Sex and relationships
Whether you’ve had sex before or not, be in the know about what makes sex fun, how to enjoy the experience and how to protect your health.
HIV and STIs
Learn about the different types of sexually transmitted infections and how to prevent, recognise, test and treat them.
Living with HIV
You are not alone if you have HIV. Learn about sharing your status, taking your treatment, being healthy, and having relationships when you have HIV.
Brook is the UK's leading sexual health and wellbeing charity for young people. Listen to our RSE podcast @DiariesEd
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cliniQ is a Community Interest Company. We are an holistic sexual health and well-being service for all trans people, partners and friends. We are a trans-led team, who offer a safe, confidential space for those who may not feel comfortable accessing mainstream services.We are open every Wednesday, from 4:30 to 7:00pm at 56 Dean Street in Soho.
London, W1D 6AQ
Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) is a national charity that aims to help older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs. Maintains a nationwide database of housing for older people and provides guidance to help enquirers choose suitable accomodation.
89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TP
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.
Here at Hidayah UK, our mission is to provide support and welfare for LGBTQI+ Muslims and promote social justice and education about our community to counter discrimination, prejudice and injustice. We aspire to create a society free from discrimination.
86-90 Paul Street
HIV Prevention England (HPE) is the national HIV prevention programme for England. It delivers a nationally co-ordinated programme of HIV prevention work with UK-based black African people and with gay men/men who have sex with men (MSM). It brings together campaigns, online services, local work and policy work. It works closely with black African, gay, and faith communities, NHS clinics, local authorities and Public Health England.
HPE is a nationally funded programme, funded by Public Health England, designed to complement locally commissioned prevention in areas of higher prevalence. It is part of Terrence Higgins Trust.
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.
We are the LGBT Mummies organisation.
Our sole purpose is to support LGBT+ women & people globally on the path to motherhood or parenthood.
We provide guidance on the different family creation pathways through our website, social channels & support groups, whilst providing access to our global community to meet other like-minded families.
207 Regent Street,
Live Through This exists to support and advocate for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer communities when they are affected by cancer.
Our goal is to help patients, survivors, partners and caregivers feel welcome and supported in cancer services. Through peer support, education, and bespoke resource production, it is our mission to transform cancer care into a more inclusive environment for everyone.
We provide high-quality support by trained specialists who understand the specific needs of the trans community as well as abuse and are a by-and-for service. The service is user-led which means that we provide support based on what the individual would like or needs.
We define domestic abuse as violence, abuse, or controlling behaviour perpetrated by a partner, ex-partner, or family member. This can be physical, emotional, financial, or sexual. We also support people affected by so-called ‘honour’-based violence and forced marriage.
Providing a range of advice and information, advocacy and support services to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem to live a full life. Brighton branch providing advocacy, peer mentoring, support groups, workshops and more.
51 New England Street
Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4GQ
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.
Meet other autistic people from the LGBTQ+ community, and share your experiences. You can also find lots of useful tips and resources, and get support from like-minded people. Access our online meet-ups via email at [email protected] or visit our Facebook page.
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.
No Holds Barred is run by people with disabilities or from a marginalised group. The aim is to build each other up and change the way things are done, by linking together people with disabilities, marginalised groups, collaborators, and anyone wishing to make a difference. As a baseline, No Holds Barred is trying to make activities and communities physically, emotionally, and practically accessible. From this point hoping that systems will be created so that many people will feel they are able to make a difference to themselves and those around them. It is not a static group so people can begin to create the things that they dream of and create new dreams together. Also, see our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/556282961141743/
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
The founders of Polyamory UK are working on a range of Poly positive projects, including a photographic series about real poly people with no limits on age, gender, disability, sexuality, religion, lifestyle, or appearance, etc. If you’d be interested in a being a part of a photo project for poly people, by poly people, then get in touch!
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.
Who we are
PrEPster was founded in October 2015 by four London based HIV prevention activists, in response to the lack of clear and concise educational info available about PrEP. In particular, those activists were concerned about the lack of information to key communities including gay and bi men, Black African communities, trans people, sex workers and migrants.
PrEPster is known for being independent from any statutory or voluntary sector organisations. We believe that our work should be led by and should over-serve populations that are less likely to access PrEP education materials but are most in need of it. Our work focuses on being diverse, ensuring that those communities of concern are at the heart of our planning and our work.
Collectively, we have a wealth of over 50 years experience in public health and advocacy, and most of us are either living with HIV, PrEP users or are in sero-discordant relationships.
PrEPster is a program of The Love Tank, a not-for-profit community interest community (CIC) that promotes the health and wellbeing of under-served communities through education, capacity building and research.
We provide practical and emotional support for LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum to help improve their confidence and self-esteem and reduce isolation. We provide specialist legal information and advice, and campaign to improve the treatment of people seeking asylum.
We also provide legal advice and information to LGBTQI+ people who want to live in the UK with their partners.
London SE1 4YR
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.
Refuge provides specialist support to women, children and some men escaping domestic violence and other forms of violence. Refuge's specialist services include refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach projects, culturally specific services and the 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership with Women's Aid.
1 St Katharine's Way
London E1W 1UN
Rehab 4 Addiction was founded to assist those affected by substance misuse and their loved ones. We offer a range of services, and help signpost you to the most effective treatments. This includes alcohol rehab, drug rehab, detox services, intervention, aftercare and outpatient counselling. Our helpline advisors are committed to helping you in your quest to locate effective treatments for addiction.
We’re the leading national charity supporting LGBTQ+ people of all ages who live in the UK and are experiencing homelessness or living in an unsafe environment. Founded in 1983, we provide safe accommodation, housing advice, mental health advocacy and support for people fleeing domestic abuse.
8 Coppergate House
10 Whites Row
London E1 7NF
We're the UK's leading HIV and sexual health charity. We support people living with HIV and amplify their voices, and help the people using our services to achieve good sexual health.
London N7 9BG
In the summer of 2015, after a volunteering on the ground, our small team assessed what the biggest needs were for refugees in Calais and Dunkirk so we could focus our time and resources. We met with refugees in the camp and they described to us how they’d had their most basic human rights refused, we heard repeated stories of daily abuse and humiliation inflicted by gangs and shockingly, the CRS French military police (paid for by the UK.) It was very clear that most people lacked access to basic health care, aid and shelter. Following the photograph of Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi, (who had tragically drowned crossing the Mediterranean) appearing on the front pages of most mainstream newspapers, we quickly started to receive hundreds of emails offering help and thousands of pound in donations. These donations enabled our team to grow significantly.
NAZ is the sexual health charity dedicated to delivering culturally-specific sexual health services to those from Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. We are one of the largest sexual health charities in London initiated and led by ethnic minorities. We are also one of the longest-established charities to focus predominantly on sexual health improvement and HIV support services for BAME communities. Our core services are available in five languages, and all NAZ services are free.
London W6 9DT
Gay & Tonic! (“Tonic!”) was inspired by a growing need to find and build a gay & TONIC community — As the acronym says, our gay & TONIC community include and is not limited to the following:
Curious about sobriety
As we continue to grow, look out for upcoming Tonic community socials & events, group trips, and ways to get involved.
Gay & Tonic!
The only mixer needed is YOU to have a good time!
We are a charity dedicated to improving media coverage of trans and intersex issues.
Trans Media Watch helps people in the media to understand these issues and produce clear, accurate, respectful material. It also helps trans and intersex people who are interacting with the media to get results they are comfortable with.
Our vision at Trans Media Watch is a Britain in which the portrayal of trans people and their lives in the media is fair, respectful and accurate. We want to see an end to the prejudice, bigotry and hate routinely directed at trans people and we want the media to play its role – no longer fuelling these things. We are more than happy to work with any representative of any media organisation to help them do a good job
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
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.
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.
Since last year, hate crimes based on sexual orientation have increased by 41% and hate crime against transgender people has risen by 56% in England and Wales.
Just 1 in 5 hate crime victims are able to access support. By utilising Zoteria, you can anonymously report hate incidents that occur to yourself or others. Our partner, Galop, is an LGBT+ anti-abuse charity that will provide you with the support you need.
By flagging these incidents, you assist us in creating a more accurate understanding of hate crime, enabling us to drive social and policy changes. Currently, only 1 out of 8 hate crimes are reported.
Download the app now and help us address hate crime against our community.