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Community & support

Links to local and national organisations to find community, support and help.

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Stonewall is here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, in the UK and abroad, know they're not alone.

Stonewall's Information Service 

FREEPHONE 0800 0502020 

Lines are open 9:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday​

Switchboard, the LGBT+ Helpline are a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing.

They support people to explore the right options for themselves.

They aspire to a society where all LGBT+ people are informed and empowered.


0300 330 0630

Open 10:00-22:00 every day

A Folkestone based LGBTQIA+ media platform sharing news, queer culture & events in Folkestone and regional settings. 

This queer-owned bookshop has a huge range of GLBTQIA+ books for all ages, resources and connections, as well as their own queer events including a monthly intergenerational meet-up called LGBTea+Sandwiches

Transgender Peer Associates are a not-for-profit company, based in Kent that aims to provide social and emotional support services, including peer support and mentoring, to any individual that identifies as transgender, transexual, gender assigned incongruent, transvestite, crossdresser, intersex, gender queer, gender questioning or any actual or perceived gender variance, their significant others and those who support them.


Gendered Intelligence is a trans-led charity working across the UK. 

Their mission is to increase understandings of gender diversity.

Their vision is of a world where people are no longer constrained by narrow perceptions and expectations of gender, and where diverse gender expressions are visible and valued.

They work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; we particularly specialise in supporting young trans people aged 8-25.

 A Kent focused LGBTQIA+ media platform sharing news, queer culture & events in Kent and regional settings. 

Mermaids supports gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care.

Transgender and gender-variant children and teens need support and understanding, as well as the freedom to explore their gender identity. Whatever the outcome, Mermaids is committed to helping families navigate the challenges they may face.

Hastings and Rother Rainbow Alliance is an organisation that is working to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) in Hastings and Rother.

Queer As Folke is a Folkestone based LGBTQIA+ organisation championing queer culture & space in regional settings. 

Follow their Insta for regional queer culture, history and memes memes memes!

Expect things a little less LGB and a whole lot more Q & T.

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