Support

Sometimes, we need a helping hand.

If you're struggling with your gender or sexuality - or if you just have some questions, these amazing 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 second Wednesday of the month from 6.30 pm until 8.30 pm at the Guildhall in Hull City Centre.

Yorkshire Mesmac

Yorkshire Mesmac Hull deliver focused work with various communities including Gay, Bisexual and other Men who have Sex with Men (MSM). They offer testing for HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Pregnancy and offer free condoms from their base, at the LGBT+ venues and by post. Yorkshire Mesmac provide 1-1 advice on sexual health, contraception, sexuality and hate crime and also offer free CPD accredited training to professionals on HIV, STIs, LGBT+ awareness, trans awareness, FGM and consent.

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.

Call 01482 240200 to access support

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.

Lollipop

Lollipop supports LGBT+ people who are between the ages of 13 and 19. The group meets Wednesday 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm every other week in Beverley town centre. LOOK group (Loving Our Out Kids) parental support group meets on the first Thursday of the month 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in Beverley. The helpline is open weekdays, 9 am - 5 pm.

Cornerhouse

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.

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

TPSG Service User Group

For all those who are questioning their gender or are on the clinical pathway. TPSG Service User Group 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.

HEY Transcendence

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

Shout Group

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.

Hull and East Riding Lesbian Social Group

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.

Hull LGBT Social Group

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.

National Organisations

Stonewall

Stonewall is the largest LGBT+ 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.

FFLAG

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.

PFLAG

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.

Mermaids

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.

Switchboard

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 10 am to 10 pm seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.

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