Sometimes, we need a helping hand. These amazing local and national organisations are here for you.

 

Local Organisations

Hull and East Riding LGBT Forum

The representative body for LGBT+ people in Hull and the East Riding. The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month 6.30pm until 8.30pm at the Guildhall in Hull City Centre.

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Yorkshire Mesmac

Yorkshire Mesmac offer services to various communities including men who have sex with men, BME people, people misusing drugs, sex workers and LGB&T young people and adults. These include STI and pregnancy testing and free condoms and lubricant. Some services are available by post. They also offer 1-1 advice on sexual health, contraception, sexuality, gender identity and hate crime.

Website | Telephone 01482 291190

Hull University Union LGBT+

The Hull University Union LGBT+ is a welfare group that ensures all LGBT+ students at the University of Hull have a voice on campus and a place to meet other LGBT+ people.

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Lollipop

Lollipop supports LGBT+ people who are between the ages of 13 and 19. The group meets Wednesday 6.00pm – 8.00pm every other week in Beverley town centre. LOOK group (Loving Our Out Kids) parental support group meets on the first Thursday of the month 6:00pm – 7:30pm in Beverley.

Email | Helpline – 01482 392200 (weekdays 9am-5pm)

Corner House

Cornerhouse (Yorkhire) delivers sexual health services to Hull and East Yorkshire. They offer a range of services for the LGBT community including access to condoms and lubricant, information and support around sexual health and HIV, one to one offering support on coming out, sexuality, HIV and gender issues and support in reporting hate crimes.

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Step Out

Step Out is an LGBT+ youth group for 13-16 years old to socialise and find support. They meet every Tuesday 4.30 – 6pm Hull City Centre

Facebook | Email | Text 07580417577

TPSG Service User Group

is for all those who are questioning their gender or on the clinical pathway. It is a peer support group with an advocacy service that provides a safe space for adult trans people to share their experiences a get mutual support. The group meets twice monthly.

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HEY Transendence

is a peer support group for all gender non-conforming people. They offer employability advice, peer support, advocacy and opportunities to meet likeminded individuals in a safe environment.

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Shout Group

is a safe and confidential space for LGBT+ young people between the ages of 14 and 25. They offer a space to have a laugh, get support and meet new friends.

Tel: 01482 218115

Hull and East Riding Lesbian Social Group

is a non-political, non-profit, family-friendly, members-only social group that offers lesbian women, aged 18 and over a safe environment in which to expand their social circles. They meet regularly for a wide range of social activities, ranging from coffee mornings and child-friendly events to festivals and theatre going.

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Hull LGBT Social Group

is a service facilitated by ONE Humber and run by volunteer members. The aim of the group is to reduce social isolation within the older LGBT community in Hull and surrounding areas.

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National Organisations

Stonewall

is the largest LGB equality organisation in Europe. They work and research into areas that affect the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Britain by lobbying parliament, producing publications, working with schools to tackle homophobic bullying and with employers to tackle workplace discrimination.

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FFLAG

are dedicated to supporting parents and their lesbian, gay and bisexual daughters and sons. They offer support to local parents groups and contacts, in their efforts to help parents and families understand, accept and support their lesbian, gay and bisexual members with love and pride.

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PFLAG

provides free support for parents, friends and family of LGBT+ people in the UK. They offer free resources for parents of LGBT+ children, information for friends and family of LGBT+ people, as well as useful and general support.

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Mermaids

supports children and young people up to 19 years old suffering from gender identity issues, and their families, and professionals involved in their care. They have a helpline, an email support service, a parents forum and a separate teens forum. They organise multiple residential weekends and have several support groups.

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Switchboard

provide an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity. Their confidential helpline operates from 10am to 10pm seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.

Website | Helpline: 0300 330 0630