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, the LGBT+ Youth Group (Affinity), 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 LGBT training courses for Primary and Secondary school environments. Our training courses equip school staff to tackle Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic (HBT) bullying and give them the knowledge and skills to train other colleagues.

We are proud to run the Schools Outreach Programme which aims to eliminate homophobia, biphobia and transphobia - Interested in finding out more? Click Here

Get started with our support and social Groups

Transgender Support Service

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

LGBT+ Youth Group

Are you LGBT+ and aged between 13 - 19? Check out our new youth group every Tuesday at The Loft, Castle Street.

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Upcoming Group Dates

R-Trans (Trans Support Group)

Saturday 14th July
Saturday 11th August
Saturday 1st September at Reading Pride
Saturday 13th October
Saturday 10th November

Affinity (LGBT+ Youth Group)

Tuesday 12th, 19th, 26th June
Tuesday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st July
Tuesday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August
Tuesday 11th, 18th, 25th September
Tuesday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 29th October

Come as You Are (TV/CD Support Group)

Thursday 21st June
Thursday 19th July
Thursday 16th August
Thursday 20th September
Thursday 18th October
Thursday 15th November

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