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:

Proud to be counted: 2021 Census to record LGBT people for the first time

The census is a unique survey that takes place every 10 years across England and Wales. What makes this census even more significant is for the first ever it is asking about sexual orientation and trans ...
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Volunteer With Switchboard: Support LGBTQ People to Complete the Census

We’re working with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Good Things Foundation to support LGBTQ people to complete the census, ensuring everyone has the chance to be counted. The census takes place every 10 years ...
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Re-Launch of Grief Encounters Peer Support Group on Zoom

Grief Encounters is our peer support group for LGBTQ+ people who have experienced a bereavement. The group runs for 6 weeks and is led by experienced LGBTQ+ practitioners. Due to the pandemic our Grief Encounters group ...
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Keep Switchboard Switched On

2020 marks Switchboard’s 45th anniversary, but it has also been one of our most challenging years yet. Throughout the pandemic we have seen demand for our services grow, demonstrating that we are needed now more than ...
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Grief Meets and New Writing South launch their autumn creative writing workshops for LGBTQ people who’ve experienced bereavement

Switchboard’s Grief Meets project and New Writing South are teaming up for a series of online creative writing workshops for LGBTQ people who've experienced a bereavement. Dates: Mondays 12th and 26th October, Mondays 9th and 23rd ...
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Trans, Non-Binary and Intersex Survivors of Sexual Violence

Switchboard and Survivors’ Network are setting up a project to support trans, non-binary and intersex survivors of sexual violence in Brighton and Hove. This project is trans-led and is in the early stages. As part of this process, ...
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