Hastings and Rother Rainbow Alliance

Hastings and Rother Rainbow Alliance is an organisation that is working to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) in Hastings and Rother.

Established in 2003, HRRA works to support the local LGBT communities by:

– Providing a voice within the statutory and voluntary sector
– Looking at the social needs of our communities and working to develop social outlets
– Promoting training and information services
– Providing training where possible
– Informing services providers of the needs of LGBT communities
– Holding events that will encourage active citizenship by LGBT people
– Engaging in forums and meetings that will develop a greater understanding of the support needs of LGBT communities
– Provide regular newsletters and information to members and others

Hastings and Rother Gay Helpine

Phone calls are answered by our trained, empathetic, non-judgmental volunteers.We provide information services and ‘a listening ear’ for LGBT people of all ages, their families and friends.When necessary, we can direct callers or enquirers by other means to the appropriate agency.

Some People

Are you lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning your sexuality and/or gender? If you’re aged 14 to 19, head along to Some People, where you can:make new friends
– get online
– find out more about your LGBTQ community
– get support for bullying, health, coming out, relationships and more.

Some people meet every week in Hastings. To find out more, and for venue details, contact Nicola Marshall on 07974579865 or somepeople@eastsussex.gov.uk


LGBT Switchboard

All Sorts Youth Project

Allsorts Youth Project listens to, supports & connects children & young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Young People’s Centre
69 Ship Street
01273 721211


MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans, and queer people.
Community Base
113 Queens Road
Brighton BN1 3XG
01273 234839

Rainbow Families

Rainbow Families is an informal social group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) parents and their children in Brighton & Hove, Sussex and surrounding areas. Membership is open to all LGBTQ parents and prospective parents and their children. We are a non-profit organisation and membership is free.

The Clare Project

THE CLARE PROJECT is a self-supporting transgender support and social group based in Brighton and Hove open to anyone wishing to explore issues around gender identity.Dorset Gardens Methodist Church,
Dorset Gardens, (off St James’s Street)Brighton,

Trans Alliance Brighton

The Trans Alliance is a forum for trans community leaders and activists who are living, working, studying or socialising in Brighton & Hove.



Do you live in Blackpool, Fylde or Wyre? A relaxed, supportive group to be your true self and to share experiences who know and understand what you are going through. This is an opportunity to meet other young like-minded people.
Tuesdays 5-7pm
phone: 01253 344398
Email: lgbt@urpotential.co.uk

Lancashire LGBT

a registered charity working across Lancashire (including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool) for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGB and/or T) people. Aiming to support LGB and/or T people in Lancashire to be happier, healthier and well connected.
01772 717461

Liberty Church Blackpool

Liberty Church an inclusive church that welcomes everyone who celebrates the diversity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.
07 9555 97771
Email: admin[at]libertychurchblackpool.org.uk

Chrysalis TSG Trans support group

Chrysalis is a volunteer peer led support group at Blackburn, Blackpool, Preston, Accrington, and Darwen. All gender variations are welcome, not just transsexuals. We also welcome pre-transition people, as this is the most vulnerable and questioning time. Friends and supporters, again of any gender, are welcome.We give transitioning advice: What to do, who to inform, the law and you. We also offer advice on voice coaching, electrolysis/laser/IPL hair removal, wigs, make-up, and much more, and offer limited counselling services. We offer free sessions and workshops on Trans Awareness to institutions, colleges, schools and businesses.

07718 542798
Chrysalis TSG HQ
52 Hilton Road
BB3 2DY Darwen, LAN


This is a social and support group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people under the age of 25, they meet weekly on a Wednesday evening. For more information call 01274 395815 or 07810 550534 or email bradford@mesmac.co.uk.

Phoenix: Bradford Trans Youth Group
A new youth group run by Bradford Council for Trans young people aged 13-21 runs every other Wednesday from 18:00-20:00. All young people who identify as Trans, are questioning their gender identity, or sit outside of male/female gender binaries are welcome to attend. The group is a place to discuss, share and learn about Trans identities, how to move forward and the processes of being a Trans young person.
For more information, email Finn on finn@equitypartnership.org.uk.

Older and Bolder
Location: Bradford
Gender: Male, Trans Man
Age Range: 50+
Older and Bolder is an informal social support group for Gay and Bisexual men over 55. We meet on alternate Monday lunchtimes at The Equity Centre in Bradford. Sessions regularly include complementary therapies, guest speakers and trips out. For more information call 01274 395815 or 07810 550534 or email bradford@mesmac.co.uk.

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