Our Projects

We offer a range of services to members of the LGBT community, their families, friends and others who would like to discuss issues surrounding sexuality and gender


Our helpline is a supportive, non-judgemental and confidential space run by trained volunteers who will listen, inform and support you. Open Mon-Sun, usually between 5pm-9pm (7pm on weekends). You can call, email or webchat with someone about anything that’s on your mind, to receive information or get emotional support.

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LGBTQ Health & Inclusion Project

The Health and Inclusion Project (LGBTQ HIP) engages with the local LGBTQ community on their healthcare and Council service needs in order to influence future provisions. You tell us about your experiences and opinions, and we tell the council and NHS how to make things better for LGBTQ people in the city.

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Older LGBT Project

The Older LGBT Project is for anyone LGBT over 50 and offers regular activities and events and campaigns to improve things for those of us who are ageing. We are also working in partnership with the Befriending Brighton & Hove to recruit LGBT volunteer befrienders to match with LGBT clients.

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Trans Survivors Switchboard

Survivors’ Network and LGBT Switchboard run a dedicated helpline which offers support to trans people who have experienced sexual violence at any point in their lifetime. The service is staffed by trans volunteers and open Sundays from 3pm to 5pm.

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LGBTQ Disability Project

LGBT Switchboard is working with the FED, and Brighton and Hove Community Safety Partnership to support an LGBTQ Disabled Persons Group. The group meets monthly and is a safe and confidential space for LGBTQ disabled persons to meet, socialise and campaign.

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The Rainbow Cafe

The Rainbow Café is a new initiative that provides a friendly and supportive place for LGBTQ people concerned about memory loss or dementia to meet. The group meets monthly at Brooke Mead in Brighton. Carers, friends and loved ones are also welcome to attend these meetings.

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