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There are lots of groups and organisations that support the men who have sex with men and the LGBT communities. From social groups in Birmingham through to counselling services in London.

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Afiya Trust

  • http://lambethandsouthwarkmind.org.uk/directory/afiya-trust/
    The Afiya Trust is a national charity working to reduce inequalities in health and social care provision for people from black and minority ethnic (BME) groups. The aims of the organisation are to...

Africa Advocacy Foundation

  • http://www.africadvocacy.org/
    African Advocacy Foundation (AAF), established in 1996, promotes better health, education and other life opportunities for disadvantaged people through practical support, advocacy, information,...

African Health Policy Network

  • http://www.ahpn.org/
    African Health Policy Network (AHPN) works to improve the health and wellbeing of the UK’s African population and to reduce health inequalities. The organisation aims at influencing health policies...

African HIV Research Forum

  • http://www.ahrf.org.uk/
    The African HIV Research Forum (AHRF) is a network of researchers and practitioners that aim to improve the development, transfer and dissemination of evidence based practice and research in HIV and...

African Human Rights Coalition

  • http://www.africanhrc.org/
    African Human Rights Coalition ties together agencies, organizations, individuals, and media from around the world for African LGBTI advocacy and direct relief. Its ultimate goal is to help LGBTI...

African Institute for Social Development

  • http://africaninstitute.org.uk/
    African Institute for Social Development is a volunteer, African-led community organisation that enables Africans to access health services, information, support and skills opportunities. AISD works...

Angel of Youths

  • https://www.facebook.com/angelofyouths
    Angel of Youths is a Leeds-based organisation helping young people between 16-30 years old, from poor/less privileged background, to build community development projects around their passions/culture...

Ark Communes

  • http://arkcommunes.weebly.com/
    Ark communes is a new self-help initiative of LGBTIQs in Kenya who are asylum seekers and refugees, seeking resettlement. A pilot group of 45 members live together in two separate communal...

Asylum Support and Immigration Resource...

  • http://www.asirt.org.uk/
    Asylum Support and Immigration Resource Team (ASIRT) is a not-for-profit advocacy organisation working to support asylum seekers, refugees and other people in the West Midlands who are or have been...

Bi's of Colour

  • http://bisofcolour.tumblr.com/
    Bi's of Colour are a welcoming and supportive group for bisexuals who identify as Black, Minority Ethnic or Mixed Heritage.

Cara Trust

  • http://www.caralife.com/
    Cara Trust improves the lives of people living with HIV by offering peer support, advice, information, advocacy, psychological and spiritual support. Cara Trust is based in West London but is...

Centre for the Development of People

  • http://www.cedepmalawi.org/
    Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP) is a registered human rights organisation dedicated to addressing the needs, improving the lives, and providing support for some of Malawi's most...

Centred

  • http://www.centred.org.uk
    Centred (formerly Kairos in Soho) is a community organisation based in Soho promoting the health and well-being of the LGBT communities. Its mission is to bring about equality, respect and...

Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights...

  • http://www.ugandans4rights.org/
    The Coalition was established in October 2009 in response to the tabling of a now notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill in the Ugandan Parliament. Its primary objectives are to see the Bill dropped from...

Derbyshire Positive Support

  • http://www.dpsweb.org/
    Derbyshire Positive Support is a charity set up in 1991 to provide support and care to individuals living with and affected by HIV. The organisation's activities include education around HIV and...

Ethnic Health Foundation

  • http://www.ehfl.org/
    Ethnic Health Foundation was founded in 2002 to engage the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in training, health improvement and disease prevention. The formation was occasioned by issues...

Freedom and Roam Uganda

  • http://www.faruganda.org/
    Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG) is a Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LBTI) organization which was established in 2003 by a group of fully fledged lesbians who were constantly harassed,...

Gala Uganda

  • http://galainitiativeug.blogspot.co.uk/
    Gala Initiative Uganda, also known as simply Gala Uganda, is an NGO formed in 2001 in Uganda, designed to improve the lives and to increase the visibility of LGBT people in Uganda. In 2013, Gala...

Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya

  • http://www.galck.org/
    Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK), also known as Kenya Gays and Lesbian Trust (KEGALE), is an organisation founded in 2008, working to ensure that "Kenya's anti-LGBTI laws are...

Gay Kenya

  • http://www.gaykenya.com/
    Gay Kenya is a human rights, media and religious advocacy group of gay-identifying Kenyan male persons. The mission of Gay Kenya is to advocate for the human rights, social and political well being...

Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe

  • http://galz.co.zw/
    The Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) is a voluntary association founded in 1990. Its purposes are serving the needs and interests of LGBTI people in Zimbabwe, pushing for social tolerance of...

House of Rainbow Fellowship

  • http://www.houseofrainbow.org/
    House of Rainbow Fellowship is an inclusive and affirming religious community, reaching out with a primary mission to sexual minorities and marginalised people within the faith communities. The...

Ishtar

  • http://www.ishtarmsm.org/
    Ishtar is a community based organization, formed in 1997 in Kenya, that advances sexual health rights of men that have sex with men (MSM) to reduce the stigma and discrimination aliened with them by...

Justice for Gay Africans

  • http://www.jfga.org.uk/
    Justice for Gay Africans is a collaborative of activists, artists, academics, politicians and others designed to draw on the leadership and insight of Black people in the UK to affect positive change...

KwaAfrica

  • http://www.kwaafrica.org/
    Established in 1995, KwaAfrica provides services to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in the UK and in Africa. KwaAfrica is an international voluntary organisation whose aim is to improve...

Lambda

  • http://www.lambdamoz.org/
    Lambda is an organization founded in 2006 in Mozambique, advocating for the recognition of human rights of LGBT people (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender). Born in 2006 fruit of a deep...

Leicestershire AIDS Support Services

  • http://www.lass.org.uk/
    Leicestershire AIDS Support Services (LASS) is an independent voluntary organisation that was set up in 1987 to provide a range of services for people in the City of Leicester, Leicestershire, and...

Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana

  • http://www.legabibo.org/
    Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO) was founded in 1998. The organisation advocates the rights of the LGBTI community – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people....

MCC North London

  • http://mccnorthlondon.org.uk/
    The Metropolitan Community Church of North London (MCC North London) is an inclusive church founded out of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, offering a welcome to all,...

Metro Centre

  • https://www.metrocentreonline.org/
    Metro is a charity promoting sexual health, wellbeing and equality, providing services to anyone experiencing issues related to gender, sexuality, diversity or identity. The centre operates across...

National Assembly Against Racism

  • http://naar.org.uk/
    The National Assembly Against Racism was established in 1994, at the initiative of black community organisations based in Tower Hamlets. NAAS was established as an umbrella of affiliates and...

National Black Justice Coalition

  • http://nbjc.org/
    The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a US-based civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. NBJC’s mission is to end racism...

National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Co...

  • https://www.facebook.com/NGLHRC/
    NGLHRC will engage with the potent elements of law, culture and politics to advance the full participation, equality and inclusion of LGBTIQ individuals in the Kenyan democratic state. Visit their...

Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee...

  • http://nottsrefugeeforum.org.uk/
    Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF) is an independent voluntary organisation and registered charity set up in 2000 to work with and for refugees and asylum seekers in Nottingham and...

Out & Proud Diamond Group

  • http://www.opdg.org/
    Out & Proud Diamond Group is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex organisation, that sprang from the ashes into international limelight. Previously operating in obscurity under the...

Positive East

  • http://www.positiveeast.org.uk/
    Positive East provides services for all men who have sex with men (gay, bisexual and those who do not identify as gay). It is the largest community-based HIV charity in London, and offers information...

QTIPOC in Brighton

  • http://qtipocbrighton.tumblr.com/
    QTIPOC stands for Queer, Trans and Intersex People of Colour in Brighton. The group works to increase the visibility of LGBT+ people of colour in the Brighton area and offers them a safe,...

Quest

  • http://questgaycatholic.org.uk/
    Quest is a group for lesbian, gay and bisexual Catholics. Its purpose is to sustain and increase Christian belief among homosexual men and women. Quest is open to everyone regardless of their sexual...

Race Equality Foundation

  • http://www.raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/
    The Race Equality Foundation promotes race equality in social support and public services. The organisation has offices in London, Manchester and Leeds, and works with a range of national and local...

Race on the Agenda

  • http://www.rota.org.uk/
    A social policy research organisation that focuses on issues impacting on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. Even though ROTA's work prioritises London, its activities and a...

Rainbow Coalition Against Racism

  • http://www.naar.org.uk/lagcar
    Formerly known as the Lesbian and Gay Coalition Against Racism operating as part of National Assembly Against Racism, the organisation has now been renamed Rainbow Coalition Against Racism. The...

Rainbow Noir

  • https://www.facebook.com/rainbownoirmcr/
    Rainbow Noir is a social and community group for people of colour who identify as LGBTQI. The group provides representation and a voice for LGBTQI people of colour in Greater Manchester and the North...

Rainbows Across Borders

  • http://www.rainbowsacrossborders.org.uk/
    Rainbows Across Borders is a voluntary self-help group for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution of oppressive homophobic/transphobic regimes. The...

Rukus! Federation

  • http://rukus.org.uk/
    Rukus! Federation is known for its long-standing and successful programme of community-based work with Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans artists, activists and cultural producers nationally and...

Runnymede Trust

  • http://www.runnymedetrust.org/
    Runnymede is the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank, working to overcome racial inequality. The trust aims at building a Britain in which all citizens and communities feel valued,...

Sexual Minorities Uganda

  • https://sexualminoritiesuganda.com/
    Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) is an umbrella non-governmental organization based in Kampala, Uganda. SMUG advocates for the protection and promotion of human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

Shaka Services

  • http://shakaservices.org.uk/
    Shaka Services is a charitable specialist sexual health organisation based in South London. It provides high quality, culturally appropriate care and support services and free advice on a range of...

The Bayard Project

  • http://oi57.tinypic.com/t7ygw7.jpg
    The Bayard Project is a support group based in Leeds, interested in the issues of BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) LGBT communities (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), and also others who may feel...

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV

  • http://www.msmgf.org/
    The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) is an expanding network of advocates and other experts in health, human rights, research, and policy, working to ensure an effective response to HIV among...

The Quest

  • http://www.thequestawaitsyou.com/
    The Quest is a resource for gay men to explore and better understand the complexities, joys, challenges, frustrations, thinking and emotions involved with being a gay man in today’s world. It offers...

The Rainbow Intersection

  • http://therainbowintersection.wordpress.com/
    The Rainbow Intersection is a Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) organisation in the UK, set up to bridge the gap when it comes to the intersections...

UHAI EASHRI

  • http://www.uhai-eashri.org/
    UHAI EASHRI (The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative) is an indigenous activist fund which provides flexible and accessible resources to support civil society activism around issues of...

UK Black Pride

  • http://www.ukblackpride.org.uk/
    UK Black Pride promotes unity among LGBT people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent, their friends and families. The organisation is committed to producing an...

UK Coalition of People Living with HIV a...

  • http://www.ukcoalition.org/
    The UK Coalition of People Living with HIV and AIDS (UKC) was a United Kingdom-based organisation, supporting people living with HIV with advocacy and advice services. Its mission was to “to ensure...

UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group

  • http://www.uklgig.org.uk
    Formerly known as the Stonewall Immigration Group, the charity provides information and advice on immigration rights for same sex couples and support for lesbian and gay asylum seekers. Since 2003,...

West London Gay Men's Project

  • http://www.westlondongmp.org.uk
    West London Gay Men's Project CIC aims to have an HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) educated, aware, empowered and equipped population of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with...

Zambarau

  • http://www.zambarau.org/
    Zambarau is a community organisation run by and for LGBTQI people of African descent. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Black LGBTQI people. The organisation strives to empower,...

Support Stats & Facts

  • Black African MSM appear twice as likely to contract HIV as other ethnic groups

    (Sigma Research, 2011)

  • BAME MSM make up 0.1% of the total population in the UK, but 13% of MSM diagnosed with HIV.

    (Nastal-3, PHE, 2013)

  • Black MSM are also twice as likely to report homophobic attacks in their local area compared to the white population - 13% compared to 6% respectively

    (Stonewall, 2013)