Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ resources

As the UK’s unofficial gay capital there are lots of organisations in Brighton & Hove that you can contact for help and information concerning LGBTQ+ issues. Here are just a few of our community partners. For a more comprehensive list please visit The Rainbow Hub website.

Support & advice

Switchboard - Connecting you to LGBTQ support

Brighton & Hove LGBTQ Switchboard

Set up in 1975, Switchboard has been listening to, informing and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in Brighton & Hove and beyond. Originally a helpline, we have developed additional services and now offer much more.

The Rainbow Hub. Our LGBT+ Communities Working Together

The Rainbow Hub

Located in the Ledward Centre, the Hub is a local point of contact for LGBTQ+ people seeking up-to-date help, information or guidance, in a safe, non-judgemental environment. The Rainbow Hub also operates as a third party hate crime and hate incident reporting centre. Reports can be made in person to a Rainbow Hub volunteer at the Ledward Centre, or by email at
Knowledge Base (service directory)

Mind Out - LGBTQ Mental Health Service


A Brighton-based mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people. Out of hours online support service open daily. MindOut offer advocacy services, peer support and affordable counselling. All our services are offered online, by phone and by email.

Allsorts youth project.

Allsorts Youth Project

Allsorts Youth Project is a Sussex-based charity that listens to, connects and supports children & young people (under 26) who are LGBT+ or exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and their familes. All services are free and available across Sussex or online.

Cultural resources

Scene Magazine

Scene Magazine

Provides the latest News, Politics, Features, Reviews & Listings for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer, etc. community in the Brighton and South-East coastal region.

Queer in Brighton

Queer in Brighton

A heritage learning project celebrating and promoting the rich cultural life of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in Brighton & Hove.

Brighton Our-Story

Brighton Ourstory

Set up in 1989 by a group of local lesbians and gay men, the website boasts a comprehensive collection of material about Brighton’s lesbian, gay and bisexual past.

The Queery

The Queery

Independent queer radical bookshop and community space in the heart of Brighton’s gay quarter – opposite Queens Arms, George Street.

Rainbow Chorus round logo

Rainbow Chorus

Rainbow Chorus – Brighton and Hove’s only non-audition LGBT choir and the only one in the South outside of London. Just one of several LGBTQ+ choirs in the City.

Pride Brighton + Hove

Brighton Pride

The UK’s biggest, boldest and best Pride event with community fundraising at its heart. Attracting a diverse demographic audience from across the globe, it is singularly the most popular visitor attraction in the City’s event calendar.