We are a registered charity and support organisation that promotes equality and diversity in Suffolk. Our fundamental aim is to combat sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination.
There are many ways in which we support Suffolk's LGBT+ population. These include free counselling, social gatherings and equality and diversity training.
Do you identify as gay, bisexual, lesbian, transgender or non-binary? Does your sexuality or gender fall outside hetronormitivity? Are you a carer, friend or relative of someone who you think may require support?
What we offer
Free Confidential Counselling Service - we provide a free counselling service to individuals who identify with a sexuality or gender outside the status quo. We also extend this service to family and friends. For further information or to book some sessions please email:
Coming-out & LGBT Advocacy - Anglia Care Trust have assisted six of our volunteers qualify as Independent Advocates. This mainly helps us support people Coming-out, but it is also available to others who confront challenging situations. If you would like to make contact please email:
LGBT Hate Crime - Victim Support have trained five of our volunteers as Hate Crime Responders to support LGBT people who are subjected to hate crime. This services is fully operational, and links to the counselling and advocacy services. If you feel we may be able to help please email:
LGBT+ Awareness Workshops - We have qualified, experienced trainers to provide these workshops to any organisation who feels they may benefit. For further information or to book a workshop please email:
Schools and Colleges - We are working with West Suffolk College, Lowestoft College, Suffolk New College and University Campus Suffolk to develop support for LGBT+ students. If you are a student or teacher and you would like your school to have support for LGBT+ students please email:
Mens Social Gathering - Fortnightly social gathering at The Conservatory, Turret Green Court, Ipswich IP1 1AG (located in the far right corner of the Turret Green Court Car Park). Dates and times on our Events Page. If you have any further questions please email:
Ipswich LGBT Women's Group - A warm and friendly meeting place for LGBT women in Ipswich and surrounding areas. Book group, quizzes, walks, cinema and theatre visits, and generally friendly chat. Join our Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
GenderXplored - 7pm to 9pm fortnightly at the La Tour Cafe in Tower St Ipswich.
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Next meetings 24th May, 7th June, 21st June, 5th July, 19th July
The meeting is a self-help group for over 18's who are exploring their gender identity, whether you are still thinking about it, identify as non-binary, have started accessing medical treatment for gender reassignment, or have long completed the process and simply want to meet kindred spirits. We welcome non-binary, trans-men and transwomen.
ShOUT - Fortnightly social gathering for 18-30. The County of Suffolk, 29 St Helen's Street, Ipswich IP4 1HH. Dates and times on our Events Page. If you have any further questions please email:
Out-of-Ipswich - We will be offering social activities and events throughout the rest of Suffolk over the coming year. If you have any further questions or would like to organise an event please email:
LGBT Switchboard located in London offer a helpline staffed by LGBT+ volunteers open from 10.00am to 11.00pm everyday. Call them for a chat in complete confidence about whatever's on your mind:
In the case of an emergency where you, family members or friends are at risk, please call the emergency services on 999.
To call the police on a non-emergency number, please dial 101.
You can also email us:
Suffolk LGBT+ Network 160 Hadleigh Road Ipswich IP2 0HH
GenderXplored The meeting is a self-help group for over 18's who are exploring their gender identity, whether you are still thinking about it, identify as non-binary, have started accessing medical treatment for gender reassignment, or have long completed the pro From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at La Tour Cycle Café, 17 Tower Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 3BE.
Ipswich LGBT women's group We have various meetups throughout the month - the book group meets up on the first Wednesday of the month by the front windows in Isaacs at 7.30 p.m. All welcome! From 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Isaacs on the Quay 7 Wherry Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AS.
Mens Group Our fortnightly social event for men (located in the far right corner of the Turret Green Court Car Park). From 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at The Conservatory, Turret Green Court, Ipswich IP1 1AG.
ShOUT 18-30s Social group for young LGBT people 18 to 30 From 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at County of Suffolk Pub - 9 St. Helen's St, Ipswich IP4 1HH.
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There are various meetups throughout the month and it is the book group that meets up on the first Wednesday of the month.
A warm and friendly meeting place for LGBT women in Ipswich and surrounding areas. Book group, quizzes, walks, cinema and theatre visits, and generally friendly chat. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership lasts twelve months. An annual membership entitles you to attend members meetings and have your say in what we do.
We suggest a donation of £20 or more a year for membership, but if you are unwaged or low-waged any monthly donation is fine.
If you would like to become a member please email us your full name and address at:
after you have made your donation.
Every donation will make a real difference to the services we offer.
You can help us give someone a way forward.
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