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Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard supports LGBTQ+ people across the UK via helpline, email and webchat. You can call us to chat...


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The Royal British Legion Helpline offers free and confidential support and information by phone and online chat. We are here to...


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Breaking the Silence Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We exist to help adults, youth,...


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The Bridgeway Helpline offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We are here for everyone, adults,...


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If you are seeking support or emergency accommodation in relation to domestic abuse you can contact the Domestic Violence...


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As a family and community support network, Aanchal provides a safe place where people find hope so they can believe and say ‘I...


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Struggling with your gender and sexual identity? Get support from a LGBTQ-friendly hotline in England

If you’re questioning your sexual orientation or gender identity, or if you’re experiencing problems as a result of identifying as LGBTQ, you’re not alone. If you're struggling with any of the below, there are 6 helplines in England that you can reach out to for support.

  • Feelings of anxiety about not being accepted for who you really are
  • Experiencing homophobia or transphobia from family or friends
  • Feeling like how you are on the outside doesn't represent who you are on the inside
  • Feeling like your sexuality is different from those around you
  • Feeling like there's something wrong with you for not having any sexual desires
  • Feeling sexually attracted to people of the same gender as you
  • Wanting gender-affirming hormone supplements or surgery
  • Feeling constrained by gender norms

As an LGBTQ person, you deserve to be accepted, respected, and loved for who you are. If you’ve been treated unfairly by others because of your gender or sexual identity, it’s normal to feel intense negative emotions. Loneliness, confusion, and thoughts of suicide are often experienced by LGBTQ people.

No matter where you're at on your journey with your gender and sexuality, there are people who can walk through it with you. There are LGBTQ-friendly hotlines in England. Speaking to someone who cares about what you're going through and who will listen to you without judgement can help you feel less alone.

If you are ready to talk to someone about your gender & sexual identity, you can contact a hotline in England for free and confidential support.


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