LGBT is a term that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and Trans.

There are lots of terms for the different gender and sexual identities. We want you to know that we celebrate and accept difference. If you feel scared, unsure or worried about coming out, or if you just want to know a bit more about gender or sexuality, then this section is for you. Below we have listed a few groups and leaflets you might find useful. If you can't find what you are looking for then give us a call on 01625 533 531 and ask for Charlotte or Seb and they will sign post you to the information you are after.

 
 

The Proud Trust: The Proud Trust (formerly LGBT Youth North West) is a regional organisation that seeks to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Young People in the North West. They have lots of great resources including the guide below that answers any questions you might have about gender, sexuality and identity. For a list of LGBT youth groups in the area download THIS GUIDE BY CLICKING HERE.

Trans youth in care - Know Your Rights (Three circles fostering)

We consulted with some fantastic Trans young people in Manchester this year and have created a resource you can use with Trans youth who are in foster care. Click HERE to download the document. 

LGBT history month

Celebrates the vast history of LGBT peaople. The overall aim of LGBT History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public.

http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/

LGBT SWITCHBOARDS

London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard: 020 7837 7324 (daily 10am -11pm) covers all of the UK
Website: www.llgs.org.uk
Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Lesbian & Gay Switchboard: 01253 621 834

MERMAIDS HELPLINE

Support around gender identity / being trans.

Tel: 0844 334 0550*

Mobile: 0344 334 0550

Email: info@mermaidsuk.org.uk

Website: mermaidsuk.org.uk

LGBT Centre

Contains information for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans communities on sexual health, well being, groups and events.

The quickest way to get into contact with them is by sending them an email to info@lgbt.foundation. You can call any time between 10am until 10pm on a week day (excluding bank holidays and religious festivals). Tel: 0345 3 30 30 30 

LGBT Foundation
5 Richmond Street,
Manchester
M1 3HF

The Albert Kennedy Trust 

Support lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans homeless young people in crisis. Their London, Manchester and Newcastle offices are staffed 10am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri.

If you need emergency help at other times please call:

  • Shelter Housing Advice Line: 0808 800 4444 (8am-8pm Mon-Fri / 8am-5pm Sat-Sun)
  • LGBT Helpline: 0845 330 30 30 (10am-10pm every day)
  • London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard: 0300 330 0630 (calls at local rate)
  • Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90 (24hrs)

CHILDLINE

For any problems you are facing.

Tel:  0800 1111

Website: www.childline.org.uk