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LGBT Helpline Scotland

0800 464 7000 - Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday between 12-9pm, and Sunday between 1-6pm. LGBT Helpline Scotland Email: – information and emotional support for the entire diversity of the lesbian, hay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community across Scotland, including queer, intersex, asexual people and all identities under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella.

Digital support | LGBT Youth Scotland | LGBT Youth Scotland 

The LiveChat feature is an easy way to chat with trained youth workers in real-time about whatever is on your mind. It's text-based: you don't need to speak over voice or video and can remain anonymous. From questioning your sexual identity, coming out and relationship issues to bullying and sexual health – this is a private place designed for you to chat, confidentially, with a digital youth worker. Sessions run at the following times: Monday: 4pm to 6pm, Tuesday: 4pm to 8pm, Wednesday 4pm to 8pm, Thursday: 4pm to 8pm


Galop is the UK’s LGBT+ anti-abuse charity, working with and for LGBT+ victims and survivors of interpersonal abuse and violence. LGBT+ Helpline 0800 999 5428. 



Shetland Pride 

An independent local community group and run by a small number of dedicated LGBTQ+ individuals who help and support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Non-Binary, Intersex, +++ individuals and couples, including supporting the families and friends of all LGBTQ folk throughout our islands.

LGBT Youth Scotland 

Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country. 

LGBT Health & Wellbeing

Promoting the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT+) adults (16) in Scotland.

The Equality Network

A  leading national charity working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality and human rights in Scotland.

Stonewall Scotland

Fighting for the freedom, equity and potential of LGBTQ+ people everywhere.

Scottish Trans Alliance

Improving trans equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland


FORGE reduces the impact of trauma on trans/non-binary survivors and communities by empowering service providers, advocating for systems reform, and connecting survivors to healing possibilities. FORGE strives to create a world where ALL voices, people and bodies are valued, respected, honored, and celebrated; where every individual feels safe, supported, respected, and empowered.

LGBT Foundation

A national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

Gendered Intelligence

Trans-led and trans-involving grassroots organisation with a wealth of lived experience, community connections of many kinds, and a depth and breadth of trans community knowledge that is second to none.




The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) is pleased to have had the opportunity to fund this important guide on supporting BAME trans people.


National resource for relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education for children and young people. The resource can be used in early learning settings, schools, colleges and community-based learning. It is organised to sit within Curriculum for Excellence.