Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard

Connecting you to LGBTQ Support

Switchboard is a charity for LGBTQ people looking for community, support or information. We connect people and support them directly through specially developed Switchboard services or link them to other specialist organisations.

Set up in 1975 Switchboard has been listening to, informing and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in Brighton & Hove and beyond.  Originally a helpline, we have developed additional services and now offer much more.

Our services:

Our helpline provides you with support and information and will connect you to the right LGBTQ services or advice. Find out more

Our Trans Survivors helpline provides support and information to trans and/or non-binary people, or those who are questioning. Find out more

Our Health & Inclusion project (HIP) promotes LGBTQ health and wellbeing and gives you the chance to have your say about healthcare and council services in Brighton and Hove. Find out more

Our Older People’s project is for those aged 50+ looking for a sense of community, support or information. Find out more

Trans Link Community Navigation is a social prescribing service for trans and/or non-binary people. Find out more.

Our Rainbow Café is for LGBTQ people with dementia or concerned about memory loss. Find out more

Our Disability Project is for LGBTQ disabled people looking for a sense of community, support or information. Find out more

Grief Encounters is our peer support group for LGBTQ people who have experienced a bereavement. Find out more.

News & Events:

Switchboard needs Listening Volunteers! Can you answer the call?

We're looking for Listening Volunteers to help answer calls, emails and webchats from other members of the LGBTQ+ community. Are you: LGBTQ+? Able to get to central Brighton for training and shifts? Passionate about supporting the ...
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We’re Recruiting: Trans Link Coordinator

Switchboard is recruiting a Trans Link Coordinator* to oversee and coordinate our Trans Link Project. As the Trans Link Coordinator you will deliver a person-centred and holistic ‘social prescribing’ service for Trans and/or non-binary individuals. This ...
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We’re Recruiting: Monitoring and Evaluation Project Coordinator

Switchboard is a charity for LGBTQ people looking for a sense of community, support or information. We connect people and support them directly through specially developed Switchboard services or link them to other specialist organisations. Next ...
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We’re Recruiting: Freelance LGBTQ Inclusion Trainers

We're looking for LGBTQ community members to become LGBTQ inclusion trainers for a new partnership project between Switchboard, MindOut, Allsorts Youth Project and The Clare Project. We’ve co-created an LGBTQ Training Hub that needs freelance trainers to deliver ...
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Trans Survivors Zine – Call for Submissions!

Submit work to the Trans Survivors Zine online or join our free zine-making workshop on Saturday 16th November! Original artwork by Ashley Beachey, a volunteer with the Trans Survivors Project. Exciting things are happening with the ...
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Switchboard AGM

Join us to celebrate the hard work of the Switchboard staff and volunteers over the past 12 months. Over the last year at Switchboard we’ve been responding to feedback from our communities and using our new ...
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