We take our mission of being ‘here if you need us’ very seriously, and we will continue to be there to support every single LGBT person who needs us during the pandemic. For the safety of all our communities, we have temporarily shifted to become a remote service delivery charity. This means that our community centre remains closed and our face-to-face services are on hold for the time being. We understand that this is an incredibly difficult time for many in our communities, and we want to reassure you that we love you and we will get through this together.
- Many of our vital services are operating either online or remotely. You can find out more about our remote services here.
- Many of us have been left wondering about what our rights are in the time of Covid-19. We’ve compiled an essential guide to LGBT rights during the pandemic.
- The impact of the virus is widespread, however individuals from marginalised or disadvantaged groups who already experience poorer outcomes in healthcare are often disproportionally affected. We have launched an essential briefing into the impact of Coronavirus on LGBT communities.
- Our sexual health team have compiled some guidance on sex during the pandemic to help you manage your sexual health and reduce risk.
- To support you in managing your mental health and wellbeing during this difficult time, we have launched our new Wellbeing Hub, with tools and resources for you to use.
- Not everyone has a safe home environment at the moment. Our Domestic Abuse team have put together 10 ways for you to safely affirm your LGBT identity during lockdown.
- We have also launched a Volunteer Wellbeing Fund to ensure that everyone in Team LGBT Foundation has the support they need.
Our helpline, as always, will continue to be there for all LGBT people in need. For 45 years our helpline has been a lifeline to hundreds of thousands of people. If you are feeling worried, isolated or alone, know that you can pick up the phone and reach out to us on 0345 3 30 30 30.