LGBT+ Services

Local Services & Organisations


Hull & 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.

Find them on Facebook.

Hull University Union LGBT+ (Welfare liberation campaign)

 

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. This means providing safe spaces, ways of reporting things so you'll get heard, and also to look after LGBT+ students' well being during their time at the University of Hull.

They also run workshops, coffee socials, film nights, awareness campaigns and a lot more.

Address: LGBT Office, University House, University of Hull, Cottingham Rd, Hull HU6 7RX.
Email: huulgbt@gmail.com
Wesbite: huulgbt.co.uk

Lollipop: East Riding, Young LGBT Group

 

Lollipop supports LGBT+ people who are between the ages of 13 and 19. The group provides a number of services to its users including:
  • Activities, new skills and FUN!
  • Networking with other LGBT+ groups
  • Access to local and national events
  • One to one support
  • Advice, information and support for coming out
  • Access to training
The group meets Wednesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm every other week in Beverley town centre.

Lollipop Helpline – 01482 392839 (9am-5pm ¦ Monday - Friday)

Body Positive

 

Body Positive Hull & East Riding serves as an Information and Peer Support Service for anyone living with and affected by HIV within the boroughs of Hull & the East Riding of Yorkshire. Established and run by the very people they aim to provide services for, their primary objective has always been clear: the relief of social isolation and emotional distress for those living with and affected by HIV.

Tel: 07842140967 (9am-5pm ¦ Monday - Friday)

Email: webmaster@bpher.org

Website: http://www.bpher.org/

Cornerhouse

 

Cornerhouse (Yorkshire) is a voluntary sector organisation that delivers sexual health services to the communities of Hull and East Yorkshire. They offer a range of services for the LGBT community including the following:
  • Access to condoms (you can choose the type that suits you best) and lubricant.
  • Access to information and support around sexual health and HIV.
  • One to one offering support on coming out, sexuality, HIV and gender issues
  • Support in reporting ‘Hate Crime’
  • Referral to and support in accessing relevant services
  • Offer volunteering opportunities delivering a variety of services; including outreach work at PRIDE and venues
Step Out
LGBT+ youth group for 13-16 years old to socialise and find support.
Every Tuesday 4.30 – 6pm Hull City Centre
Contact Viv Blackledge for more information
vivblackledge@wearecornerhouse.org
call or text 07580 417577 or call 01482 327044
www.facebook.com/stepouthull

TPSG Service User Group

 

This 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 provided by Helen and Felix. The group runs on the first Thursday and the third Tuesday of every month @ 7.00 pm in the GMB Union building on 62 Russell Street, Hull. People can bring a family member or friend for support. Tea & coffee are provided.

Email: tpsghull@gmail.com

Trans* Youth Hull

 

A support group for trans*, non binary and gender questioning young people aged 13-19. We meet on the first Sunday of every month between 1.00pm-3.00pm, except for Bank Holidays

1 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8NW

tyouthhull@gmail.com | 07852763796 | www.transyouthhull.com

HEY Transcendence

 

  • Peer support group for all gender non conforming people
  • Whether it's expression or identity, come and say hello
  • You can provide support or receive support. This group is yours

  • Please contact HEY Transcendence for further details via email, support@heytranscendence.org, or get in touch via the HEY Transcendence Facebook page.

    Shout Group

    shoutgroup

     

    SHOUT is a safe and confidential space for LGBT+ young people between the ages of 14 and 25.

    A space to have a laugh, get support and meet new friends!

    Tel: 01482 218115

    Hull & East Riding Lesbian Social Group

     

    Hull & East Riding Lesbian Social Group (HER-LSG) is a non-political, non-profit, family-friendly, members-only social group that offers lesbian women, aged 18 and over (no upper age limit), a safe environment in which to expand their social circles.

    They are a member group of the Hull & East Riding LGBT+ Forum and meet regularly for a wide range of social activities ranging from coffee mornings and child-friendly events to festivals and theatre going.

    If you would like to know more or join them at their next meet-up you can find them below:

    Email: her-lsg@outlook.com

    Find them on Facebook.

    Hull & East Riding LGBT Christian Fellowship

     

    The LGBT Christian Fellowship, meet monthly around the Hull & East Riding area to pray, worship and discuss together. They welcome all who may be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning from the age of 16 upwards.

    They believe that no matter your sexuality, God created us in his image and makes no mistakes.

    As a group they enjoy in sharing their experiences, both good and bad, in living their everyday lives as LGBT Christians.

    Rather than seeing sexuality as being something that needs to be repressed or healed they celebrate diversity in all its forms.

    Their Aims
  • They aim to promote and provide opportunities for LGBT Christians to come together for fellowship, worship, and social activities.
  • To provide support and advice to LGBT Christians and their families.
  • To gather and provide resources and information to LGBT Christians, their families and the wider Church community on the particular issues relating to sexuality and the Christian faith.
  • And to share the gospel with the LGBT community.


  • If you would like to know more or join them at their next meet up you can find them below:

    Find them on Facebook.

    Positive Changes

     

    A support group for Gay and Bisexual men over the age of 30.

    Find them on Facebook. For further information please contact 07730284679.

    Conifer – Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Services

     

    Conifer provide a friendly, professional, non-judgemental and confidential service to those individuals (regardless of sexual orientation or gender) who need access to sexual health & reproductive health services, and it is their job to ensure that you receive the best care, advice and treatment.

    Address: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Services, City Health Care Partnership, Conifer,  4th Floor, Wilberforce Health Centre,  6-10 Story Street, Hull, HU1 3SA

    Website: http://www.conifersexhealth.co.uk/

    Tel: 01482 336336

    MESMAC

     

    What services are providing in Hull?
    Testing for:
  • HIV/Syphilis Rapid 1 minute test
  • Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea
  • Pregnancy Rapid 3 minute test
  • Condoms
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • Training for professional/volunteers
  • Group Work
  • 1:1 Support
  • Drop in Centre’s/Sessions


  • Who are our services for? Everyone 20+ in the Hull area.

    However we do target our work with specific area’s. These are Families, Women and D.A.D.S (those Dating After Divorce or Separation), MSM (Men who have Sex with Men), Black African and Migrant Communities.

    Testing Times
    The award winning testing service for you.

    About Testing Times

    Free. It doesn't matter who you are, you will not have to pay for this service.
    Fast. From when you first arrive to you leaving with an HIV test result normally takes less than an hour.
    Flexible. There is no need to make an appointment for our drop in sessions. If you can't make the drop in session then we can arrange an appointment for you at a convenient time for you.
    Confidential. We will not tell anyone else that you have used the service. We will not share any information about you unless you ask us to.
    Convenient. The service will operate across different venues in Hull.

    Testing Times Drop in sessions will be available at the Hull office on the following times and dates in June:

    Thursday 11 June 2015 - 16:30pm to 19:00pm
    Tuesday 16 June 2015 - 16:30pm to 19:00pm
    Wednesday 24 June 2015 - 16:30pm to 19:00pm

    If you are unable to attend a drop in session but would like to make an appointment visit this link; www.mesmac.co.uk/bookhivtest/hull or call us on 01482 291190 or 07818 051838. Or for more information please visit our website at www.mesmac.co.uk or email hull@mesmac.co.uk.


    LGBT+ Peer Support Group meets monthly @ Yorkshire MESMAC Hull and is for people aged 20+. It is a safe and confidential space for you to:

    Discuss issues affecting you and your community
    Have your say and get involved in LGBT+ campaigns
    Socialise and meet new people
    Get 1-1 support

    For more information, times and dates please contact Craig on (01482) 291195/07818051838 or c.moody@mesmac.co.uk

    MESMAC Condom Distribution

    This service provides free condoms for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men living in Hull. Free packs can be found in the following venues:

    Propaganda, Fuel, The Star, Savile Row & Frankie’s Vauxhall Tavern

    We can also offer Free Postal Condoms to those eligible, to check your eligibility and to order please go to www.mesmac.co.uk/find-help/condoms-and-lube/order-form

    S.H.I.N.E – Hull & East Yorkshire MIND

     

    S.H.I.N.E is an LGBTQ+ Social Group run by Hull and East Yorkshire Mind*.

    The aim of S.H.I.N.E is to provide a Safe, Honest, Inclusive, Non-judgemental, Environment for LGBTQ+ individuals.

    The group provides the ability for general chat and taking part in activities.

    The group will be held every Wednesday, commencing 24th June from 1-3pm - Wellington House, 108 Beverley Road, Hull.

    For more information contact Kirsty via mind on 01482 240200 or directly on 07854969408.
    *Please note that a MIND assessment is needed before attending.

    Hull LGBT Social Network

     

    The Hull LGBT Social Network 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.

    The group meeting the first Sunday of every month in Hull for coffee, cake and chat!

    For more information, please contact Kiran@onehumber.org

    National Services & Organisations


    Stonewall

     

    Stonewall is a Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual rights charity, named after the Stonewall Inn of Stonewall riots fame in New York City's Greenwich Village. Stonewall is the largest LGB equality organisation in Europe.

    Stonewall have many ways in which they work on behalf of the LGB community, such as:
    • Work and research into areas that affect the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Britain.
    • Lobby Parliament and work with Parliament on issues such as marriage equality, the Equality Bill, Incitement to Hatred, and the Fertility Act to name but a few.
    • Produce publications on a range of topics including, hate crime, lesbian health and homphobic bullying in schools.
    • A range of events from a star studded awards night to community bar and theatre nights.
    • Working on an "Education for All programme", working to tackle homophobic bullying, a youth volunteering programme and teaching resources.
    • Work with employers, their Diversity Champions programme, tackling workplace discrimination and the Top 100 employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
    • Free information service for individuals, organisations, and employers.
    Website: http://www.stonewall.org.uk

    Tel: 0800 050 20 20

    Email: info@stonewall.org.uk

    FFlag

     

    FFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and registered charity. They 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.

    FFLAG members are parents of lesbian, gay or bisexual sons and daughters. These young people and their families face serious homophobia in our society, which brings in its wake prejudice, bullying and alienation.

    FFLAG provide a central point for exchange of information between parents groups and local parent contacts. They support the full human and civil rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender individuals, speaking out and acting to defend and enhance those human and civil rights.

    PFlag

     

    Pflag are an independent organisation who provide free support for parents, friends & family of LGBT+ people in the U.K. They offer free resources for parents of LGBT+ children, information for friends and family of LGBT+ people, as well as useful links and general support.

    The areas in which they provide free guidance and support are as follows:
    • Coming Out
    • Counselling & Helplines
    • Local Support Groups
    • Gay Immigration & Asylum
    • Marriage & Civil Partnerships
    • Gay Parenting & Adoption
    • Employment & Discrimination
    • Gay Media & Publications
    • Transgender
    • Sexual Health, AIDS & HIV
    • Gay Chat
    • Gay Dating & Personals
    Website: http://www.pflag.co.uk

    Email: info@pflag.co.uk 

    Mermaids

     

    Mermaids is passionate about supporting children, young people, and their families to achieve a happier life in the face of great adversity. We work to raise awareness about gender issues amongst professionals and the general public. We campaign for the recognition of gender dysphoria in young people and lobby for improvements in professional services.

    Formed in 1995 by a group of parents brought together by their children’s longstanding gender issues, Mermaids has evolved and grown to meet demand and offer appropriate resources to young people, their families and carers, and professionals working with gender variant young people. Formed primarily as a support group, our focus has widened dramatically over the last few years.

    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.

    We work to ;
    • Reduce isolation and loneliness for parents and young people dealing with gender issues.
    • Empower families and young people with the tools they need to negotiate the education and health services.
    • Reduce suicidality and self-harm in the young people who contact Mermaids, equip their parents to support their children to the same end.
    • Improve self-esteem and social functioning in young people suffering with gender issues.
    • Improve awareness, understanding and practices of GP’s, CAMHS, Social Services and other professionals.
    • We have a helpline, an email support service, a parents forum and a separate teens forum, plus we organise multiple residential weekends per annum, and have several support groups. We can also give you information and links to other local organisations. To find out more, click here for helpline information, here for the parents forum or here for the teens forum.

    Switchboard

     

    At Switchboard we 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. We are confidential, welcoming, supportive and non-judgemental.
    The helpline operates from 10am to 10pm seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. The rate is the same as for local calls, even from mobiles, and the number is included in both landline and mobile bundles.
    Switchboard also offers an instant messaging service via our website and e-mail support.

    Helpline: 0300 330 0630
    Website: www.switchboard.lgbt
    E-mail: chris@switchboard.lgbt
    If there are any organisations that are not on this list, or you notice that any of the details need updating please email: jamie@prideinhull.co.uk.