OUR MISSION

Leicester LGBT Centre recognises that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people face many forms of discrimination and prejudice which can affect the opportunities to be involved, included and valued in society as equals. The Centre exists to provide a safe social and support space, deliver high quality professional services that are responsive to the needs of the local community and challenge the inequality created by society.

OUR AIMS

To provide safe, accessible and appropriate services, venue and support to combat social isolation, exclusion and discrimination that LGBT people face.  To promote a positive environment that empowers those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and educate those who are not.

OUR SERVICES

We provide information in a range of formats on a wide range of subjects that affect LGBT people’s lives including signposting and referrals to other agencies.


Why Do We Need a Centre?

LGBT

52% of LGB people in Leicester have suffered from depression

TRANSGENDER

The Transgender community has faced harassment, suicide and fear of going out

LGBT

35% of LGB people in Leicester have had thoughts of self-harm
 

And Also...

21% of GP's refused to help with treatment

1 in 5 lesbian and gay people have experienced a homophobic crime in the last 3 years

Black and minority ethnic LGB people have suffered two times more hate crime than all LGB people