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LGBTQ+ Resources in Brighton & Hove

Helplines and online resources

Brighton & Hove LGBTQ Switchboard

The helpline is a supportive, non-judgemental and confidential space for LGBTQ people as well as for their family, friends and supporters. You can call about anything that’s on your mind, to receive information or get emotional support.


This Switchboard provides an information, support and referral services throughout the UK.

Telephone Helpline – 0300 330 0630 open 10am till 10pm every day

The LGBT Foundation

Helpline and email support.

MindOut’s Online Support Service

This is an instant message service that is confidential, non-judgmental, and anonymous. We are open every day. Most evenings from 5:30–7:30 pm, on Saturdays 12-2 pm and on Sundays from 2–4 pm, with additional hours most days.

The Rainbow Hub

A local point of contact for LGBT+ people in Brighton seeking up to date help, information or guidance in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Their website includes helpline numbers for people in crisis and a “knowledge base” of LGBT+ organisations.

Other resources


Pocket Resource Card

A printable, concise resource for Brighton & Hove to help you if you’re at risk of suicide or worried about someone else.

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MindOut: LGBTQ mental health charity

This LGBTQ mental health project is run by and for LGBTQ people. They provide:

  • Advocacy
  • Advice and information
  • Casework support
  • Peer support group
  • Online Support Service
  • Suicide prevention, including peer support, mental health promotion and anti-stigma events,
  • LGBTQ affirmative practice training.

Their services are free, confidential, independent and impartial.

Navigate Brighton

Navigate is a group for transgender men, trans masculine people, genderqueer people, non-binary people, those assigned intersex and/or female at birth that fit somewhere else on or off the spectrum or those who are questioning their gender identity.

Young people

Allsorts Youth Project

Allsorts is a project based in Brighton to support and empower young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.


  • Telephone, email and one to one support to LGBTU young people.
  • Male Matters (aged 16-25 men’s group)
  • No Dress Code (aged 16-25 women’s group)
  • Transformers (aged 16-25 trans group)
  • Bi Brighton (aged 16-25 bi, pan, queer group)
  • Parents Group for parents, carers of LGBTU young people
  • TAG (16’s and under group)
  • Trans TAG (under 13’s trans group)
  • TAGformers (aged 13-16 trans group)

Older people

Older and Out

Older & Out

We are a fully inclusive social group for local Older LGBTQUI people. Based in Brighton, we are open to all. Every month we provide a social network and community space in our fully accessible Centre where you’ll get the chance to socialise and meet new people.


Sussex Uni LGBTQ Students’ Union

The LGBTQ Students’ Union run regular events, campaign and lobby on issues we feel are relevant to the LGBTQ community, and provide welfare support. They are here to offer a safe space environment to all LGBTQ students and staff at the University of Sussex.


Lunch Positive

Friday lunch club open to anyone living with or affected by HIV in Brighton & Hove and West Sussex.

Terrence Higgins Trust

THT’s vision is a world where people with HIV live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination, and good sexual health is a right and reality for all.


Rainbow Families

A social group for LGBT parents and their children.

Community engagement

LGBT Health and Inclusion Project

The LGBT Health and Inclusion Project (LGBT HIP) is a project to engage with lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people who live, work, study or socialise in Brighton and Hove. Have your say about healthcare and council services in Brighton and Hove and influence future provisions.

Finding other resources in Brighton & Hove

The Rainbow Hub

You can find more resources useful to members of our LGBT+ communities by visiting The Rainbow Hub’s Knowledge Base.

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