Organisations you may find useful

UK Parents Support Groups

FFLAG (Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays)

Manchester Parents Group is affiliated to FFLAG  It is our national umbrella organisation.

Parents Enquiry Scotland

Parents Enquiry Scotland offers support to parents and their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender sons and daughters.

International Parents Support Groups and information

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays)

Huge U.S. umbrella organisation for parents support groups. Plenty of information for parents and links to affiliated parents groups


A US-based international organisation supporting straight partners in mixed orientation marriages/partnerships, with the aim of providing constructive encouragement toward a positive relationship between the partners, whether staying together or separating.


US based resources for parents of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youth.

Telephone Switchboards

Lesbian and Gay foundation

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation provides a variety of services.

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

Provide an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people from all backgrounds throughout the United Kingdom.

Religious groups and support

One body, one faith movement

A movement that encourage fellowship, friendship, and support among individual lesbian and gay Christians through prayer, study and action, wherever possible in local groups, and especially to support those lesbian and gay Christians subjected to discrimination.

Metropolitan Community Church

The Metropolitan Community Church of Manchester is a Christ-centred church rooted in and reaching beyond the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered communities of Manchester.

Parents of Jewish Gays and Lesbians

The Support Group for Parents of Jewish Gays and Lesbians is a group of parents who want to help other parents who are struggling to cope with so many feelings.

University groups

Birmingham University LGBT society

A university group that have events every Thursday and welcomes all new members.

Manchester University LGBT society

The UMIST LGB Society acts as a social group for Manchester students who are lesbian, gay or bisexual and their friends.

Youth LGBT support groups

Albert Kennedy Trust

The Albert Kennedy Trust is group tackling homelessness among gay, lesbian & bisexual teenagers.


A Manchester based group for gay and bi-sexual men who are either coming out, or are new to Manchester. They hold weekly meetings, plus weekend events such as pub crawls, cinema visits and walks. Icebreakers aims to be a way for men to make friends and establish a social network.

LBT Youth

LGBT Youth Scotland is Scotland’s largest youth and community-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organisation.

The Proud Trust

Manchester based group for young lesbians, gays and bisexuals (LGBT+).


Mermaids is a support group for gender variant children and teenagers, and their families.


Mosiac is a group for young people that meet locally in Brent.

Community groups

Cara Friend

Cara-Friend is a voluntary counselling service for the LGBT community in N. Ireland and comprise 3 groups:  Gay Helpline, Lesbian Line and Gay and Lesbian Youth Northern Ireland (GLYNI).

Derbyshire Friend

Derbyshire Friend is an independent LGB Charity based in Derby, supplying services to the LGB community in Derbyshire.

Intercom Trust

The Intercom Trust is a South West based voluntary community organisation, run by, and for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals and the community as a whole.

Manchester Concord

Manchester Concord is a Transgender Social Group.


Dublin's community and resource centre for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community.

Campaigning groups


OutRage has one very clear objective: 'to campaign against all forms of homophobia and to work for the emancipation of all queers. We work with everyone who shares our commitment, regardless of their political affiliations'. Massive amounts of campaigning information to do with Lesbian and Gay issues


The national civil rights group working for legal equality and social justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. It is a respected and effective campaigning organisation working with a growing network of sympathetic politicians and alongside many grass roots groups.

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