About Us

We are a voluntary organisation that provides free and completely confidential information, support and counselling services for the LGBT community in Oxford. We’re here for anyone with questions about being gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans*, or anything else to do with gender or sexuality.

We work with those who are either directly or indirectly affected by issues surrounding same-sex attraction and gender issues. Even if you would not describe yourself as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans*, 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 or gender identity. 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 LGBT-friendly venues or groups in Oxford. Whatever the issue or question we will never judge and will provide whatever help, support or information we can.

We can also help groups by providing training on issues related to same-sex attraction.

Our volunteers all are part of the LGBT community, and each of us has undergone special training appropriate to the services we provide. 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 are Interested in hearing your views about our service. If you have a couple of minutes to spare, we would really appreciate it if you could complete our survey via the following link:


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