Fancying someone of the same sex is not wrong- 1 in 10 people do!
‘Coming out’ – if you tell a professional about your sexuality or gender preference they should not tell anyone else without your agreement beforehand.
If a friend tells you that they are lesbian, gay or bisexual, respect their privacy and support them. It must have taken courage to tell you. Many people experience homophobic bullying at some point. This is not acceptable and can make people feel very isolated and depressed. If you or someone you know is being bullied, tell someone you trust.
It’s your body, your life, your choice.
Find out about the health issues that affect you if you’re gay, lesbian or bisexual with practical advice on how to stay in good health.
Support is available from the following organisations and services:
NUH Sexual Health Counselling Service: Offer sessions around a variety of LGBT issues including sex/sexuality, coming out/ sexual health /HIV and STIs/Risk reduction / Gender / sexual identity. Clinics run at various locations around Nottingham City:
Monday am/pm at the Chandos Clinic, Nottingham City Hospital
Wednesday pm at Victoria Health Centre
Thursday am at GU Medicine, Nottingham City Hospital
To book an assessment please contact Adrian on 0115 8839081/077956 37694 or email SHS.email@example.com
The Health Shop: Sexual health support for any sexuality. They also host Trans4me, which is a young person’s trans group. The Health Shop is a recognised service for people who have experienced Domestic Abuse and are LGBT and want support.
Outburst Nottingham: Social and support project for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people between the ages of 12 and 25 inclusive. Group meets Wednesdays 6.00-8.00pm at the NGY Centre, Castle Gate, Nottingham, NG1 7AR. Telephone: 0758 059 7008 / 0115 952 5040
Breakout Nottingham: A friendly, informal social group for gay and bisexual men of all ages and walks of life. Group meets Tuesdays 7.30-9.00pm at the New Market Inn, Parliament Street, NG1 3BA.
Telephone: 0115 9476868.
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Lesbian and Gay Switchboard: Information and support by telephone, letter and email on all matters relating to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and trans people.
Telephone: 0115 934 8485 / 01623 621515
Nottingham Bisexual Women’s Group: Welcomes women in Nottingham who identify as bi or who recognise attractions to more than one gender.
Telephone: 0115 956 8810
Nottingham BiTopia: Nottingham BiTopia is a social group for bisexuals (and those who think they might be) in the East Midlands. Any kind of “not 100% straight” or “not 100% gay” is included under the bi umbrella, whether you call yourself bi, queer, pansexual, bi-romantic, heteroflexible, bi-curious, some other label or “no label”. We currently meet to chat on the second Thursday of every month at the Lord Roberts pub on Broad Street, near Broadway Cinema. Non-bi partners, friends and allies are also welcome to attend. Other events may be announced from time to time
Worksop Out On Wednesdays: A free confidential support service for young people aged 16- 25 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or are questioning their sexuality.
Telephone: 01909 479191
Trans-Action Nottingham: Trans-Action is a well established self help group with the aim of making transgender living a non-issue. Held across Nottingham in different venues. Contact for further information.
Telephone: 0115 911 1661