Brighton & Hove LGBTQ Resources

Helplines and online resources

Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
The helpline is a supportive, non-judgemental and confidential space for LGBT 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.
This Switchboard provides an information, support and referral service throughout the UK.
Helpline - 0300 330 0630 open 10am till 10pm every day
The LGBT Foundation
Helpline and email support.
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.

Other resources


Pocket Resource Card
A printable, concise resource to help you if at risk of suicide or worried about someone else. PDF File


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.
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.
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.

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.
  • 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)

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.


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.


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


Rainbow Families
A social group for LGBT parents and their children.

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 on our healthcare and Council service needs, and other city-wide issues in order to influence future provisions.

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12 March 2019

2019 GSK IMPACT Award winner!

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