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:

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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Trans and Non-Binary Volunteers Needed for Trans Survivors Drop-In

Our Trans Survivors Switchboard project is expanding! We need trans and non-binary Peer Facilitators to support a unique new group for transgender survivors. In addition to our helpline offering support to trans and non-binary callers, from ...
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LGBTQ+ People of Faith and Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018

Saturday 13th - 20th October marks Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018. Even though many of us would like to think LGBTQ+ people in Britain are safer than ever, hate crime against LGBTQ+ communities is still a big ...
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A quick and easy guide to responding to the GRA Consultation

Switchboard, MindOut and Allsorts have teamed up to support the Brighton & Hove trans community and allies to help reform the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) and speak up for trans rights. Together we’ve made this quick and easy guide to ...
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We’re Recruiting: Rainbow Cafe Volunteers!

The Rainbow Café is a monthly drop-in session for LGBTQ people living with dementia or concerned about memory loss, their friends, carers and loved ones. In addition to peer support we aim to raise awareness of ...
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Switchboard Listening Volunteers Needed!

Switchboard is recruiting volunteers! We’re looking for committed, compassionate and empathetic LGBTQ people to play an important role in supporting the LGBTQ community in the South-East of England. As part of this volunteer role we will give ...
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