External Support

Sometimes our visitors might need the sort of support we cannot give and the aim of Gay Dad Support Net is to ensure you get the support you need, we’re not in this for our own gratification or glory.

Below are some links I know to be current some of which might suit your needs best. All should open in either a new tab or new window depending on your browser.

Gay Dad Support cannot take any responsibility for any advice you may receive from those listed below. As always, use some common sense.

Primary & Direct Support

 

samaritans

The Samaritans 

When you have no one else to talk to

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Citizens Advice Bureaux

Advice on more practical and legal issues you might need help with

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Survivors UK

(Not Exclusively Gay)

‘Survivors UK supports and provides resources for men who have experienced any form of sexual violence’

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Counselling Directory (UK)

Counselling Directory only lists counsellors and psychotherapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have sent us copies of their qualifications and insurance cover

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Pink Therapy Services

We are one of London’s largest and most experienced private therapy practices working with sexual minority clients. As an organisation we aim to promote high quality therapy and training services for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender

General LGB Information

Yorkshire MESMAC

Yorkshire MESMAC

Yorkshire MESMAC is one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. Our historical focus is HIV prevention and sexual health promotion with Gay, Bisexual and men who have sex with men. Additionally our Community Development approach means that we are concerned with the wider Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) health, social and equity agendas. We work with LGB&T communities to tackle underlying causes of physical and mental ill health and to challenge those structures and systems that seek to exclude us from decision making

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Oxford Friend

Oxford Friend Lesbian and Gay Helpline is one of many lines throughout the UK and Ireland that provide free and completely confidential information, support and counselling services for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals

London LG Switchbroad

London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard

Aims to maintain comprehensive information on support, social and specialist services of relevance to lesbians, gay men and bisexuals  in and around London

Financial

 

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Child Maintenance Service (UK)

Love them or hate them, you need to know. Always best to ensure you have an agreement you both like but, if you can’t then this agency will help

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Department for Work and Pensions (UK)

For everything state benefit related

Family & Parenting

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Youth Guardian Services

Youth-Guard, American organisation with many British kids. Lots of support stuff and mailing-lists for various age groups. Run by kids for kids but supported and watched over by adults from PFLAG

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PFLAG (Parents and Families of Lesbian And Gay)

PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy

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LGBT Parents

If you are looking for a network of friendly same-sex parents to enjoy play dates, share experiences, ask advice, and show your children that they are not alone then join us. Whether you are gay, bisexual and/or transgender.  Whether you have children or are thinking about it, go on, join us, you are more than welcome.  It is free, no ties!

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Family Equality Council

Family Equality Council is changing attitudes and policies to ensure all families are respected, loved, and celebrated – especially families with parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

HomeDad

Home Dad

(Not Exclusively Gay)

For Stay-At-Home Dads across the UK

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Surrogacy options for gay couples

Specializing in surrogacy services and solutions exclusively for gay men worldwide. Our associates have more than a decade of experience in helping gay couples expand their families through surrogacy. Legal and medical assistance in every aspect of the surrogacy process, along with cost savings by options overseas. For detailed legal and medical support, along with a list of frequently asked questions and helpful tips, please visit our website

BSC

British Surrogacy Centre

The team behind BSC have been involved in surrogacy and egg donation since 1994 and over half of our team members have been through the process of surrogacy and egg donation themselves.

Over just the past 8 years, we have matched over 35 couples and singles with surrogates, both traditional and gestational, and with egg donors, producing 45 babies! All of these couples have been matched with surrogates in the USA.

Now with recent law changes in the UK and the positive encouragement from the UK community as a whole, we bring you The British Surrogacy Centre, dedicated to building families of the future and giving ordinary people the chance to have a family of their own.

Our aim is to help you through the process of your surrogacy, egg donor, sperm donation or co-parenting arrangement. To help answer the million questions in your head and to guide you to the end result, taking your baby home.

Spouse Support & Staying Married

 

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Gay Husbands, Straight Wives

Since 1985, I have counselled over 76,000 women who discovered that their husbands are gay/bisexual. This was following the collapse of my own marriage to a gay man. In this country, it is estimated that over 4 million women are married to or have been married to gay men, and there are millions more throughout the world. In almost all cases, women with gay husbands are unaware of their husbands’ homosexuality at the time of the marriage. Through the years, I have worked with over 76,000 women who had to face this devastating news at some point in their marriages after 5, 10, 20, 30 or even 40 years

Bonnie also does work with gay husbands and is one of the most caring, fair people I have spoken to in this field

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Str8s1

This mailing list for (current or former) straight spouses of bisexual, gay, or lesbian partners. If you need a place where you can FREELY express yourself and wish to talk to others that are going through the same thing .. this is the place for you.

SSN

Straight Spouse Network

SSN is an international support network of heterosexual spouses and partners, current or former, of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender mates. Members provide confidential personal support and resource information to spouses and partners nation-wide and abroad.

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English Wives

A small caring support group for British WIVES of Bisexual, Gay or SSA (Bi-curious) men. We know from experience the pain, loss, betrayal, confusion, loss of self-esteem & feelings of isolation inflicted by the discovery (often after many years of marriage) that our husbands/partners are Bi/Gay/SSA & we offer friendship, understanding & a sympathetic e-mail ear.

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Alternate Path

This is a group for help with finding alternative solutions to divorcing your Bi/Gay husband. We want to provide positive discussions that will help the wives adjust to the news that their husband is gay/bi

Online Places to Meet Gay Men (Non Sexual)

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Outeverywhere

Non Sexual Social Site – fee applies

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Prime Timers Worldwide

Prime Timers are older gay or bisexual men (and younger men who admire mature men) who enrich their social lives, engage in diverse activities, and enjoy opportunities and friendships with other Prime Timers throughout the world. Our organization is emerging as a leading force in the gay and bisexual communities with over 80 chapters throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. Look for a chapter near you!

Webmaster Note: I wasn’t able to find any in Europe, they may have some but they’re certainly not easy to find

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Outdoorlads

As an outdoor pursuits group, each month we run a wide range of activities. There’s something for everyone, no matter what your interest

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Gay Outdoor Club

The Gay Outdoor Club is a members club – no one is paid for their role in it and no-one makes a profit from it. Every member is welcome to play a part in running the club, perhaps by organising an event, by helping to run a group or serving on the committee.

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Gay Meet Up

Find out what’s happening in Gay Social Networking Meetup groups around the world and start meeting up with the ones near you.

 

Social/Sexual Sites

Webmaster Note: Whilst Gay Dad Support Net doesn’t encourage men to seek out same sex relationships within their heterosexual relationships it would be naive to think such things do not happen. I’ve added these not to encourage such things but for you to make your own grown up decisions. Of course, those already on the other side of their journey can do as they wish. Remember, there is no such thing as ‘safe sex’ only ‘safer sex’. Always use a Condom.

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Shy Bi Guys

Perhaps you have always been aware of your Bisexuality and attempted to suppress it, perhaps it’s something that has surfaced just recently. But being a Bisexual or Bicurious guy can crop up at any point in your life. Being Bi may well grab you by surprise! The fact of the matter is that you’ve come to a point where you’re starting to realise that you cannot deny your sexuality or ignore these bi feelings that you’ve secretly been having for men.

They may also offer genuine non sexual support but my impression was that they were certainly very open to the idea of members hooking up for sex.

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Gaydar

Gaydar is free to cruise, chat and search. With millions of members and photo profiles from over 140 countries you’re never far from what you want, when you want it

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Grindr (phone app for iphone and android)

The largest and most popular all-male location-based social network out there. With more than 5 million guys in 192 countries around the world — and approximately 10,000 more new users downloading the app every day — you’ll always find a new date, buddy, or friend on Grindr.

 

Faith Groups which are LGBT friendly

 

Changing Attitude

Changing Attitude

The churches listed in our Welcoming and Open Congregations database are Church of England congregations where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Christians can be guaranteed a welcome. The congregations listed have discussed their desire to express support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Christians at a Parochial Church Council meeting and have passed a PCC resolution agreeing to be listed. Changing Attitude makes no charge for registering a congregation as Welcoming and Open.

Lesbian & Gay Christians

Lesbian & Gay Christians

All the world’s major religions are faced with having to come to terms with a modern understanding of homosexuality. The place of gay and lesbian people in the life of the Church is currently Christianity’s most divisive issue. Confronting homophobia is its greatest challenge. The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement is proclaiming a basic Christian truth. It is working for the very love and freedom that Christ brings to his people through his life, death and resurrection. LGCM is working for love, for peace, for justice, and for the promotion of the Christian faith especially within the LGBT community.

Two23 Network

Two:23 Network

Two:23 is a network of Christians, connected by LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues, who have discovered that God loves us just as we are. This realisation frees us to unashamedly include and encourage all to discover the love of God for themselves, pursue the call of Christ and live in a way that cherishes others just as God cherishes us.

Gay Christian Europe

 

Gay Christian Europe

Gay Christian Europe offers multi-lingual support and resources to Christians of all denominations in Europe, who are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) or questioning their sexual orientation, in their own mother tongues.

Wikipedia LGBT Christians Resourse

 

Wikipedia LGBT Christian Resource

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) affirming Christian denominations are Christian denominations that do not consider homosexuality or transgenderism to be sins. They include entire religious denominations, as well as individual churches and congregations. Some are composed mainly of non-LGBT members and also have specific programs to welcome LGBT people, while others are composed mainly of LGBT members.

Christian Gays

 

Gay Affirming Christian Churches

As society is learning to accept gays based on basic human rights, this website supports homosexuality as an orientation based on Scripture.

It is our belief that the Original Scriptures, when understood in the correct context and culture of their time, make no mention of homosexuality. References to same-sex acts were with regard to rape, domination, idol worship, purity laws for the priests, etc. We condemn these acts as well, but recognize that they do not relate in any way to a loving, monogamous relationship between two people of the same sex

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