Resource Material and Useful Websites

GMB Shout's guidance for members and shop stewards - LGBT domestic abuse and domestic violence

GMB Shout's briefing on LGBT people and the Holocaust

GMB London Region's Branch Equality Officers' toolkit

TUC's LGBT Equality at Work (Third Edition, 2013)

GMB Trans Equality toolkit for GMB reps


GMB national website

GMB regional offices

General Information, Advice and Support

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas)

Helpline: 08457 47 47 47

Free and confidential advice, employment law advice, guidance, tools and resources

Albert Kennedy Trust

Supports young LGBT 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment.

Cutting Edge Consortium

Working for the elimination of any faith-based homophobia/transphobia and institutionalised prejudice towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people.

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Equality Act guidance

Schools Out

Working towards equality, safety and visibility in education for all LGBT people


London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard     

Free advice and service: 0300 330 0630 (daily 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.)

LGBT History Month

Celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. LGBT HM is celebrated in February in the UK but our work to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia continues throughout the year.




UK national organisation for bisexual research and activism



Blogs, archives, materials and conferences for bisexual people.

Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority LGBT



LGBTQI Muslim support group

Justice for Gay Africans


NPL (Naz Project London)

Provides sexual health and HIV prevention and support services to selected Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in London.

UK Black Pride


UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group

020 7922 7811

Information and advice for LGBT people with immigration issues

International LGBT


International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia


International LGBTI Association (ILGA)

ILGA Europe

Lesbian, Bisexual and/or Trans Women

Muslim Women's Network UK

Women's Resource Centre's

'In All Our Colours' report on LBT women and services (2010)

An excellent source of information, still relevant and is highly recommended

LGBT domestic abuse, domestic violence and hate crime

Broken Rainbow           

National helpline 08452 60 44 60

Support for LGBT people experiencing DA / DV.                         

Branches may wish to support Broken Rainbow through fundraising, donations, shopping, volunteering, social media/networks.  See the website for details.


Hate crime organisation that has lots of useful factsheets, and is able to facilitate third party reporting to the police about hate crimes.                                                     

LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum

LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership

National 24 Hour Domestic Violence Helpline                   

Freephone 0808 2000 247


LGBT mental health and well-being     

Reducing the Risk   

Lists numerous cross-equality services and helplines


Just a Ball Game?

homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport particularly football


Show Racism the Red Card

(tackling homophobia section)



Access to confidential counselling, advocacy, advice and mentoring, and sexual health advice and healthy lifestyle support for trans people (London).  Drop in: 5.30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesdays, at 56 Dean Street, London, W1 6AQ

Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES)

Information, guidance, advice and training

Branches may wish to support GIRES through fundraising, donations, invitations to meetings and training events, and via social media/networks.  See GIRES website for contact details.

Gendered Intelligence

Experienced in teaching in schools, colleges, etc. and with young people.

Gender Trust

National helpline: 0845 231 0505

Regional support details on their website

Gender Matters                 

Tel 01902 744424

Support in West Midlands and surrounding area

International Transgender Memorial Day / Day of Remembrance

(20 November)



Helpline is open between 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday: 07020 935066

Support group for parents of trans* children

Press for Change