Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)
Rainbow Hamlets – Tower Hamlets LGBT Community Forum
If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans and live, work or
have strong associations with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets,
we would like to cordially invite you to join us on our journey. If
you work with our community we would like to offer you our
Rainbow Hamlets was founded in 2009, becoming independent in
2010, incorporating in 2012 and achieving charitable status in
2013. Now it is recruiting its first staff and launched its new
phase officially on January 29, 2013.
Alongside Rainbow Wednesdays – a weekly LGBT centre in
Limehouse offering hate crime, domestic or family abuse and housing
advice, support groups and networks, community consultations, and
voluntary activity – there is a rich cultural programme
already in place ranging from Holocaust Memorial Day to East London
Pride, from London Gay Men’s Chorus to the LGBT influence in Blues
and Rock, from a gala LGBT history month opening party celebrating
drag history to a one woman show.
If you would like to get involved with the forum or find out
more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
visit the Rainbow Hamlets website.
Organisations for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered
Age Concern England Older Lesbian and Gay Working Group
Runs a national programme called Opening Doors that provides
information, services and resources for and about older lesbians,
gay men and bisexuals, both nationally and locally.
Albert Kennedy Trust
Supporting LGBT homeless
Tel: 020 7831 6562
Antidote – Campaign for Emotional Literacy
An organisation that works to create an emotionally literate
Tel: 020 7247 3355
Fax: 020 7247 7992
As well as being a support network, the society keenly promotes
the better understanding of the conditions of transgender,
transvestism and gender dysphoria in society, thereby creating and
improving tolerance and acceptance of these conditions by a wider
public. They have a small number of dedicated personnel who are
available to give talks and presentations on transgender issues to
Health Services, Police, Samaritans, Social Services and other
Tel (24 Hr): 01582 412220
This organisation is a charitable educational resource for
medical, voluntary and lay people who require to increase their
knowledge on the subjects of Transsexualism and Transvestism. It
operates a helpline manned by a team of volunteers on Tuesdays
& Thursdays between 1900 and 2300 hours.
Tel: 07000 287878
Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
experiencing domestic violence.
Mondays to Fridays 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm Staffed by
Tel: 08452 60 44 60
East London Out Project (ELOP)
East London Out Project (ELOP) is the only LGBT centre in
North East London. ELOP provides the following services:
counselling, community safety, sexual health, advice &
information, social and support groups, Youth Out East, plus
community events and activities as well as volunteering
opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community
members. In addition we provide training & consultancy to the
statutory and voluntary sectors.
Tel: 020 8509 3898
Fax: 020 8521 4720
Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays is dedicated to
supporting parents and their gay, lesbian and bisexual sons and
daughters. It is a national voluntary organisation and registered
charity with more than 40 telephone helplines across the UK and
parents' groups which hold regular meetings.
Tel: 0117 942 9311
Supports young lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender
youth to get a better deal from services in London.
Tel: 020 7064 8383
Galop is LGBT community
safety charity. They give advice and support to those affected by
homophobic and transphobic violence or hate crime.
Tel: 020 7704 6767
Fax: 020 7704 6707
Social Support for Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans Muslims.
Tel: 07849 170793
LGBT Bereavement Helpline
Bereavement helpline and counselling by London Friend.
Every Tuesday and Thursday 19.30 - 22.00
Tel: 020 7403 5969
Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement
UK -based international Charity who are praying for an inclusive
church. The aim of the LGCM is to encourage fellowship, friendship,
and support among individual lesbian and gay Christians through
prayer, study and action, wherever possible in local groups, and
especially to support those lesbian and gay Christians subjected to
discrimination. The LGCM National Headquarters office is based in
Tel: 020 7739 1249
Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF)
The LGF has been working in the area of mental and sexual health
for many years and is the basis for many important networks in the
North West of England.
Tel: 0161 235 8035
Family support group for children and teenagers with gender
Tel: 07020 935066
We work to support anyone experiencing issues to do with
diversity, identity, gender and sexuality. In doing this we provide
youth groups, counselling, mentoring, sexual health, HIV prevention
& HIV support services in the community.
Tel: 020 8305 5000
Metro Youth Service
A supportive youth groups for under 25’s
across South East London who are gay, lesbian, bisexual,
transgendered or questioning their sexuality.
Tel: 020 8305 5000
Pink Therapy Service
London's private therapy practice working with sexual minority
clients. Aims to provide high quality therapy and training services
for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and trans people.
Tel: 020 7739 5542
Sayge (Psychotherapy & Counselling)
London based provider of gay-affirmative psychotherapy and
counselling services working with individuals to identify,
understand and manage the anxieties that trouble them.
Tel: 020 8376 3412
Group for young lesbian, gay and bisexual young people under
Tel: 020 7739 3082
Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals
Tower Hamlets Victim Support
Tower Hamlets Victim Support has a specially
trained homophobic crime worker to
support LGBT people
who have experienced a crime.
Victims of crime do not have to report to the police to access
our service and can self-refer.
We are open 9:30am-5pm and based at:
455 The Highway
Tel: 020 7364 2448