Local Champions For LGBT Plus people and their families across Dumfries and Galloway.

About LGBT Plus

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Universal Declaration of Human rights.

Although most of us believe in this principle, in reality, LGBT people are not always treated equally because of prejudice and discrimination. As an organisation, we are committed to supporting the legal rights of the LGBT Plus community.

Dumfries & Galloway LGBT Plus is a Scottish Incorporated Organisation set up in January 2015 for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and others similarly affected by minority issues of sexual orientation and/or gender identity e.g intersex, asexual or pansexual people as well as their families allies and supporters.

Within Dumfries & Galloway and surrounding regions and other rural areas, we promote equality and diversity and advance human rights by helping our members to live happier, safer, more active and healthier lives and engage more confidently within their communities. We work with organisations and communities so they can better support, include and value LGBT Plus adults, older people and families.
D&GLGBT plus are the proud recipients of the following Third Sector D&G awards in 2018:


The Volunteering Involving Organisation of the Year Award - D&G LGBT Plus

In addition they and their volunteers were winners of the following awards;

D&G Health, Wellbeing and Sport award for organisations regional winner - D&G LGBT Plus

D&G Health, Wellbeing and Sport award for organisations overall winner - D&G LGBT Plus

New volunteer of the Year award regional winner – Volunteer Leo Barret

New volunteer of the Year award overall winner – Volunteer Leo Barret

Equality volunteer of the Year award regional winner – Volunteer Alice Polley

D&G LGBT Plus are very proud of the hard work of the staff and volunteers for the commitment and effort they put in to make the organisation such a success.

Last YearWe ran over 140 events attended by over 1600 people

Dumfries & Galloway LGBT Plus recognises that being part of a minority community spread across a rural region provides limited social opportunities. We offer a wide range of social Events to suit everyone across the region including lunches, dinners, film nights, walks, fun rainbow day outings, MSpace, WSpace, PRIDE events as well as bespoke events with our partner Lavender Menace.

Last YearWe delivered over 1000 hours of support

Dumfries & Galloway LGBT Plus recognises that issues relating to LGBT Plus identities affect more than the individuals themselves and offer a range of services to families, friends and allies. We offer many forms of support across the region including one to one support and advocacy, alternative therapies, group therapy, peer support, CBT, befriending, specific transgender support, long-term condition support, regional drop-ins as well as a range of other services.

Last YearWe trained staff from 25 different agencies

Dumfries & Galloway LGBT Plus recognises that there are often barriers to LGBT Plus people accessing local services. We offer specific support and training to organisations and individuals who provide services to the LGBT Plus community so that they can gain greater insight into the needs of the LGBT community. We support activism, representation, interagency work, outreach and awareness raising to increase in order to raise the profile of and awareness of specific issues which affect the LGBT Plus community.

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Meet The Team

Johnathon Gallagher
Service Manager

Iain Campbell
Volunteer Support Coordinator


Blou Hyland
Self-Management Specialist
CBT Counsellor

Stacie Amelia

Alice Polley
Trans Support Co-ordinator ( Volunteer)

Leo Barrett
Lavender Menace

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Meet The Board

David Townsend

Ian Barber
Safeguarding Officer & Secretary

Ruth Phoenix

Kevin Dean



Our volunteers hold regular activities across the region, including lunch meet ups, disco's and walks. Check out our Events Page for more details.


We offer information and signposting, One to One Advocacy, Counselling and Brefriending support services


Join our team and help us deliver our important work by volunteering your time. All training and support is provided.

Dumfries and Galloway LGBT Plus is Proudly Funded by
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Scottish Charity Regulator

LGBT Plus is registered with the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR 45377)

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“D&G LGBT Plus wishes to announce that Service Manager Jonathon Gallagher will be moving on to a new and exciting position in December.
The service wishes Jonathon a bon voyage in his global adventures and thanks him... https://t.co/eYAd8OFiHm

Join us this Saturday 3 Nov for our walk and lunch in Stranraer

Looking forward to seeing you all soon, more info on both activities on our Website https://t.co/TZcmJXF2MD

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Happy Halloween from our friends at Rainbow Circle tonight.

Well done everyone.

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Dumfries and Galloway LGBT Plus

LGBT Plus and LGBT Youth are joining hands to remember members of the transgender community we lost this year due to hate, violence or suicide. Join us on the 20th November for non faith prayer, candles and loving remembrance. Venue and time to be confirmed on Thursday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done to our wonderful volunteers Gillian as our walking host and Kevin for our lunch host.

A big thank you to all our friends who attended an amazing walk , even had some paddling in the sea and then back for lunch in Stranraer.

Photo below has us setting off for the walk and lunch, then joined by another two more friends enroute.

Thanks everyone.
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Dumfries and Galloway LGBT Plus

November Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/f76f65ab305e/november-newsletter ... See MoreSee Less

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Dumfries and Galloway LGBT Plus

Happy Halloween from our friends at Rainbow Circle tonight.

Well done everyone.
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