We want to help you, that’s why we are here. The LGBT+ Helpline is the reporting service for homophobic and transphobic violence, as well as the advisory service for all LGBT+ issues. We cater for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, who have questions concerning LGBT+ issues.
In Switzerland, data on homophobic and transphobic violence is not collected. In the eyes of the police, state authorities and politicians, if there is no data, it is as if to say this violence never took place. Yet we do know that there are victims of homophobic and transphobic violence in Switzerland. That’s why, in 2016, the LGBT+ Helpline began to catalogue all such cases reported to it via the online form, by telephone, during face-to-face sessions or by e-mail.
Have you been the victim of violence or discrimination? Please take a moment to tell us what happened. By doing this, you will help us to lay the foundations for work which will enable better protection of LGBT+ people in the future.
LGBT+ Helpline advisors are volunteers. They are of varying ages and backgrounds, with craftspeople, office workers, lawyers, doctors, psychologists, social workers and students among our team. They themselves are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender individuals who have reflected on their own sexual identities and have experience in the LGBT+ field. Our advisors are on hand to answer your questions or suggest who you can approach for specific needs.
How we help
We have selected advisors who will take the time to listen to you, help you, share their experience with you and give you the information that you need.
As you can see by reading their profiles and motivations, they are not professional psychologists but rather people with good hearts. If you think that you do require professional assistance (e.g. from a lawyer, psychologist, specialised services etc.), then they will help you to find that.
We cater for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, who have questions concerning LGBT+ issues.