Mobile: 075 1223 1904
LGBT Youth Scotland has a helpline number 0131 555 3940 and chat facilities on their web site.
The Highland LGBT Forum held successful events in Nairn, Fort William, Thurso, Portree, Kirkwall and Lerwick this year, thanks to a grant from Awards for All Scotland and speakers from Stonewall Scotland, Equality Network, Northern Constabulary, NHS Highland, BIHR and Highlands & Islands Equality Forum.
Tuesday 10th December: Pink Castle Philosophy Club Christmas Cracker at 7.30pm in the Riverside Lounge (Glen Mhor Hotel, Ness Bank, Inverness). Contact Morgan on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07745 930383.
Friday 20 December: The Swans of Scotland is an independent group for transgender / transvestite / transsexual people. The Christmas night out will be a meal and disco, £25 a head, 7.30 pm start at the Beaufort Hotel in Inverness. Visit their web site or Facebook page for more details.
Residential trans confidence building event
24 - 27 March 2014
at Badaguish Outdoor Centre, near Aviemore
Enjoy the peaceful and welcoming environment of Badaguish Outdoor Centre, to explore your transition options and be yourself around other trans people, in an open and safe, non-judgemental space. The 4-day event includes informal workshops that will help boost your confidence in a range of ways, as well as giving you the opportunity to make new connections. You do not need to have begun your process of transition, received a gender dysphoria diagnosis or even attended a Gender Clinic. It is for anybody who is questioning, or who has questioned their gender identity and wishes to get information and support about what you might want to do next.
Accommodation is provided in two comfortable accessible lodges situated in the Cairngorm National Park, mostly in twin rooms. Food and materials are provided, but you need to pay for and organise your transport. Train and bus services run to Aviemore, which is a few miles away and a lift can be organised from here to the venue.
Contact Rose or call 0131 523 1103 for a booking form.
There's lots happening with groups meeting on a regular basis.
Click here for the FULL CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS.
In addition, they distribute condoms at the following locations each month:
For safer sex information and advice outwith the above times, please contact the outreach team on 01463 711585.
Waverley Care also operates a condoms by post scheme in Highland, Argyll and Bute. Condoms can be ordered from their office at 34 Waterloo Place, Inverness (tel: 01463 711585 / email: email@example.com). You can also text your order to 07519 708296 or download an order form. Supplies are posted out, free of charge, every 2 months in plain wrappers so the service is completely confidential.
Free and confidential HIV and Hepatitis B and C Testing Services will be available from 1 November 2013 at the office at 34 Waterloo Place, Inverness. Full details
Brook has a new campaign which includes info on sexuality and sexual identity so don't worry, you're not alone.
Ask Brook free helpline number 0808 802 1234.
Text service on 81222 also available - click here for details.
If you'd prefer to live in a world which is more open and honest about sex and relationships, celebrates sexuality and embraces individuality - then join the Sex:Positive campaign by Brook. Make your pledge today at sexpositive.org.uk