LGBTQ+ 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
"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