We are one of many voluntary organisations throughout the UK that provide free and completely confidential information, support and counselling services for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people. We are a registered charity in the UK (no. 299903). Our telephone service has been running continuously since 1980, and in 2005 we started running an email service. In June 2006 we received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
We aim to provide the highest quality of response to all those seeking information, support and counselling on lesbian, gay, bisexual and related issues.
We work with those who are either directly or indirectly affected by issues surrounding an attraction to partners of the same sex. Even if you would not describe yourself as lesbian or gay, you can still contact us with any issues you think we might be able to help with.
We can help individuals with things that may be worrying them or that they just want to talk through. People get in touch with us for many different reasons. They may be unsure of, or worried about, their sexuality. They may be having problems at work, or they may be having difficulties in their relationships with friends, family or partners. Some people want information on sexual health, and some want details on gay or lesbian venues or groups in Oxford. Whatever the issue or question we will not judge and will provide whatever help, support or information we can.
We can help groups by providing training on issues related to same-sex attraction.
Our volunteers all identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual, and each of us has undergone special training appropriate to the services we provide.
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