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 and Non-binary 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:

LGBTQ Inclusion and Allyship Webinar

Become a better LGBTQ Ally and support Brighton and Hove's oldest LGBTQ charity by attending our LGBTQ Inclusion and Allyship Webinar. LGBTQ Inclusion and Allyship Webinar Thursday 9th July 2 - 4.30pm This 2.5 hour online ...
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We’re Recruiting: Chief Executive Officer

CEO: Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard Job: Chief Executive Officer, Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard Salary: up to £40,000 Hours: 37hours per week (substantial part-time hours considered) Currently home based due to COVID -19 Brighton & ...
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We’re Recruiting: Treasurer and Trustees

We are looking for a Treasurer and two Trustees who are passionate about our vision for an inclusive and diverse society in which all LGBTQ people can realise their own unique potential.   Who We Are ...
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Launch of our Trans Survivors Zine

Last year we put out an open call for submissions for the first Trans Survivors Zine and we're delighted to now share the final publication with you. This zine was put together by trans and non-binary ...
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Re-Launch of Trans and Non-Binary Link Service

We are pleased to announce that we will be reopening our Trans and Non-Binary Link service, a social prescribing service for trans and/or non-binary people which links you to community services and groups to improve your ...
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Event: Grief Meets: Self Care and Self-Regulation

Monday 27th April, 7 - 9pm, Zoom. This is a practical and engaging session where we'll explore and practice some simple and effective ways to support your wellbeing and resilience. In this session, led by facilitator ...
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