About the Partners

The National LGB&T Partnership is made up of 10 partner organisations. You can learn more about the organisations below.

Click on any of the Partner’s logos to go to their website.

Birmingham LGBT

Birmingham LGBTBirmingham LGBT is the city’s leading charity advocating for and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities in the city and beyond. They offer a range of services focused on improving the wellbeing of individuals.

Birmingham LGBT also believe passionately that Birmingham should be one of the best places in the UK for LGBT to live, work and socialise, and work to enable a thriving, visible and PROUD LGBT community in the city.



ELOP, East London’s LGBT Centre, is a thriving community-led mental health & wellbeing charity offering a range of advice, information, counselling and support services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) communities. All ELOP services aim to promote the health and well-being of LGB&T communities.

ELOP believes that one area of health and well-being, (whether emotional, psychological, physical, sexual, social or even community), cannot be fully achieved or maintained without recognition of all the concerns of our ‘whole self’ to be addressed. Core services include: Advice and information; counselling; Club Mellow Groups; community safety & victim support; Youth & Schools Project; LGBT asylum project; representation, consultation, training and awareness raising; Volunteering Opportunities.


GIRESGIRES is a volunteer operated membership charity that, in collaboration with the other groups in its field, hears, helps, empowers and gives a voice to trans and gender non-conforming individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families.

• GIRES uses evidence from these individuals’ lived experiences, combined with scientific research into gender identity development, to educate all those who are able to improve their wellbeing.

• GIRES contributes to policy development regarding equality and human rights for these individuals, especially in healthcare.

• GIRES also delivers training, e-learning and information to public and private sector organisations, many of which are Corporate Members of the charity.



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HERO is the Health Equality and Rights Organisation for LGBTQ+ people working to tackle health and social inequalities. HERO is the parent organisation of GMFA- the gay men’s health project and OutLife.

Through GMFA, HERO works to tackle HIV, HIV stigma and improve the general health and wellbeing of gay and bisexual men.

Though OutLife, HERO tackles health and social inequalities such as mental illness, suicide, isolation and loneliness along with general issues such as sex and sexuality, gender identity, racism, hate crime and homophobia. OutLife also provides LGBTQ+ people a platform to create personal and social change and provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ people to talk, share and support one another.

All of HERO’s projects and campaigns are designed by and for LGBTQ+ people.

LGBT Consortium

LGBT ConsortiumLGBT Consortium is the national umbrella body and Membership organisation for LGBT groups and projects across the United Kingdom. They focus on the development and support of LGBT groups, organisations and projects so they can deliver direct services and campaign for individual rights.

LGBT Consortium work hard to support and build a stronger LGBT third sector through:
• Membership & Engagement – Support and benefit their Members to thrive and grow
• Voice & Communication – Listen and consult with their Members and ensure their voices are heard
• Collaboration and Networks – Lead the sector in sustainable ways of working

LGBT Foundation

LGBT FoundationLGBT Foundation (formerly The Lesbian and Gay Foundation) is a nationally significant charity that undertakes a wide range of activities for the benefit of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in need. The charity was formed following the merger of two smaller charities, with a history dating back over 40 years. Based in central Manchester, they support people across the North West of England and beyond.

LGBT Foundation’s vision is of a fair and equal society where all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people can achieve their full potential. They deliver services to over 40,000 LGBT people a year; as well as providing resources, a website, research, training, policy development and campaigning on a national scale.

London Friend

London FriendEstablished in 1972 London Friend is the UK’s oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) charity. They’re here to support the health and mental well-being of the LGBT community in and around London.

London Friend offers support around a broad range of health issues including coming out,  sexual and gender identity, mental health, HIV & sexual health. They run an LGBT counselling service, including specialist domestic abuse counselling. They are home to Antidote – the UK’s first LGBT drug and alcohol service, which has led the UK’s response to chemsex. London Friend’s social groups provide a safe space to meet and socialise as an alternative to the bar and club scene, and their building acts as a community centre providing meeting space for several external groups. Their services are supported by a large team of LGBT volunteers who were recognised by the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2016.

Metro Charity

METRO CharityMETRO Charity is a leading equality and diversity charity, providing health, community and youth services across London and the South East, with national and international projects. METRO Charity works with anyone experiencing issues around sexuality, gender, equality, diversity and identity across our five domains: Sexual & Reproductive Health, Community, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Youth and HIV.

METRO Charity’s vision is for a world where difference is celebrated, respected and valued, where discrimination is eliminated and where optimum health and wellbeing for all is a collective goal.

Stonewall Housing

Stonewall HousingStonewall Housing, set up in 1983, is a specialist lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) housing advice and support provider in England. They provide housing support for LGBT people in their own homes, supported housing for LGBT people, as well as free, confidential housing advice for LGBT people of all ages. Stonewall Housing also research and lobby for LGBT housing rights, so that all LGBT people can feel safe and secure in their homes and are able to achieve their full potential.

Yorkshire MESMAC

Yorkshire MESMACYorkshire MESMAC is a charity specialising in sexual and mental health. Since 1990 they have been delivering services to and with Most at Risk Populations (MARPs) in particular Gay, Bisexual and men who have sex with men, BME communities, LGB&T* young people and adults. They have bases in Leeds, York, Bradford, Rotherham, Wakefield, Hull and across North Yorkshire

Yorkshire MESMAC is part of a group of services; BLAST works with young men and boys involved in or at risk of becoming involved in sexual exploitation. The OUR and Begin projects offers social and practical support to people living with HIV


Previous members of The National LGB&T Partnership include BiUK, PACE and TREC. Unfortunately, these organisations have ceased to function.