Allsorts Youth Project supports and empowers children and young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. They have groups in Brighton, as well as Horsham, Chichester and Worthing, and provide one to one emotional support as well as social groups for young LGBTU people to meet with one another.
Young People's Centre
69 Ship Street
Amaze is a charity that gives information, advice and support to families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Brighton & Hove and Sussex
113 Queens Road,
Amaze (Eastbourne office)
YMCA Youth Advice Centre, 56-58 Seaside, Eastbourne BN22 7QL
Portsmouth is nailing it with their fabulous queer initiatives, but there's one small detail...Where's the love for our Bi+ community? That's where the quirky and brilliant idea of "Bi the Way Pompey" comes in! One overly anxious Bi woman, tired of being pegged as an ally or feeling like she doesn't quite fit in at queer events, decided to flip the script and create a Bi-positive space and sing from the rooftops how essential we are to the momentum of queer Pompey!!
Don't be fooled! Carving a cozy corner for Bi+ folks and allies doesn't mean we're building walls. Instead, we're excited to team up with our Queer community pals, to kindle better bonds and deeper understanding. Let's unite and rock this rainbow!
We are the Black & Minority Ethnic Community Partnership. A community-led infrastructure organisation established in the year 2000. BMECP centre is located in the heart of Brighton, just a short walk from Brighton station. Our aim as an infrastructure organisation is to promote community cohesion. Staff and Trustees aim to offer affordable and welcoming space for the community, for training, meetings and cultural events.
10A Fleet Street,
Brighton, BN1 4ZE
We provide support to people in the city of Brighton and Hove, Shoreham, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Lewes, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and the surrounding areas. Our 200 volunteers take calls by phone, text and email. Our drop-in centre is open for face-to-face callers most days of the year from 10.00 - 22.00.
East Sussex BN3 6AE
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning & Intersex (LGBTQ) Workers' Forum provides networking and social opportunities, support and mentoring in partnership with the council's Communities, Equality and Third Sector Team, information and events for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, non-binary, intersex and questioning people who work for the council at all levels.
Brighton Women's Centre support self-identifying women in Sussex from all backgrounds, facing all kinds of issues, to live happier lives. Their services include counselling, mentoring, accomodation support, support for women involved in the criminal justice system and a twice weekly drop-in group, as well as regular wellbeing activities.
Brighton, BN2 9NA
We provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people's lives. We're an independent charity and part of the Citizens Advice network across England and Wales.
Hove Town Hall,
East Sussex, BN3 3BQ
Providing support, resources and opportunities for the trans, non-binary and gender-variant community. The Clare Project hosts a variety of activities you can get involved in, including a weekly drop-in group.
Dorset Gardens, Brighton,
Anyone can be involved in the parade it is not exclusive to the LGBT+ community. We encourage diversity and support equality so everyone is welcome.
We’re keen to have sponsors and partners involved in our parade, perhaps with a float or costumed participants. 2019’s Eastbourne Pride march had 542 people taking part with supporters lining streets along the route so it’s a great opportunity for local exposure and to align your business values with equality and to be inclusive. If you want to be involved in the parade itself you’ll need to confirm this with Eastbourne Pride organisers, you cannot just show up on the day.
1 The Labyrinth
7 Mark Lane
Families Together London provides a listening ear for parents and other family members of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. You can get help over the phone, meet one-to-one, or come to one of our twice monthly meetings where you can talk with other parents and families who have had similar experiences. Meetings take place in Battersea and King's Cross. For more details, please contact us.
We are a national voluntary organisation and charity dedicated to supporting families and their LGBT+ loved ones.
As parents we want our children to grow up feeling safe, loved and secure in the knowledge that they have a place in society. Our trans children deserve to grow up knowing that they enjoy those same rights, respect and protections, not just amongst family and friends, but as they make their way in the world.
Bristol, BS34 9AP
Fluxies was founded in 2017 by Paige Fashoni, as FLUX Undies. Being the first brand of period underwear to land in the UK, when reusable period products were almost non-existent, we started on our mission to reshape the future of period care. Since then, more than 200,000 people have switched to our reusable period underwear and we've stopped over 40 million (!!!) disposables from going to landfill. Fluxies also features a gender neutral range.
Gendered Intelligence works with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; particularly specialising in supporting young trans people under the age of 25. They deliver trans youth programmes, support for parents and carers, professional development and trans awareness training.
200a Pentonville Road,
London N1 9JP
GIRES is a charity whose aim is to work to help the trans and gender non-conforming communities including those whose preferred expression is non-binary and non-gender. The charity is operated by volunteers who give their time freely to support those struggling with gender expression.
Helpline for the Hastings and Rother area. Calls are answered live on Wednesdays between 7pm & 9pm. At other times please leave a voicemail message or send a text and we will get back to you. We check the phone daily. We also run over 50s meet-ups which meet on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons in various cafes in Hastings & St. Leonards. Please email or phone for details of the next date and venue.
Helem, is the first LGBTQIA+ rights organization in the Arab world, officially established in Beirut, Lebanon in 2001. Its mission is to lead the struggle for the liberation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Intersex, Transgendered, Queer (LGBTQIA+) and other people with non-conforming sexualities and/or gender identities in Lebanon and the SWANA region from all sorts of violations of their individual and collective civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights. Our goal is to empower young LGBTQIA+ leaders to advocate for their own liberation. We seek to create initiatives and spaces where our communities can leverage unity through diversity and build power. We protect and support individuals with the resources to resist the harm caused by homophobia and transphobia. We empower our youth through education and community building, and we mobilize to change the laws, policies, and practices that deny us equality and reduce our quality of life.
Impact Initiatives has been key to helping Sussex people live healthy and fulfilling lives for 40 years. Our services include supported housing, advocacy, support for young people, cafés, centres and activities for people aged 50+, employment support and out-of-school activities.
19 Queens Road,
Brighton, BN1 3XA
Longest established Jewish LGBT group in the world. The group is based in London although we have many members living across the country. We are primarily a social rather than religious group, and most of our religious events tend to follow Progressive/Reform traditions, although we have members from all branches of Judaism.
London Friend is the UK,s oldest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans charity. We,re here to support the health and mental well-being of the LGB&T community in and around London. We offer counselling and support around issues such as same-sex relationships, sexual and gender identity and promoting personal growth and self-confidence. We're also home to Antidote - the UK's only LGB&T drug and alcohol service.
MOSAIC exists to empower Black and Mixed-Parentage families to combat racism and to support the development of positive cultural and racial identity. The organisation has a small staff team and a dedicated team of volunteers and sessional workers who facilitate the running of safe spaces for the client group and who provide advice and information on issues related to race and cultural identity.
113 Queen's Road
My Genderation is an ongoing film project focusing on trans lives and trans experiences. All our content is created by trans people, about trans people, for a much wider audience. We aim to show trans people in a realistic way, to combat stereotypes, myths and misconceptions.
Arun and Chichester Women's Centre. They provide a range of support services to support a population of vulnerable women who are characterised by a range of issues including histories of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, trauma, and mental health problems. They also have an LGBT+ domestic abuse drop-in surgery which is the only domestic abuse service in West Sussex offering a specialist service to the LGBT community. Confidential appointments offered with their specialist LGBT domestic abuse practitioner.
The National LGB&T Partnership was established in early 2010, in order reduce health inequalities and challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services. These factsheets have been prepared by members of the National LGB&T Partnership in collaboration with cliniQ, Mermaids, TransForum Manchester, with support from Public Health England.
Navigate is a group for transgender men, trans masculine people, genderqueer people, non-binary people, those assigned intersex and/or female at birth that fit somewhere else on or off the spectrum or those who are questioning their gender identity. We will provide a social space, support, advice and co-ordinate local campaigns relevant to those we support.
Opening Doors is the only dedicated national charity connecting LGBTQ+ people over 50 with activities, events, support and information. We also provide accredited training to professionals, conduct research and create policy. We work across the UK but retain a focus in London.
1-6 Tavistock Square,
London, WC1H 9NA
POLYAMORY UK IS THE UK'S LARGEST SINGLE COLLECTION OF POLYAMORY RESOURCES.
Bringing together content from across the internet, this website is aimed at those who are new to polyamory, also for experienced people to find some great new content they hadn't seen before.
Some of the content we provide are Polyamory Tips and FAQ's, Poly Dating App links, Poly in the Media, Polyamory Books and more. The purpose of this website is to contribute towards normalising polyamory and open relationships as an option for more people to learn how to live their authentic lifestyle.
What are personal pronouns and why do they matter?
How do I use personal pronouns?
What if someone makes a mistake and mispronouns someone else?
How do I share my personal pronouns?
How do I ask someone their personal pronouns?
How do I use gender inclusive language?
What additional resources and links can help me?
The Queer Parenting Partnership was launched in 2020, in response to the shocking lack of birth and parenting support services for LGBTQ+ people in the UK. Kay and Kim connected online and combined their knowledge around midwifery and childcare to create a complete antenatal and postnatal education programme.
We recognise the need for additional services targeted at not only LGBTQ+ families but also at other families perceived to be minorities. That being said, everyone is welcome at The Queer Parenting Partnership.
Our values are of equality, fairness, power, love, community, laughter and fun. We aim to build a community for queer families to learn and grow together and to celebrate our presence in the world.
As you get older it’s not unusual to spend more time on your own, particularly if you’ve lost loved ones or your health isn’t what it used to be.
Following the success of our call companions service, we launched rainbow call companions: a free telephone befriending service for LGBT+ people who are lonely, isolated or in need of companionship and feel they would benefit from a friendly phone call every week or two. This is a service specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender plus (LGBT+) people aged 75+ who would like to speak to someone who’s also LGBT+.
Calls last for half an hour or so and you can chat about anything that interests you. What's great is that the same volunteer phones you every time, so you can get to know each other and share stories and laughter – for as long as you both want.
Rainbow call companions has been awarded by the NHS National Advisor for LGBT Health award (2022), which recognises outstanding work by individuals and groups across the NHS and VCSE sector to improve the experience of LGBT+ patients and the LGBT+ workforce and shine a light on examples of best practice.
Some People is a social and support group for young people aged 14-19 who identify as LGBT or questioning their sexuality and/or gender. At Some People you can make new friends, find out more about your LGBTQ community, go online and get support for bullying, health, coming out, relationships and more.
Social prescribing for trans and/or non-binary or gender-questioning people
Trans and Non-Binary Link is a free-of-charge service in Brighton and Hove for over 18s that links you to community services and groups to improve your health and wellbeing. Our service is personalised to your individual needs.
Our helpline provides you with support and information and will connect you to the right LGBTQ services or advice.
You can talk to us confidentially and anonymously about anything that’s on your mind.
We support people with a range of questions and we believe that listening can help, whether you are looking for information and support or just need someone to talk to.
Our Older People’s Project is for LGBTQ people aged 50+ who would like to meet others in their community for support or information.
We provide those aged 50+ with a number of regular social activities, meet ups and trips. We also provide information and host workshops about services for older people and make connections for people within the community and to other services.
The Rainbow Hub is an exciting new space set amongst the bustling St James's Street in Brighton. The Hub is a local point of contact for LGBT+ people seeking up-to-date help, information, or guidance, in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Our volunteers provide a welcoming drop-in space to help individuals and where necessary refer them to one or more of our extensive network of partner organisations for further support.
14a Jubilee Street,
Brighton BN1 1GE
We see and experience the barriers in place for trans, non-binary, and gender diverse people trying to meet, connect, and socialise and know that for disabled trans people the challenge is even harder. Our goal is to support and facilitate community connections through safe spaces and networks across the UK.
At its core, The Trans Dimension is a digital partnership built on real-life trust networks. We’re not here to play accessibility cop or judge and jury, we just want to increase access to trans-led and trans-friendly spaces for all of us.
The Trans Dimension is run by Geeks for Social Change in partnership with Gendered Intelligence with support from the Comic Relief Tech for Good programme.
At this stage, the Trans Dimension is focussed on London-based events listings only, however we do plan to expand to cover more areas across the UK.
WE SUPPORT PEOPLE AGED 65+ WHO ARE EXPERIENCING LONELINESS DUE TO LIMITED SOCIAL CONNECTIONS.
We operate across Brighton, Hove, Adur and Worthing. Every aspect of our service has been developed in response to the wants and needs of older people. We offer a cohesive range of services which enables older people to choose the option which best suits them.
Trans Pride Brighton has been running since 2013 with the aim to provide a great day for trans, non-binary & intersex people and their friends, allies & family. We are a grass-roots, community-led organisation staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers.
Brighton BN2 1TP
TransActual UK was founded by a group of British trans people as a response to increasing press hostility, transphobia and misinformation. We are run by the trans community, with the trans community, for the trans community.
We expanded our scope and remit to:
share reliable information about trans people’s lives and about trans rights in the UK, as well as dispelling common myths
amplify the voices of trans people so that the wider world may hear the experiences of a wide range of trans men, trans women and non-binary people
educate people about trans people's lives and the issues we face
advocate for trans people
empower trans people to bring about change in their lives and in the community
Transformers is a fortnightly group meeting which offers a safe space for young people aged 16-25 who are trans, non- binary, gender non-conforming or questioning their gender identity. Young people are able to meet in a comfortable & confidential setting, access one to one support with youth support workers, access information and participate in workshops and activities.
Young People's Centre
69 Ship Street
Website about the Transgender Day of Visibility. The International TDoV is an annual holiday celebrated around the world. The day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender & gender non-conforming people while raising awareness of the work that is still needed to save trans lives.
Twister is a youth group for young people aged 14-19 who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or are questioning their gender or sexuality. The purpose of this project is to provide a safe place for young people to come along to and take part in a range of activities.
UK Queer Arabs is an informal, unfunded network of unpaid volunteers from within the LGBTIQA+ community with a range of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression who have an Arabic Heritage and Culture.
The group’s primary purpose is to bring together Adults Queer Arabs to remove social isolation, build friendship and strengthen our own sense of identity.
The group’s secondary purpose is to raise awareness of the lives and issues of queer arabs, remove and challenge stereotypes, and build a positive and more accurate image of the community.
Limits of the group’s activities. The group does not aim to replace or emulate existing support services such as wellbeing and mental health provision for the community. The group does not have the capacity to support people under the age of 18 years old. The group has limited capacity due to being run by volunteers.
Student run society for LGBTQ+ students at University of Sussex. The society has over 300 members and an active society which engages in social events, welfare, campaigns, lobbying, representation and much more.
University of Sussex Students' Union
Gendered Intelligence has opened a support line for trans people who are waiting for gender affirming healthcare and those around them. We usually operate with no wait times to speak to a member of staff during our opening hours - on email, whatsapp and phone.
The YMCA Youth Advice Centre (YAC) offers advice, support and guidance to young people in Brighton and Hove. YAC workers are able to offer expertise in a wide range of areas. Our aim is to provide young people in the local area with a safe and friendly environment where they can access helpful advice and support.
Youth Emotional Support (YES) is a free service for young people aged 11-18 looking for support with their wellbeing.
Note: We must receive the referral before you turn 18.
Some of the things we can support you with include:
significant life event
anything that might be worrying you.
The type of help we can offer includes one-to-one support. We can also tell you about online or face-to-face counselling and other agencies that can support and advise you.