Counseling

In North Rhine-Westphalia there are numerous (community/LGBTIQ) counseling centers that can help you in difficult situations or with difficult questions and topics. At these centers you can find people who will listen to you.

The conversations are always confidential and the employees also have made experiences as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or intersex and queer people.

Topics of these consultations can be:

  • Questions about one’s own sexuality or sex
  • Information and questions about the LGBTIQ community in Germany
  • Conflicts with your environment, in your relationship or your family
  • Experiences of discrimination or violence

Information on legal advice for your asylum procedure and your residency in Germany can be found on the Legal Assistance page.

If you can not find a suitable center to give you legal advice or are unsure about it, do not hesitate to contact us at Schwules Netzwerk NRW e.V. and we will help you to arrange the contact.

Bielefeld

Queer Refugees Support Bielefeld
For refugees of all ages
Aidshilfe Bielefeld e.V.
Ehlentruper Weg 45a
33604 Bielefeld
0049 – 157 – 38 32 86 27
queer.refugees@aidshilfe-bielefeld.de
Website
Facebook

Frauenkulturzentrum (Cultural Centre for Women) Bielefeld e.V.
For women und transwomen with or without migration background of all ages
Meller Str. 2
33613 Bielefeld
0049 – 521 – 68 66 7
lesbenberatung@fraze.de
Website
Facebook

Bochum

Senlima- Sei unbegrenzt!
For young LGBTIQ refugees up to the age of 27 years
psycho-social counseling
For everyone of all ages
Rosa Strippe e.V.
Kortumstraße 143
44787 Bochum
0049 – 1573 – 38 80 97 5
0049 – 176 – 57 94 90 59
mivo@rosastrippe.net
Website
Facebook

Bonn

GAP Queer Refugees & BPoC Youth Group
For young LGBTIQ refugees up to the age of 27 years
Obere Wilhelmstr. 29
53225 Bonn
0049 – 1578 – 78 37 54 3
0049 – 1578 – 78 37 54 0
honey.mueller@gap-in-bonn.de
Website
Facebook

Dortmund

Lebedo – Lesbenberatungsstelle Dortmund
For lesbian, bisexual & trans women of all ages
Goethestaße 66 (Edward-Clement-Haus)
44147 Dortmund
0049- 231 – 98 22 14 4-0
brokemper@lebedo.de
Website
Facebook

Sunrise Dortmund
For young people with migration, of Color & refugee background up to the age of 23 years
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 33-37
44135 Dortmund
0049 – 231 – 70 03 26 2
poc@sunrise-dortmund.de
Website
Facebook

Gays oriental
For people with migration, of Color & refugee background of all ages
Train of Hope e.V.
Münsterstr. 54
44145 Dortmund
0049 – 231 – 97 06 26 47
go@trainofhope-do.de
Website
Facebook

You’re welcome – Mashallah!
For gay and bisexuell men with migration, of Color & refugee background of all ages
Pudelwohl Gesundheitsladen
Gnadenort 3-5
44135 Dortmund
0049- 231- 18 88 7-70
mashallah@pudelwohl-dortmund.de
Website
Facebook

Düsseldorf

You’re welcome – Mashallah!
For gay and bisexuell men with migration, of Color & refugee background of all ages
Aids-Hilfe Düsseldorf e.V.
Johannes-Weyer-Str. 1
40255 Düsseldorf
0049 – 211 – 77 09 5-31
amit-elias.marcus@duesseldorf.aidshilfe.de
Website
Facebook

PULS Jugendzentrum
For young people up to the age of 27 years
Corneliusstr. 28
40215 Düsseldorf
0049 – 0211 – 21 09 48 52
info@puls-duesseldorf.de
Website
Facebook

Frauenberatungsstelle (Women Counceling Centre) Düsseldorf e.V.
For lesbian and bisexuell women of all ages
Talstr. 22–24
40217 Düsseldorf
0049 – 211 – 68 68 54
info@frauenberatungsstelle.de
Website
Facebook

Essen

Queer of Colour Group Essen / You’re welcome – Mashallah!
For gay and bisexuell men of all ages with migration, of Color & refugee background
Gruppe Nekabene
For people from Sub-Saharan African countries
Aidshilfe Essen e.V.
Varnhorststr. 17
45127 Essen
0049 – 201 – 10 53 7-06 (Queer of Color Group / You’re welcome – Mashalla!)
0049 – 201 – 10 53 7-04 (Gruppe Nekabene)
j.maddocks@aidshilfe-essen.de (Queer of Color Group / You’re welcome – Mashalla!)
info@nekabene.de (Gruppe Nekabene)
Website (Queer of Color Group / You’re welcome – Mashalla!)
Website (Gruppe Nekabene)
Facebook (Queer of Color Group / You’re welcome – Mashalla!)

Together Essen Jugendtreff
For young people up to the age of 27 years
Kleine Stoppenberger Str. 13 – 15
45141 Essen
essen@together-virtuell.de
Website
Facebook

AWO Beratungszentrum Lore-Agnes Haus Essen
For refugees of all ages
Lützowstraße 32
45141 Essen
freddie.heithoff@awo-niederrhein.de
Website
Facebook

Hagen

Aidshilfe Hagen e.V.
For all people of all ages
Körnerstr. 82c
58095 Hagen
0049 – 2331 – 33 88 33
info@aidshilfe-hagen.de
Website
Facebook

Köln

rubicon Köln e.V.
For all people of all ages
Rubensstr. 8-10
50676 Köln
0049 – 221 – 19 44 6
info@rubicon-koeln.de
Website
Facebook

anyway e.V. Jugendzentrum Köln
For young people, also with migration, of Color & refugee background up to the age of 27 years
Kamekestr. 14
50672 Köln
0049 – 221 – 57 77 7-60
info@anyway-koeln.de
Website
Facebook

Rainbow Refugees Cologne – Support Group e.V.
Support group for LGBTIQ refugees of all ages
c/o rubicon e.V.
Rubensstr. 8-10
50676 Köln
0049 – 221 – 99 98 72 80
info@rainbow-refugees.cologne
Website
Facebook

queer salam cologne e.V.
Support group for LGBTIQ refugees of all ages
info@queersalam.cologne
Website
Facebook

Krefeld

Together Krefeld Jugendtreff
For young people up to the age of 27 years
Neue Linner Str. 61
47799 Krefeld
krefeld@together-virtuell.de
Website
Facebook

Minden

LGBT Beratung Minden
Voluntary Counseling for people with refugee background
Roland Henß
0049 – 178 – 81 36 68 5
info-minden@gmx.de
Website

Münster

Projekt Massar
For young people with migration, of Color & refugee background up to the age of 27 years
Track Münster Jugendtreff
For young people up to the age of 27 years
Alte Dechaneistr. 14
48145 Münster
0049 – 173 – 54 55 57 0
massarmuenster@outlook.de
Website
Facebook

Queer Refugees Münster – Support Group
Support group for LGBTIQ refugees of all ages
Aidshilfe Münster e.V.
Schaumburgstr. 11
48145 Münster
0049- 251 – 60 96 01 5
papenkort@aidshilfe.org
Website
Facebook

KCM Schwulenzentrum Münster e.V.
For gay men of all ages
Am Hawerkamp 31
48155 Münster
0049 – 251 – 66 56 86
info@kcm-muenster.de
Website
Facebook

Livas e.V. 
For lesbian women of all ages
Schaumburgstr. 11
48145 Münster
info@livas.org
Website
Facebook

Siegen
Queer Peers
For young people with migration, of Color & refugee background up to the age of 27 years
andersRoom
People of all ages
Freudenberger Str. 67
57072 Siegen
0049 – 271 – 53 29 7
beratung@andersroom.de
Website
Facebook

Wuppertal
Aidshilfe Wuppertal e.V.
For people of all ages
Simonstr. 36
42117 Wuppertal
0049 – 202 – 45 00 03
a.wetzchewald@aidshilfe.wtal.de
aidshilfe@wtal.de
Website
Facebook
transregional

Queer Refugees Deutschland
For refugees of all ages
LSVD Deutschland e.V.
Hülchrather Str. 4
50670 Köln
0049 – 221 – 92 59 61 17
0049 – 221 – 92 59 61 20
queer-refugees@lsvd.de
Website

Queere Jugend NRW – Refugees
For LGBTIQ refugees up to the age of 27 years
Fachstelle Queere Jugend NRW
c/o Schwules Netzwerk NRW e.V.
Lindenstr. 20
50674 Köln
0049 – 221 – 29 49 98 51
0049 – 157 – 30 68 09 53
feyrer@queere-jugendfachstelle.nrw
Website
Facebook

Empowerment and networking for LGBTIQ with refugee background
For people with migration, of Color & refugee background of all ages
Schwules Netzwerk NRW e.V.
Lindenstr. 20
50674 Köln
0049 – 221 – 29 49 98 51
0049 – 152 – 26 14 08 76
hachmi@schwules-netzwerk.de
Facebook

Lebenslust Counseling
For LGBTIQ people of all ages around Lower Rhine Area & Ruhr district
SVLS e.V.
Friedrichstr. 20
45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr
0049 – 208 – 19 44 6
info@svls.de
Website
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