Gender identity

Allsorts Youth Project

Allsorts Youth Project is a project based in Brighton & Hove supporting and empowering children and young people under 26 who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community, or are unsure of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Allsorts offers face-to-face support and group work for children and young people, as well as providing LGBTQ+ awareness training for professionals and agencies. The Allsorts website includes a wealth of useful material and resources relating to LGTBQ+ children and young people.

Bullying UK

Bullying UK is part of Family Lives, a charity supporting parents/guardians in dealing with the constant changes throughout family life. Bullying UK offers an anti-bullying helpline and online chat for parents/children/young people to discuss any issues they might be having. There is also an LGBTQ+ section on their website that contains information regarding coming out and supporting your child.

Coming Out UK

Coming Out UK is an organisation that aims to provide help and support to those in LGBTQ+ community looking to “come out”.

The Equality Network (Scotland)

The Equality Network is a national charity working for LGBTQ+ equality and human rights within Scotland. The Equality Network website features a range of useful resources, news and events relating to the LGBTQ+ community.

Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES)

GIRES’ purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people, including those who are non-binary and non-gender. GIRES offers  help and support to individuals, but also seeks to improve medical care, advise policy-makers and support educators; ultimately with the aim to improve the environment in which gender non-conforming people live.

Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence works with young people under the age of 21 within the trans community. Gendered Intelligence delivers trans youth programmes and offers support to parents, educators and professionals with their mission being to increase understandings of gender diversity.

Just Like Us

Just Like Us is a charity which sends recent LGBTQ+ school-leavers into schools to give talks and run workshops to combat homophobia and make schools better places for young LGBTQ+ pupils.

LGBT Brighton & Hove Network

LGBT Brighton & Hove Network is a support network promoting equality and inclusion within and between diverse groups. They aim to improve access to support services and have a directory of local LGBTQ+ services and groups on their website.

LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation is a national charity that offers a range of services for LGBTQ+ communities. A wealth of support, advice and information can be found on their website.

LGBT History Month

February is LGBT History Month in the UK. However, with the help of organisation Schools OUT, LGBT History Month works to continually educate against prejudice with a year-round calendar of interactive events across the country.


Mermaids seeks to support and empower children, young people and families dealing with gender issues. Mermaids campaign for the recognition of gender dysphoria in young people and look to make improvements in professional services.

MindOut (Brighton)

Brighton-based MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans, and queer people. MindOut offers peer support groups, wellbeing activities, an online support service and runs anti-stigma campaigns for mental health.

The National Trans Youth Network (NTYN)

The National Trans Youth Network represents young transgender people across all areas of the UK. NTYN provide opportunities for young trans people, plan campaigns and support the needs of trans people up to the age of 25, and those that work on their behalf in educational institutions.

Naz & Matt Foundation

The Naz and Matt Foundation exists to empower and support LGBTQ+ communities and their friends/families when they face challenges, particularly when heavily influenced by religion. The Naz & Matt Foundation hopes to advance education by creating an understanding of LGBTQ+ issues across all communities, cultures and religions.

Pace Yourself LGBT

Pace Yourself LGBT is a charity providing access to free and reliable information for LGBTQ+ young people and their families and friends.

The Proud Trust (Manchester)

Manchester-based organisation, The Proud Trust, helps young LGBTQ+ people empower themselves to make a positive change for themselves and their communities. The Proud Trust delivers training, organises campaigns and undertakes research – their website also includes lots of useful resources.

Queer in Brighton

Queer in Brighton is a heritage learning project promoting the rich cultural life of the LGBTQ+ community in Brighton & Hove. Queer in Brighton run training sessions, exhibitions and events to inspire and celebrate the diversity of the city.


Regard is a national organisation for members of the LGBTQ+ community who self-identify as disabled. Regard aim to provide information, advice and support to LGBTQ+ disabled people, raise awareness and campaign on issues affecting disabled LGBT people, and to combat social isolation among LGBTQ+ disabled people.

Schools OUT

Schools OUT is a membership-based organisation aiming to make schools and educational institutions safe and inclusive for LGBTQ+ communities – students and teachers alike. Schools OUT takes part in research, debate and curriculum development surrounding LGBTQ+ people and issues, dealing with the Department for Education, OFSTED and The Equality and Human Rights Commission.


Stonewall is the largest LGBTQ+ rights organisation in Europe. Its mission being to unite everyone in the LGBTQ+ community. Stonewall aims to empower individuals, transform institutions and change laws for the better. Stonewall also have a specific site for young people with advice about coming out, information on youth Pride events and general information regarding LGBTQ+ matters.

UK Trans Info

UK Trans Info is a national charity focused on improving the lives of trans and non-binary people in the UK. The charity aims to create a catalogue of resources (available through the website), campaign for trans/non-binary people’s rights and to promote openness within public sector organisations.

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