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10 LGBT+ charities worth supporting and donating to

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There are hundreds of amazing charities out there including many LGBT+ charities worthy of donations.

Of course, it’s not possible for someone to support every charity out there, and that’s why we’ve listed 10 worthy LGBT+ charities that you should look into.

Kaleidoscope Trust

The Kaleidoscope Trust supports the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people all around the world.

They work with parliamentarians, government ministers, officials and policymakers to make a difference.

However, donations are vital for the international trust to continue helping persecuted LGBT communities.

Stonewall

LGBT charities: Stonewall
Protestors from LGBT charity Stonewall, carrying a banner reading ‘Lesbian & Gay Rights are Human Rights’ during the Gay Pride parade in London, UK in 1996. (Steve Eason/Getty)

Stonewall is a LGBT rights charity named after the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Its founders include Sir Ian McKellen and Lisa Power MBE.

The charity’s mission is to “let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they’re not alone.”

They aim to empower individuals and to change and protect laws.

Just Like Us

Just Like Us is an LGBT+ charity aiming to “empower young people to be role models championing LGBT+ equality at school and work.”

Based in the UK, it’s building a national network of university student volunteers who go into secondary schools to share their LGBT+ stories, eradicate stereotypes, and explain why LGBT+ equality is so important.

ILGA

LGBT Charity ILGA
Mariela Castro Espin talks with Gloria Careaga, Co-Secretary General of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), during a Havana press conference in 2014 to launch the VII Cuban Symposium against Homophobia and Transphobia. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty)

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) is a worldwide federation which has been campaigning for LGBT+ rights in 152 countries since 1978.

The mission is to “act as a leading organisation and a global voice for the rights of those who face discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression and sex (intersex).”

You can show your support by becoming a member, donating or volunteering.

Switchboard: LGBT helpline

For over 45 years, Switchboard’s volunteers have been answering millions of UK calls, talking to LGBT+ people who need someone with empathy and insight.

With no statutory support, the charity relies on community funds. You can show your own support through donation so they can continue doing good.

Mind LGBTQ

Girls holding hands with rainbow LGBT wristbands.
Best LGBT+ charities listed. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

UK mental health charity Mind has a specific section for LGBTQ people, where you can access information about mental health support.

Mind’s page on mental health and being LGBTQ+ reads: “Those of us who identify as LGBTQ+ are more likely to experience a mental health problem than the wider population.

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