Asylum and Immigration

UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group

Lesbian Immigration Support Group (in Manchester)

Stuart Matthew Hanson – LGBT Asylum lawyer  – NB Stuart’s practice is now closed but he may be able to take on the odd case.
Telephone   07748 966211   or    Email  

Watson Ramsbottom solicitors in Blackburn  (experienced in working with LGBT clients)


Cruse Bereavement Care


BiPhoria social and support group in Manchester


Disability Equality North-West

Regard – the national organisation for disabled lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people

Domestic Violence

Galop – LGBT Domestic Violence national helpline
0300 999 5428 or 0800 999 5428

Opening Times:

10am – 8pm Monday
10am – 5pm Tuesday
10am – 5pm Wednesday
10am – 8pm Thursday
1pm – 5pm Friday
(1pm – 5pm Tuesday is trans specific service).

For further information, please contact

Lancashire Victim Services
Tel: 0300 323 0085     E-mail
Website:   Secure E-mail:
OPERATING TIMES FOR LANCASHIRE VICTIM SERVICES – DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES:  8am – 8pm Monday to Friday Out of hours support provided by Supportline. All enquires to Supportline that require 1-2-1 or further support will be referred to Lancashire Victims Services by the next working day.


LGBT History Month

Schools Out

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia   –   World

End of Life:

Compassion in Dying

Advance Decisions:


Liberty Church

Hidayah (LGBT+ Muslims)

Imaan (LGBTQI Muslim Support)

Jewish Gay and Lesbian group

OneBodyOneFaith (formerly Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement)

Forced Marriage:

Lancashire Constabulary web page:

Hate Crime

LGBT Hate Crime worker in Lancashire

True Vision – Police’s National Hate Crime Reporting website
True Vision 

Lancashire Police – Hate Crime Reporting

UK LGB&T Hate Crime Helpline
People across England, Scotland and Wales who have experienced, witnessed or know someone who is experiencing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Hate Crime can contact the LGB&T Hate Crime helpline on 0808 801 0661, or visit the website,  for support and information. The helpline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; calls are free from landlines and most mobiles but they can always call you back if you want.


Intersex UK

LGB&T Media:


Gay Times

Pink News


The Gay UK

LGB&T Organisations – Lancashire

Out In The Bay

Blackpool Pride Festival

Horizon project – Blackpool LGB&T Community Development Workers
Email: Leah Emerson or Anthony West Mobile: 07875 355390

Preston Pride

LGB&T Organisations – Regional and National

LGBT  Foundation

Stonewall UK

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group

LGB&T Parenting, Adoption & Fostering

Proud 2B Parents (LGBT Parents’ group)


Lancashire County Council – Fostering

Lancashire County Council – Adoption

The Adolescent and Children’s Trust (TACT)
Rob and Bob’s story

Parallel Parents (fostering organisation)

Adoption Now

LGB&T Sport

Pride Sports / Pride Games (Manchester)

Blackpool Roller Derby league

Mental Health

Lancashire Care Mental Health Access Line

Tel 111 – North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) will triage and transfer relevant calls.

Lancashire Counselling Services

Chi Ko Counselling

Child Action North West Can provide counselling for children and young people up to age 19 with sexual orientation or gender identity issues, provided the child is resident in, or goes to a school in, the Lancashire County Council area (i.e. excluding the unitary authorities of Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen).

Minds Matter talking therapies

LGBT Foundation mental health and well being information and advice:

NHS Tips for coping with depression

Mind OUT – LGBT project based in Brighton and Hove

Older People

Blackpool LGB&T Community Development Worker
Email: Leah Emerson or Anthony West  Mobile: 07875 355390

Older & Out (Age Concern Central Lancashire)

Sexual Health and HIV / AIDS

Renaissance at Drugline Lancashire
Healthier Living project – a free & confidential service providing support for those living with and affected by HIV in Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen

M2M Sexual Health Clinic – for men who have sex with men.  Tuesdays 5.30 – 8.00pm at Horizon.

Blackpool Sexual Health Services

Terrence Higgins Trust:



Substance Use


Young Addaction – Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Services

Discover – Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services

Renaissance at Drugline – Lancashire   or


Renaissance Transgender Support Group

Blackpool LGB&T Community Development Worker
Email:  Mobile: 07875 355390

Arms Out
Arms Out is a support network for parents of young people who identify as Transgender (including non-binary). Based in the Chorley area but open to parents from all over Lancashire. Contact Lancashire LGBT to be put in touch with the parents who facilitate the network.

Makeup Lessons:
Private Makeup Lessons for Trans Individuals, from NicolaJane

UK Trans Info – a national charity focused on improving the lives of trans and non-binary people in the UK


Gendered Intelligence

GIRES – Gender Identity Research & Education Society


Trans* masculine support and advice

The Beaumont Society

Depend – support to all family members, spouses, partners and friends of transsexual people in the UK

Mermaids – support for parents of trans children

Transgender general health

Trans Media Watch – a charity dedicated to improving media coverage of trans and intersex issues

Young People

Lancashire Young Peoples’ Service  (LGBT  groups or 1-2-1 support  in Leyland and Lancaster)

Work It Out (Brook LGBT young people’s groups covering  Blackburn,  Burnley and Hyndburn)

UR Potential (LGB&T young people’s groups in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre)
As well as the weekly young people’s groups, UR Potential also run monthly parents’ support groups in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

Albert Kennedy Trust – Digital Mentoring with “inter-AKT”

A safe and non-judgemental space for young people 16-25 years old who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation to access support.

Manchester Parents’ Group

Helpline: 0845 652 2674

The Proud Trust

PAPYRUS UK (Prevention of Young Suicide)

Pace Yourself UK – information for young LGB and T people and their families and friends