14 August 2019

We have been made aware of misinformation being spread on some online forums regarding LGBT Foundation and 'pedosexuality', including an image promoting 'pedosexuality' with our logo and website photoshopped onto the bottom.

We want to make it categorically clear that this is not in any way affiliated with us, and is false and misleading. LGBT Foundation is a charity that represents and provides services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people and in no way condones the inclusion of paedophilia as a minority sexual orientation. This image was created in order to smear LGBT Foundation and the communities we serve, and to dissuade LGBT people from seeking support from us.

This false claim has now been fact checked by USA Today, who said "Based on our research, the claims that the LGBTQ community has expanded to include "pedosexuals," pedophiles, or any relationship between adults and minors are FALSE. Such claims also draw on a history of undeserved stigma and stereotypes toward the LGBTQ community." You can can read this report here.

As a charity, we are registered with and regulated by the Charity Commission. At LGBT Foundation we have a rich and passionate history of grassroots activism and community involvement, with a track record dating back to 1975. Every year we serve 40,000 people - amplifying voices, providing support and offering hope to people who’ve had nowhere else to turn. To read more about the work we do, please see our most recent impact report here.