Sources of support for the LGBTQ+ community.

Find internal and external help, from friendly faces to official channels.

Reporting bullying, harassment and sexual violence

Are you experiencing bullying or harassment at LSE? Or have you witnessed an incident? You can read full details about support available to you, how to report something, and what will happen next at Report an incident.

Peer support

Looking for peer support? Browse the list of LSE contacts who are willing to be contacted as:

LSE policies

The EDI team has compiled lists of policies relating to LGBTQ+ staff:

Charities providing LGBTQ+ support

This alphabetical list is of organisations that provide help, support and practical services for the LGBTQ+ community. Contact to suggest updates to this list!  

All About Trans

All About Trans aims to change how the media understands and portrays trans people, to a greater public understanding of trans issues and wider acceptance.

Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)

Asexual, questioning or curious? Email:

AVEN hosts online resources and support about and for the asexual community and friends including an FAQ.


CliniQ provides counselling and holistic wellbeing for trans, non-binary and gender diverse people. There are venues in Soho and St Pancras. Email: 

Club Soda

Club Soda's Queers Without Beers is a monthly alcohol-free social group, meeting in central London on the third Wednesday of every month.


The US-based organisation Drugwatch has an LGBTQ+ Comprehensive Health & Well-being Guide on its website. The guide covers a range of topics related to the experiences and circumstances of LGBTQ+ people, including physical health, fitness and weight issues, HIV & STDs, mental health, youth, coming out, homelessness, substance abuse and suicide.


Tel: 020 8509 3898

ELOP is East London’s LGBT+ centre, offering a range of advice, information, counselling and support services.


Tel: 020 7704 6767

Galop is London’s LGBT anti-violence and abuse charity, providing advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse. Galop also supports LGBTQ people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system. 

Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES)

Tel: 01372 801554

GIRES combines the expertise of a largely voluntary team of trans and non trans people, to provide a wide range of support for trans people and those who care for them.

Genderbread Person

Created by Sam Killermann, the Genderbread Person is a helpful visual guide to understanding gender and its relationship to identity, attraction, expression and sex.

Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence works to increase visibility and understanding about diversity of gender and gender expression. They provide services for young trans people, support for parents and carers and training for professional staff.


InterAct work to raise intersex visibility, empowering young intersex advocates and promoting laws and policies that protect intersex youth.

LGBT Foundation

Tel: 0345 330 3030

LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering a wide range of services to lesbian, gay and bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities. Check the website for lots of support and advice.

LGBT History Month Bulletin

The LGBT History Month team periodically send out an email bulletin to subscribers. If you'd like to receive the bulletin you can subscribe here.

London Friend

Tel: 020 7833 1674

London Friend is a charity that provides services to improve the health and mental well-being of LGBT people. Services are delivered by trained LGBT volunteers.


Tel: 0344 334 0550


Mermaids supports children and young people up to 20 years old who are gender diverse, and their families, and professionals involved in their care.


Tel: 01273 234 839


MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans, and queer people.

LSE’s local branch of Mind is Islington Mind.

National LGB&T Partnership

Tel: 0207 064 6506


The National LGB&T Partnership was established to reduce health inequalities and challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services. The website contains publications and consultation responses.

National Union of Students (NUS)

Tel: 0300 303 8602

NUS has a number of downloadable LGBT resources including an LGBT Student's Handbook.

Opening Doors London

Opening Doors London is the biggest charity providing information and support services specifically for older LGBT+ people in the UK, aged over 50. It provides social and community-building events, and specialist training for relevant organisations.


Tel: 0300 100 1234

Relate provide relationship counselling inclusive of LGBT individuals and couples.

Samaritans (Central London)

Tel: 020 7734 2800

Central London Samaritans can be contacted by phone and email and is open for visitors daily, no appointment is necessary. 


Tel: 08000 50 20 20

Stonewall works to achieve equality and justice for LGBT people and believes people perform better when they can be themselves.

Stonewall has a number of downloadable workplace resources.

Switchboard - the LGBT+ helpline

Tel: 0300 330 0630

Switchboard provides a listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through Instant Messaging. 



UCU is a Union that has an equality unit with expertise all equality areas including issues concerning LGBT members. The unit provides information (including regular newsletters), guidance and support to union officers and members.



UNISON is a Union that fights discrimination and prejudice in the workplace on behalf of its LGBT members. UNISON works together in local and national groups of LGBT members to campaign and provide support for its members.For comprehensive information please see UNISON's LGBT web page.