Information & Advice

The LGF is a trusted and credible source of information including our website, distribution networks, resource library and archive, and an ever increasing range of communication channels.

Our HIV and sexual health programme distributes over 600,000 condoms and 600,000 sachets of lube a year to over 60 venues; provides safer sex and awareness raising information, community engagement activities and weekly sexual health testing clinics.

Our Mental health programme involves a face-to-face counselling support programme; a telephone helpline 365 days a year; targeted social and support groups; and the provision of information resources and signposting to sources of support.

Our Substance misuse work engages with LGB drug and alcohol users and those who service their needs; the provision of information, help and support through resources, a smoking cessation programme; and a major five year research project into the use of alcohol and drugs by LGB people throughout the regions of England, in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire.

Our General health & wellbeing services provide a range of advice surgeries every week; crisis intervention support sessions; drop-in support sessions; community events and LGB social activities; and a comprehensive distribution network.

Our Women’s Programme engages, supports, and informs lesbian and bisexual women by being more visible in their community, identifying and addressing their specific needs, and empowering them to have a greater voice within society.

Our programme of Groupwork provides assistance to support and social groups, running community events and LGB activities, developing facilitated daytime and evening drop-ins, providing crisis intervention services, and piloting the development of satellite services.

Our  specialist programmes support identified needs and explore opportunities within the emerging personalisation of social care policy agenda.

Our range of family services provide support to people to cope with any and all other needs relating to their family life.

Our befriending and mentoring scheme reduces social isolation by providing practical and emotional support.

We also provide peer training, leadership development, courses and training in relevant and appropriate life skills, and personal development programmes.

The health and well being of lesbian, gay and bisexual people is paramount to the purpose and ultimate success of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation. Please let us know if you need more information about how we can help you. Tel:0845 3 30 30 30 or e-mail: info@lgf.org.uk

For women

Do you ❤ girls? We do! The Lesbian & Gay Foundation has a range of services for lesbian & bisexual women.

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For men

Welcome to our section dedicated to gay and bisexual men. Feel free to dive straight in however we have a question we'd like to ask you first.....

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Mental health advice for LG…

We all have mental health. Even though we may not really think about it, it is still there. Mental health can affect the way that you act and feel,...

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Your rights

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Coming Out support

You don't have to tell anyone you're lesbian, gay or bisexual if you don't want to. It's up to you who you tell, but you might feel...

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Sexuality is not a barrier …

Being who you are never has to be a barrier to what you want to achieve.

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Mental Health

Everyone has mental health; in fact we can’t function without it; it describes a state of cognitive and emotional well-being that frequently ...

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What is counselling?

Counselling is a process where a person works in partnership with a counsellor on issues that may be causing distress in their lives.

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Drugs & Alcohol

We want to ensure that lesbian, gay and bisexual people have as much information as they can so that they can make informed choices about whatever ...

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Smoking

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Parenting

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'How to:' guides

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Carers

Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans and a carer can bring about additional issues.

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Hate crime

Homophobic abuse is more common than most people think.

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Keeping safe when on a nigh…

Here's some advice and personal safety tips, and don't forget to talk to our Village Angels for more information.

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Relationships

Here we look at what Civil Partnerships mean and also, as many of us do and have done, cohabitation with your partner and what rights, if any, you ...

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Information for gay and bis…

This section is for gay and bisexual men who have been affected by sexual violence.

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Downloads

Here you can find all of the resources and reports we currently have available, in one place.

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Online safety

In today’s fast paced world it might not always be possible to find that special someone during our day to day lives.

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Bullying

We’d like us to continue to be able to say ‘Enough is Enough’ and take action against Homophobia for many years to come, but we w...

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Homelessness

Homelessness can affect anyone at any time in their lives. LGB&T individuals face unique challenges with homelessness.

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