Here you will be able to download some of the resources that we have created over the years by clicking on the links.
*LGBT Foundation’s services for women are inclusive of trans women, non-binary people and gender fluid people who identify as lesbian, bisexual or questioning their sexual orientation. We try to make our services welcoming and accessible to all; if you have any specific access requirements please let us know and we'll try to help.
This is a guide for lesbian and bi women on abuse. Nobody deserves to be abused. There is no reason or excuse that makes it ok to abuse anyone, ever. We hope that this resource will help you to better understand what abuse is so that you can recognise abusive behaviour, treat others well and work with us to support lesbian and bi women who have been affected by abuse.
Research shows that LGB+ women may be more likely to be affected by depression, anxiety and other mental health problems than heterosexual women. When we asked LGB+ women where they would go if they wanted support, most of them said they’d ask a friend first. This booklet gives practical advice on improving health and wellbeing and supporting a friend who’s going through a tough time.
The health needs of LGB+ women are sometimes doubly hidden – both within information on ‘women’s health’ and information on the health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in general. ‘Beyond Babies and Breast Cancer’ is the first large-scale report which tries to bring together evidence to address this invisibility.
The Beyond Babies & Breast Cancer is a report for all those interested in providing appropriate and equitable health services, and you can read more about the report here.
The “Are You Ready For Your Screen Test?” campaign aims to dispel the myths around LGB+ women and cervical screening, and raise awareness that LGB+ women with cervixes do need regular cervical screening tests.
All women between the ages of 25 and 64 who have a cervix – including lesbian, gay, and bi+ women - need to go for regular cervical screening. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer, can be passed on during sex. This includes sexual activity between two women.
For a guide specifically for trans and non-binary people who have cervixes, please check out this guide from Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust
If you’ve been the victim of rape or sexual assault and are looking for support, then by visiting this website, you’ve already made the first step in your journey towards moving on.
Sexual violence is an issue which is still commonly misunderstood; our Myths and Realities page looks at some of the common assumptions people make about rape and sexual assault. Sexual violence is a complex issue which impacts on the lives of victims in very different ways, but there are some common reactions, which we’ll help you to get to grips with here.
Whatever point you’re at in your journey towards moving on, we want you to know that you’re not alone; there is support out there if you’d like it, and things can get better.
In 2008, Stonewall’s Prescription for Change survey found that out of over 6000 lesbian and bisexual women who took part in the organisations research, more than half had recieved negative experiences in the health sector during the previous year, and only three in ten said that health workers did not make inappropriate comments when they came out. Half of those surveyed were also not out to their GP.