LGB&T (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) youth groups can be a safe space to meet and socialise with other young people who might be going through similar experiences to you. They may also offer support services. Yorkshire MESMAC staff around the region can:
- Talk to you in confidence about sexual orientation and sexual health and any connected issues such as; homophobic bullying or hate crime.
- Provide you with information and free safer sex resources.
- 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.
- In some areas offer LGB&T youth groups
(If the email address ends with @mesmac.co.uk, this will be a Yorkshire MESMAC service)
(Bradford Lesbian and Gay Youth) meets in a safe city centre location in Bradford, every Wednesday
Sound is a group in Bradford for young LGB&T people aged 13-19.
We meet every Monday 6.30-8.30pm at the Equity Centre and we offer a safe, confidential and supportive place where you can meet other young people.
Tel: 01274 432 135
Fruitbowl is an LGB&T youth group that meets in Wakefield on Wednesdays.
Tel: 01924 211116
York and North Yorkshire
Yorkshire MESMAC currently operate two youth groups in Scarborough and Selby. Youth groups meet fortnightly at safe locations. Scarborough Youth Group is facilitated by Karen Chapman, and Selby is facilitated by Ben Arnup. LGB&T&Q youth groups are for young people between the ages of 13 - 25 years. For further details regarding our youth groups in Scarborough and Selby, please contact.
Karen Chapman on 01723 371278 (office) 07795623214 (mobile)
Ben Arnup on 01904 620400 (office) 07771931335 (mobile)
LGB&T Youth York
LGB&T Youth York meets in a central location every Monday.
Out to 25
A youth group open to all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning young people aged between 13-25 years old. This group meets every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.45 to 7.45pm in a central Leeds location. Activites include befriending, social events, discussions, support, health and safer sex information, help with benefits. The youth worker can meet up for 1 to 1 support available by appointment on a Tuesday afternoon.
Tel: 01132 243 798
Mobile: 07903 319 435
Yorkshire Mixtures Youth
Tel: 01484 223 603
Fruitbowl is a youth group and information service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGB&T) young people of secondary school age in Sheffield. We run a youth group on a Friday evening in the city centre and can provide one-to-one support to any young person who is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered, or think they might be, who needs to chat to a worker about anything.
Tel: 01482 218 115
The LGB&T Youth Group meets every Tuesday in a town centre location between 6pm and 9pm. We also have a Trans Youth Group that meets every other Wednesday, again in a town centre location between 6pm and 9pm.
The service we offer is confidential.
We are on Facebook – search for Rotherham LGB-Youth or Rotherham Trans-Youth.