"It's time to get angry about LGBTQ+ suicide" - LGBT HERO CEO

The CEO of LGBT HERO on his experience with suicide, and why the charity's mission is so vital. Read more

New online service to tackle suicide in the LGBTQ+ community.

“LGBTQ+ people are being left out of the conversation... It’s time for action on suicide in the LGBTQ+ community” Read more

Alex and Sammy's story

"I didn't know why I was sad because I didn't know what trans was." Read more

Phil's story

"I was raised to distract myself from anxiety and pain." Read more

Sacha's story

"We need allies in the mental health community." Read more

Justin's story

"It got to the point where I was having extreme bouts of anxiety and depression and I didn't want to live any more." Read more

#LBTWomensHealth19 - I became invisible

"We have to fundamentally challenge the structures in and around healthcare that prioritise the male body, the cis-male body." Read more

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#endLGBTQsuicide resources

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My G-filled Night in Brighton

I woke up to a beautiful early September morning, possibly one of the last scorchers of the year. Upon opening my curtains, a trip down to Brighton beach seemed like a thoroughly enticing idea. So I armed myself with a good book, an embarrassingly high SPF and set off. Read more

Is it because we’re gay or is it because we’re men?

Are gay men, as some would have it, ‘the biggest suicide cult in history’ or are we just having a good time? It’s well known that we have sex with more people than our heterosexual brothers. Read more

Domestic violence advice

Domestic violence happens in same-sex relationships too. Just because it’s two men or two women doesn’t mean someone is allowed to hit you or emotionally abuse you. No-one, whether gay, lesbian, bi, trans or straight, should be in an abusive relationship. Read more

How to beat loneliness this Christmas

Things you can do to keep yourself safe and mentally healthy. Read more

How to Survive Christmas

It's isn't a merry Christmas for everyone. Our advice for getting through the holidays. Read more

Workplaces should be inclusive, even after hours

With the festive season looming, no-one should feel left out. Read more

STI home testing - how does it work?

Not showing symptoms? A postal testing kit could work for you. Read more

Safe Sex and STIs - a guide for lesbians

Think lesbians aren't at risk of STIs? Think again. Read more

HIV advice for gay men

In 2017, over 2,330 gay men were diagnosed HIV-positive in the UK. Read more

OutThere: Contribute to our new support finder service

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What is depression?

Depression is common among LGBTQ+ people, where rates are much higher than the general population. Why? Let's find out. Read more

'Just Man Up' - the stigma of silence is killing us

Jemal has struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts on and off for his entire adult life. Read more

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How to find a therapist

There's more than one way to access psychotherapy Read more

Let's talk body image

Body image is how you see yourself compared to how others see you. Lots of LGBTQ+ people suffer from body image issues. Read more

What is anxiety?

What is it? What causes it? Where can I get help? Read more

What is self-esteem?

You're not the only LGBTQ+ person who feels shit about themselves. But it's OK to feel that way sometimes... Read more

Suicidal thoughts

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What is self-harm?

Hey LGBTQ+ people, we need to talk about self-harm! Read more

Help Quitting Smoking

If you want to stop smoking then thinking about the reasons why you don’t want to smoke may give you an incentive. Read more

Smoking and HIV

Smoking can be even more damaging to your health if you are HIV-positive. Read more

Smoking and your health

LGBTQ+ people are more likely to smoke than the rest of the population, often starting at a younger age and smoking more heavily. We all know that smoking is dangerous but many people chose to ignore these risks. Stopping smoking can improve your health and reduce the risk of smoking-related illnesses. Read more

Eating disorders

What are they? Am I at risk? Where can I find help? Read more

Conversion therapy: the facts

Being pushed into a "gay -cure"? It's both damaging and unscientific. Read more

I’m suicidal - help

Whatever's going on with you, help is out there. Read more

Which countries have equal marriage?

A growing number of countries have embraced same-sex unions. Read more

Which countries criminalise homosexuality?

If you’re lesbian or gay and travelling abroad, it’s sensible to check the laws governing sex and sexuality in whichever country you’re visiting. Dozens of countries still imprison LGBTQ+ people, and nine still threaten the death penalty. Read more

LGBTQ+ and homeless? Help is out there

About to become homeless? Feel unsafe? Need somewhere to stay? You're not alone. Read more

How does adoption work when you're LGBT+?

How becoming an adoptive parent works when you're lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Read more

What is a hate crime?

Should you report it? Who to call? Your questions answered by a genuine, bona fide police officer. Read more

Turbo-charge your mental health

There's more to caring for your mind than antidepressants and talk therapy. Read more

Freezing eggs - what's available for LBT+ people?

Can lesbian and bisexual woman, as well as transgender men, receive egg freezing on the NHS? How does it work? Read more

Antidepressants - what you need to know

Been diagnosed with depression? Welcome Antidepressants 101. Read more

Talking about mental health

Talking to someone else can be of great help. Here's how to do it. Read more

How to tumble out of the closet

Coming out to your family can seem like the most scary thing in the world to do. Whatever stage of life you come to it at, there’s always going to be trepidation. I remember being a teenager and absolutely dreading that my family would find out. Read more

I'm black, but I'm not a thug

From my teenage years, I have been met with negative stereotypes. In strangers’ minds, my being black and being very tall, has been equated with me being intimidating, menacing, and threatening... Read more

Gay men: step up and become a trans ally

I’ve not always been a great ally of trans people. With the benefit of hindsight I can see that was partly caused by my fear of any femininity within myself. Read more

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