Below is a list of UK-based organisations and sources of support with regard to gender and issues related to the FLaG research project (grouped alphabetically by subject). We recognise that this is not an exhaustive list. If you are a member of a support organisation that you feel would be a helpful addition to this list, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equality policy groups:
Equality and Diversity Forum
A national network of organisations working across all areas of equality and human rights.
020 3033 1454
Equality Challenge Unit
Advancing staff and student equality and diversity in universities and colleges.
020 7438 1010
Albert Kennedy Trust
Works with 16-25 year old LGBTQ+ young people who are homeless or live in a hostile environment.
London: 020 7831 6562
Manchester: 0161 228 3308
Newcastle: 0191 281 0099
A letter-writing project for LGBT+ prisoners in Britain.
Works with the Trans community and those who impact on trans lives. Specialises in supporting young trans people.
GIRES (Gender Identity Research & Education Society)
A UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages.
01372 801 554
The UK’s leading LGBTQ Muslim charity.
Family and individual support for gender diverse and transgender children and young people.
Helpline (9am-9pm): 0344 334 0550
Micro Rainbow International
LGBTI refugee support group UK.
Helpline: 020 3096 7869 (Wednesdays 14.30-18.30)
Outright Action International
International LGBT+ human rights organisation.
The UK’s national LGBT disabled people’s organisation.
LGBT equality charity.
Information service: 08000 50 20 20
Specialist LGBT housing advice and support provider in the UK.
020 7359 5767
The UK’s first Trans Equality Legal Initiative
A UK directory of support groups for gender-variant people.
UK Intersex Association
An education, advocacy, campaigning and support organisation which works on behalf of intersex people.
UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group
Supports LGBTQI+ people through the asylum and immigration process.
Asylum support tel: 020 7922 7811
UK Trans Info
A national charity focused on improving the lives of trans and non-binary people in the UK.
Research projects in related areas:
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum
Trade Unions Congress
Exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. Brings together 48 member unions.
020 7636 4030
The UK’s largest public services union.
0800 0857 857
Women’s rights, feminist organisations and service providers:
Centre for Women’s Justice
UK charity working for the prevention of violence against women and girls.
0207 092 1807
UK charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights.
0203 598 6154
Helen Bamber Foundation
Supports refugees and asylum seekers who have experienced extreme human cruelty, such as torture and human trafficking.
020 3058 2020
Housing for Women
A charity and housing provider for women.
020 7501 6120
My Body Back
Specialist reproductive and gynaecological healthcare for those who have experienced sexual violence.
Provider of specialist services to survivors of violence and abuse.
24-hour national domestic violence helpline (run in partnership with Women’s Aid): 0808 2000 247
A resource project working on issues relating to lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender women who identify as Muslim religiously and/or culturally.
Works to safeguard women at risk of ‘honour’-based violence, FGM, forced marriages and domestic abuse within Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in the UK.
Helpline (Weekdays 9am-5pm): 0800 107 0726
A feminist group taking direct action for domestic and sexual violence services.
A campaigning community of people mobilised to fight sexism and create a more inclusive world.
Women for Refugee Women
Support for women who cross borders to seek safety.
020 7250 1239
UK national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.
24-hour national domestic violence helpline: 0808 2000 247
Young Women’s Trust
Supports and represents women aged 16-30 struggling to live on low or no pay in England and Wales and who are at risk of being trapped in poverty.
020 7837 2019
Free, confidential and independent advice to help people overcome their problems.
National phone service:
England 03444 111 444
Wales 03444 77 20 20
Discrimination Law Association
A non-profit network united around a commitment to strengthening anti-discrimination law, practice, advice and education in the UK.
0845 478 6375
Law Centres Network/Federation
A membership organisation of over 50 law centres in the UK. Provide free face-to-face and telephone legal advice on issues including welfare and discrimination.