The National LGB&T Partnership

The National LGB& T partnership is an England wide group of LGB&T voluntary and community organisations who are committed to reducing health inequalities and challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services.

The Partnership aims:

  • To ensure that tackling the health inequalities experienced by LGB&T people is kept high on the government’s agenda.

  • That best use is made of the experience and expertise found within the LGB&T voluntary and community sector.

  • To support the sustainability of the LGB&T sector so it can engage with government and statutory bodies, such as the Department of Health, at a strategic level to improve service delivery.

The National LGBT Partnership members* have joined forces to influence the policy, practice and actions of Government and statutory bodies, in particular the Department of Health, for the benefit of all LGB&T people and communities across England.

"The partnership will work to ensure that health inequalities experienced by LGB&T people are kept high on the Government's agenda and are tackled in a way that makes best use of the experience and expertise within the LGB&T voluntary sector. This is a great platform to give the LGB&T sector an opportunity to influence at a national level" says Siân Payne, Director of Organisational Development at LGBT Foundation.

Anyone with a vested interest in LGB&T issues and the advancement of LGB&T equality is welcome to join the National Stakeholder Group, including LGB&T community members and professionals who work with and support LGB&T people. There is no obligation in joining the group other than agreeing to receive updates from The Partnership from which we hope you will be suitably motivated to share the information amongst your networks as relevant.

To find out more, or to join the Partnerships' National Stakeholder Group and receive regular updates from the Partnership please visit or email:

The National LGB&T Partnership is part of the Department of Health (DH), NHS England and Public Health England's (PHE) Health and Care Strategic Partnership Programme.

*The National LGB&T Partnership are: LGBT Foundation, East London Out Project (ELOP); Gay Advice Darlington and Durham (GADD); Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES); GMFA; Consortium of LGBT Voluntary and Community Organisations; London Friend; PACE; Stonewall Housing; Yorkshire MESMAC; METRO; Birmingham LGBT; and BiUK.

The Partnership's members are politically independent and do not endorse any political party. Those members who are registered charities adhere to Charity Commission guidelines on political activity.