Privacy and confidentiality

We understand that confidentiality is important in this situation. That is why we take your data information seriously. When you contact SPA by email or through the contact form, it can be read by our small admin team, who will respond to you by email. Initially this will be done through a dedicated SPA email address and inbox. (If you subsequently contact a team member by direct email that is considered to be outside of this sites GDPR protection.)

Who we are: Straight Partners Anonymous (SPA) is a U.K. based peer support organisation for heterosexual individuals who currently are, or who have been in a relationship with an LGBT partner. It is co-ordinated by volunteer members.

Peer support means that support comes from other people who are in a similar situation (or have been). In other words, we understand and empathise.

Information use: The information that you give to us is used in order for us to contact you directly to discuss your situation, to offer support and advice.

Sharing: We would never sell or pass on your contact information to any third party.

The only exception is in the case of danger to yourself or others. Should you indicate an immediate suicide risk or of a threat of harm (to yourself or another) we reserve the right to contact the appropriate authorities in response to this in order to offer help and/or protection.

SPA is a U.K. based organisation. If you are from elsewhere in the world you are still welcome to contact us, but if you are U.S. or Canada based, we recommend that you access OurPath (formerly Straight Spouse Network SSN) to whom we are affiliated, at for more local assistance.

OurPath have a wealth of resources which may be of interest to you, wherever you live. Their audio series entitled ‘OurVoices Podcasts’ is particularly helpful and covers many different scenarios. These podcasts can be found at