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

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

News & Events:

Grief Encounters

Grief Encounters is a peer support group for LGBTQ people who have experienced a bereavement. There is currently no LGBTQ specific service for those of us who have been bereaved. Many LGBTQ people face a number of ...
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Trans and Non-Binary Drop-In Launch

TNB Drop-In Launch The Clare Project and Switchboard would like to invite you to the launch event for our new trans and non-binary drop-in service - TNB. Date/Time: Thursday 17th January, 6-8pm Location: Phoenix Gallery, 10-14 Waterloo ...
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Switchboard Helpline Christmas Opening Hours

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Switchboard - we hope you have a restful holiday and a happy new year. We know Christmas and the festive season can be a difficult time for many ...
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Support an LGBTQ person in need this Christmas by donating to Switchboard

Support an LGBTQ person in need this Christmas by donating to Switchboard Switchboard has been supporting LGBTQ people in Brighton & Hove for more than forty years - but we need your help to secure our ...
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Switchboard launches ‘Grief Encounters’ to support LGBTQ people who’ve experienced bereavement

Grief Encounters is a pilot project that aims to support LGBTQ people who have experienced a bereavement. Grief Encounters is Switchboard's newest project and has been generously funded by the Rainbow Fund who are supporting us ...
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Vote for Switchboard in Aviva’s Community Fund

Can you spare a few minutes to vote for Switchboard’s Older LGBTQ project in Aviva’s Community Fund and help us secure funding for this vital project? Switchboard’s Older LGBTQ Project has been running for three and ...
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