Calm words
when you need
them most

Providing free & confidential support & information to lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgendered communities throughout the UK
HELPLINE 0300 330 0630 (DAILY 10AM - 11PM)


The London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard award-winning helpline is open between 10am and 11pm every day of the week, 365 days a year.
Our helpline number is:

0300 330 0630



It's a place to talk about things that may be difficult to talk about anywhere else....a place to find non-judgemental support and help.
It's confidential, secure and a way of reaching out for help, perhaps when you don't know where else to turn.
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You can email LLGS at any time. Its a confidential space for you to talk about anything you like.
You can tell us about your situation, ask for information such as a local support group or ask about safer sex or sexual health.
You may simply just want to share your thoughts with us.
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The Turing Network database is a community driven directory for LGBT life.
Search over 3000 entries for a support group, LGBT organisation, social group or a bar in your area.



London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard provides a range of services for the LGBT+ communities.

The services include our helpline, online chat through instant messaging,email support, information on sexual health and the Turing Network database, a public access search facility that enables anyone to look for support or services catering for the LGBT+ communities.

Whatever way you choose to contact us, our fully trained volunteers will be there to help and can offer you support and information on any subject to do with sexuality.

Our volunteers are helpful, friendly and supportive, and every one of them identifies as either lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans. You don't have to be LGBT+ to contact us – we talk to friends, parents and family members too.

Why contact us? 

I'm coming out... – Call us if you want to talk about your feelings, are frightened, confused or isolated.

I'm going out... – We can give you listings and details of bars, clubs, saunas, social and sports groups and support groups. We can also tell you what’s going on and where in the rest of the UK. 

I'm staying in... – Ask us anything you like about sex: wanting sex, having sex, safer sex, sexual health and where to go if you have an itch or a sore. If you're worried about HIV and AIDS, we can tell you what the risks are and what precautions you can take.

Oh, by the way – no matter how you choose to contact us, this is what we won't do:

  • We won't tell you what to do
  • We won't judge you
  • We won't tell anyone else about what you talk or write about


The services we provide attracts callers from London and throughout the UK.

If you have ever used any of our services we would really appreciate your feedback. It will only take about 5 minutes. The form can be accessed HERE.