LGBT

Body Positive Dorset 

Body Positive Dorset supports and empowers people in Dorset who are affected by HIV/AIDS.  They offer both emotional and practical support, counselling and a range of complementary therapies.

Dorset Rainbow Parents

Parenting group based in rural Dorset but welcoming LGBT parents from all over.
Activities and meeting other lesbian and gay families.

EACH

Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH) is an award-winning charity for people affected by homophobia and transphobia. EACH provides training and support in a variety of ways.

Actionline is their helpline for young people. If you a young person who has been affected by homophobia and transphobia please call them on 0808 1000 143. Guidance is both professional and confidential.

EACH also provides a range of training and consultancy services. Services are provided for a variety of organisations such as local councils, the Criminal Justice System and Youth Services.

Intercom Trust

Intercom Trust is a resource for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Swindon and Wilshire.  They work in partnership with local government, the police, health and other organisations.

Intercom Trust helps to develop the LGBT communities and provides help against homophobic and transphobic prejudice, crime and discrimination.

MindLine Trans+

This is a new helpline set up by Mind to offer support for people who identify as trans or non-binary. The line is run by trans volunteers.

Please call 0300 330 5468 if you need support.

Lines are open Monday – Friday 8pm – midnight.

MindOut

Dorset Mind’s MindOut support group is a safe, confidential and accepting space for LGB and Trans people experiencing mental health issues. It offers recovery-based peer and staff support.

There are currently two weekly MindOut support groups: One in Bournemouth and one in Weymouth.

For more details about this follow the link above.

Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow is an NHS service in Bournemouth which provides health advice, support and information for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Over the Rainbow provides a range of services including counselling, peer support and 1 to 1 or group training.

Ricochet

Ricochet is a support group in Dorset which supports the family and friends of lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

Space Youth Project

Space Youth Project is a group for young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or just unsure.  They meet weekly throughout Dorset.  You get the opportunity to meet other people from the LGBT community and make new friends, chat, go out, plan events and have fun.

Weymouth Gay Group

Weymouth Gay Group provides friendship and support for the LGBT community in and around Weymouth.  They hold twice-weekly social pub meet-ups, and their calendar is packed with LGBT events in the Weymouth/Dorset area.

Weymouth Gay Group are also very active on Twitter – follow them here.  They also have a Facebook Page.

MyUmbrella

MyUmbrella is a volunteer led support group based in Reading, Berkshire for the lesser known LGBT+ identities. Their aim is to educate, support, socialise and signpost those who require the support and advice from other organisations to the relevant services.

They provide information, advice and support to the LGBT+ community and others in order to promote the wellbeing of said communities and with the object of developing an environment in favour of LGBT+ equality.