Counseling for LGBT*I*

About 10% of all people are lesbian, bisexual, gay, trans* or inter*. They and their (chosen) families and friends are still confronted with special challenges and exposed to discrimination. Some people seeking advice have individual questions that arise due to their sexual orientation, gender identity or their “being”. Others are “only” looking for (new) contacts and joint activities, while others are in a crisis or have concerns that they cannot or do not want to clarify with friends or (chosen) family.

Counseling Occasions

In stressful situations and personal crises, whether e.g. in the course of self-discovery, coming out or transition, in the case of experiences of discrimination or challenges in the partnership as well as with all questions about sexuality, we are available to all LGBT*I* and their relatives with support and psychosocial advice. Especially in complex life situations, we take the time to explore the situation together and to work out concrete, individual solutions.

Migration & Refugees

Especially in the context of refuge and migration, we have been able to develop important skills and helpful networks in recent years. We offer culturally sensitive support for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans* and inter* people with a history of forced migration in all psychosocial as well as asylum and social law issues. Peers or professional language mediators support us along the way.

Counseling Teams

Our counseling teams consist of full-time and voluntary employees with different special knowledge. All counselors are qualified, undergo regular further training and are subject to a duty of confidentiality. They know the specific life situations and different lifestyles of LGBT*I* people.

Ways of Counseling

Personal advice is provided – by appointment – in our meeting points in Mülheim an der Ruhr and Krefeld or in the offices of our cooperation partners in Essen, Dinslaken, Duisburg, Gelsenkirchen, Kleve or Moers. You can also contact us by phone or digitally (via text or video).

How to contact us

Brief information and appointments in Krefeld & Mülheim

Mon., Fri. 14:00 – 18:00 / Tues. 16:00 – 20:00 / Wed., Thur. 12:00 – 16:00

Lebenslust Ruhrgebiet

Lebenslust in Mülheim
Friedrichstraße 20

45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Tel. 0208 412 59 22




Lebenslust in Essen
Kleine Stoppenberger Straße 13-15
c/o together

45141 Essen
Tel. 0208 412 59 22

Lebenslust in Gelsenkirchen
Wildenbruchstraße 13
c/o together

45888 Gelsenkirchen
Tel. 0209 120 93 68

Lebenslust Niederrhein

Lebenslust in Krefeld
Alte Linner Straße 119
47799 Krefeld
Tel. 02151 565 25 61




Lebenslust in Dinslaken
Brückstraße 11
c/o Diakonie
46535 Dinslaken
Tel. 0151 159 980 75

Lebenslust in Duisburg
Königstraße 49
c/o pro familia

47051 Duisburg
Tel. 0203 350 700

Lebenslust in Kamp-Lintfort
Vinnstraße 40
c/o AWO Kreis Wesel
47475 Kamp-Lintfort
Tel. 02842 139 97

Lebenslust in Kleve
Spoyufer 1-3
c/o together
47533 Kleve
Tel. 0151 159 980 75

Lebenslust in Moers
Rüttgersweg 25
c/o SLaM
47441 Moers
0179 614 50 41

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