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LGBTQ+ people within BME communities may be more likely to experience increased isolation, homelessness, mental health problems, and an array of other inequalities that make the community more vulnerable during this difficult time.
In this section, we signpost you to organisations who may be able to help.
GMFA is a sexual health project by LGBT HERO. They offer trusted information, advice and support for gay, bi and trans men who have sex with men on all things sex, sexual health, HIV prevention and living with HIV while dealing with issues such as chemsex and general wellbeing.
HERe Ni is a community group and a safe place for lesbian and bisexual women in Northern Ireland.
They aim to create a community space through providing information, peer support and facilitating training.
Womankind helps hundred of women across the South West every year to improve their mental health and wellbeing so they can experience a better quality of life. They offer counselling, group therapy, befriending as well as a speciality service for deaf women and group for LGBTQIA+ women.
Notts LGBT+ Network provide information and support to the LGBT+ communities of Nottinghamshire. They offer a place to talk about sexuality and gender, information on the area, a place to talk about sex and sexual health, legal advice and more.
Naz and Matt Foundation exists to empower and support LGBTQI+ individuals, their friends and family to work towards resolving challenges linked to sexuality or gender identity, focusing on where religion heavily influences the situation.
LGBTQIA+ homelessness charity, The Outside Project, has set up an online support hub for the community to provide help to those in need, especially those who are homeless or in insecure circumstances. In the group you can request support or offer to volunteer.
A health charity that exists to challenge health inequalities and support individuals, families and communities to improve their health and wellbeing.
Find out more about their services for health and wellbeing, sexual health and community engagement.
The Rainbow Project is a health organisation that aims to improve the physical, mental, emotional health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ people in Northern Ireland.
Based in Belfast city centre Foyle, L’Derry, they offer a range of services from free sexual health checks to counselling.
SARSAS provide support to people who have experienced rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives through counselling, live chat and other specialist support. They are open to all; girls, boys, women, men, trans and non-binary individuals.
Dosti (Friendship), provides a South Asian and Middle Eastern LGBTQIA safe space to talk about common issues, make friends and get involved in cultural activities and celebrations across Leicester and Leicestershire.
GIRES is a volunteer operated membership charity that, in collaboration with the other groups in its field, hears, helps, empowers and gives a voice to trans and gender non-conforming individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families.
Africa Advocacy Foundation empower people to take control of their health and wellbeing through accurate information, advice and guidance. They provide safe, judgment-free and inclusive platforms for community members to discuss and engage in activities that promote healthy lifestyle choices.
Pride Sports is a sports development and inclusion organisation that aims to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport and improve access to sport for LGBT+ people.
Their website includes a LGBT+ club finder and a calendar of events.
YMCA North Down is a faith-based volunteer organisation that seeks to support the local community, including young people and families, across North Downs. They work with all groups, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, religion, culture, or race.
Kinergy is a specialist counselling agency offering support for survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence in Bristol.
They're inclusive of all genders, 18 years and above. The website features help guides, leaflets, apps and information on other support available.
Quest exists to provide pastoral support to LGBT+ Catholics. They provide information, run an annual conference, and have opportunities for worship, spiritual retreats and supportive fellowship through regional groups.
Hub Cymru Africa is a partnership supporting the Wales Africa Community, bringing together the work of the Wales for Africa Health Links Network, the Sub Saharan Advisory Panel and Fair Trade Wales. They offer advice, mentoring, training and resources on their website.
Humraaz Support Services in Blackburn provides confidential specialist support to Black and Minority Ethnic (racialised) women who are experiencing domestic abuse and all forms of harmful traditional practices.
As well as a refuge, they also offer advocacy, support and peer support for professional women.
LGBT Health and Wellbeing works to improve the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland.
You can find their physical activity groups and other services and support for LGBTQIA+ people of all ages on their website.
TransgenderNI are a human rights and community organisation who support trans and gender diverse people in Northern Ireland.
Based in their groundbreaking Belfast Trans Resource Centre, they work to protect and promote the rights and services trans communities need.
Crossroads is a transgender support social group based in Wick, near Bristol, who meet on the 4th Saturday of each month.
Tai Pawb promotes equality and social justice in housing in Wales, for Black and Ethnic minority groups, disabled people, LGBTQ people, trans* people, diverse older and younger people. They believe that all people have the right to access good quality housing and homes in cohesive and safe communities.
The Nottingham Liberal Synagogue is a supportive and inclusive community sharing with and caring for our members throughout life’s journey. They promote a modern Jewish life guided by the values and ideals of Liberal Judaism, encompassing all shades of practice and lifestyle; one which offers an open-minded approach to Judaism through education, practice and prayer.
Apna Haq is a survivor-led organisation supporting Black and minority women and girls (racialised) in Rotherham to escape violent situations.
They welcome women from from any religion or no religion, and of any sexuality, including women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTQIA+).
Birmingham LGBT are passionate about creating and developing a thriving and vibrant LGBT community. They have a range range of support services including fitness activities and classes, counselling, sexual health services, refugee groups and other places signposted via their website.
The Scottish Refugee Council is dedicated to supporting people that are in need of refuge and protection.
Through their direct services, they provide practical support, advice and a listening ear to help people rebuild their lives in a sustainable and meaningful way.
Non-Binary South West is a peer support group for trans* people in the South West of England (or beyond) with non-binary gender identities.
They host a secret Facebook group, and have regular meetings in central Exeter.
Glitter Cymru is a monthly social meet-up group for individuals who identify as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (racialised) and LGBTQIA+ in Cardiff.
Acacia provides free support to help recover from symptoms associated with pre and postnatal depression and anxiety in the Birmingham area, as well as with other family members.
They have specialist support for BAME (racialised) parents and LGBTQ+ services.
Women and Girls Network are a free service run by women, for women in London who have been affected by all forms of violence and abuse. They services include a helpline, webchat and other emotional and practical signposting support.
Alongside this, they have specific services for young women and non-binary people aged 11-25.
The Pride Sports LGBT+ Sports Club finder lets you search the club map by clicking on any of the icons in the area you are interested in.
MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people. They work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern
Intercom Trust is an LGBT+ charity working across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West.
They provide help and support, advocacy, counselling, training, information, groups including domestic abuse support.
Part of Leeds Student Union, QTIPOC runs social and community events for LGBTQIA+ people of colour (racialised people).
Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Centre is a voluntary organisation established to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and young people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
They run a range of groups for adults, young people, older people, asylum seekers and refugees, families and more.
Galop is the UK's only specialist LGBTQIA+ anti-violence charity. They support all LGBTQIA+ people who've experienced hate crime, domestic abuse, sexual violence, as well as a service for young people aged 16-25 in London and a dedicated Trans Advocacy Service.
MESMAC Newcastle works with gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men.They offer free HIV tests, advice and information on many different health issues.
They also have 1:1 support and a 5-day-a-week helpline on 0191 233 1333.
FFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and charity dedicated to supporting families and their LGBT+ loved ones.
They also offer support to local parents groups and contacts in the effort to help parents and families understand, accept and support their LGBT+ children with love and pride.
STARS is a pan-Dorset charity that offers one to one support, free of charge, for anyone of any age or gender who lives, works or studies in Dorset and has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their life.
LISG Manchester was set up in 2007 as successful anti-deportation campaign for a lesbian from Sierra Leone. As more lesbian asylum seekers began contacting the group, they have continued as a general support group for lesbian and bisexual asylum seekers and refugees.
St Nicholas Church is the fully inclusive and oldest place of worship in Leicester. They believe strongly in a safe and peaceful environment where our open - minded ethos is practised in a community of faith.
All are welcome at St Nicholas’ who an Inclusive Church.
LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBTQIA+) communities.
Crisis night shelter for the LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer) community who feel endangered, who are homeless or 'hidden' homeless.
They run recovery groups, African-specific groups, social events, as well as referral-only arts and exercise groups.
Unity in the Community works to provide practical support and solidarity for people in need in our communities, especially asylum seekers.
As an organisation they offer many different services from English lessons, access to food banks, unity allotment community, bike workshops, LGBTQIA+ friendly.
The Shores in Dorset provides a service to men and women who have experienced rape or sexual assault. They work hard to acknowledge the extra barriers faced by ethnic minorities (racialised people), LGBT+ individuals, and disabled people.
Based in Manchester, the African Rainbow Family (ARF) is a non-for-profit charitable organisation that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender intersexual and queer (LGBTIQ) people of African heritage and the wider Black Asian Minority Ethnic (racialised) groups.
Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum offer practical advice, information, support and friendship to people seeking asylum or refuge.
They have a community centre, offer advice and support (including for LGBTQIA+ communities) and run trainings. They also have different activities in their groups for women, youth and gardening.
The Inclusive Mosque Initiative is dedicated to creating safe and inclusive places of worship and spiritual practice, to the promotion of inclusive Islamic principles, and to centring and uplifting the voices and experiences of marginalised people within communities, including sexuality, gender, class and disability. They have a range of resources and events.
Glasgow Women’s Library is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programmes of public events and learning opportunities.
BCHA are a major provider of a diverse range of housing, support and learning services for socially excluded people.
They currently deliver services across the South West and South of England, including support on housing, employment and more.
Sahir House has been offering HIV support, prevention, information and training across Merseyside since 1985.
Sahir House increases HIV and sexual health knowledge, reduces stigma and campaigns for the rights for those living with HIV and related intersectionalities (gender, sexuality, asylum status).
Filipino LGBT UK promotes the rights of Filipino LGBTQ+ people both in the UK and the Philippines so that they can live without fear of persecution or prejudice simply because of who they are.
akt supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. They have support and services available on their website.
Keshet UK's mission is to ensure that Jewish LGBT+ people and their families are included throughout Jewish life in the UK. Jewish LGBT+ people exist in all walks of life. Keshet UK aspires to work with all UK Jewish communities, including Liberal, Masorti, Orthodox and Reform, cross-communal and non-denominational organisations.
Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre offers free and confidential emotional and practical support, information and advocacy to women, all members of the trans community, non-binary people and young people aged 12-18 in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian, who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives.
A charity and community organisation run by and for Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole's lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community members.
The network initiates and develops lobbying and educational information campaigns, as well as creating community space.
Rainbow Noir is a volunteer-led social, peer support and community action group, which celebrates and platforms people of colour who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer and/or Intersex (LGBTQI+).
They hold monthly social spaces both online and in person.
FearFree offer support for people experiencing domestic abuse in Scotland who identify as a man or from the LGBT+ community.
Their workers offer a range of support including safety planning, emotional support, mentoring, alongside practical support with housing, employment/education and accessing appropriate benefits.
Mermaids supports gender-diverse children and young people under the age of 20, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care.
Sarbat is a volunteer led group addressing LGBT issues from a Sikh perspective. They organise regular events to encourage discussions, tackle homophobia/biphobia/transphobia and build bridges within and beyond their communities.
Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services can help you in a variety of ways; from practical and emotional support to legal advice. everything will be guided by you and only with your consent. This service is completely free and confidential.
Space runs regular, free youth groups all across Dorset, in Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester, Weymouth, Beaminster, and Sherborne, for every LGBT+ person regardless of race, religion, or social background.
Manchester Parents Group is a voluntary organisation which supports families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT).
Their online forums are run by parents of LGBT children. There's also a section advising children to communicate with and come out to their parents.
NAZ is a sexual health charity working to address sexual health inequalities in Black, Brown and Global Majority communities.
They offer care and support around HIV, sexual health prevention, clinical services and research.
London Friend's offers counselling, support and community services delivered by a team of over 100 trained LGBT volunteers. They cover mental health, sexual health, social support, drugs and alcohol as well as a specific support system for refugees and asylum seekers (people seeking refuge or asylum).
Working On Our Power Is A Transformative Leadership Programme For Trans*, Non-Binary And Cis Women Of Colour. They run facilitated workshops, workbooks, meditations and yoga, healing spaces and more. There is a range of accessibility support such as bursaries, child care assistance, language translations, closed captions and more.
SARI provide free and confidential support for anyone who is a victim of hate crime across Avon and Somerset. Whether that’s based on race, faith, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or sex.
They have online resources, out of hour emergency, casework support and more.
MyUmbrella LGBT+ is a volunteer led project of Reading Pride to raise awareness of the lesser known identities across the sexuality, gender, romantic and fetish spectrum's collectively known as LGBT+.
Essex Pride is an annual celebration of LGBT+ life in Essex and beyond.
Sunrise Diversity are a dynamic grassroots community organisation in a remote rural area. They provide activities, services and events for individuals of diverse identities. They offer online activities, 1-2-1 support, LGBTQIA+ activities, as well diversity workshops. Their website features multilingual resources for adults and children.
Terrence Higgins Trust is the largest voluntary sector provider of HIV and sexual health services in the UK, running services out of local centres across Great Britain. They have a range of information, online and phone support services.
A Facebook group for any people of colour who want to live with other people of colour in/around the city of London. It's queer and trans friendly.
Off The Record Bristol is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25 living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
They have specific LGBTQ+, trans* and people of colour (racialised) networks. All services are free and confidential.
Trans Central is a (MtF), or Male to Female transgender community support group providing practical help and peer support to the local trans community, and creating the opportunity for individual members to take part in community programs and events.
Outhouse East provide opportunities for LGBTQ+ people in Essex. Their mission is to develop and promote a sustainable, fair and equal society where all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people can achieve their full potential.
Rainbow Migration provide practical and emotional support for LGBTQIA+ people seeking asylum to help improve their confidence and self-esteem and reduce isolation. They also offer specialist legal information and advice, and campaign to improve the treatment of people seeking asylum.
PrEPster aims to educate and agitate for PrEP (pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis) access in England and beyond. They offer support, advice and information on PrEP.
QTPoC Mental Health is a Facebook page that exists to provide greater access to community healing. They host meditations for queer & trans people of colour and publish original art and writing on www.restforresistance.com.
They provide a range of domestic abuse support services to women and children, including safe houses, children’s services, dedicated Black and Ethnic Minority (racialised) services, resettlement and outreach services, and a crisis response service.
Their freephone is on 0808 2000 247.
RSVP believes that everyone deserves a life free from sexual violence and abuse. They offer empathic services to support and inspire children and adults of all genders who have been subjected to sexual violence and abuse.
Gendered Intelligence have resources for trans+ and gender questioning young people, as well as for their families.
There are groups across London, Leeds, Bristol and Hertfordshire. This includes age specific groups, a transfemme group, and TPOCAlypse (for trans, gender variant and questioning young POC).
On the last day of each month Trans Fem donate to five transfem groups or individuals working within the UK.
National AIDS Trust champions the rights of people living with HIV and campaigns for change—shaping attitudes, challenging injustice, and changing lives.
Hackney CVS is an umbrella body committed to making Hackney a fairer place. They believe everyone should have the best start in life and the best opportunities to succeed regardless of their background, race, social class, gender, sexuality or disability. They offer advice and training to local community groups, allowing them to influence how the public sector works.
Bristol Drugs Project (BDP) is a charity providing harm reduction and treatment services for people who are experiencing a negative relationship with drugs and/or alcohol.
They offer free and confidential services including translation support, groups for 11-19 year olds, older people, and LGBT+ communities.
Chameleons is a social and support group for anyone on the transgender spectrum, their families and friends based just outside Nottingham for people across the East Midlands. Tables and chairs are put out, and people pull up a seat and chat with friends.
Hidayah offer support and support groups for LGBTQI+ Muslims through monthly events in cities across the UK, a wellbeing and spirituality WhatsApp group, retreats, mentoring, educational workshops, emotional support, social media, confidential emails and volunteering.
Positive East has been on the forefront of HIV service and care for nearly three decades in East London. They support people from the point of HIV diagnosis to longer term care. They have a range of free counselling, support groups, testing as well as groups for women who are refugees or asylum seekers (people seeking refuge or asylum).
Be is based in Newcastle upon Tyne. They work to improve the lives of trans and non-Binary people throughout the North East and West of England and beyond through their weekly drop-in sessions, peer support groups and social events.
Brigstowe in Bristol offer specialist, confidential and free support, advice and information to anyone living with or affected by HIV.
They run a specialist service for migrants and asylum seekers, as well as a specialist service for those living with Type 2 Diabetes.
Trade Sexual Health is a health charity working with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) community of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. They offer a range of free and confidential support and advice services around sexual health and HIV.
Social Support for Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans Muslims. 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.
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