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Information and Support: LGBT Issues

If you or someone you know needs support for issues about sexuality, the following organisations may be able to help:


Switchboard provides an information, support and referral service for anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality.

Phone: 0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm)

Visit the Switchboard website

LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation offers a range of services, support and information to lesbian, gay and bi people and people who are transexual.

Phone: 0845 3 30 30 30 (Daily 10am-10pm)

Visit the LGBT Foundation website


Stonewall offers help and advice for people who many be LGBT on a range of subjects, including coming out and hate crime.

Visit the Stonewall website

Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays offers support to parents, families and friends during the 'coming out' process.

Phone: 0845 652 0311

Visit the Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays website

LGBT Northern Ireland

LGBT Northern Ireland provides information on different organisations and services dedicated to support LGBT people and their families across Northern Ireland.

Visit the LGBT Northern Ireland site

LGBT Helpline Scotland

LGBT Helpline Scotland provides information and emotional support to people who may be LGBT and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland.

Phone: 0300 123 2523

Visit the LGBT Helpline Scotland website

Related Information and Support

If you have also been affected by bullying or gender identity issues, organisations listed on our Bullying support page or Gender Identity support page may be able to help.

You can see a list of current BBC Action Line support on the Action Line A-Z page.