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

Stonewall believe we're stronger united, so they partner with organisations that help them create real change for the better.

They have laid deep foundations across Britain - so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential.

They’re here to support those who can’t yet be themselves.

​They offer information and support for LGBT communities and their allies: 

Stonewall's Information Service 

FREEPHONE 0800 0502020 

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


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Transgender Peer Associates

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.



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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.



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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




Gendered Intelligence

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.



Rainbow Alliance

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

HRRA works to support the local LGBT communities by:

  • Providing a voice within the statutory and voluntary sector

  • Looking at the social needs of our communities and working to develop social outlets

  • Promoting training and information services

  • Providing training where possible

  • Informing services providers of the needs of LGBT communities

  • Holding events that will encourage active citizenship by LGBT people

  • Engaging in forums and meetings that will develop a greater understanding of the support needs of LGBT communities

  • Provide regular newsletters and information to members and others