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National LGBT Organisations

These are LGBT organisations and groups which provide services across England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland or the whole of the United Kingdom. The descriptions are mostly from the organisations’ own sites.

For regional LGBT organisations and groups please contact your regional rep and for LGBT groups, networks and committees within trade unions please see the Trade Union LGBT Groups page.

This is a small selection from the many that are out there. If there are any that you think should be added please email

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AVERT is an international HIV and AIDS charity, based in the UK, working to avert HIV and AIDS worldwide, through education, treatment and care.

Broken Rainbow

Broken Rainbow LGBT Domestic Violence (UK) was started in 2002 and became a registered charity in 2004. Our objective is to relieve the distress and suffering caused to lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender (hereinafter called “LGBT”) people by domestic violence and abuse, in particular but not exclusively by doing the following: Raising awareness in the LGBT community and elsewhere of the impact of homophobic, transphobic and same sex domestic violence on the lives of LGBT people.

Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA)

Founded in 1979, GALHA is a democratic, membership organisation based in the UK with members worldwide, promoting Humanism and equality for LGBT people and the non-religious.

The Gender Trust

Our mission is

  • to improve the quality of life of trans people and their families by supporting them and working with anyone who is affected by gender identity issues,

and our vision is

  • that everyone will accept and support the right of trans people to be valued members of society”

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

ILGA’s aim is to work for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people and their liberation from all forms of discrimination. We seek to achieve this aim through the world-wide cooperation and mutual support of our members.

LGBT Consortium

We are a national specialist infrastructure and membership organisation. We focus on the development and support of LGBT groups, organisations and projects; so they can deliver direct services and campaign for individual rights.

The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement

The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement is a UK-based international Charity which challenges homophobia and transphobia, especially within the Church and faith based organisations, as well as working to create and praying for an inclusive church.

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation provides more direct services and resources to more lesbian, gay and bisexual people than any other charity of its kind in the UK.

The London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard

The London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (LLGS) provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans people and anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality.

Nottinghamshire’s Rainbow Heritage

The project of course has a Notts focus, but we have gone out of our way to provide a huge quantity of stuff which people can download for LGBT history month to save them time re-inventing the wheel. Go to the NRH’s resources section of the menu and then to the displays bit. We have also gathered together on one page many of the documents produced by Stonewall, Trade Unions, Childline, the NHS and others about LGBT issues.


Press For Change (PfC)

PfC is a political campaigning organisation - the trans equivalent to Stonewall.

Queer Youth Network

The Queer Youth Network is a national non-profit making organisation that is run by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) and Queer Young People and is based in the United Kingdom.


Regard was founded in 1989. We aim to raise awareness of disability issues within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) communities, and to raise awareness of sexuality issues within the disability communities. We also work to combat social isolation amongst our membership, and to campaign on issues specifically affecting disabled LGBT people.

Schools Out

Schools Out aims to provide both a formal and informal support network for all people who want to raise the issue of homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism in education; to campaign on lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans issues as they affect education and those in education; to research, debate and stimulate curriculum development on LGBT issues.


Stonewall works to achieve equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people.

Terrence Higgins Trust

THT was one of the first charities to be set up in response to the HIV epidemic and has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV, and improving the nation’s sexual health, ever since.

UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG)

The UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) is a charity that promotes equality and dignity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people who seek asylum in the UK, or who wish to immigrate here to be with their same-sex partner.