Services for LGBTI People

LGBTI Support

The Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre welcomes women who are lesbian or bisexual, and all transgender people.

We recognise that transgender women may have some additional issues to be addressed.

At Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre, survivors of rape and other forms of sexual violence receive the same level of support, respect and opportunities. and this will be tailored to meet their own individual requirements for the best chances of recovery.

LRCC also aims to support transgender men and non-binary trans people who will have services tailored to their own individual requirements.

Many people in the LGBTI communities may be reluctant to report because of a fear of being discriminated against.

Under the Equality Act Scotland, the Police have a responsibility not to discriminate against people on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.

If you feel that you have been discriminated against because of your gender or sexuality, then you have the right to make a complaint.

Support from LRCC through the complaints process can be provided if it is of benefit to you.

Third party reporting of a ‘hate crime’ can also be made through the Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre or another agency such as LGBT Youth Scotland.

This means that you can anonymously pass on details about what happened to the police, and help them to gather information.

If you are a gay or bisexual man, there are services that offer support to men who have experienced sexual violence, the details of which are below.

Archway: the sexual assault referral centre, where support is offered to male and female survivors of recent sexual violence. 0141 211 8175

Thrive: a counselling service for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse in Glasgow: 0141 211 8133

Rape Crisis Scotland: helpline for male and female survivors: 08088 01 03 02

Gay Men’s Health: provides a counselling service to gay or bisexual men around any issue: 0141 552 0112