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UK Parents Support Groups

FFLAG (Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays)

Manchester Parents Group is affiliated to FFLAG  It is our national umbrella organisation.
www.fflag.org.uk
 

Birmingham Parents Support Group

Birmingham Parents Support group is dedicated to helping families coming to terms with knowing that a member of their family is lesbian or gay.
www.birminghamparentssupportgroup.co.uk
 

Bristol Families and Friends

Bristol Families & Friends is a support group for families and friends of lesbians, gay men and bisexual women and men and their partners based in Bristol.
www.bristolfamiliesandfriends.org.uk
 

SPLAG Wales

SPLAG Wales aims to help parents who have a lesbian daughter or gay son come to terms with their child's sexuality.
www.splagwales.org.uk
 

Parents Enquiry Scotland

Parents Enquiry Scotland offers support to parents and their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender sons and daughters.
www.parentsenquiryscotland.org

International Parents Support Groups and information

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays)

Huge U.S. umbrella organisation for parents support groups. Plenty of information for parents and links to affiliated parents groups
www.pflag.org
 

PFLAG South

A New Zealand group for parents and families with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered members. It is based in the lower half of the South Island, New Zealand.
www.pflag.org.nz
 

Straight Spouse Network

A US-based international organisation supporting straight partners in mixed orientation marriages/partnerships, with the aim of providing constructive encouragement toward a positive relationship between the partners, whether staying together or separating.
www.ssnetwk.org
 

Bidstrup

US based resources for parents of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youth.
www.bidstrup.com/parents.htm

Telephone Switchboards

Lesbian and Gay foundation

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation provides a variety of services.
Switchboard number is
0845 3 30 30 30
www.lgfoundation.org.uk
 

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

Provide an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people from all backgrounds throughout the United Kingdom.
www.llgs.org.uk
 

Oxford Friend

Free and completely confidential information, support and counselling services for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals.
www.oxfordfriend.co.uk

Religious groups and support

Lesbian and Gay Christian movement

A movement that encourage fellowship, friendship, and support among individual lesbian and gay Christians through prayer, study and action, wherever possible in local groups, and especially to support those lesbian and gay Christians subjected to discrimination.
www.lgcm.org.uk
 

Metropolitan Community Church

The Metropolitan Community Church of Manchester is a Christ-centred church rooted in and reaching beyond the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered communities of Manchester.
www.mccmanchester.co.uk
 

Ministry for Gay Christians

George Hopper, a retired scientist/engineer, local preacher and inclusive Christian. In 1992 he went from being anti-gay to a simple ministry of friendship, support and Christian love, for lesbian and gay Christians
www.reluctantjourney.co.uk
 

Parents of Jewish Gays and Lesbians

The Support Group for Parents of Jewish Gays and Lesbians is a group of parents who want to help other parents who are struggling to cope with so many feelings.
www.parentsofjewishgaysandlesbians.co.uk

University groups

Birmingham University LGBT society

A university group that have events every Thursday and welcomes all new members.
www.lgbtq.co.uk
 

Salford University LGB society

The university of Salford's LGB society.
www.salfordstudents.com/lgbt
 

Manchester University LGBT society

The UMIST LGB Society acts as a social group for Manchester students who are lesbian, gay or bisexual and their friends.
www.lgbt.manchester.ac.uk/

Youth LGBT support groups

Albert Kennedy Trust

The Albert Kennedy Trust is group tackling homelessness among gay, lesbian & bisexual teenagers.
www.akt.org.uk
 

Girl Diva

A London based group for all young lesbian & bisexual women under 25, who are questioning their sexuality. The group can offer much support for those of all levels of coming out.
www.girldiva.org.uk
 

Icebreakers

A Manchester based group for gay and bi-sexual men who are either coming out, or are new to Manchester. They hold weekly meetings, plus weekend events such as pub crawls, cinema visits and walks. Icebreakers aims to be a way for men to make friends and establish a social network.
www.icebreakersmanchester.org.uk
 

LBT Youth

LGBT Youth Scotland is Scotland’s largest youth and community-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organisation.
www.lgbtyouth.org.uk
 

Lesbian and Gay youth Manchester

A Manchester based group for young lesbians, gays and bisexuals. The group is open to anyone aged 14 to 25 years old.
www.lgym.org.uk
 

Mermaids

Mermaids is a support group for gender variant children and teenagers, and their families.
www.mermaidsuk.org.uk
 

Mosaic

Mosiac is a group for young people that meet locally in Brent.
www.mosaicyouth.org.uk
 

OutZone

A London based group for Gay and Bisexual men under 26. As a totally confidential service it can offer much support for those at all levels of coming out.
www.outzone.org
 

Queer Youth Alliance

The UK Alliance of LGBT Young People
www.queeryouth.org.uk

Community groups

Cara Friend

Cara-Friend is a voluntary counselling service for the LGBT community in N. Ireland and comprise 3 groups:  Gay Helpline, Lesbian Line and Gay and Lesbian Youth Northern Ireland (GLYNI).
www.cara-friend.org.uk
 

Derbyshire Friend

Derbyshire Friend is an independent LGB Charity based in Derby, supplying services to the LGB community in Derbyshire.
www.gayderbyshire.co.uk
 

Intercom Trust

The Intercom Trust is a South West based voluntary community organisation, run by, and for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals and the community as a whole.
www.intercomtrust.org.uk
 

Lesbian Community Project

The Lesbian Community Project is the only full time project in the U.K. dedicated to Lesbian and Bisexual women.
www.lesbiancommunityproject.co.uk
 

Manchester Concord

Manchester Concord is a Transgender Social Group.
www.manchesterconcord.org.uk
 

Northampton Lesbian Line

A group to help women who are questioning their sexuality and who seek a safe and confidential environment in which to meet other lesbians.
www.lesbianline.co.uk
 

Outhouse

Dublin's community and resource centre for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community.
www.outhouse.ie

Campaigning groups

Outrage

OutRage has one very clear objective: 'to campaign against all forms of homophobia and to work for the emancipation of all queers. We work with everyone who shares our commitment, regardless of their political affiliations'. Massive amounts of campaigning information to do with Lesbian and Gay issues
www.outrage.org.uk
 

Stonewall

The national civil rights group working for legal equality and social justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. It is a respected and effective campaigning organisation working with a growing network of sympathetic politicians and alongside many grass roots groups.
www.stonewall.org.uk
 

Understanding Prejudice

More than 2,000 links to prejudice-related resources, as well as searchable databases with hundreds of prejudice researchers and social justice organizations.
www.understandingprejudice.org

 

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