The Information resources below, selected for their educational or quality of life enhancing value, are provided for and/or of interest to:

  • LGB&T individuals & communities in or beyond Dorset and neighbouring areas
  • The general public, businesses and employers, for educational and anti homophobic and anti trans-phobic information and awareness purposes
  • Public service organisations, local authorities, and for education institutions, and voluntary sector groups and organisations

Also see Useful Links which contains details of groups and organisations run by or working for our LGB&T communities.

Information resources:

These include both Dorset and neighbouring areas and national level information resources for our LGB&T communities and LGB&T individuals reference.

International students — LGBT community members ‘need to know’ information resource:

We are very pleased to recommend the following link:

LGBTQ & Addiction information resource:

Substance use disorders have a greater effect on LGBTQ+ people than on the heterosexual population. The LGBTQ+ community must overcome several obstacles, including being denied substance abuse treatment because of their sexual identity. However, through the proper understanding and accommodation of LGBTQ+ care principles, substance abuse treatment can be successful.



The national LGB&T equality and anti-discrimination campaigning and educational organisation, Stonewall, has a number of high quality practical guides and reports that support all sections of our communities, and those such as schools, employers and others:

Coming Out:

Stonewall guide to coming out

Schools & Education sectors:

Report on homophobic bullying in schools

Report into the experiences of gay young people in Britain’s schools in 2012

Getting started – A Stonewall toolkit for preventing and tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in secondary schools

Stonewall guide for tackling homophobic language materials for secondary schools

Trans & Non-Binary:


All About Trans:


Working with Faith Communities:

Stonewall education guide into working with faith communities

Healthcare / NHS related:

Sexual Orientation — A Stonewall guide for the NHS

Stonewall Healthcare Equality Index 2015 — Improving the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual people

Employment & Employers:
Global Allies: ENGAGE, EDUCATE, EMPOWER – a Stonewall guide


About the importance of Diversity Monitoring Forms and how to boost their completion by members of our communities:

‘What’s it Got to do with You?’: 10 reasons why you should complete diversity monitoring forms

LGB people from ethnic minorities:

Stonewall and the Runnymede Trust’s One_Minority_At_A_Time__2012_:

Guides for individuals on a range of important topics:

Stonewall’s Help & Advice index page:


Weymouth Gay Group ‘What’s Happening in Dorset’ information —

H2O Adventures (Swanage based LGBT friendly outdoors business, with LGBT dedicated services/courses) — you can read more about here