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We offer free, confidential online support and in-person support, in Brighton and Manchester, for LGBTQ+ displaced people.

IRIS, or International Rainbow Integration Service, is a free service for LGBTQ+ refugees, asylum seekers and migrants and those questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity. Set up in December 2023 by Switchboard, in partnership with Conversation Over Borders, it offers friendly, discreet, weekly social groups and one-to-one social prescribing support. 


The aim is to support LGBTQ+ newcomers to the UK to help them adjust to their new surroundings, which may feel intimidating and difficult to navigate. 

Community Roots is a project run in Manchester, connecting LGBTQ+ displaced people to the wider queer community. The project is run by Conversation Over Borders and Queer Roots Collective and takes place at Platt Fields Market Garden.

You can also register for online support below.

For further information or for support with this form, please email Matt Bunker at

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