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These links are also useful for those seeking help following the 'Litt on Sunday' programme - Sunrise TV, 20 Feb 2011 at 9am and 8pmAlthough I offer psychotherapy and counselling for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people of all cultures and ethnicities (as well as their friends and family) you may wish to look at the following organisations which offer a very wide range of services:
Extensive information for older LGBT people and on planning for later life as a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person
focusses on the state of Mental Heath and services and support that is available to Asian minorities in the UK. Focusing on the part of the population that originates from India, they are offer counselling and training and increase awareness in the Mental Health sector
is a sexual health initiative that grew out of the Freedoms Scheme, set up by NHS organisations across London with the aim of fighting the rising numbers of new HIV infections among the capital’s gay communities. NHS Camden Provider Services holds the Freedoms scheme contract and distributes over three million free condoms to London’s gay bars and clubs every year. The Freedoms Shop offers a wide selection of high-quality, low-priced condoms and lubricants to the general public and to other NHS organisations. Massively discounted prices on a wide variety of condoms including those in small and large sizes. Free and fast delivery, discreet service.
supports LGBT Muslim people, their families and friends, to address issues of sexual orientation within Islam.
promotes the social, emotional, physical and sexual health and well-being of lesbian, gay and bisexual people, including transgender people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual and all those unsure of their sexuality. Helplines, events, counselling, groups, information and support.
London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (LLGS)
provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, transgender people and anyone who wants to consider issues around their sexuality. Helpline 10am to 11pm, every day of the year - 020 7837 7324. Their large information and links database can be found www.turingnetwork.org.uk
Naz Project London (NPL)
provides sexual health and HIV prevention and support services to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in London - many further links on this site
is London’s leading charity promoting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Counselling, support, youth work, workshops etc.
aims to promote equality and diversity through all of its campaigns. The two week Pride festival uses theatre, music, debate, art and entertainment to raise awareness the issues affecting the lives of LGBT people. The Pride Parade in central London attracts over a million people in a celebration of diversity. By associating LGBT voluntary organisations with one another, Pride London manages to maximize their effectiveness and their outreach to the LGBT community. This creates a platform at Pride London where people can come and learn about LGBT charities, find support or get involved.
Next London Pride dates:
2011 - 17th June to 3rd July 2011 (Parade on Saturday 2nd July)
2012 - London will host Worldpride 2012, 23 June - 8 July 2012 (Parade held on 7th July)
For Pride events throughout the UK, see www.gaytoz.com/gay_pride_dates.asp
a resource project working on issues relating to lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender women who identify as Muslim religiously and/or culturally (Muslim LBT women). The Safra Project was set up in October 2001 by and for Muslim LBT women to address issues faced by Muslim LBT women, and the (combination of) prejudices based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, religion, race, culture and immigration status that they experience. See their Useful contacts / mental health section for counselling and support in your area (mainly London).
provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Telephone, email, letter and face to face in most branches. The Samaritans is available to anyone in the UK and Ireland. 08457 90 90 90 or email them at email@example.com
If you live outside of the UK and Ireland, visit www.befrienders.org to find your nearest helpline.
Terrence Higgins Trust
Testing, information, support, counselling and advice on a wide range of HIV related issues for everyone regardless of sexuality, gender, age, cultural background or ethnicity
UK Black Pride
promotes unity and co-operation among all Black people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent, as well as their friends and families, who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender. The organisation is committed to producing an annual celebration of Black Pride, as well as organising a variety of activities throughout the year in and around the UK which also promote and advocate for the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual health and well-being of all related communities. Black pride aims to foster, present and celebrate Black LGBT culture through education, the arts, cultural events and advocacy.
West London Gay Mens Project
exists to offer services and support to a diverse community of men who have sex with men (MSM) and others. Extensive information on West London groups, sexual health clinics etc. Freephone helpline: 0800 587 8302