XJW Rainbow

Support and Social group for Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses



Join the Meetup group for current and ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses: https://www.meetup.com/xjwengland/

Facebook Groups



Faith Groups

Gay Christian Network tries to transform attitudes toward LGBTQ people across denominations & cultures.

Imaan: Imaan is charity that supports LGBT Muslims and runs a support group for trans Muslims.

Non-Faith Groups

If you feel like you are losing your faith, and are worried and anxious about that, visit Faith2Faithless for support: http://faithtofaithless.com/

General LGBT advice and support

The NHS offers LGB health information and support.

The Mix (formerly Get Connected) provide phone, email or web chat support on any issue. Also includes a comprehensive searchable directory of other LGB&T support services. Especially for under-25s

Childline provides free, confidential advice, support and counselling on any issue.

Samaritans provides emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.

Trans advice and Gender Identity

The NHS also offers transgender health advice and support.

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust’s Gender Identity Development Service offers health advice and support to young people presenting with difficulties with their gender identity.

Information on Application for a Gender Recognition Certificate (and how this interacts with marriage.)

GIRES: The Gender Identity Research & Education Society: GIRES is a charity that hears and gives a voice to trans and gender non-conforming individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families. It offers resources on a range of areas relating to being trans and offers training for educational and medical professionals.

Press for Change: This voluntary organisation provides legal advice, training, and research to trans people, as well as their representatives, and public and private bodies.

Trans Bare All: Trans Bare All is an organisation that runs events and retreats to help members of the trans community explore and discuss body positivity, emotional wellbeing and intimacy.

Trans*formation: A London based networking and advocacy group for professionals who identify as trans, seeking to connect and inspire trans professionals in a safe and welcoming environment.

Trans London : Trans London is a support and social group for trans people in London, with monthly meetings held every third Thursday.

Trans Workers UK: A group that promotes positive stories of trans employment across all sectors; private, public, union and non union. It welcomes employers, employees and allies.

Twilight People: A London based project that discovers and celebrates the hidden history of transgender and gender-variant people of faith in the UK past and present.

Action for Trans Health: British organisation campaigning to improve trans people’s access to healthcare.

CliniQ: Based in London, this is a sexual health and well-being service for trans people. It is held every Wednesday evening at 56 Dean Street, Soho.

Trans Sexual Health Clinic at Birmingham LGBT+: Located in the centre of Birmingham, this is a monthly sexual health and well-being clinic for all trans people who may not feel comfortable accessing general sexual health services.

Intersex advice

Intersex UK: The United Kingdom Intersex Association (UKIA) is an education, advocacy, campaigning and support organisation which works on behalf of Intersex people. Intersex people are individuals whose anatomy or physiology differ from contemporary cultural stereotypes of what constitute typical male and female.

Useful YouTube Channels for:

Trans Men

CHANNEL – Jamie Raines: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrPinocchio17

CHANNEL – Ty Turner: https://www.youtube.com/user/partar400

CHANNEL – Chase Ross: https://www.youtube.com/user/uppercaseCHASE1

Trans Women

CHANNEL – Stef Sanjati: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQJ4YUx54LB23tgOt-Tx-w

CHANNEL – Kat Blaque: https://www.youtube.com/user/TransDIYer

Intersex people

VIDEO – What is’t like to be intersex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAUDKEI4QKI

Asexual people

CHANNEL – AmeliaAce: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHAv1g2JODsrkUKfHh1nAwQ

CHANNEL – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnLu3StU9CSJSAouZhh1khQ

VIDEO – Aromantic Asexual Q&A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO3ZNw_Eqo4

VIDEO – Ask an Asexual Person: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue6a5psQIXk

VIDEO – 15 Poignant Asexual Confessions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8BPZkTBFus

Equality and human rights issues

Equality Advisory and Support Service (England, Scotland, Wales) offer free, confidential advice and support if you feel you have been discriminated against or if you feel your human rights have been breached.

GOV.UK has information on discrimination and your rights.

Guidance for employers and service providers on supporting and including transgender customers and recruiting and retaining transgender staff.

Equality and Human Rights Commission guidance for workers.

Equality and Human Rights Commission guidance for service users.

There is also information on the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Travel advice

GOV.UK offers travel advice specifically for LGB&T people travelling abroad. Click here for country or territory specific advice.

Hate crime & Domestic Abuse

True Vision provide advice on hate crime, how to report it, and where to get support .

GOV.UK also provides advice on how to report hate crime.

Galop is a national LGB&T domestic abuse helpline.

Revenge Porn Helpline provide free, confidential advice and support for all victims of revenge porn.


Albert Kennedy Trust: The Albert Kennedy Trust helps young LGBT people who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment by providing housing and services to help them live independently.

Stonewall Housing: Stonewall Housing is the specialist LGBT housing advice and support provider in England.

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