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:

LGBTQ People of Faith Report Press Release

Community tensions still a significant challenge for LGBTQ people of faith. LGBTQ people of faith in Brighton and Hove face unique challenges when it comes to experiencing prejudice, isolation and lack of support, according to the ...
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We’re Recruiting: Trustees

Switchboard is looking to recruit new trustees to continue to develop the organisation in line with our strategy. Next year we will be celebrating our 45th year, which makes Switchboard the longest-running LGBT organisation in Brighton ...
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We’re Recruiting: Volunteer LGBTQ+ Community Researchers

Switchboard is recruiting volunteer LGBTQ+ Community Researchers Would you like to be part of an exciting new project which enables LGBTQ+ people to create and share the stories that are important to them and their communities? ...
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New LGBTQ+ Community Steering Group

Switchboard is excited to launch a brand new LGBTQ+ Community Steering Group to help guide our work and place the voice of local lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer lived experience at the heart of all we do ...
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Switchboard partners with Alzheimer’s Society to Bring Dementia Out

Switchboard have been working in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society and their innovation team on a new scheme currently being piloted in Brighton and Hove and Greater Manchester. Bring Dementia Out aims to raise awareness and provide ...
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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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