Year of the Child Resources

A library for LGBT+ young people and their parents, friends and families

CNWL’s LGBT+ Staff Network, Pride@CNWL, is committed to supporting young people through continued education and communication.

Research shows that representation in literature is crucial to the development of children’s self-esteem, visibility, sense of importance and how they connect with the external world.

With this in mind, our team has compiled a library of resources for parents and young people to help bridge the gap. This is not a definitive list but a starting point which  will continue to grow.

In addition to our reading library, you can also find a list of charitable organisations that support the LGBTQIA+ community within London to meet any additional need you may have.

Have we missed something? Please share it with us here at lgbt.cnwl@nhs.net 

Title Author Info
The GayBCs - Board Book M.L. Webb “The perfect way to teach your kiddos LGBTQ+ vocab while celebrating the beauty of embracing yourself and others.”―KIWI Magazine
julian is a Mermaid Jessica Love Mesmerizing and full of heart, this is a picture book about self-confidence and love, and a radiant celebration of individuality.
Pink is for Boys Robb Pearlman This timely and beautiful picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids-and their grown-ups-to express themselves in every colour of the rainbow.
Being You: A First Conversation About Gender Megan Madison Based on the research that race, gender, consent, and body positivity should be discussed with Toddler on up, this read-aloud board book series offers adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way. Also books about Consent, Race etc.
Love Makes a Family Sophie Beer Whether you have two mums, two dads, one parent, or one of each, there's one thing that makes a family a family... and that's LOVE.
Neither Arlie Anderson In this colourful and touching board book that celebrates what makes each of us unique, a little creature that's not quite a bird and not quite a bunny-it's "neither"-searches for a place to fit in.

 

Where to buy these books

https://gayprideshop.co.uk/products/the-gaybcs-board-book
https://www.gaystheword.co.uk/product-page/julian-is-a-mermaid-by-jessica-love
https://gayprideshop.co.uk/products/pink-is-for-boys-book
https://gayprideshop.co.uk/products/being-you-a-first-conversation-about-gender-book
https://gayprideshop.co.uk/products/love-makes-a-family-board-book
https://thebookishtype.co.uk/products/neither-a-story-about-being-who-you-are-by-airlie-anderson?_pos=1&_sid=1e40360f9&_ss=r

Age Category Title Author Info
Primary Gender Identity My Shadow is Pink Scott Stuart My Shadow is Pink is a beautifully written rhyming story of love and self-acceptance that touches on the subjects of gender identity, equality and diversity.
Primary Gender Identity Jack (Not Jackie) Erica Silverman In this heartwarming picture book, a big sister realises that her little sister, Jackie, doesn't like dresses or fairies-she likes ties and bugs! Will she and her family be able to accept that Jackie identifies more as "Jack"?
Primary LGBT Stella Brings the Family Miriam B. Schiffer Stella's class is having a Mother's Day celebration, but what's a girl with two daddies to do?
Primary Gender Identity Calvin J. R. Ford and Vanessa Ford In this joyful and impactful picture book, a transgender boy prepares for the first day of school and introduces himself to his family and friends for the first time.
Primary Gender Identity Red - A Crayon's Story Book Michael Hall A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times–bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo. This funny, heartwarming, colourful picture book about finding the courage to be true to your inner self can be read on multiple levels, and it offers something for everyone.

 

Where to buy these books

https://gayprideshop.co.uk/products/my-shadow-is-pink-book
https://gayprideshop.co.uk/products/jack-not-jackie-book
https://gayprideshop.co.uk/products/stella-brings-the-family-book
https://thebookishtype.co.uk/products/calvin-by-jr-ford-vanessa-ford
https://gayprideshop.co.uk/products/red-a-crayons-story-book

Category Title Author Info
LGBT This Is Our Rainbow - 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us Book Various The first LGBTQA+ anthology for middle-graders featuring stories for every letter of the acronym, including realistic, fantasy, and sci-fi stories by authors like Justina Ireland, Marieke Nijkamp, Alex Gino, and more!
Gender Identity Both Can be True Jules Machias Debut author Jules Machias explores identity, gender fluidity, and the power of friendship and acceptance in this dual-narrative story about two kids who join forces to save a dog . . . but wind up saving each other.
Trans Too Bright to See Kyle Lukoff A Newbery Honor Book; Winner of the Stonewall Book Award; A National Book Award Finalist; “This coming-of-age and coming-out story takes a needed departure from other stories about transgender youth….A chilling, suspenseful ghost story balances the intimate, introspective narrative style.…Haunting and healing.”
Kirkus, starred review
LGBT Sex is a Funny Word : A Book about Bodies, Feelings and YOU Cory Silverberg; Fiona Smyth 2016 Stonewall Honor for Books in Children’s and Young Adult Literature; Winner of the the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction; American Library Association Reading List 2016; A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identities, Sex Is a Funny Word is an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 10 as well as their parents and caregivers. 

 

Where to buy these books

https://gayprideshop.co.uk/products/this-is-our-rainbow-16-stories-of-her-him-them-and-us-book
https://gayprideshop.co.uk/products/both-can-be-true-book-paperback
https://gayprideshop.co.uk/products/too-bright-to-see-book
https://thebookishtype.co.uk/products/sex-is-a-funny-word-by-cory-silverberg?_pos=5&_sid=5ee22851c&_ss=r&variant=32740112236629

Category Title Author Info
Gender Identity Gender Identity Workbook for Teens: Practical Exercises to Navigate Your Exploration, Support Your Journey, and Celebrate Who You Are Andrew Maxwell Triska Discover more about who you are and who you might want to become. Whether you've been pondering big feelings and questions about your gender, or you're just a little curious about it, the Gender Identity Workbook for Teens is an interactive workbook that will walk you through what gender identity actually is. You'll learn that there are endless ways to express yourself and that there's no right or wrong way to identify.
Lesbian Ivy Aberdeens Letter to the World Ashley Herring Blake When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family of five is displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm--and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands with girls has gone missing.
Gender Identity The Fabulous Zed Watson Basil Sylvester The literary scavenger hunt of a lifetime, starring an endlessly endearing non-binary tween

 

Where to buy these books

https://thebookishtype.co.uk/products/gender-identity-workbook-for-teens-practical-exercises-to-navigate-your-exploration-support-your-journey-and-celebrate-who-you-are?_pos=1&_sid=b817e8b99&_ss=r
https://www.gaystheword.co.uk/product-page/ivy-aberdeen-s-letter-to-the-world-by-ashley-herring-black
https://thebookishtype.co.uk/products/the-fabulous-zed-watson-by-basil-sylvester

Category Title Author Info
LGBT This Book is Gay Juno Dawson A funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or just curious - for everybody, no matter their gender or sexuality Former PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author Juno Dawson gives an uncensored look at what it's like to grow up as LGBT.
Trans Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Trans (But Were Afraid to Ask) Brynn Tannehill Leading activist and essayist Brynn Tannehill tells you everything you ever wanted to know about transgender issues but were afraid to ask. The book aims to break down deeply held misconceptions about trans people across all aspects of life, from politics, law and culture, through to science, religion and mental health, to provide readers with a deeper understanding of what it means to be trans.
Trans The Trans Self-Care Workbook - A Colouring Book and Journal for Trans and Non-Binary People Theo Nicole Lorenz A creative journal and workbook with a difference, this book combines colouring pages celebrating trans identity, beauty and relationships, with practical advice, journaling prompts and space for reflection to promote self-affirmation and wellbeing.
Gender Identity They/ Them/ Their - a guide to Nonbinary & Genderqueer Identities Eris Young In this insightful and long-overdue book, Eris Young explores what it's like to live outside of the gender binary and how it can impact on one's relationships, sense of identity, use of language and more. 
Gender Identity A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world.

 

Where to buy these books

https://www.gaystheword.co.uk/product-page/this-book-is-gay-by-juno-dawson
https://gayprideshop.co.uk/products/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-trans-but-were-afraid-to-ask-book
https://gayprideshop.co.uk/products/the-trans-self-care-workbook-a-colouring-book-and-journal-for-trans-and-non-binary-people
https://www.gaystheword.co.uk/product-page/they-them-their-a-guide-to-nonbinary-genderqueer-identities-by-eris-young
https://gayprideshop.co.uk/products/a-quick-and-easy-guide-to-they-them-pronouns-book

Gender Identity The Gender Identity Guide for Parents: Compassionate Advice to Help Your Child Be Their Most Authentic Self Tavi Hawn Talking with your child about gender identity can seem overwhelming-but with the right guidance, you can have healthy conversations and create an affirming environment for them as they grow. Whether your child is cisgender, gender expansive, transgender, or still unsure, this guide provides practical advice and strategies to help you embrace them for who they are and support them as they approach puberty.
LGBT When Your Child Is Gay: What You Need to Know Wesley C. Davidson &  Dr. Jonathan Tobkes Coming out can be fraught with difficulty for both parents and child, but Wesley C. Davidson, a popular blogger on gay rights issues, and Dr. Jonathan Tobkes, a New York City-based psychiatrist, provide a road map so families can better navigate this rocky emotional terrain. Emphasizing communication and unconditional love, Davidson and Tobkes help parents untangle their own feelings, identify and overcome barriers to acceptance, encourage strong self-esteem in their child, handle negative or hostile reactions to their child's sexual identity, and more. Filled with case studies and interviews, along with useful action plans and conversation starters, this is a positive, progressive guide to raising healthy, well-adjusted adults.
Trans Helping Your Transgender Teen - A Guide For Parents Book (2nd Edition) Irwin Krieger This book offers essential guidance to parents of transgender and non-binary teens to help them support and understand their children. It alleviates common concerns parents have and gives advice on hormones and surgery, use of pronouns and how to transition socially. It also includes sample family letters, case studies and further reading.
LGBT Out - A Parent's Guide to Supporting Your LGBTQIA+ Kid Through Coming Out and Beyond Book John Sovec RELEASE DATE - 21 APRIL 2023 Offering essential guidance and advice, this book is here to help you with chapters that explore LGBTQIA+ terminology, understanding the coming out process, effective communication strategies, talking to your LGBTQIA+ kid about sex, the parents' process of acceptance, and the family coming out process. Importantly, this guide also covers a wide range of lesser-known orientations such as pansexuality and asexuality as well as dedicated chapters on trans youth and the often overlooked grieving process for parents with stories of lived experience throughout.

 

Where to buy these books

https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/The-Gender-Identity-Guide-for-Parents-by-Tavi-Hawn/9781638070023
https://www.amazon.co.uk/When-Your-Child-Gay-What/dp/1454919361
https://gayprideshop.co.uk/products/helping-your-transgender-teen-a-guide-for-parents-book
https://gayprideshop.co.uk/products/out-a-parents-guide-to-supporting-your-lgbtqia-kid-through-coming-out-and-beyond-book

Charitable organisations that support the LGBTQIA+ community within London 

 

PAN-LONDON
Rainbow Migration hello@rainbowmigration.org.uk 020 7922 7812  7-14 Great Dover St, London SE1 4YR https://www.rainbowmigration.org.uk/ Rainbow Migration supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) people through the asylum and immigration system.
KeshetUK info@keshetuk.org N/A  Haskell House, 152 West End Lane, London, NW6 1SD https://www.keshetuk.org/ KeshetUK's mission is to ensure that Jewish LGBT+ people and their families are included throughout Jewish life in the UK. Jewish LGBT+ people exist in all walks of life. KeshetUK aspires to work with all UK Jewish communities, including Liberal, Masorti, Orthodox and Reform, cross-communal and non-denominational organisations.
Sarbat sarbatsikhs@gmail.com N/A N/A https://www.sarbat.net/ Our vision is to create awareness, tackle homophobia / biphobia / transphobia and build bridges within and beyond our communities. Sarbat is made up of a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers who contribute their time, passion and knowledge to further the LGBT+ Sikh cause.
Inclusive Mosque Initiative  admin@inclusivemosqueinitiative.org 0203 189 1185 Unfortunately we don’t have a mosque building you can visit  https://inclusivemosque.org/ The Inclusive Mosque Initiative is an intersectional feminist mosque and registered charity dedicated to creating inclusive, safer places for marginalised Muslims. We are not a proselytising organisation and do not seek to convert non-Muslims to Islam. Our work is aimed primarily at Muslims and we welcome all people of any faith or none.
Hidayah  https://hidayahlgbt.com/contact-us/ N/A N/A https://hidayahlgbt.com/ Leading Queer Muslim charity- Here at Hidayah, our collective mission is to provide support and welfare for LGBTQI+ Muslims and promote social justice and education about our community to counter discrimination, prejudice and injustice. 
Stonewall info@stonewall.org.uk 020 7593 1850   https://www.stonewall.org.uk/ Since 2000 we’ve worked with thousands of the UK and the world’s leading employers through our Diversity Champions programme and our Workplace Empowerment programme. We’re proud to see so many more LGBTQ+ people celebrated and supported at work. https://www.stonewall.org.uk/our-impact
Consortium admin@consortium.lgbt 020 7064 6500   https://www.consortium.lgbt/ We are a national specialist infrastructure and membership organisation. We work to build the resource, sustainability and resilience of LGBT+ groups, organisations and projects so that they can deliver direct services and campaign for individual rights.
Pride in London ashwinbuak@prideinlondon.org   PO Box 71920, London NW2 9QN https://prideinlondon.org/ Pride in London is run by a group of volunteers who are passionate about equality and diversity. We are a not-for-profit organisation, and any surplus funds we raise are used to support the LGBT+ communities and improve the event.
Positively UK info@positivelyuk.org 0207 7713 044 St Marks Studios 14 Chillingworth Road, Islington N7 8QJ https://positivelyuk.org/ Positively UK provides peer-led support, advocacy and information to everyone living with HIV to effectively manage any aspect of their diagnosis, care and life with HIV
Positive21 michael@positive21.org.uk 07549 430 465   https://www.positive21.org.uk/ Positive21 is a progressive support group, created with the sole aim of providing emotional support and a confidential discussion and advice outlet to gay, bisexual and MSM men of all ages living with HIV/AIDS
Families Together London info@familiestogetherlondon.com / jackied@familiestogetherlondon.com 0118 940 3160, 07951 104 745   www.familiestogetherlondon.com A London-based support group for the parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
Stonewall Housing info@stonewallhousing.org 020 7359 6242 8 Coppergate House
10 Whites Row
London E1 7NF
http://www.stonewallhousing.org/ A specialist LGBT housing advice, referrals service and support provider. Providing housing support for LGBT people in their own homes, supported housing for young LGBT people, free confidential housing advice for LGBT people of all ages
Pink Law (Legal Advice Centre) lac@qmul.ac.uk  020 7882 3931 Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road London E1 4NS
http://www.lac.qmul.ac.uk/clients/advice/pink/# A free legal advice center for the LGBT community provided by volunteers from Queen Mary’s, University of London.
Westminster LGBT+ Forum contact@westminsterlgbtforum.org /      https://www.westminsterlgbtforum.org/ Westminster LGBT+ Forum is the community group for LGBT+ people who live in, work in or visit the City of Westminster. We are a voluntary group, supported by Westminster City Council, and work with the Westminster Police and a range of Westminster based organisations to support our community, and improve services and provision for LGBT people across Westminster.
Queer London Research Forum       https://queerlondonforum.wordpress.com/  It aims to facilitate interdisciplinary discussion on various aspects of queer London, c. 1850-present. By bringing together academics, practitioners, students and those with an interest in queer issues more generally, we seek to encourage dialogue and debate about the range of London’s queer lives and experiences.
Mermaids UK info@mermaidsuk.org.uk 0844 334 0550 Suite 4, Tarn House, 77 High Street, Yeadon, United Kingdom, LS19 7PP  www.mermaidsuk.org.uk Support and information for children and teenagers who are trying to cope with gender identity issues and for their families and carers
Albert Kennedy Trust supporters@akt.org.uk 020 7831 6562 48 The Chocolate Studios, 7 Sheperdess Place
London N1 7LJ
www.akt.org.uk Organisation focused on the housing needs of LGBTQI young people aged 16-25.
Moasaic info@mosaicyouth.org.uk 0800 161 5428 / 07550 124 393 29-31 Hampstead Rd, London NW1 3JA www.mosaicyouth.org.uk LGBT youth service operating in the London boroughs of Brent, Westminster and Ealing. For young people aged 13–19
UK Black Pride phyll@ukblackpride.org.uk     www.ukblackpride.org.uk UK Black Pride is Europe’s largest celebration for LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent (Colleagues will work throughout the year)
Galop info@galop.org.uk   356 Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA https://www.galop.org.uk support all LGBT+ people who've experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence
The Bisexual Index mail@bisexualindex.org.uk   Unit 11 Angel Wharf, 58 Eagle Wharf Road, London, N1 7ER   A collaborative network of activists and other UK bisexuals, working together for a change in the way people view bisexuality and bisexuals
Bi-UK info@biuk.org 020 7929 7296 or 07813 686110   www.biuk.org The UK national organisation for bisexual research and activism
Gendered Intelligence       genderedintelligence.co.uk Gendered Intelligence runs arts programmes, creative workshops, mentoring, youth group sessions and camping trips for trans youth (under 25) across the UK.
OneBodyOneFaith (formerly Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement)   01636 673 072   www.onebodyonefaith.org.uk Christians challenging homophobia and providing support for LGBT Christians. Activities in various locations.
Spectra London info@spectra-london.org.uk 0800 587 8302 Spectra CIC, St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Exmoor Street, London, W10 6DZ spectra-london.org.uk/trans-gender-services Provides health and wellbeing services for trans* and non-binary people, from across London. Drop in groups, counselling, social sexual health services.
Jewish Gay & Lesbian Group info@jglg.org.uk 07504 924742   http://www.jglg.org.uk/ Primarily a social rather than religious group and most of their religious events tend to follow Progressive/Reform traditions although they do have Orthodox members
Imaan imaanlgbtq@gmail.com 020 3393 5188 159 Mile End Road
London
E1 4AQ
http://www.imaan.org.uk/ Imaan supports LGBT Muslim people, their families and friends, to address issues of sexual orientation within Islam. It provides a safe space and support network to address issues of common concern. Runs an on-line network and monthly meetings in central London.
The Gender Trust gina@gendertrust.org.uk / info@gendertrust.org.uk 01527 894 838   http://www.gendertrust.org.uk/ Aims to inform the wider public of issues surrounding gender identity and dysphoria. It is also a resource for gender dysphoric people and their families, medical and other professionals who provide their care
Opening Doors info@openingdoorslondon.org.uk 020 7239 0400 Write to us at:  Opening Doors, Unit 41b Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA
Please note that our offices are not open to the public.
https://www.openingdoorslondon.org.uk/ Opening Doors London is the UK's largest charity helping connect LGBTQ+ people over 50 with activities, events, support and information. We also provide accredited training to professionals.
Gendered Intelligence training@genderedintelligence.co.uk 0203 559 7263 VAI, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/ Gendered Intelligence (GI) is a trans-led charity working across the UK. We were originally a Community Interest Company, established in 2008. Our mission is to increase understandings of gender diversity. Our vision is of a world where people are no longer constrained by narrow perceptions and expectations of gender, and where diverse gender expressions are visible and valued. We work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; we particularly specialise in supporting young trans people aged 8-25.
London Friend office@londonfriend.org.uk 020 7833 1674 86 Caledonian Road
London N19DN
https://londonfriend.org.uk London Friend is the UK’s oldest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans charity. We are here to support the health and mental wellbeing of the LGBT community in and around London.
FFLAG jackiembriggs@btopenworld.com / support@fflag.org.uk 0300 688 0368 PO Box 495,
Little Stoke, Bristol, BS34 9AP
https://www.fflag.org.uk/ FFLAG is a national organisation dedicated to supporting parents and their lesbian, gay and bisexual daughters and sons. They offer support through a central telephone helpline, email and website.
SwitchBoard admin@switchboard.lgbt 020 7837 6768 Switchboard, PO Box 7324, London, N1 9QS https://switchboard.lgbt Emotional Support service for LGBTQ+ peeps
FTM London f2mlondon@hotmail.com 07506 894 173 BCM FTM, London, WC1N 3XX https://ftmlondon.net TM London is a peer support group for female to male trans people, including transmasculine non-binary.
Prepster hello@prepster.info N/A N/A https://prepster.info/ PrEPster aims to educate and agitate for PrEP access in England and beyond. (Focus on queer people of colour)
CliniQ (Part of Dean Street) admin@cliniq.org.uk 07545 143797 Judd Street London,
WC1H 9NS
cliniq.org.uk CliniQ is a sexual health and wellbeing service based in Soho, central London for trans people. Wednesdays 5:30–7:30pm.
Beaumont Society enquiries@beaumontsociety.org.uk 01582 412220 27 Old Gloucester Street
London WC1N 3XX
http://www.beaumontsociety.org.uk/ Provides advice and support for transvestite people, but also has some transsexual members. Runs local groups and produces a newsletter and publications. The Society also keenly promotes the better understanding of the Transgender, transvestitism and gender dysphoria
Depend info@depend.org.uk   BM Depend
London WC1N 3XX
www.depend.org.uk An organisation offering free, confidential and non-judgmental advice, information and support to all family members, partners, spouses and friends of trans people
MindLine Trans+ mindline@bristol.org.uk Helpline - 0300 330 5468, Enquiries - 0117 980 0381   bristolmind.org.uk MindLine Trans+ is a confidential emotional and mental health support helpline for people who identify as Trans, Agender, Gender Fluid or Non-binary, and their family/friends.

Calls are taken by trans and non-binary volunteers or allies who will be able to listen, empathise, and offer support.
Rainbow Mind contact@rainbowmind.org n/a n/a rainbowmind.org Rainbow Mind is a new service aiming to tackle mental health issues for individuals within the LGBTQI+ community. Rainbow Mind is a collaborative project between Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest (Mind CHWF) and Mind in Salford, so will take place across London and Greater Manchester.
Survivors Of Bereavement By Suicide email.support@uksobs.org 0300 111 5065 HQ: The Flamsteed Centre, Albert Street,, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5GU uksobs.org Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exist to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide.
They are a self-help organisation and we aim to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other. They also strive to improve public awareness and maintain contacts with many other statutory and voluntary organisations.
They offer a helpline, support groups, men's outreach and LGBT+ services, as well as volunteering opportunities. 
Stonewall Housing https://stonewallhousing.org  020 7359 5767    info@stonewallhousing.org Specialist lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) housing advice, advocacy and support. Can offer advice: • if you are homeless or if at risk of becoming homeless; • if your family relations have broken down due to sexual orientation or gender identity; • if you’ve been victimised or harassed; • if you need to escape from domestic abuse; • if you need advice about a dispute with your landlord; • if you need advice with your housing benefits
The Outside Project https://lgbtiqoutside.org/    Unit 1, 52 Lant Street, London, SE1 1RB Community@lgbtiqoutside.org London's LGBTIQ+ Community Shelter, Centre and Domestic Abuse Refuge; We hold open and private meetings, groups and activities. It is home to multiple LGBTIQ+ and Homelessness grassroots groups that we work alongside or support to develop.

City of Westminster College LGBT Support lgbt@cwc.ac.uk 020 7723 8826 City of Westminster College, Paddington Green Campus, 25 Paddington Green, London W2 1NB https://www.cwc.ac.uk/student-support/lgbt-support The LGBT + group meets monthly to plan how LGBT+ equality can be promoted throughout the college, as well as supporting each other and planning exciting extra-curricular activities. The group encourages allies of LGBT people to join and values their support in helping to make the world a happier, safer and more equal place.
Westminster LGBT Forum contact@westminsterlgbtforum.org       Westminster LGBT Forum is the community group for LGBT people who live in, work in or visit the City of Westminster.
56 Dean Street 56deanstreet@chelwest.nhs.uk 020 3315 5656 56 Dean Street
London W1D 6AQ
https://dean.st/ We are sexual health experts who focus on the needs of the LGBTQI+ community.
TransPlus chelwest.transplusinfo@nhs.net 020 3315 9576 56 Dean Street
London W1D 6AQ
http://www.wearetransplus.co.uk/ TransPlus is a pilot gender dysphoria service started in July 2020, at 56 Dean Street. TransPlus is the UK’s first integrated NHS Gender Dysphoria, Sexual Health and HIV service. Services provided include assessment and diagnosis of gender dysphoria, hormone therapy, speech and language therapy, referrals for gender-affirming surgeries, and psychosexual therapy
Diversity Role Models  info@diversityrolemodels.org 020 3795 9201 St Anne's Church
55 Dean Street
London
W1D 6AF
http://www.diversityrolemodels.org/ Diversity Role Models actively seeks to embed inclusion and empathy in the next generation. Our vision is a world where everyone embraces diversity and can thrive. This will help create a world where future generations embrace, accept and support difference. Our mission is to create an education system in which every young person will know they are valued and supported, whoever they are. We create safe spaces where young people can explore difference and consider their role in creating a world where we all feel accepted. Our student workshops feature LGBT+ or ally role models who speak openly about their lived experiences, building young people's empathy so they can understand the (often unintended) impact of their language and actions. In order to ensure sustained change, we supplement this by training school governors, staff, and parents/carers.
Controlling Chemsex  i.labayen@controllingchemsex.com   39 Lilestone street
London NW8 8SS
United Kingdom
https://controllingchemsex.com/ provide a new kind of Chemsex intervention to reinforce the support that is currently available, using new technologies to facilitate access to support for everybody, in order to make things as easy as possible for people who find it really difficult to access support
LGBT Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council lgbtcatholicswestminster@gmail.com 020 8986 0807 114 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K 3AH https://sites.google.com/view/lgbt-ca-w/home To identify the pastoral and sacramental needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans Catholics, their parents and families.
To take part in 2nd & 4th Sunday evening Masses at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, and to be responsible for the planning and organisation of faith-development activities relevant to LGBT Catholic communities.

HSCB LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANS (LGBT) SUPPORT 38-40 High Street
Wealdstone
HA3 7AA
  https://www.harrowscb.co.uk/lesbian-gay-bisexual-trans-lgbt-support/   The LGBT Support Group is a group for young people aged 14 – 18 who are Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, other sexualities or questioning their sexuality (LGBT), who live, study or work in the borough of Harrow.
LGBT Capital  1st Floor, HealthAid House, Marlborough Hill, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 1UD, United Kingdom.   https://lgbt-accreditation.com/  info@LGBT-Capital.com LGBT Capital has pioneered the development of an LGBT Diversity & Inclusion Investment methodology, which encompasses an investment return focussed LGBT screening and grading framework.
Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons' Trust 29-31 Hampstead Rd, London NW1 3JA 8001615428 http://mosaictrust.org.uk/ info@mosaictrust.org.uk We do this by providing accessible activities, programmes and services that aim to empower community members, provide essential resources, advocate for young LGBT+ rights, and embrace, promote and endorse the diversity of young persons.

 

We are committed to building a strong and cohesive LGBT+ community that is safe, free from prejudice, and thriving. A community where every LGBT+ young person feels empowered, inspired and proud of who they are.
The Queer Parenting Partnership N/A N/A http://www.parentingqueer.co.uk/ parentingqueer@gmail.com ​​The Queer Parenting Partnership was launched in 2020, in response to the shocking lack of birth and parenting support services for LGBTQ+ people in the UK. Kay and Kim connected online and combined their knowledge around midwifery and childcare to create a complete antenatal and postnatal education programme.



We recognise the need for additional services targeted at not only LGBTQ+ families but also at other families perceived to be minorities. That being said, everyone is welcome at The Queer Parenting Partnership.



Our values are of equality, fairness, power, love, community, laughter and fun. We aim to build a community for queer families to learn and grow together and to celebrate our presence in the world.
Elop 56-60 Grove Rd, London E17 9BN 2085093898 http://elop.org/ info@elop.org Elop is a holistic lesbian and gay centre that offers a range of social, emotional and support services to LGBT communities, and our core services include counselling and young people’s services. We can also offer training and consultancy for fellow professionals and those seeking to enhance their understanding of issues facing LGBTcommunities.
Barnet LGBTI Black Horse Pub, Wood St, Barnet EN5 4BW 7958506569 http://barnetgay.co.uk/ traffic1324@yahoo.co.uk Barnet LGBTI is a society of men and women of all ages over 18. We welcome those who identify as, or support, any part of the LGBTI community. We meet as a social group for a pint or glass of choice in a pub because it is a social centre, busy and welcoming. The Black Horse is our local.
LGBT HERO Unit 74, The Link, 49 Effra Rd, London SW2 1BZ 2077386872 http://www.lgbthero.org.uk/ hello@lgbthero.org.uk LGBT HERO is the national health and wellbeing charity supporting over 100,000 LGBTQ+ people a month by providing trusted information, advice and various types of support including one-to-one, group and peer-support.

LGBT HERO aims to improve the health, enhance the wellbeing and champion the rights of LGBTQ+ people. LGBT HERO provides LGBTQ+ people with accurate and credible information so they can build skills that enable them to make informed choices about their health and wellbeing. We encourage LGBTQ+ people to create social change in our communities by providing a platform where they are heard and valued. 
HHSP  The Wealdstone Youth Centre
38-40 High Street
Wealdstone
HA3 7AA
020 8424 0999 https://www.harrowscb.co.uk/lesbian-gay-bisexual-trans-lgbt-support/ N/A The LGBT Support Group is a group for young people aged 14 – 18 who are Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, other sexualities or questioning their sexuality (LGBT), who live, study or work in the borough of Harrow.

The LGBT Support Group offers a peer support for those who do not yet feel ready to join. If this sounds like you we can give you advice, guidance and 1-2-1 support.

You can talk to a member of staff here who will, once satisfied that you are an LGBT young person, introduce you to the group or to individuals.
North West London Lesbian and Gay Group Windermere Pub
Windermere Avenue
South Kenton
HA9 8QT
07941 707 884 www.nwlgay.com nwllgg@hotmail.co.uk A social activity group established in 1971 who welcome all members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. They meet every Monday (except Bank Holidays) from 8:30pm.
Opening Doors London N/A 020 7239 0400 www.openingdoorslondon.org.uk info@openingdoorslondon.org.uk Provides information and support services to and with older (50+) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across London.
Bi-UK N/A 07813 686110 www.biuk.org info@biuk.org The UK national organisation for bisexual research and activism
Blue Harrow N/A 07472 924370 www.harrow.gov.uk/youth Harrow.Blue@gmail.com An LGBT group for young people in Harrow aged 14–18 meets weekly to build friendships, discuss their sexuality and much more. Blue also provides one-to-one support for young people who are not ready to attend the group meetings

Antidote office@londonfriend.org.uk  020 7833 1674  n/a http://londonfriend.org.uk
/antidote
LGBT+ drug and alcohol service. Offer a number of different interventions, depending on need, as well as sexual health input where required (e.g. chem sex). Their social groups provide a safe space to meet and socialise as an alternative to the bar and club scene. Can see locally via Club Drug Clinic. Part of the organisation, London Friend. • One-to-one key working to address immediate drug and alcohol support needs • Referral to detox clinics and prescribing centres • Referral to their counselling service • Drop-ins to discuss drug and alcohol issues, sexual health and steroid use issues • A intensive structured weekend programme (SWAP) • A telephone advice helpline
NAZ Project info@naz.org.uk 0208 741 1879 30 Blacks Rd, Hammersmith,
London W6 9DT
https://www.naz.org.uk/ Specialise in culturally sensitive sexual health and HIV support services for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in London. Offer LGBT support groups and counselling, as well as casework around housing, immigration and other welfare areas related to being LGBT. Dedicated support service for those who are also HIV +ve.
Spectra info@spectralondon.org.uk 020 3322 6920 /
0800 587 8302
St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Exmoor Street, London W10 6DZ www.spectralondon.org.uk Offer social groups, support, counselling and workshops to those who identify as transgender or non-binary. Delivered by people of trans experience themselves in a friendly, safe, confidential, nonjudgemental and accessible space.
The Beaumont Society enquiries@beaumontsociety.org.uk  01582 412 220 27 Old Gloucester Street
London
WC1N 3XX
https://www.beaumontsociety.org.uk/ Largest transgender support group in the UK. Offers help and advice via its website, as well as a 24/7 information line. Creates a safe forum for people to socialise and support each other online.
Club Drug Clinic clubdrugclinic.cnwl@nhs.net 020 3315 6111  69 Warwick Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 9HB clubdrugclinic.cnwl.nhs.uk The CNWL Club Drug Clinic is an innovative service for adult clubbers and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual) people who live in the London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea or Westminster and have developed problems with a range of 'club drugs’. It is a free NHS service provided by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL)
Lancaster Youth Hub Danielle.Hall@RBKC.Gov.uk 07814 074587 128a Lancaster Road LONDON
W11 1QS
https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/biborough/directory/files/lgbtq_support_group_flyer_002_.pdf Emotional Health & Well Being LGBTQ Friendly; Every Monday’s
Lancaster Youth Hub 8th November 2021 3 - 6 pm; Ages 14 - 19