Lesbian and Gay Group
The Bar Lesbian and Gay
Group (BLAGG) was formed by a group of students at the Inns
of Court School of Law in 1994. Over the last 7 years, the
group has grown in size and now has over 150 members students,
pupils, squatters and tenants from all over the country
including those in independent practice and as the employed
bar. Much of the original impetus was to provide a support
network for lesbians and gay men at the Bar and especially
for lesbians and gay men coming to the Bar. This continues
to be one of its main roles, hence its representation at
the annual Inns of Court and BVC pupilage fairs. BLAGG also
takes part in the induction programme at the start of the
BVC year and has sent speakers to university societies around
the country in an attempt to encourage student to apply
for the BVC. Most recently a sponsorship scheme has been
set up similar to that run by each of the Inns of Court
so that university and BVC students are now in touch directly
with barristers who can offer advice and guidance.
Psychological Society Lesbian and Gay Section
The Lesbian & Gay
Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society
aims to provide an integrative forum for those involved
in research, teaching and applied work in the United Kingdom.
The Section aims to serve members whose work is relevant
to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. The section
is strongly committed to developing non-heterosexist and
gender-inclusive forms of research, theory and clinical
practice in British psychology.
The Section represents psychologists who work in all of
the disciplines' sub-areas including clinical psychology,
community psychology, counselling psychology, critical psychology,
developmental psychology, experimental psychology, health
psychology, history of psychology, the psychology of women,
and social psychology. The Section publishes the Lesbian
& Gay Psychology Review three times each year.
With a membership of some
700 people, Kaleidoscope is focussed on supporting lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender people within BT , but is
not exclusive – members include people within BT that
do not identify as LGBT, together with friends and associates
from other companies.
The membership of Kaleidoscope is currently three quarters
male and a quarter female, which roughly mirrors the BT
population as a whole. The majority of members are UK-based,
coming from all regions, and this is reflected in the geographic
spread of the Organising Team, with each member elected
for a two-year term. BT technology comes in handy to keep
in touch, as the team’s current geographic make up
is 40% Scotland, 20% London/Home Counties, 10% North West
England, 10% Wales, 10% East Anglia – and 10% across
the channel in France!
Kaleidoscope also has a small but growing global community
across the company, with members in almost every continent,
reflecting BT’s status as a global organisation.
Advice - LGB Workers Group
The online CAB service
that provides independent advice on your rights -
• practical, up-to-date information on a wide range
of topics, including benefits and housing, employment rights
and discrimination, debt and tax issues
• links to our directory of Citizens Advice Bureaux
• information in a wide range of languages
• a wide selection of fact sheets to print off
• details of other reliable online sources of information.
Service Rainbow Alliance
The Civil Service Rainbow
Alliance (CSRA) was formed to enable departments to share
experiences and ideas on LGBT issues more effectively making
it easier to support staff in remote parts of the Country.
This could be particularly useful in areas away from the
major cities where it would be hard to justify holding a
meeting due to the low number of members in that region.
Originally set up in 2001, the first meeting on 12th January
had members of the Lord Chancellors Department (now the
Department for Constitutional Affairs), HM Customs and Excise.
Both Departments had areas where it was difficult to provide
a one to one service for LGBT members mainly due to budgetary
and time implications.
of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgendered Voluntary and
The Consortium of LGBT
Voluntary and Community Organisations exists to encourage
the development of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered
voluntary sector through capacity building of existing organisations,
and the development of pilots to provide best practice for
new service delivery.
The Consortium recognises that lesbians, gay men and bisexual
women and men are discriminated against as a result of their
race, gender, sexuality, age, physical or learning abilities,
mental health status, immigration status, class, religion
and cultural or ethnic origins.
- Prison Service LGBT Staff Support Network
GALIPS is the Prison Service
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) Staff Support
Network. It supports all staff and managers, regardless
of their sexual orientation, with advise on LGBT issues.
The network strives to promote the end of discrimination
against LGBT staff and works with existing staff networks
in furthering the work of the Prison Service on diversity
and equality issues.
Gay Authors site provide
quality resources to the gay community specializing in quality
gay stories, which they actively recruit. Some writers have
sites hosted in the web site and some are elsewhere that
they link to, through Story Archive.
Business Association - GBA
The GBA (Gay Business
Association) was established in 1983 by a group of gay and
lesbian businesspeople who saw the need for a professional
organisation which could improve standards, share information
and experiences and promote gay business generally. As a
kind of gay chamber of commerce, we are an integral part
of the gay community providing advice to gay businesses.
A group of gay male writers
who meet on alternate Fridays at a member's house in West
Londoon. In 2003 they celebrated the 10th Anniversay. In
a friendly, convivial atmosphere, members present WORK IN
PROGRESS to the group who offer constructive comments and
advice. MEMBERS are of all ages and writing experience:
what they have in common is their sexuality and A PASSION
FOR WRITING. WRITING includes articles, poems, extracts
from novels and plays, monologues, film and television scripts.
Police Association (formerly LAGPA)
National staff association
that specifically represents the needs and interests of
lesbian and gay police employees in the United Kingdom.
Doctors and Dentists
GLADD has a wide range
of members in the medical and dental professions - from
students right up to professors - all specialities - right
across the country.
Things which GLADD does:
• Regular social events
• Educational meetings
• Regional networking and social events
• Informal support and advice
• Special events for student members, women members
• Campaigning on your behalf - GLADD work regularly
with the BMA, BDA, GMC, GDC, Medical Royal Colleges, NCAA,
Department of Health, and many other organisations.
Gay & Lesbian Travel Association - IGLTA - UK
International Gay &
Lesbian Travel Association is the world's leading travel
trade association committed to growing and enhancing its
members gay and lesbian tourism business through education,
promotion and networking. You can search, contact and utilize
members around the world for all your travel needs.
Whether you are looking for a gay-friendly travel business
in your local city/town or a tour around the world, IGLTA
members understand your travel needs
Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association
lagla is the Lesbian and
Gay Lawyers Association for England and Wales. They hold
regular parties where members can meet other gay and lesbian
lawyers and make contact in a social informal atmosphere.
They also organise lectures, seminars and conferences.
Finding the right legal
advice from the right Solicitor can be difficult as the
law can be a complex subject to understand. Legal Junction
is a web site dedicated to helping you find the advice you
need to solve problems you may be facing by listing 100's
of legal advice and solicitor websites.
Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education
NATFHE – The university
& college lecturers’ union is a trade union and
professional association for lecturers, trainers, researchers
and managers working in further and higher education throughout
England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
NATFHE aim is to bring together and speak for the professional
concerns of staff throughout universities, colleges, adult
education and lifelong learning generally.
Wales Police/Heddlu Gogledd Cymru
North WalesPolice is committed
to the promotion of Equality and Diversity within the Force
and within the communities it serves. No individual should
be treated less favourably on grounds of colour, race, nationality,
disability, gender, sexual orientation, proposed or actual
gender re-assignment, religion or any other status.
Gay Business Forum
Formed in 2004, the Brighton
& Hove Gay Business Forum is fast becoming the most
successful forum of its kind in the country and is an extremely
important network opportunity for many businesses in the
Made up of nightlife venues, shops, restaurants, hotels
and consultancies, the businesses range from sole-traders
to large companies. Lending a larger voice to an important
business sector in the city the initiatives that have been
borne from this group are proving to be extremely effective.
Issues that are covered include licensing, safety, marketing
and tourism to the city and the group are now in regular
discussion with the City Council, local Police, Licensing
Officers, Pride in Brighton & Hove to name just a few.