LGBT Foundation


LGBTQ abuse has more than doubled since lockdown began, meaning that an extra 22 people call our helpline every day at a point of crisis. Help us to continue supporting every LGBT person who needs us.
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Help us to continue supporting LGBTQ people

LGBTQ abuse has more than doubled since lockdown began with a 38% increase in calls to our helpline regarding domestic abuse and a 340% surge in visitors to our domestic abuse webpage. Mental health difficulties, hate crime being isolated with LGBT-phobic family members have become key issues, with referrals into our domestic abuse and substance misuse services rising sharply over the last three months and calls to our crisis helpline around suicidal ideation increasing by 25%. Lockdown has resulted in many LGBTQ people feeling physically unsafe at home with abusive family members or housemates including 9% of BAME LGBTQ people and 17% of trans and non-binary people.

This has meant that 22 extra people call our helpline every day at a point of crisis. For people like Zoe, a young trans girl living at home with her transphobic mum or Tristan who is stuck living with a roommate who forced him to perform a sexual act on them, this direct support is a vital lifeline.

We've been supporting the LGBT communities since 1975 and with your support, will continue to do so. Please donate to help us continue supporting people like Zoe, Tristan and all LGBT people #LockedDownAndOut right now.

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£5 could help us run an online group for isolated LGBT people, providing them with solidarity and support

£10 could help us answer a call to our helpline from an LGBT person with nowhere else to turn, so we can listen and provide support to a person at a point of crisis

£20 could help one of our specialist domestic abuse team deliver a wellbeing assessment to an LGBT person in need to move that individual forward

Who We Are

We are LGBT Foundation. We believe in a fair and equal society where all lesbian, gay bisexual and trans people can achieve their full potential. Our work started in 1975 and we've been changing the lives of LGBT people ever since.

Over the last five decades, we've provided information, services and support for LGBT people who've had nowhere else to turn. We've been at the forefront of the social and legal changes that mean LGBT people in the UK have more rights than ever before. Our work is as vital and urgent as ever. LGBT people still face persecution, discrimination and stark health inequalities. Through our services we reduce isolation amongst our communities, help people feel more confident and in control of their lives, and enable people to flourish.

We have a very simple motto - were here if you need us. And that applies to everyone in our beautifully diverse communities. If you're young, were here for you; if you're older, were here for you; if you're a person of colour, were here for you; if you're a man, a woman, or non-binary, were here for you; lesbian, gay, bi, trans - however you describe yourself - were here for you. If you need help, if you're struggling, if you need a friendly face or reassuring voice, we are there for you if you need us. We are all family - and at LGBT Foundation, everyone is welcome.

Every year we help 40,000 people like Zoe to get back on their feet and flourish. With your generous support we can continue this work and be there for every LGBT person who needs us.

About the charity

LGBT Foundation

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We’re LGBT Foundation, a health and wellbeing charity. We celebrate, support and empower LGBTQ+ people, so together we can realise our full potential.

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