LGBT resources

1) The Lambeth LGBT Forum is currently dormant.  If you would like to speak to someone about LGBT issues in Lambeth then please feel welcome to contact Mark Healey Lambeth’s Hate Crime Co-ordinator on 020 7926 2796 or email [email protected]

2) Southwark LGBT forum

3)  Gay Camberwell Book Group –  blog

4) Royal Vauxhall Tavern (RVT)

The beating heart of Vauxhall’s LGBT community!  Established in 1864, the heyday of Victorian Music Hall, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern (RVT) still offers some of the best-loved — and most ribald — entertainment in town.  Famous for it’s friendly, inclusive atmosphere, this pub/club/alternative cabaret hosts cutting edge performance nights and legendary queer dance parties.  RVT’s friendly atmosphere and affordable prices has made it a favourite of the local community for decades.

5) Oval House – A local theatre committed to programming LGBT work as part of a broader mix of work reflecting the local community.

6) South London Gays 

Set up ten years ago from the previous Wimbledon Area Gay Society (WAGS), SLG provides a wide range of events and activities for its members – mostly senior gays and lesbians

7)  PlusPoint

C/O LEAT, St. Paul’s Church, Lorrimore Square, Kennington, London, SW16 6LW

Tel: 07734 355 611

PlusPoint is a low-cost psychotherapy service open to all who are living with or affected by HIV. All our therapists are BAC or UKCP registered and will be supervised by one of our qualified supervisors.

Opening Times: Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm

8 ) UK Coalition of People Living with HIV & AIDS

250 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 5RD
Tel: 07090 422 388
Fax: 020 7564 2140

The UK Coalition offers support and information for people living with HIV/AIDS. They also publish Positive Nation Magazine, the UK’s HIV and sexual health magazine. They are the national HIV/AIDS charity of people infected or affected by the HIV. The UKC are the lead body in London’s Positive Futures partnership offering the best possible provision of services covering education, employment, volunteering, training, personal development and related information and advice issues. The UKC welcomes enquiries about volunteering opportunities within the charity. The aim of the UKC is to enable the diverse voices of people living with HIV and AIDS to be heard in order to influence change.

Opening Times: 10.00 – 18.00

9) London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard is a voluntary organisation with charitable status, whose aim is to provide an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual people and anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality.

HELPLINE No. 020 7837 7324 (daily 10am -11pm)
TEXT Phone No. 020 7689 8501 (daily 10am – 11pm) information database:

10) Eaves Housing for Women

Eaves is a London-based charity that provides high quality housing and support to vulnerable women. We also carry out research, advocacy and campaigning to prevent all forms of violence against women.

At Eaves, we put the needs of women first. We are determined to give a voice to the most excluded women in society and provide direct, innovative services to support and empower women to help themselves.

2nd Floor Lincoln House
1-3 Brixton Road
London SW9 6DE 

Tel: 020 7735 2062
020 7820 8907
Email: [email protected] 

11) Paris Gym

Paris gym was opened in May 1996 by Peter Gann & Phil Hathaway and was well known as London’s gay gym. In fact, for the first 11 years, the gym was run as London’s only exclusively gay gym. However, due to the improved situation for gay people in London and new legislation with regard to discriminiation, Paris has dropped its “gay only” policy and now operates as a male only gym open to all men who are able to respect eachother; gay or straight.

The 8000 sq ft gym is now mostly air-conditioned and has 74 weight training machines, 20 pieces of cardio, a massive free-weights area with dumbells upto 60kgs, a separate studio for various classes such as Yoga, Pilates & Body-Sculpt, sauna, sunbed, therapy room for massage & hypnotherapy, free internet station and a cafe/bar area for protein shakes etc.