Youth Social Group

Identify as LGBTQ+?

Questioning your Identity?

Aged 14-18?

Join our Youth Social Group and make friends in a safe environment!

We meet in the daytime every other Saturday in Gloucester
(and can help you with transport costs).

Youth Group Photo

“GayGlos Youth” started in July 2012, rapidly growing to a membership which has run at between 30-40 young people at any one time.

 

It provides young LGBTQ+ people aged 14-18 with a sense of identity and belonging, helping them to grow in confidence, self-esteem and happiness, both within the group and in the other communities within which they function, ie home, school, locality. 

In recent years sessions have included: 
 

  • LGBTQ+ History

  • Cooking on a Budget

  • Healthy Relationships

  • Drag

  • Cyber Safety

  • Sexual Health & Wellbeing

  • Christmas Party

  • Politics and LGBTQ+ Rights

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Coming Out Stories

The group has also been on trips to:
 

  • ‘Prides’ both in Gloucestershire and further afield

  • Annual Residential

  • Bowling

  • Ice Skating

  • Meals Out Together

All of which have added to the variety of the programme.

Meetings are held fortnightly, on alternate Saturdays, throughout the year including through school holiday periods between 11:45 and 15:00. 

 

The location of meetings is not published, ensuring that it is a safe meeting place.

The programme of meetings is led by the needs and wishes of the young people themselves. 

A significant and growing number of

Young People identify as being on the gender/trans-spectrum.  

 

As part of most meetings now, a ‘gender group’ meets for the first 45 minutes so that Young People can discuss their issues and share experiences and suggested ways of dealing with difficulties that arise in their lives, be that at home, in school or more widely.

Residential Photograph

Posters

You're welcome to download, print and display either of our Youth Group posters!

GaySpace

We also have an online social space for our youth group members to interact at times that suit them.

New members will receive an invite once they've registered.

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Project supported by the commissioner's fund.