About us

 

LGBT Foundation, formerly known as The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), is a national charity delivering a wide range of services to lesbian, gay and bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

We believe in a fair and equal society where all LGBT people can achieve their full potential. We are passionate about the work we do with LGBT communities and we want to be as inclusive as possible to ensure LGBT voices are heard and their needs are met.

Since our announcement to become an LGBT inclusive charity in August 2014, we have been working hard to include bisexual and trans people more visibly in their services. This journey has involved changing our name from The LGF to LGBT Foundation - we feel this better represents who we are, what we do and what we mean to our service users and supporters.

Our aim is to achieve change with and on behalf of LGBT people and continue to meet their needs by providing vital services. We want to continue to offer support to those who need us the most through inclusive services to LGBT people.

Established in April 2000 following the merger of Healthy Gay Manchester and Manchester Lesbian and Gay Switchboard Services, we have continued to provide a wide range of support and services including a national helpline, sexual health testing and support, free mental health and wellbeing services, the Village Angels volunteers, support groups, and advice for tackling LGBT hate crime and discrimination.

Watch this film of our Chief Executive Paul Martin OBE explaining who we are and what we do as a charity...