Kyle Malinda-White
Dec 5, 2018 · 4 min read

Help for an LGBTQ+ person 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 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.


Singapore

Samaritans of Singapore

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)

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

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)

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

Sexual Assault Care Centre

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)

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)

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/


Malaysia

PT Foundation

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


Indonesia

Temanteman.org

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


Thailand

Adam’s Love

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


Hong Kong

Rainbow of Hong Kong

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

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

Queer Sisters

WhatsApp Hotline: +852 9260 8191
operates daily

Transgender Resource Centre

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


Vietnam

Men’s Health Clinic

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

PFLAG Vietnam

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


China

Beijing LGBT Centre

Hotline (for transgender people):

Fix an appointment by scanning the QR code to the left

PFLAG China

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

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


Taiwan

Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association

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 helplines outside Asia by Gay Star News.

We will continue to update this list with relevant helplines. If you know of a helpline we should cover, please contact us via Messenger at m.me/proutapp.

For updates every Monday and Thursday on LGBTQ+ news and events in Asia, join our Telegram group at t.me/proutapp.

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