If you are looking for reassurance, support or advice and need to speak to someone confidentially, check out YC Hertfordshire who provide information, advice, guidance and support for young LGBTQ people aged 13-24 at their Access Points.

YC Hertfordshire LGBTQ projects

There are currently 18 YC Hertfordshire projects for young LGBTQ people across the whole of the county, including four projects specifically for young people who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender fluid and/or questioning their gender. They are safe environments where you can meet other LGBTQ young people in your area, get support, learn new things and have fun!

There are separate groups for young people aged 13-17 and young adults aged 18-24. Click this link to find full details of your nearest group:

Other Hertfordshire Info & Advice

The Herts LGBT Guide is a guide to services in and around Hertfordshire, for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and those questioning their identity.

Hertfordshire Pride Society is a group of volunteers from the local lesbian, gay men, bisexual and trans community and their straight allies who organise the annual Herts Pride event.

Transgender and Non-Binary Support Group has two groups for over 18s and their parents, carers, family and friends which run on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Acceptance UK (Herts) Facebook Group is a closed Facebook group for transgender people and their family and friends to chat and get support.

Beacon Victim Care Centre If you have been unfortunate enough to have been a victim of crime, you can speak with a member of their victim service team on 03000 115555.

Hertfordshire Constabulary is committed to eliminating discrimination and building and maintaining good working relationships with all of the county’s diverse communities and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities are a very important part of this. Visit their website or follow them on Twitter.

Hertfordshire Constabulary is keen to encourage victims and witnesses of hate crime to report incidents to police without fear and to reassure them that they will be taken seriously and treated with sensitivity.

Find out more about hate crime and different ways to report it here

National organisations

Terrence Higgins Trust gives a great starting point for you if you are questioning your sexual orientation or gender identity, and for parents/carers to understand and be able to offer support when it’s needed.

The Genderbread Person gives an overview of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Stonewall UK is the national organisation working to achieve equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transexual people.

Some other agencies offering support and guidance:

Young Pride in Herts offers support, information and advice to the young LGBTQ community, and to those who may be struggling with their sexuality or gender, in Hertfordshire.

If you need support, want to get involved in changing services in the county or are a friend/parent or carer who needs advice, please contact us through our contact page.