Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender

We are currently updating this section of The Survivor’s Handbook. For the most up-to-date information please contact the Freephone National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge).

Useful links

National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline (run by Galop)

The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline provides confidential support to all members of the LGBT communities, their family, friends, and agencies supporting them. The helpline is run by trained LGBT people and provides a space where you can talk through what is going on, and explore your options. They can:

  • provide confidential information, advice and support
  • help you create your safety plan
  • explore options around housing, legal advice, counselling and local support groups
  • tell you about your local LGBT friendly services
  • discuss the possibility of reporting to the Police

Opening times:

Number of the Helpline – 0300 999 5428 or 0800 9995428

Opening Times:

10am – 8pm Monday
10am – 5pm Tuesday
10am – 5pm Wednesday
10am – 8pm Thursday
1pm – 5pm Friday

(1pm – 5pm Tuesday is trans specific service).

Switchboard – the LGBT+ Helpline

Provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people, including anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity. Also welcome calls from friends, parents or family members of LGBT+ looking for independent advice and support. Can help with issues including coming out, relationships, family problems, issues at work or college, safer sex and sexual health, having sex for the first time, looking for LGBT+ venues, LBGT+ social and support groups.

Another Closet
Australian website which provides information about domestic violence within gay or lesbian relationship.

If you have a link that you feel we should add to this page, please contact us

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Last updated: August 2016

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