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LGBTQ+ Resources for Children, Adolescents, Parents & Schools

Stonewall Young Futures


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  • A mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people, who work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ communities and to make mental health a community concern.
  • They offer an Online Support service, which is free and open every day for several hours, with a changing timetable, which can be viewed and accessed through their website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 01273 234839
  • Online Support service (see website for opening times, which vary) – when they are online, you can contact one of their Online Support Workers in confidence for instant chat; see the box in the bottom right hand corner
  • They also provide a wide range of flyers and leaflets, available for download here:

Allsorts Youth Project

  • An LGBT+ youth charity that listens to, supports, and connects children and young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Handy resources available for download here:

It Gets Better UK

The Proud Trust

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre

NSPCC Gender identity

Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Terrence Higgins Trust

  • Offers a wide range of support services, including: emotional support and information by phone, help with accessing HIV testing, treatment advice, contact with support groups, and more
  • For information on how to contact them, please see here:


London Friend


  • A helpline operated by LGBT+ volunteers, providing a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing.
  • Telephone: 0300 330 0630, available 10:00-22:00 every day
  • Online chat (check whether the chat is open here:

Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT)

Redbridge Rainbow Community

  • Aims to help support and connect LGBT+ people who live, work, socialise and study in the Borough of Redbridge
  • Organises social events including film nights, meet-ups for friendship and support
  • Provides training for local organisations on LGBT+ issues

Families Together London


LGBT+ faith support

Keshet works to ensure a world where no one has to choose between their LGBT+ and their Jewish identity.

House of Rainbow is an international organisation supporting the QTIPOC faith community.
  • The organisation founded by Pastor Jide Macaulay aims to foster better relationships among QTIPOC individuals, people of faith and allies, in order to create a safer and more inclusive community.
  • They assist with issues and challenges such as asylum seekers’ support, sexual health, counselling and pastoral care.
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Sarbat is a social and support group for LGBT Sikhs.

  • They believe there is no room for discrimination within the community for being who you are.
  • They aim for local volunteers to commence Sarbat groups globally. Based in London, they organise events around the UK including Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Leicester, Bradford and New York
Quest exists to provide pastoral support to lesbian, gay and transgender Catholics.

Twilight People discovers and celebrates the hidden history of transgender and gender-variant people of faith in the UK past and present.

Hidayah ’s mission is 'to provide support and welfare for LGBTQI+ Muslims and promote social justice and education about the Muslim LGBTQI+ community to counter discrimination, prejudice and injustice.'

Imaan: a national LGBTQ Muslim charity, Imaan supports LGBT Muslim people, their families and friends, to address issues of sexual orientation within Islam.

  • It provides a safe space and support network to address issues of common concern through sharing individual experiences and institutional resources.

London Queer Muslim The UK's only Islamic organisation run exclusively by and for religious LGBTQI+ Muslims.

The Inclusive Mosque Initiative: The Inclusive Mosque Initiative is a registered charity that creates safe and inclusive places of worship and spiritual practice and promotes inclusive Islamic principles.

AZ Magazine is an online publication for LGBT+ people of colour.

  • This is a media platform that allows LGBT+ people of colour to showcase their talents and to address the issues that are faced in the BME community.
  • They organise monthly AZ Hub events which are a social space for workshops, screenings, art display, discussion, performance and information sharing.
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The BAME LGBT charity aims to empower and celebrate BAME LGBT+ in the UK through various initiatives.

Bi’s of Colour is a national group for bi people of colour. The group organises meetups, gives talks and collects writings on bisexuals of colour throughout the UK.

Bisi Almi Foundation is a charity supporting social acceptance for LGBT+ Nigerian.

  • BAF aim to work towards a Nigeria where everyone is equal irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • They focus on three thematic areas, so as to contribute towards influencing opinions and views on LGBT issues in Nigeria – these are research, capacity development and stakeholder engagement.
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BlackOut UK is a not-for-profit social enterprise run by black queer men.

  • This group was created to recognise the need for black queer men to have a space to think, shout, show off, curse, celebrate, launch, reflect, share and be heard.
  • They encourage and stimulate debate and discussion online and face to face through their website, writer workshops, networking events, and supporting interventions to meet the needs of black queer men.

TPOCalypse Gendered Intelligence is a a youth group for trans, gender variant and questioning young people of colour aged 13-24.

  • TPOCalypse is Gendered Intelligence's youth group for trans, gender variant and questioning young people of colour aged 13-25.
  • They organise quarterly events as well as an annual residential programme. They hold screenings, panels and performances to create a celebratory and empowering space.
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DesiQ is a social space (Facebook group) for queer desi people of South Asian origin.

  • The group welcomes those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, pansexual, trans, intersex, non-binary, questioning/unsure and queer.
  • The group is an intersectional radical and proud community. They use the space to heal, organise and build connections and ensure the community’s voice is heard.
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Gaysians is a platform that promotes positive visibility for South Asian LGBT+ people.

  • It is an alliance of charities, support groups, meet-ups, activists and leading voices within the community.
  • These groups have joined forces to improve access to resources and services to the South Asian LGBT community, as well as to elevate their collective voice in mainstream media.
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Queer Asia is a global platform that publishes and organises events platforming queer people from Asia.

  • Queer Asia is a collective of early career researchers, doctoral researchers and activists, housed at SOAS, University of London.
  • Their work connects queer activists, artists and academics globally who strive to challenge dominant ideas, forms and representations of gender and sexuality.
  • They organise events including monthly seminars, screenings and discussions focusing on specific regions or disciplines pertaining to queer themes from Asia.
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The NAZ Project London is a sexual health charity focused on the BAME community.
  • Led by ethnic minorities, NAZ is dedicated to delivering culturally-specific free sexual health services to those historically left behind, recognising the large gap in the sexual health outcomes of BAME communities.
  • They are one of the longest-established charities to focus predominately on sexual health improvement and HIV support services for BAME communities.
  • They reach around 10,000 people each year.
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Naz and Matt Foundation is a charity that aims to tackle homophobia triggered by religion to help parents accept their children.
  • Naz and Matt Foundation exists to empower and support LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Intersex) individuals, their friends and family to work towards resolving challenges linked to sexuality or gender identity, particularly where religion is heavily influencing the situation.
  • Individuals who are of South Asian heritage make up over 90% of the LGBTQI+ people who come to them for support.
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Purple Rain Collective is a collective space for QTIPOC in the UK to mobilise, converse on their experiences and develop strategies for safety, resistance and liberation.
  • They want QTIPOC people to come together to support each other in prioritising their care, safety and wellbeing as well as creating real dialogue for meaningful discussions.