Resources

We've compiled a list of resources that specifically mention LGBTQ+ staff, issues or expertise.


Useful LSE policies

Resources at LSE for prospective and current students

Information for transgender applicants

Policy on Trans Staff and Students [PDF]

Policy statement on equality and diversity [PDF]

Report It. Stop It. Online reporting form for bullying and harrassment

Meet the LSESU LGBT+ Officer

The LSESU Pride Alliance is the LSE Students' Union LGBTQ+ society. LSE students may join the society on their website and follow them on Facebook.

For a full list of LSE resources for students please see Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans students.

External support

This alphabetical list is of organisations that provide help, support and practical services for the LGBTQ+ community:  

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: questions@asexuality.org

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

CliniQ

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

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.

Drugwatch

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'.

ELOP

Tel: 020 8509 3898

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

Galop

Tel: 020 7704 6767
Email: info@galop.org.uk 

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
Email: info@gires.org.uk

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

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
Email: office@londonfriend.org.uk

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.

Mermaids

Tel: 0344 334 0550

Email: info@mermaidsuk.org.uk

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

MindOut

Tel: 01273 234 839

Email: info@mindout.org.uk

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

Email: nationallgbtpartnership@gmail.com

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
Email: customerservices@nus.org.uk

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.

Relate

Tel: 0300 100 1234

Relate provide relationship counselling inclusive of LGBT individuals and couples.

Samaritans (Central London)

Tel: 020 7734 2800
Email: jo@samaritans.org

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

Stonewall

Tel: 08000 50 20 20
Email: info@stonewall.org

Stonewall works to achieve equality and justice for LGBT people and believes people perform better when they can be themselves. LSE is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and contributes to the annual Workplace Equality Index.

Stonewall has a number of downloadable workplace resources.

Switchboard - the LGBT+ helpline

Tel: 0300 330 0630
Email: chris@switchboard.lgbt 

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

UCU

Email: eqadmin@ucu.org.uk

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

Email: out@unison.co.uk

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.

Check out our LGBT+ resources Twitter list

Please get in touch if you have any suggestions. 

LSE expertise

Do you need an expert in LGBTQ+ and related issues? Visit our People Finder:

LSE Library collections and books

Are you researching LSE’s connection with LGBTQ+ history? Contact Gillian Murphy, LSE Library curator, or explore our archive collections, images and blogs.

Would you like to suggest an LGBTQ+ themed book for LSE Library? Contact Librarian Heather Dawson

 

Spectrum 2016 welcome reception

Spectrum's September 2016 welcome event