LGBTQI Support & Involvement
Find organisations that provide social support and health care, and get involved with the local LGBTQI community in Hamburg.
LGBTQI Support & Involvement in Hamburg
Hamburg has various LGBTQI communities and organisations where you can find support if you need it. Hein & Fiete, located near Central Station, is an LGBTQI community centre providing counselling and education focused on safe sex and HIV prevention. AIDS-Hilfe Hamburg, located at Lange Reihe 30 ─ 32, provides testing and counselling, as well as a safe environment to meet other people with HIV or AIDS. CASA Blanca provides multilingual support and counselling, as well as free STD-testing in Altona.
The Magnus Hirschfeld Centre (MHC) is a long-standing LGBTQI support centre in Winterhude. Besides hosting more than 30 clubs and self-help groups, MHC offers professional help with questions relating to sexual identity and orientation. The cafe with its lively cultural programme provides a social meeting point.
The lesbians’ association Intervention strives for political recognition for lesbian girls and women. It also organises lectures and offers a space for social and self-help groups. Intervention’s centre in Karoviertel quarter is also the location of JungLesbenZentrum aimed at young women and transgenders up to 25 years.
LGBTQI Christians can find like-minded individuals at several church communities. The largest is MCC Hamburg which holds services at Steindamm 87 in St. Georg every Sunday at 6:00 p.m. Especially for LGBTQI refugees, there is the Queer Refugees meeting at Centro Sociale on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Students can get involved in university politics and meet other LGBTQI students with Queer Referat Hamburg.