LGBTQ Resources in Brighton & Hove

Helplines and online resources

Brighton & Hove LGBTQ Switchboard

The helpline is a supportive, non-judgemental and confidential space for LGBTQ people as well as for their family, friends and supporters. You can call about anything that’s on your mind, to receive information or get emotional support.

www.switchboard.org.uk

Switchboard

This Switchboard provides an information, support and referral services throughout the UK.

Telephone Helpline – 0300 330 0630 open 10am till 10pm every day
www.switchboard.lgbt

The LGBT Foundation

Helpline and email support.

www.lgbt.foundation

The Rainbow Hub

A local point of contact for LGBT+ people in Brighton seeking up to date help, information or guidance in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Their website includes helpline numbers for people in crisis and a “knowledge base” of LGBT+ organisations.

www.therainbowhubbrighton.com

Other resources

Downloadable

Pocket Resource Card

A printable, concise resource for Brighton & Hove to help you if you’re at risk of suicide or worried about someone else.

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General

MindOut: LGBTQ mental health charity

This LGBTQ mental health project is run by and for LGBTQ people. They provide:

  • Advocacy
  • Advice and information
  • Casework support
  • Peer support groups
  • suicide prevention, including peer support,
  • mental health promotion and anti-stigma events,
  • LGBT affirmative practice training.

Their services are free, confidential, independent and impartial. New services include an online support service and a peer mentoring service.

www.mindout.org.uk

Navigate Brighton

Navigate is a group for transgender men, trans masculine people, genderqueer people, non-binary people, those assigned intersex and/or female at birth that fit somewhere else on or off the spectrum or those who are questioning their gender identity.

navigatebrighton.wordpress.com

Brighton and Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum

This are an independent LGBT forum working with the Community to address and improve safety issues throughout Brighton and Hove.

www.lgbt-safety-forum-brighton.com

Young people

Allsorts Youth Project

Allsorts is a project based in Brighton to support and empower young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Support:

  • Telephone, email and one to one support to LGBTU young people.
  • Male Matters (aged 16-25 men’s group)
  • No Dress Code (aged 16-25 women’s group)
  • Transformers (aged 16-25 trans group)
  • Bi Brighton (aged 16-25 bi, pan, queer group)
  • Parents Group for parents, carers of LGBTU young people
  • TAG (16’s and under group)
  • Trans TAG (under 13’s trans group)
  • TAGformers (aged 13-16 trans group)

www.allsortsyouth.org.uk

Older gay men

Brighton Gay Elderly Men’s Society (G.E.M.S.)

G.E.M.S. meet on the last Friday of every month and send out a monthly newsletter. They also have lunch outings, trips to places of interest, theatre and cinema outings, a walking group and a swimming group.

www.brightongems.com

Students

Sussex Uni LGBTQ Students’ Union

The LGBTQ Students’ Union run regular events, campaign and lobby on issues we feel are relevant to the LGBTQ community, and provide welfare support. They are here to offer a safe space environment to all LGBTQ students and staff at the University of Sussex.

www.facebook.com/sussexlgbtq
sussexlgbtq.weebly.com

H.I.V.

Lunch Positive

Friday lunch club open to anyone living with or affected by HIV in Brighton & Hove and West Sussex.

www.lunchpositive.org

Terrence Higgins Trust

THT’s vision is a world where people with HIV live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination, and good sexual health is a right and reality for all.

www.tht.org.uk

Parenting

Rainbow Families

A social group for LGBT parents and their children.

www.rainbowfamilies.org.uk

Community engagement

LGBT Health and Inclusion Project

The LGBT Health and Inclusion Project (LGBT HIP) is a project to engage with lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people who live, work, study or socialise in Brighton and Hove. Have your say about healthcare and council services in Brighton and Hove and influence future provisions.

www.lgbt-hip.org

Other resources in Brighton & Hove

You can find more LGBT+ and other resources by visiting The Rainbow Hub’s Knowledge Base.