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
Trans and Non-Binary Organisations and Groups
Asexual (Ace), and Aromantic (Aro) Organisations and Groups
Intersex Organisations and Groups
Support for Survivors
Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Organisations and Groups
Asylum Seeker Support
Faith Groups
Resources
Polyamory Organisations and Groups
Bi+ Media
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

Scottish Bi+ Network Virtual Meetups
Monthly virtual meetups through the Telegram app, every last Monday of the month, 7pm – 9pm.
For more information visit http://www.scottishbinet.org/2019/07/virtual-meetups.html

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

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

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

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

Trans and Non-Binary Organisations and Groups:

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.

Non-Binary Edinburgh
https://www.lgbthealth.org.uk/organiser/non-binary-edinburgh/
A safe space for non-binary identifying people, to come together and meet other non-binary people, share experiences, support one-another and have the opportunity to learn more about themselves.

Men & NB Survivors
https://notyourfault.support
Peer-led support group for survivors of sexual violence, focused on men (trans, cis & otherwise) & non-binary people. Meetings online, Glasgow, & Edinburgh

Asexual (Ace), and Aromantic (Aro) Organisations and Groups:

Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)
https://www.asexuality.org/
AVEN hosts the world's largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.

Intersex Organisations and Groups:

The United Kingdom Intersex Association (UKIA)
http://www.ukia.co.uk/about.html
An education, advocacy, campaigning and support organisation which works on behalf of Intersex people.

Organisation Intersex International in the UK (OII-UK)
http://oiiuk.org/
OII is a decentralized global network of intersex organizations.

Support for Survivors:

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

Bi Survivors Network
https://notyourfault.support
Peer-led support group for survivors of sexual violence, focused on men (trans, cis & otherwise) & non-binary people. Meetings online, Glasgow, & Edinburgh

Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Organisations and Groups:

Scotch Bonnet
https://www.facebook.com/sctchbnnt/
Scotch Bonnet is a collaborative group, working to provide alternative creative and social spaces for QTIPOC and our allies.

UK Black Pride
https://www.ukblackpride.org.uk/
Europe’s largest celebration for African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Caribbean-heritage LGBTQ people.

Asylum Seeker Support:

LGBT Unity
https://unityinthecommunityglasgow.wordpress.com/unity-lgbt-support-group/
LGBT specific off-shoot of Unity in the Community. Unity in the Community works to provide practical support and solidarity for people in need in our communities, especially asylum seekers.

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.

Polyamory Organisations and Groups:

Glasgow Polyamory Network
https://www.facebook.com/glasgowpolyam/
An inclusive, LGBTQ and family friendly Polyamorous community focused on cultivating safe space.

Polyamory Edinburgh
https://www.polyamory.scot/
Contact them for more details of their regular monthly meetups.

Non-Monogamy Help
https://medium.com/non-monogamy-help
Advice for people in non-monogamous relationships written by Lola Phoenix with consult from a 10 year experienced therapist.

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.

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.

Bi+ Media:

The Bi-bliography
https://www.librarything.com/profile/The_Bi-bliography
A regularly-updated database of bisexual books. Too often bisexual stories are erased completely or hidden under the LGBTQIA umbrella, making them difficult to locate. The Bi-bliography seeks to be a resource for the discovery of literature that reflects and explores the lives and experiences of bisexual people.

Bi+ Films
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls021700161/
Part of our bi+ media project. A list of movies with bi+ themes or characters. Not all will be "good-rep", and not all are good films.

The Feels (short film series)
https://www.youtube.com/thefeelsshow
A series of short films about a bi guy with too many feels (featuring all his lovely bi+ friends)!

News & Entertainment:

Bi Community News
https://www.bicommunitynews.co.uk/
Bi Community News is the United Kingdom's only magazine serving the bisexual population. It is published bimonthly and includes many articles reflecting bisexual life and media representation as well as news from the bisexual community

Pink Saltire – LGBT+ News from Scotland
https://pinksaltire.com/
They also keep a complete list of pride dates for all of Scotland https://pinksaltire.com/pride-dates/

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