NEW LGBTI Helpline »

… Rape Crisis Scotland will be offering a specialist support service on the national helpline for LGBTI survivors of sexual violence, and their friends and families.

For more information: http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/news/new-resource-and-helpline-service-for-lgbti-survivors/ 

Safer Sexual Health »

… by answerphone)

Useful Helplines

National Sexual Health Line :  0800 567 123

LGBT Helpline Scotland : 0300 123 2523 (Line open Tuesday and Wednesday 12 noon to 9 pm) or go to www.lgbthealth.org.uk

Terrence Higgins Trust : 0808 802 1221 (Line open Monday to Friday till 10.00 am – 8.00 pm)

Parents »

… helplines run by a group of parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children ( LGBT ).  They provide help, information and support for parents and families of lgbt children.

Lothian:          Anne 0131 556 6047

Strathclyde    Pat 0141 427 3897

Lines are open 9.00am to 10.00pm or you can e-mail:- parentsenquiry@hotmail.com

www.parentsenquiryscotland.org

Further Information

NHS Health Scotland have produced some information booklets on ‘How to …

Black & Minority Ethnic sites »

… and Portuguese are spoken, and disabled facilities are provided.

www.imaan.org.uk

UK Muslim LGBTQ site (in English). Includes an active forum.

World sites

www.mhcs.health.nsw.gov.au/mhcs/languages.html

Australian site with (probably) the largest database of translated health information in the world.

Trans »

… The LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing have launched a helpline which will provide information and emotional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland.  The helpline is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 12 noon to 9.00 p.m., please call: 0300 123 2523.  You can also visit their website: www.lgbthealth.org.uk

Homophobia »

Homophobia is contempt for LGBT people or behaviour based on these feelings.

Unfortunately anger, abuse and violence in various forms are still directed at lesbian, gay and bisexual people, transgender people can experience ‘transphobia’.  This is known as homophobic crime.

Some police forces are more advanced in their recognition and treatment of homophobic crime.

Police Scotland have set up a …

Being Gay or Lesbian »

… transgender children.  They provide help, information and support for parents and families of LGBT children.

Lothian:         Anne 0131 556 6047

Strathclyde:   Pat 0141 427 3897

www.parentsenquiryscotland.org

If you’d like support around coming out or to talk to someone about your sexuality you can call Terrence Higgins Trust – Lanarkshire Gay Men’s worker on 0141 332 3838 or e-mail chris.kimber@tht.org.uk

The LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing have …

Being Bisexual »

… are valid and as a society we should welcome all diversities of attraction equally.

The LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing have launched a helpline which will provide information and emotional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland.  The helpline is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 12 noon to 9.00 p.m., please call: 0300 123 2523.  You can also visit their website: www.lgbthealth.org.uk

Being Aware of Your Sexuality »

… and have someone go through it with you and be sure that it will be kept confidential.

www.lgbtyouth.org.uk

For more information on coming out see link below:

www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/yp-coming-out.html

The LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing have launched a helpline which will provide information and emotional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland.  The helpline is open every Tuesday and …

Domestic Abuse »

… For men experiencing abuse from their partner – Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327.

For LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse – Broken Rainbow 0300 999 5428, www.broken-rainbow.org.uk

You can also speak to NHS Lanarkshire health staff such as GPs, health visitors, maternity staff – they have had training to understand what you are going through and can help link you to specialist help organisations.