lgbtq+ ambassadors

Hoo LGBTQ ambassador poster

supportive information

  • Local safe environment

The South East Gender Initiative (SEGI) project Medway Gender & Sexual Diversity Centre (MGSDC) provides a place where LGBTQI+ people their families and friends can meet in a safe environment to enable them to receive peer support, education, training, advice, and information, signposting opportunities for service users to access services with partnership organisations and other service providers. SEGI / MGSDC also provides a resource to other organisations, public bodies and private companies to enable them to understand the needs of the Transgender / Non-binary & Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual community in Medway, Kent and the South East of England.

click here to view the mgsdc services click here to view the mgsdc resources

  • Local and virtual meet-ups

This charity provides meet-ups for LGBTQ+ young people across Kent and virtually. The meet-ups are safe spaces for young people who are LGBTQ+ or think they might be LGBTQ+, giving the opportunity to socialise, and talk in a safe and non-judgemental setting. 

Meet-ups are held weekly. Some take place in person, others are online.

click here to go to the be you project website

  • National voluntary organisation

FLLAG is a national voluntary organisation and charity dedicated to supporting families and their LGBT+ loved ones.

click here to go to the fflag website

  • National support

Helplines and support for LGBT+ people who are victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, so-called conversion therapies, honour-based abuse, forced marriage, and other forms of abuse.

click here to go to the galop website

  • National support

Barnados provide direct support to LGBTQ children and young people around their gender and sexual identities. They work with parents, carers and families. 

Through the Positive Identities service they offer training to schools, professionals and community groups.  Their training raises awareness of LGBTQ lives, promotes inclusion, and tackles homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

click here to view the Barnardo’s services information

  • National helpline

Switchboard provide support on the phone, and through email and instant messaging services to people from across the UK. Supporting people who may be feeling isolated in their community, who may be coming out and want to talk to somebody who has also been through it, they may have an issue that is concerning them and need to talk it through with somebody who will not judge them, they may want to ask how to put a condom on without being embarrassed, or they may just need to know where they can meet other people in their area.

click here to go to the Switchboard website

  • Resource hub

The Kite Trust works mainly in the Midlands and Cambridgeshire but does have a good resource hub.

click here to view the kite trust’s resource hub