We cater for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, who have questions concerning LGBT+ issues.
If you have been the victim of homophobic or transphobic violence, we are there for you, 24 hours a day. If you would simply like to speak about LGBT+ issues, we can be contacted from Monday to Thursday between 7pm and 9pm, on 0800 133 133 (free in all of Switzerland).
We respond to all questions about homosexual, bisexual or transgender issues, coming out, safer sex, information services, advice and more.
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 more specific needs.
For young people
du-bist-du is an information platform and peer-to-peer advisory service for young people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans*. It is also for young people who are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. Are you unsure if you like men, women, or both? Do you have questions about your life or the themes of homosexuality and bisexuality? Are you finding it difficult to come out? Does your sexual orientation or other people’s reactions bother you? If so, write to our advisers who specialise in sexual orientation issues, and who will be able to help you as your peers. These young lesbian, gay or bisexual people tell their personal coming out stories in their profiles.
For Queer Refugees
Queeramnesty is an independent human rights organization that supports LGBT asylum seekers in Switzerland. Approximately 35 volunteers are available to help through mails, phone conversations or personal meetings; they facilitate connections to other experts and come along to official meetings with Swiss authorities. Queeramnesty also provides a social network to connect with other queer asylum seekers.