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Support for families of LGBTQ young people

If your child is lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning (LGBTQ) and you feel that you need support as their parent or carer, the following services can help.

Calderdale Barnardo's Positive Identities

Tel: 01422 371993

Email: calderdalepositiveidentities@barnardos.org.uk or tacklehbtbullying@barnardos.org.uk.

We offer support to families who have children who identify as LGBTQ, undertake work in schools and communities.

EACH (Educational Action Challenging Homophobia)

Tel: 0808 1000 143

A multi award-winning charity that works to affirm the lives of LGBTQ people and reduce discrimination experienced because of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Family Lives

Tel: 0808 800 2222

A national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. Available to contact 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

FFLAG (Families and Friends of Lesbians And Gays)

Tel: 0845 652 0311

A national voluntary organisation and registered charity dedicated to supporting parents and their lesbian, gay and bisexual daughters and sons.

GI (Gendered Intelligence)

A non-profit company that offers services to young trans people. Its aim is to improve the lives of trans people, especially young trans people.

GIRES (Gender Identity Research and Education Society)

Tel: 01372 801554

GIRES' purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.

Mermaids

Tel: 020 8123 4819

A national charity providing support and information for children and young people who are gender variant and their parents.

Stonewall

Tel: 020 7593 1850

A national charity working for equality and justice for people who are lesbian, gay and bisexual.

Other support services:

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