We're a resource service for those needing help with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues, based in the Thames Valley.

Our dedicated support team provide specialist resources for LGBT+ people and those affected by LGBT+ related issues. Our team can assist with concerns ranging from employment to sexual health and coming out to counselling.

Support U was born in 2010 following an increased demand for support, advice and guidance with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* issues within Reading and the Thames Valley.

Our volunteering team are here to answer your calls, offer a warm welcome at our drop-in centre, and can be found at our support groups. Together, we respond to over 3,500 queries each year, covering a range of health, social and support topics.

Are you in need help with a LGBT+ related issue, or know somebody that does? Get in touch via our secure messaging for confidential help from one of our support team.

We operate support and social groups in the local area, including; Trans* Support Group, our Bisexual Meeting Group, the LGBT+ Youth Group, monthly TV/CD Social Group, and regular sexual health and HIV testing.

Stonewall Training Partner We are the selected Stonewall training partner for the Thames Valley and South West region for Train the Trainer courses for Primary and Secondary school environments. Stonewall's Train the Trainer courses equip school staff to tackle Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic (HBT) bullying and give them the knowledge and skills to train other colleagues.

We've recently launched our Schools Outreach Programme, a 3 year project supported by BBC Children in Need to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia - launching September 2016.

Get started with our support and social Groups

Transgender Support Service

R-Trans
Trans* Support Group

R-Trans is the only support group covering Trans* issues across Reading, Berkshire and the surrounding areas.

LGBT+ Youth Group in Reading

Affinity
LGBT+ Youth Group

Are you LGBT+ and aged between 13 - 17? Check out our new youth group every Tuesday at The Loft, Castle Street.

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Our latest upcoming events

R-Trans (Trans Support Group)

Saturday 19th December
Saturday 14th January
Saturday 11th February
Saturday 11th March
Saturday 8th April

Affinity (LGBT+ Youth Group)

Tuesday 6th, 13th, 20th December
Tuesday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January
Tuesday 7th, 21st, 28th February
Tuesday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th March
Tuesday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th April

Come as You Are (TV/CD Support Group)

Thursday 15th December
Thursday 12th January
Thursday 16th February
Thursday 16th March
Thursday 20th April

Biscuit (Bisexual Social Group)

*Cancelled* in December
Saturday 17th January
Saturday 18th February
Saturday 18th March
Saturday 22nd April

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Did you know? A £10 donation, doubled-up by our partner TheGoodExchange, is enough for us to deliver 1 counselling session.