Support

While we try our best to make sure that all of the links are up to date, organisations may change their web address without notice.
If any of the links are broken please contact us at web@ScottishBiNet.org or drop us a message through social media.

Social Groups
Support and Advice Helplines
Faith Groups
Resources
News & Entertainment

Social groups:

Bi & Beyond Edinburgh
www.facebook.com/biandbeyond
Social group that meets every first and third Wednesday of the month, 7pm – 9pm, LGBT Health & Wellbeing Centre, 9 Howe Street, Edinburgh.

Bi+ Glasgow (formerly Bi Scotland)
https://www.facebook.com/BiScotland
Peer support and social group, see Facebook page for more information

For general LGBT+ groups, including over 50s, trans and non-binary specific events, please visit LGBT Heath & Wellbeing’s event calendar:
https://www.lgbthealth.org.uk/whats-on/

Support and Advice Helplines:

LGBT Helpline Scotland
https://www.lgbthealth.org.uk/helpline/
Email: helpline@lgbthealth.org.uk
Helpline number: 0300 123 2523
Opening hours: every Tuesday and Wednesday between 12 - 9pm

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline
https://switchboard.lgbt/
At Switchboard they provide information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity.
Email: chris@switchboard.lgbt
Helpline number: 0300 330 0630
Opening hours: 10am-10pm every day

Breathing Space
www.breathingspace.scot
A free, confidential, phone service for anyone in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety, and those concerned about a friend or family member.
Helpline number: 0800 83 85 87
Opening hours:
Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am
Weekend: Friday 6pm-Monday 6am

Rape Crisis Scotland
https://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/
Rape Crisis Scotland provides a national rape crisis helpline and email support for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened.
Helpline number: 08088 01 03 02
Opening hours: Every day, 6pm to midnight

LGBT Youth Scotland
https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/
LGBT Youth Scotland provides quality youth work to LGBTI young people (12 – 25) and works in partnership for LGBTI equality and human rights.
Text support: 07786 202 370
email: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk
For more information about their live chat and online support services visit -
https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/groups-and-support/digital-support/

Childline
https://www.childline.org.uk/
Childline is there to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue that you’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support you.
Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.
Helpline number: 0800 1111

Faith Groups:

Galva-108
https://www.galva108.org/
Information & Support for LGBTI Vaishnavas & Hindus.

Hidayah
https://www.hidayahlgbt.co.uk/
To ensure that the voices of LGBTQI+ Muslims are heard and understood.

Imaan LGBTQI
https://imaanlondon.wordpress.com/
Imaan is a small, volunteer-led charity, led by and working for LGBTQI Muslims; we aim to represent the breadth of the Islamic faith and the range of identities and narratives of the LGBTQ community and our allies.

Jewish LGBT+ Group (Formerly JGLG)
http://www.jglg.org.uk/
Social group providing support for Jewish men and women who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender including people from many different backgrounds.

KeshetUK
https://www.keshetuk.org/
KeshetUK works to ensure a world where no one has to choose between their LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) and Jewish identity.

LGBT Humanists UK
https://humanism.org.uk/community/lgbt-humanists/
Campaigning for LGBT equality, and also organise community-based events around the UK for LGBT humanists and friends to meet, get to know each other, and share ideas.

Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in Glasgow
http://www.mccinglasgow.moonfruit.com/
MCC in Glasgow is a Christ-centred church rooted in the rainbow of the LGBTQ communities, offering sanctuary and life-affirming space.

OneBodyOneFaith (Formerly the Lesbian & Gay Christian Movement)
https://www.onebodyonefaith.org.uk
Resources and information, as well as a search to find LGBT friendly Christian spaces and gatherings.

Quaker Gender & Sexual Diversity Community (QGSDC)
http://qgsdc.org.uk/
A national network for support, action and friendly fellowship. They arrange occasional gatherings around the country providing an opportunity for sharing experience, learning, worship and enrichment. They also have a small, growing number of local groups.

Resources:

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

Scottish Trans Alliance
https://www.scottishtrans.org/
Scottish Trans Alliance is the Equality Network project to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland.

LGBT Health and Wellbeing
https://www.lgbthealth.org.uk/
A unique community initiative that promotes the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland.

lgbt.scot
http://www.lgbt.scot/
Listings directory relevant to the LGBT+ community in Scotland, including website links for information about a range of venues, groups and resources for anyone living in or visiting Scotland.

Pink Therapy
http://www.pinktherapy.com/en-us/findatherapist.aspx
An online directory of therapists of all sexualities and gender identities who work with gender and sexual diversity clients across the LGBTIQ spectrum from a non-judgmental standpoint.

Stonewall Scotland
https://www.stonewallscotland.org.uk
Information and support for LGBT communities and their allies.

News & Entertainment:

Pink Saltire – LGBT+ News from Scotland
https://pinksaltire.com/

Scene Radio
http://www.sceneradio.co.uk/
Scotland’s only LGBT+ Radio Station for the LGBT+ community and those who support it.