-based organisation, run an LGBTQ+ drop-in and provides a service where they can help people report a hate incident.
  • Galop provides support to all LGBT+ people who’ve experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence.
  • AKT – LGBTQ+ youth homelessness supports LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.
  • Black trans alliance‘s mission is to support, protect and amplify the voice of black transgender persons in London and the wider community; through advocacy, education, visibility and empowerment. 
  • Colours Youth Network uplifts, empowers and supports young black and people of colour who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex (QTIBPOC) aged 16-25, to explore and celebrate who they are through meaningful connections to other young people and ​a team of experienced QTIBPOC youth workers. 
  • Imaan – Muslim LGBTQI Support offers social support meetings and faith activity for Muslims who identify as LGBTQ .
  • Mind Out is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people. 
  • Brighton and Hove Switchboard is a charity for LGBTQ people looking for community, support or information. 
  • All Sorts Youth provide specialist services directly to LGBT+ children & young people (ages 5-25).
  • The Clare Project are a self-supporting transgender support and social group based in Brighton and Hove open to anyone wishing to explore issues around gender identity.
  • National Switchboard is the national LGBTQ+ helpline 
  • Exist Loudly  creates spaces of joy, community and care for Black LGBTQ+ youth through creative intervention 
  • Bi Survivors Network is a support and advocacy network for bi+ survivors of domestic/sexual violence. 
  • The Outside Project is an LGBTIQ+ Community Shelter, Centre and Domestic Abuse Refuge.
  • Loving Me is a support service for Trans and Non-binary survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
  • Survivors Library is an LGBTQ-inclusive survivor-led collective creating & collecting resources about trauma, abuse, & assault .
  • Bent Bars is a letter-writing project for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, gender-variant, intersex, and queer prisoners in Britain.
  • Stonewall is a campaigning & education organisation who stand for LGBTQ+ rights
  • TransActual is a trans-led organisation set up to address media hostility to trans people.
  • LGBT Consortium are a national specialist infrastructure and membership organisation for LGBT+ groups, organisations and projects.
  • Gendered Intelligence exists to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve trans people’s quality of life.
  • Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people.
  • G(end)er Swap is a UK based LGBTIQ+ clothing outreach organisation and CIC that supports trans and gender non-conforming individuals to access clothes and community.
  • Wise Thoughts is an LGBTQI+ & BAME Arts Charity
  • Regard is a national organisation of lesbians, gay men, bi, trans and queer people (LGBTQ) who self-identify as disabled.
  • Deaf Rainbow  provides information, represents and supports deaf people who are either coming out and/or identify as LGBTIQA.
  • Terrence Higgins Trust provides HIV & sexual health support (broad range of services, some specifically for the LGBTQ+ community, Black community, and sex workers).
  • Spectra – London based, peer-led trans services accessible to all trans and gender-diverse people, including 1-2-1 health advocacy support, and counselling, peer mentoring, referral and signposting to relevant partners, talks and workshops and monthly online and in-person social groups.

Other directories of Organisations

Campaigns & events to check out

  • Ban Conversion Therapy campaign from Stonewall
  • Brighton Pride is the UK’s biggest Pride festival
  • UK Black Pride is Europe’s largest pride celebration for LGBTQI+ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American and Middle Eastern-descent.
  • Trans Pride Brighton is a day dedicated to the empowerment of all trans, intersex and gender variant people
  • Trans Day of Remembrance to remember and honour the lives of trans and gender-diverse people reported murdered in the past 12 months
  • IDaHoBiT: The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
  • Gal Pals Club is a queer dance party, hailing from Brighton and London, playing music exclusively by women. 
  • Club Kali Network creates online & live events for LGBTQ+ people of South Asian heritage + friends.
  • Misery Party is a mental health // harm reduction collective & sober club night centring healing for queer/trans/nb BPOC.

Things to watch

Discussion of report into support for trans & non-binary survivors of sexual violence:

Things to listen to

  • Homo Sapiens: “The world from a Queer perspective: Conversations, Stories, and a good old laugh with LGBTQ+ icons, allies, and of course, our lovely listeners.”  
  • Pride & Joy: “For queers, having kids is complicated. Yet lots of us make it happen. These are our stories.”
  • Bottoming: LGBTQ+ mental health podcast. Rock bottoming and beyond.
  • Call Me Mother: Author and journalist Shon Faye talks with LGBTQ trailblazers who have something important, interesting or enlightening to say about what it means to be queer in the world today.
  • The Way We Are: “Activist, writer and advocate for marginalised communities Munroe Bergdorf and her guest of the week reflect on their own journeys of growth, exploring how the big, the small and the in-between events of the past have shaped their perspective today and how this impacts their hopes for tomorrow.”
  • Equality Education is a show which explores the best practices for an LGBT+ and equality inclusive education.