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 Stuart07748966211@gmail.com
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
Galop – LGBT Domestic Violence national helpline
0300 999 5428 or 0800 999 5428
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lancashire Victim Services
Tel: 0300 323 0085 E-mail email@example.com
Website: www.lancashirevictimservices.org. Secure E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia
www.dayagainsthomophobia.org – World
End of Life:
Compassion in Dying
Hidayah (LGBT+ Muslims)
Imaan (LGBTQI Muslim Support)
Jewish Gay and Lesbian group
OneBodyOneFaith (formerly Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement)
Lancashire Constabulary web page:
LGBT Hate Crime worker in Lancashire
True Vision – Police’s National Hate Crime Reporting website
Lancashire Police – Hate Crime Reporting
UK LGBT 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 www.stophateuk.org, 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.
Legal Advice – Discrimination at Work
Stephensons law firm – head office in Wigan – advice to individuals and employees on matters of discrimination, nationally.
The Gay UK
LGBT Organisations – Lancashire
Out In The Bay
Blackpool Pride Festival
LGBT Organisations – Regional and National
London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group
LGBT Parenting, Adoption & Fostering
Lancashire County Council – Fostering
Lancashire County Council – Adoption
The Adolescent and Children’s Trust (TACT)
Rob and Bob’s story
Parallel Parents (fostering organisation)
Pride Sports / Pride Games (Manchester)
Lancashire Care Mental Health Access Line
Tel 111 – North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) will triage and transfer relevant calls.
Lancashire Counselling Services
Chi Ko Psychosexual Therapist
Child Action North West
http://www.canw.org.uk. 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 & 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:
Young Addaction – Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Services
Discover – Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services
Mermaids – support for parents of trans children
Blackpool LGBT Community Development Worker
Email: email@example.com Mobile: 07875 355390
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.
Renaissance Trans Support Group at The Gynway Guesthouse, Blackpool. 2 meetings/socials a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. https://www.facebook.com/Blackpool-Renaissance-Trans-Support-Group-194379587311631/ and http://www.gynwayblackpool.com/renaissance_transgender_forum.htm.
UK Trans Info – a national charity focused on improving the lives of trans and non-binary people in the UK
GIRES – Gender Identity Research & Education Society
- Leaflets for children of parents who are transitioning: https://www.gires.org.uk/explaining-to-children/
COLAGE – U.S. website for people with one or more LGBT+ parents or caregivers
Trans* masculine support and advice
The Beaumont Society
Depend – support to all family members, spouses, partners and friends of transsexual people in the UK
Transgender general health
Trans Media Watch – a charity dedicated to improving media coverage of trans and intersex issues
LGBT-inclusive Barber’s Shop
Roy’s, 129 Red Bank Road, Bispham, Blackpool FY2 9HZ.
Tel. 01253 356621. See Facebook link.
Laser Hair Removal service (Bispham, Blackpool)
Private Makeup Lessons for Trans Individuals, from NicolaJane
Makeup/Makeover service (Preston area) – Kate Worthington
Private service for cross dressers (male to female) and anyone who is either going through transition or transgender (male to female).
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 07528767185 Instagram: @makeupbyworthers Facebook: @makeupbyworthers
Lancashire County Council Children & Family Wellbeing Service (LGBT groups and 1-2-1 support in Burnley, Leyland and Lancaster)
Work It Out (Brook LGBT young people’s groups covering Blackburn, Burnley and Hyndburn)
UR Potential (LGBT 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.
POUT Burnley LGBT+ Young People’s group
LGBT youth group for young people aged 12-19. run by Lancashire County Council’s Children & Family Wellbeing Service. Email POUTburnley@lancashire.gov.uk.
Chorley LGBT Young People’s group
LGBT youth group for young people aged 11 (at high school) – 17 years. Held at Inspire Youth Zone, Chorley and it is by invitation only, on a Sunday evening. Any young people visiting would have to be signed up members of the youth zone. Contact: email email@example.com.
POUT Pendle LGBT+ Young People’s group
LGBT youth group for young people aged 12-19. Run by Lancashire County Council’s Children & Family Wellbeing Service in Nelson. Email POUTpendle@lancashire gov.uk.
Preston LGBTQ+ Meetup (Under-18s)
Meets Thursday fortnightly. For the current venue, dates and times please join the closed Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/835172540189347/
POUT South Ribble LGBT+ Young people’s group
LGBT youth group for young people aged 12-19. Run by Lancashire County Council’s Children & Family Wellbeing Service in Leyland. Email POUT@lancashire.gov.uk
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
The Proud Trust
PAPYRUS UK (Prevention of Young Suicide)
Pace Yourself UK – information for young LGBT people and their families and friends