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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 13-19 (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 One Stop Shops.

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 ten groups for young people aged 13-18 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning their sexuality.

North Herts LGBTQ, Hitchin

Identity LGBTQ, Stevenage

LGBT*Q, Hemel Hempstead

Serenity LGBT*Q Group, Welwyn Hatfield

Prism LGBT*Q, St Albans

POWWA LGBT*Q, Rickmansworth

Be Yourself Be Proud, Cheshunt

P.A.C.T LGBT*Q, Watford

Gendered Intelligence, Stevenage

Serenity LGBTQ Group, Hertsmere

 

 

 

Support group for trans young people or those questioning their gender identity-
Stevenage (in partnership with Gendered Intelligence)

Hertfordshire

The Herts LGBT Guide is a guide to services in and around Hertfordshire, for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender people, and those Questioning their identity.

Hertfordshire Pride Society is a group of volunteers from the local lesbian, gay men, bisexual and trans* (LGBT*Q) 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 our victim service team on 03000 11 55 55

National

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

 

Click here to report a hate crime

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.

Hertfordshire Constabulary is committed to eliminating discrimination and building and maintaining good working relationships with all of the county’s diverse communities and our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities are a very important part of this. Visit the website or follow on Twitter.

Young Pride in Herts offers support, information and advice to the young LGBT+ 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.