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Discussion in 'General Support and Advice' started by Paul_UK, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. Paul_UK

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    There is a list of UK gay support helplines on this page, together with some limited information for other countries.



    There is also a list here which appears to contain more links but may be out of date.



    Most of these helplines will probably provide email based support as well as telephone. It is often useful to refer to a local helpline for local information such as details of venues and events, sexual health clinics, free condom supplies etc.

    If you are aware of similar lists of services in other countries please add then here. List pages are more useful than links to one or two specific groups.
     
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    If you use a gay support telephone helpline, does it show up on the monthly bill?

    I've never used one because I'm afraid my parents will look through all the numbers and find out.
     
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    I don't know if I'm the only Australian on here. But I thought I would also add to this thread some Australian helpline numbers.

    This is basically a whole database of Australian numbers which has some numbers for gays and lesbians:

     
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    Thanks Kat!

    It depends whether they are toll-free numbers or not, and whether your telephone bill shows individual calls or just a total. It may be best to use your own mobile phone (cellphone) rather than the home phone.

    You can email them too, which may be better if you want info rather than a discussion.
     
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    My pleasure.:eusa_danc
     
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    If it's toll-free, does it not show? I'd better review the phone bill when it comes. I think it lists everything because I think my parents have reviewed it and looked over strange phone numbers in the past.

    My mobile is a line added on to my parents' contract, so they get all my calls there, too. I'll email them if I ever need help, I guess.

    But I've got EC! :icon_bigg
     
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    The Ontario, Canada LGBT youth line:

    http://www.youthline.ca

    1-800-268-YOUTH

    "The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line is a toll-free Ontario-wide peer-support phone line for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, 2-spirited, queer and questioning young people. The Youth Line also provides online peer-support through the online forum and email response. In the Greater Toronto Area, speakers and workshops can be requested."
     
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    In the UK, calls to toll free (0800) numbers through BT and the major mobile phone networks do not show on the bill at all. However I do not know the situation in other countries, so you would need to check the situation with the telephone provider.

    Or use a mobile (perhaps borrow a friend's who has a pay-as-you-go package if yours is billed) or a public payphone. If you work you may be able to use the phone there (with permission, obviously).
     
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    In Australia every number shows up. Not too sure about the Optus network though because none of my friends are with them.
     
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    thanks for the information
     
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    When I called The Trevor Hotline a few years ago, it didn't show up on the bill, and trust me. I looked.

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    does anyone have help lines for the U.S.?:confused:
     
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    The Trevor Hotline is for the US i believe
     
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    does anyone have any for new zealand???
     
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    thaks for the web sites gyes :slight_smile:
     
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    I just called the Trevor Hotline, and the second he answered and started talking I panicked and hung up. Pretty upset with myself right now, thought I was past this. He sounded nice too :/
     
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    Rainbow Youth (Auckland, New Zealand)
    http://www.rainbowyouth.org.nz/

    Agender New Zealand Incorporated (a Transgender support group)
    http://www.agender.org.nz/

    NZ Phone
    NZ Gay Switchboard: (04) 473 7878 between 7.30 & 9.30pm 7 days

    Please note: I have no way to confirm the above phone #.
     
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    Suicide Prevention Links

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

    Lifeline
    http://www.lifeline.org.au/

    Youth Suicide Prevention Website (There are also adult resources available too.)
    http://www.youthsuicide.ca/

    Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
    http://www.save.org/

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    http://www.afsp.org/

    Suicide.org (Suicide Prevention, Awareness, and Support)
    http://www.suicide.org/

    PAPYRUS - UK resources and support for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress – particularly teenagers and young adults.
    http://www.papyrus-uk.org/

    Students Against Depression - Resources for UK students
    http://www.studentdepression.org/

    Nightline
    http://www.nightline.ac.uk/Home.aspx

    Befrienders centers work to reduce suicide worldwide with 31,000 volunteers in almost 40 countries
    http://www.befrienders.org/

    Deadliest day for suicides: Wednesday
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31780455

    How To Help a Suicidal Friend
    http://gaylife.about.com/od/informationresources/tp/teensuicide.htm

    Teen Suicide in Private Schools
    It IS Preventable
    http://privateschool.about.com/cs/students/a/teensuicide.htm

    Suicide Myths and Facts
    http://gaylife.about.com/gi/o.htm?z...Communities/Gender/gayisok/suicide_myths.html

    Which Gay Teens Attempt Suicide?
    http://www.healthyplace.com/gender/gay-is-ok/which-gay-teens-attempt-suicide/menu-id-1420/

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    Coping with Sexual Assault

    Pandora's Project
    http://www.pandys.org/lgbtsurvivors.html

    Helplines

    UK
    Lesbian and Gay Switchboard: Helpline: 020 7837 7324.
    Broken Rainbow: 08452 604460 (for abuse within lesbian relationships).
    Fflag: 0845 652 0311

    USA
    GLNH: 1-888-843-4564
    NDV Helpline: 1-800-799-7233 or La red (ending abuse in same-sex relationships): 617-742-4911
    National Gay and Lesbian Youth Hotline, 1-800-347-TEEN
    US: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Youth Support Line
800-850-8078
    (USA)The Trevor Helpline: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR
    Rainbow Youth Hotline: 1-877-LGBT-YTH (1-877-542-8984)

    AUSTRALIA
    Gay and Lesbian Helpline: 03 9663 2939
    Australia: Lesbian and Gay Anti-Violence Project: Freecall: 1800 063 060

    NZ Phone
    NZ Gay Switchboard: (04) 473 7878 between 7.30 & 9.30pm 7 days

    Please note: I don't have a phone thus I can't confirm the above phone numbers.

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    LGBT Rights Advocacy

    INTERNATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
    http://www.iglhrc.org/cgi-bin/iowa/home/index.html

    INTERNATIONAL LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANS AND INTERSEX ASSOCIATION
    http://ilga.org/

    LGBT Asylum News
    http://madikazemi.blogspot.com/

    In Australia:

    Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby
    http://glrl.org.au/

    Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
    http://www.pflagaustralia.org.au/

    Iranian Queer Organization
    http://www.irqo.org/

    Iraqi LGBT
    http://www.iraqilgbt.org.uk/

    In Jamaica:

    Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals & Gays
    http://www.jflag.org/

    In North America:

    Egale Canada
    http://www.egale.ca/index.asp?lang=E&menu=2

    Empire State Pride Agenda
    http://www.prideagenda.org/

    Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
    http://www.glaad.org/mission
    Report Media Defamation
    http://www.glaad.org/reportdefamation

    Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
    http://www.glad.org/

    Human Rights Campaign
    http://www.hrc.org/

    Lambda Legal
    http://www.lambdalegal.org/

    Equality California
    http://www.eqca.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=kuLRJ9MRKrH&b=4025663&aid=15066

    OUT in the SILENCE
    a film and campaign for fairness and equality in rural & small town America
    http://wpsu.org/outinthesilence

    In the United Kingdom:

    London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard
    http://queery.org.uk/StaticPages/Advice.asp

    Stonewall: the lesbian, gay and bisexual charity
    http://www.stonewall.org.uk/
     
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    Youth Resources

    The Family Acceptance Project™
    http://familyproject.sfsu.edu/

    The Gay Straight Alliance
    http://gsanetwork.org/about-us

    Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY)
    http://www.ligaly.org/content.php?pgID=96

    Matthew's Place
    http://www.matthewsplace.com/

    Coming Out Australia
    http://www.comingout.com.au/

    Gay and Lesbian Counselling and Community Services of Australia
    http://www.glccs.org.au/

    Rainbow Youth (Auckland, New Zealand)
    http://www.rainbowyouth.org.nz/

    Agender New Zealand Incorporated (a Transgender support group)
    http://www.agender.org.nz/

    Triangle Program - Canada's only classroom for LGBTQ youth
    http://triangleprogram.ca/about-2/mission-statement/

    Supporting Our Youth
    (Based in Toronto, SOY offers a range of services including a mentoring program.)
    http://www.soytoronto.org/mentoring.html

    (In Ontario, Canada)
    Youth Line
    http://youthline.ca/
    Confidential, Free, and Non-Judgmental Peer Support:
    Sun. - Fri. 4PM - 9:30PM
    Toll Free:
    1-800-268-9688
    Instant Messaging:
    askus@youthline.ca
    And more...

    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
    The Gender Identity Service: "...We offer assessment and treatment and help children, youth, ages 3-18, and their families better understand a young person’s struggle with gender identity development and any related behavioural or emotional problems..."
    http://www.camh.net/About_CAMH/Guid..._Family_Program/guide_gender_identitycyf.html

    AVERTing HIV and AIDS
    Teens' pages
    http://www.avert.org/teens.htm

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    Anti-Bullying Initiatives

    NOH8 Campaign
    http://www.noh8campaign.com/

    PACER National Center for Bullying Prevention
    http://www.pacer.org/bullying/

    Angels & Doves™
    http://www.angelsanddoves.com/

    À l'intention des Canadiens-Français victimes de bullying:

    Gai-Écoute
    http://www.gai-ecoute.qc.ca/

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    Misc.

    The LIKE ME Organization
    "To provide support, resources and education to LGBT individuals, and their families and friends."
    http://likeme.org/

    CenterLink Community Center Resources
    http://resources.lgbtcenters.org/

    (A collection of links to various LGBT organizations in western Canada)
    outwords glbt resource directory
    http://www.outwords.ca/content/outwords-glbt-resource-directory

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    A more secure Internet access for those who live in regions
    which are hostile to LGBT people

    PLEASE NOTE: Do some research and learn how to use this software properly before relying upon it to preserve your on-line anonymity.

    Tor (anonymity network)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_(anonymity_network)

    http://www.torproject.org/

    How To Install TOR In Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat [Repository]
    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/09/how-to-install-tor-in-ubuntu-1010.html

    Torbutton (for Firefox)
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2275/

    Please note: using an onion router like tor does slow down one's Internet speed somewhat.
     
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    The LGBTQ Parenting Connection
    http://www.lgbtqparentingconnection.ca/resources.cfm

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    Welcome to George Mason's Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Questioning Resources
    http://lgbtq.gmu.edu/