Useful LGBTI Community Links
Here is a number of organisations and charities that work and campaign within the equality, diversity, and inclusion within the LGBTI Community.
We do our best to keep this directory up to date. Please let us know if you are involved in an organisation you’d like added to the directory, or if you’d like us to change the details for your organisation.
The overall aim of LGBT+ History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public.
This is done by Increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT+”) people, their history, lives and their experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions, and the wider community;
Raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT+ community; Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT+ communities; and Promoting the welfare of LGBT+ people, by ensuring that the education system recognises and enables LGBT+ people to achieve their full potential, so they contribute fully to society and lead fulfilled lives, thus benefiting society as a whole.
The Albert Kennedy Trust is a charity which supports young people from the LGBT community who have been made homeless by their family because they came out. Unfortunately, even in today’s modern world, a lot of young people are discriminated against because of their sexuality, and experience hardship with nowhere to stay and nobody to go to for help. The Albert Kennedy Trust was established to help these young people and to turn their life around.
AKT provides 8000 nights-worth of accommodation to LGBT young people who face rejection and abuse because of coming out to their loved ones, and the charity can provide young people with 24 hours of accommodation, travel and food for a donation of just £25.
The Peter Tatchell Foundation (PTF) seeks to promote and protect the human rights of individuals, communities and nations, in the UK and internationally, in accordance with established national and international human rights law.
The PTF seeks to raise awareness, understanding, protection and implementation of human rights, in the UK and worldwide.
Mermaids has been supporting transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families since 1995.
Back at the start, we were a small group of concerned parents sitting around the kitchen table, coming together to share experiences, find answers and look for ways to keep our children safe and happy.
Today, Mermaids has evolved into one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities, empowering thousands of people with its secure online communities, local community groups, helpline services, web resources, events and residential weekends.
We also seek to educate and inform wider society on gender identity by helping professionals accommodate and reassure gender-diverse young people.
Over the years, we’ve seen many changes in the language and understanding surrounding gender issues but one thing remains the same: transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children deserve the freedom and confidence to explore their gender identity wherever their journey takes them, free from fear, isolation and discrimination.
Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care.
Transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse 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.
Working to uphold gay, lesbian, trans and bisexual people’s human rights both in the UK and around the world, the Kaleidoscope Trust believes that regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation everyone’s rights should be equally respected.
This organisation raises awareness of the contexts which LGBT communities face overseas through advocacy and communications in the UK, working to change policies with Commonwealth institutions and strengthening the skills of activists within the LGBT community.
The queer parenting partnership was launched in 2020, in response to the shocking lack of birth and parenting support services for LGBTQ+ people in the uk. Kay and kim connected online and combined their knowledge around midwifery and childcare to create a complete antenatal and postnatal education programme.
We recognise the need for additional services targeted at not only LGBTQ+ families but also at other families perceived to be minorities. That being said, everyone is welcome at the queer parenting partnership.
Our values are of equality, fairness, power, love, community, laughter and fun. We aim to build a community for queer families to learn and grow together and to celebrate our presence in the world.
The Switchboard provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through Instant Messaging. Find out more here.
NAM is a charity based in the United Kingdom. We work to change lives by sharing information about HIV & AIDS. We believe independent, clear and accurate information is vital in the fight against HIV & AIDS.
One of the oldest and best known LGBT organisations in the UK, Stonewall was originally founded in 1989 and is known for its lobbying and campaigning on behalf of the LGBT community. Some of the organisation’s successes include equalising the age of consent, securing legislation to allow same-sex couples to adopt children, lifting the ban which prevented LGB people from serving with the military and repealing Section 28. Stonewall was also instrumental in helping to secure same-sex marriage.
This organisation is committed to raising the community’s profile and to offering support for those who are struggling with any element of their sexuality.
The LGBT sector, and works towards building it stronger through a membership and engagement programme that supports and benefits its members to grow and thrive. By listening and consulting with members, the LGBT Consortium works to ensure that the voice of the LGBT community is heard in a variety of public arenas, while leading the sector in various sustainable working methods