There are also lots of other national organisations that support the LGBT community:

Age UK
Working to improve later life for everyone, including LGBT people

Albert Kennedy Trust
Working to ensure that LGBT young people can live in accepting, supportive and caring homes, by providing services to those who would otherwise be homeless or living in a hostile environment

Beaumont Society
National support group for the transgender, transvestite, transsexual and cross-dressing community

The UK national organisation for bisexual research and activism

Crown Prosecution Service
Government department responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales

Educate & Celebrate
Giving teachers the confidence and resources to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in schools

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service
LGB staff network

Essex Police – Reporting Hate Crime
Hate crime is an incident that may constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or other person as being motivated by prejudice or hate because of a person’s race, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or diability

FLAGS Scouts Active Support Unit
A national unit for recruitment, retention and ongoing support of LGBT adults within The Scout Association

Fire Brigades Union – Gay and Lesbian Members
Ensuring LGBT members have a voice within the FBU, providing support and networking opportunities

Galop (previously known as Broken Rainbow National Helpline) Emotional and practical support for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical- it can be psychological, emotional, financial and sexual too. Speak out, don’t suffer in silence. Online chat available.

Gay Outdoor Club
Providing a wide range of outdoor and indoor sports and recreational activities for LGBT men and women

Gay and Lesbian association of doctors and dentists

Gay and Lesbian organisation for racing and yachting

Health with Pride
Resource for LGBT patients and health professionals

Healthy Minds (West Essex IAPT)
0300 222 5943

Health in Mind (Mid Essex IAPT)
01376 308704

Health in Mind (North East Essex IAPT)
0300 330 5455

Kings Cross Steelers RFC
First open membership Gay and Bisexual rugby union club in the world

LGBT History Month
Events take place every year in February to celebrate the lives and achievements of the LGBT community

London Gay Men’s Chorus
Performing as an identifiable Gay group to challenge preconceptions, and demonstrate that diverse minorities can contribute to the enrichment of society as a whole

London Spikers
Volleyball club in London for men of any sexual orientation

National Union of Students – LGBT
Support for LGBT students

Naz Project London
Sexual health, HIV prevention and support services to selected Black and Minority Ethnic communities in London

NHS Sexual Health Clinics in Essex
01245 315901 – Chelmsford, Braintree & Maldon
01206 744459 – Colchester, Clacton-on-Sea, Halstead & Harwich
01279 694901 – Harlow
01268 592214 – Orsett
01702 385120 – Southend-on-Sea (male patients)
01702 385121 – Southend-on-Sea (female patients)

Opening Doors London
Providing information and services to and with older LGBT people

Outdoor Lads
Social group for Gay and Bisexual men who love the great outdoors

Press for Change
UK’s leading experts in transgender law

Proud 2 Serve
LGBT Network for the British Armed Forces

Queer Youth Network
National LGBT youth organisation

Working with black LGBT artists, activists and cultural producers to create events, theatre performances, debates and exhibitions

Sailing & Cruising Association
LGBT sailing and powerboat club – open to boat owners or those who just want to get afloat

Schools Out
Network to raise issues of homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism in education.  Campaigning on LGBT issues affecting those in education. Researching, debating and stimulating curriculum development on LGBT issues

International organisation working for equality in all aspects of LGB life

True Vision
Providing information about hate crimes or hate incidents and how to report them, and links to support groups for victims