LGB&T youth groups are a great place to meet and socialise with other young people in a safe environment.
"The group is a place where you can be yourself"- Jack 18
It can be really good to talk to people who might be going through similar experiences to you. They might also offer support services. Yorkshire MESMAC staff around the region can:
- Talk to you in confidence about sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual health, as well as issues such as homophobic bullying and hate crime.
- Provide you with information and free safer sex resources (such as condoms and lube).
- Tell you about what is going on in your local area for young LGB&T people, including groups and events.
- Signpost you to other appropriate services if necessary.
"This is one of the best things to happen to me, everyone is supportive to one another"- Bryan 20
The group meets fortnightly in a safe central Scarborough location to provide socialising and support for LGB&TQ people under the age of 25. The sessions normally start at 6pm and end at 8pm but sometimes there are group trips and residentials too.
Sessions have included costume making for Scarborough Pride, a movie night, sexual rights session, a beach party, food and non-alcoholic cocktails night, a Halloween party, a trip to Leeds LGB&T Pride, a residential in the Dales and more.
Young people from across the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale areas are very welcome to join the group, we can even help with travel expenses if it’s difficult to get to the group.
For more information contact Lilly on 07710 099 033 or email@example.com.
A fortnightly social on Wednesday evenings for young LGBT people aged 13-25. For more information contact Jono on 07795 623 214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The group is there to offer support and advice to young LGBT people. As well as being a safe place to meet we also have information sessions to enable people to be more informed about issues that affect may affect you. We also offer one to one support and can arrange support sessions at other times.
A youth group for LGBT+ young people aged between 13 - 19 taking place every 2nd and 4th Wednesday.
A safe space to chat, learn, get involved with creative activities and meet new friends.
For more information contact Cj on 07710 099 031 or email email@example.com
"This group helped me accept myself and give me a place where I can meet people like me"- Catia
"I have made many friends white I have been with the LGBT group and I look forward to being here"- Beth 17