At Dr Freeman & Partners we aim to provide a supportive and safe environment for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) patients. We do not want anyone in the LGBT+ community to fear facing discrimination or abuse while using our services due to their sexual orientation, gender identity or trans status. Please see our Practice Policies page for more information on how we handle any abusive or threatening behaviour from patients or staff members alike.
See below for links to local and national resources that may provide support to members of the LGBT+ community:
LGBT Foundation – The LGBT Foundation is a national charity based in Manchester that provides a number of services to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. Go to their website to see all the ways they can help you. They are especially important to GP Practices because they run the ‘Pride in Practice’ scheme, aimed to provide quality assurance, training and strengthen relationships between Primary Care Services and their LGBT+ communities.
You can call their helpline in confidence on – 0345 3 30 30 30
Or for general information queries send them to this email address - email@example.com.
LGBT and Trans/Non-Binary Groups – Follow this link to find some group workshops available in Leeds. These are groups and workshops designed to provide a safe space to share thoughts, feelings and coping strategies alongside other LGBT people.
Yorkshire MESMAC – This a service predominantly for men in same sex relationships as well as members of the trans community. They offer support and social groups, sexual health advice, counselling, HIV & STI testing and much more. Follow the link for more information.
Mindout - MindOut is a mental health service run specifically by LGBT+ people for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people. They are based in Brighton/Hove but can provide information and support to anyone over the phone, by email or through an online chat service. Follow this link to their website for more information.
Telephone: 01273 234839
TransLeeds – A support and advocacy group for transgender identifying people in Leeds as well as non-binary and gender non-confirming people. They aim to support these communities as well as friends and family members, to provide practical help with all aspects of transition especially. Follow the link to their website for more information.
Gendered Intelligence (Support for young people aged 13-25) - They deliver trans youth programmes, support for parents and carers, professional development and trans awareness training for all sectors as well as educational workshops for schools, colleges, universities and other educational settings. Their mission is to increase understanding of gender diversity. Follow the link to find their website.
LGBT Foundation (Specific support for women) - LGBT Foundation’s services for women are inclusive of trans women, non-binary people and gender fluid people who identify as lesbian, bisexual or are questioning their sexual orientation. Follow the link to this section of their website.
Stonewall – Go to their website for information on parental rights including parental responsibility, adopting, fostering, co-parenting, fertility treatment and surrogacy.