Where To Get LGBTQ+ Support & Counselling In Singapore and Asia: Hotlines To Call To Find Help

Kyle from Prout
@proutapp
Published in
4 min readDec 5, 2018

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Help for an LGBTQ+ person in Singapore or Asia can be tough to find in a mainstream landscape that does not actively promote it, so we have compiled a list of LGBTQ-supportive helplines in Singapore and around Asia that people can go to for help in situations of crisis.

This list prioritises 24-hour helpline support and is non-exhaustive. All timings reported are in local time of the country.

Some hotlines are posed as chatlines on apps and digital platforms.

If there is a helpline we can include here, please let us know via Messenger at m.me/proutapp.

Stay anonymous but connected with LGBTQ+ news and events in Singapore and Asia every Monday and Thursday. Join our Telegram channel at t.me/proutapp.

Singapore: LGBTQ+ Helplines

Samaritans of Singapore (LGBT-friendly)

LGBTQ-friendly
Hotline: 1800 221 4444
operates 24 hours a day
** For other suicide hotlines, please search for your country at Befrienders Worldwide

Gayhealth.sg (under Action for Aids)

LGBTQ+ Organisation
Hotline: +65 6254 0212
operates Mondays to Fridays, 10.00am to 5.00pm

For immediate support, contact them via Messenger: http://m.me/gayhealth.sg

Oogachaga

LGBTQ+ Organisation
Hotline: +65 6226 2002
WhatsApp Chat (via text only): +65 8592 0609
operates Tuesdays to Thursdays, 7.00pm to 10.00pm and Saturdays, 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Women on Wednesdays hotline: +65 6226 6629
operates Wednesdays, 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Brave Spaces (for LBTQI women)

LGBTQ+ Organisation
Hotline: +65 8788 8817
operates Mondays to Fridays, 3.00pm to 9.30pm, excluding Public Holidays
FAQs

Sexual Assault Care Centre

LGBTQ-friendly
Hotline: +65 6779 0282
operates Mondays to Fridays, 10.00am to midnight

WhatsApp Chat: +65 9781 4101
operates Mondays to Fridays, 10.00am to 7.00pm

Drop-in centre: 5 Dover Crescent, #01–22
opens Mondays to Fridays, 10.00am to 7.00pm

Alicia Community Centre (for transgender people)

LGBTQ+ Organisation
Peer counselling: Click here to book a slot
opens Tuesdays, 6.00pm and 7.30pm; check listings for final information

Project X (for sex workers)

LGBTQ-friendly
Hotline: +65 9060 9906
operates daily, 3.00pm to 11.30pm

If you are a sex worker and believe you are in danger of abuse, fill up Project X’s Abuser Alert here: http://theprojectx.org/abuser-alert-2017/

For a more extensive list of LGBTQ+ support providers in Singapore beyond helpline support, visit our post here: “Singapore LGBTQ-Affirming Counsellors and Support Channels To Reach Out To For Help

Malaysia: LGBTQ+ Helplines

PT Foundation

LGBTQ+ Organisation
Hotline: +60 (03) 4044–5455
operates Mondays to Fridays, 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Indonesia: LGBTQ+ Helplines

Temanteman.org

LGBTQ+ Organisation
Hotline: Contact them via Messenger at m.me/TEMANTEMAN.ORG

Thailand: LGBTQ+ Helplines

Adam’s Love

LGBTQ+ Organisation
Hotline: Add them via LINE app at ID @xto5254h
operates daily

Hong Kong: LGBTQ+ Helplines

Rainbow of Hong Kong

LGBTQ+ Organisation
Hotline: +852 8108–1069
operates Mondays and Wednesdays to Sundays, 4.00pm to 10.00pm
closes at 12.00am on Fridays and Saturdays

LGBT Parent Support Service

LGBTQ+ Organisation
Hotline: +852 389-56-389
operates Mondays, 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Queer Sisters

LGBTQ+ Organisation
WhatsApp Hotline: +852 9260 8191
operates daily

Transgender Resource Centre

LGBTQ+ Organisation
Hotline: +852 8203 2100
operates Wednesdays, 8:00pm to 10:00pm, excluding public holidays

Vietnam: LGBTQ+ Helplines

Men’s Health Clinic

LGBTQ+ Organisation
Hotline: +84 0902 353 353
operates Mondays to Sundays, 8.00am to 9.00pm

PFLAG Vietnam

LGBTQ+ Organisation
Hotline: +84 82 253 2084
Messenger Chat: m.me/pflagvn

China: LGBTQ+ Helplines

Beijing LGBT Centre

LGBTQ+ Organisation
Hotline (for transgender people):

Scan QR code to contact them

PFLAG China

LGBTQ+ Organisation
Hotline: +86 4000–820–211
(For family & friends who need support) operates Mondays to Fridays, 8:30pm to 10:30pm
(For psychological counselling) operates Sundays, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center

LGBTQ-friendly
Hotline: +86 800–810–1117 (Landline users)
+86 010–82951332 (Cellphone users)
For more, visit www.crisis.org.cn

Taiwan: LGBTQ+ Helplines

Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association

LGBTQ+ Organisation
Hotline: +886 02–2392–1970, +886 07–281–1823
operates Mondays and Thursdays to Sundays, 7:00pm to 10:00 pm

Transgender consultation hotline: +886 02–2264–0478
operates Wednesdays

Click here to see other LGBTQ+ helplines outside Asia by Gay Star News.

We will continue to update this list with relevant LGBTQ+ helplines in Singapore and Asia. If you know of a helpline we should cover, please comment below or contact us via Messenger at m.me/proutapp.

Stay anonymous but connected with LGBTQ+ news and events in Singapore and Asia every Monday and Thursday. Join our Telegram channel at t.me/proutapp.

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