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Info & Advice

If you are looking for reassurance, support or advice and need to speak to someone confidentially, check out YC Hertfordshire who provide advice, guidance and support for young people aged 13-17 and  18-24 for LGBTQ people (up to 25 for young people with learning disabilities).

For young people leaving care, support is provided up to the age of 21 through YC Hertfordshire Access Points.

OK, need to know where to start?

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.

Local LGBTQ support groups for young people

Supported by YC Hertfordshire youth workers, there are currently 17 groups for young people aged 13-17 and young adults aged 18-24 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning their sexuality.

Please call ahead for details of location and age ranges covered by each group.

Hertfordshire

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.

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

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.