Call: 0115 9348485
Text: 07481 344040
Registered Charity number 1114273
Formerly Nottingham & Notts Lesbian & Gay Switchboard
WANTING TO TALK ABOUT YOUR SEXUALITY AND/OR GENDER IDENTITY
- whatever your age, whether in a relationship or not, it can be difficult to talk to friends, family or partners about your feelings.
VISITING THE AREA, OR UNFAMILIAR WITH WHAT'S ON LOCALLY
- we can give you information on local pubs, clubs, discos, events, groups and publications to help you feel at home. We have information about special facilities/groups for bisexuals, for women only, for young people, for trans people, for those interested in a range of things such as outdoor activities, sports, religious groups, saunas, university groups and other specialist groups.
WANTING TO TALK ABOUT SEX AND SEXUAL HEALTH
- you may have questions about safer sex, HIV/AIDS or other concerns. We will try to answer these in an informal and non-judgmental way and/or put you in touch with specialist health services.
NEEDING LEGAL ADVICE
- we are familiar with the way the law affects lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and trans people (e.g. child custody cases; wills; harassment; homophobic/biphobic/transphobic crime). We can put you in touch with suitable solicitors or other agencies who can help you with these issues. We have effective contacts with Nottinghamshire Police.
JUST WANTING TO TALK
- you don’t have to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans yourself - you could be a parent enquiring about your child or calling on behalf of a friend. That’s fine - we’re here to listen.
WANTING INFORMATION FOR YOUR ORGANISATION OR VOLUNTARY GROUP
- we can provide printed leaflets, background materials, reading lists and – given reasonable notice – speakers and training on our work and on issues such as sexuality, discrimination, LGBT awareness, how the law affects LGBT people etc.
OUR AIMS ARE
1. To provide information and support for:
People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans
For the relations, families, friends and colleagues of the above
For organisations which are concerned about the welfare of the above
2. To maintain the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of relevant information for the area we serve.
3. To work with organisations which have overlapping aims.
4. To provide training and support for our volunteers and, where appropriate, for other organisations.
LET THE LOCAL LGBT+ COMMUNITY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING
- if you or your organisation or group is doing something that will interest or benefit the local LGBT+ community, we can help to get your message across. We can publicise your work on our Facebook page, or - given sufficient notice - print it in our bimonthly newsletter QB. Just send us the details.
We are an all-volunteer organisation. That means that most of our volunteers are at their work 9-5pm, so we have difficulty in being involved in daytime activities. This is why our helpline operates in the evening. We do not provide advocacy or counselling - we are not qualified to do so, but we can refer people to appropriate services. We do not meet people - our helpline operates by phone, text, e-mail and instant messaging.