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LGBT Helpline Scotland - 0300 123 2523 - Open Tuesday & Wednesday between 12-9pm, and Thursday & 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 8pm, Tuesday: 6pm to 8pm, Wednesday 4pm to 8pm, Thursday: 6pm 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+ Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428 / Conversion Therapy Helpline 0800 130 3335 / LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline 020 7704 2040



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

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

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

Stonewall – 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 - 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.


BAME_Inclusivity - 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.

RSHP - 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.