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Information and Support - Is it Safe to be Gay in the UK?

If you have been affected by the issues raised in Is it Safe to be Gay in the UK? there are organisations that can help.

Sexual orientation/coming out

LGBT Foundation offers a range of services, support and information to lesbian, gay and bi and transsexual communities.
Phone: 0845 3 30 30 30 (Daily 10am-10pm)
Visit the LGBT Foundation

Switchboard provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans people and anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality.
Phone: 0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm)
Visit the Switchboard website

LGBT Helpline Scotland provides information and emotional support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland.
Phone: 0300 123 2523 (Tue & Wed 12-9pm)
Visit the LGBY Helpline Scotland website

LGBT Northern Ireland provides information on different organisations and services dedicating to support LGBT people and their families across Northern Ireland.
Visit the LGBT Northern Ireland website

Unity Group Wales is a support group for anyone who relates to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Phone: 01792 346299
Visit the Unity Group Wales website

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


BullyingUK provides practical information and advice to young people and their parents.
Phone: 0808 800 2222
Visit the BullyingUK website

The National Bullying helpline can provide free, confidential help and support if you are being bullied at work, at home, in the community or in education.
Phone: 0845 22 55 787 (9am- 5pm daily)
Visit the The National Bullying helpline website

Hate crime

Galop provides advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse.
Visit the Galop website

Stonewall offers help and advice to the LGBT community throught the UK on a range of subjects, including coming out and hate crime.
Visit the Stonewall website

Stop Hate UK provides independent and confidential support to people affected by hate crime, including a confidential hate crime reporting services in various areas of the UK
Phone: 0800 138 1625
Visit the Stop Hate UK website

Victim Support provides emotional and practical help to victims or witnesses of any crime, whether or not it has been reported to the police.
Phone: 0808 16 89 111 (weekdays 8pm-8am; weekends 24 hour service)
Visit the Victim Support website

Victim Support NI offers emotional and practical support to all victims and witnesses of crime across Northern Ireland.
Phone: 028 9024 3133
Visit the Victim Support NI website

Victim Support Scotland offers emotional and practical support to all victims and witnesses of crime across Scotland.
Phone: 0345 603 9213.
Visit the Victim Support Scotland website

The Restorative Justice Council provides information about what you should expect should you choose to take part in a restorative process and how you can find out if restorative justice is an option in your case.
Phone: 020 7831 5700
Visit the The Restorative Justice Council website

Why me? enables victims to regain their confidence and peace of mind after a crime has taken place by talking part in Restorative Justice
Phone: 020 3096 7708
Visit the Why Me? website