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GYRO, Liverpool

GYRO (gay youth 'r' out) is open three nights a week for 12-25 year olds who are lesbian, gay, bi and trans, or questioning their sexuality or gender identity (LGBTQ).
GYRO is now open:
Every Tuesday: 4-6.30pm for young people in years 8-11 of secondary school (age 12-16)
Every Wednesday: 6-8.30pm for young people in years 12-13 or equivalent (age 16-18)
Every Thursday: 7-9.30pm for young people post year 13 (18+) up to 25.
For more info phone 0151 702 6076 or email gyro@ypas.org.uk

Utopia, Ellesmere

Utopia is a youth group based in Ellesmere port for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual members of the community. It is a place for young people to come and feel confident and relaxed in a safe environment.

Tuesday evenings
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Oasis centre
Coronation road
Ellesmere port
CH65 9AA

Pout Youth Group, Chorley

A safe and social space for young LGB people, meeting on Wednesdays 7- 9.30pm.
Postal address:
Telephone: 0800 7831524
Opening hours: Wednesdays 7- 9.30pm.
Email: pout99@hotmail.com

Youth Out in Oldham

(YOIO) is a youth group based in Oldham town centre for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and questioning people aged between 13 and 24 years. YOIO is a safe space for people to meet other young people like themselves, get involved with fun and informative activities, and above all be the person they want to be.

YOIO meets every Tuesday, 4.30 – 6.30pm
The Link Centre
140 Union Street
For further information please contact claire.harrop@lgbtynw.org.uk or call or text 07912 435094.

LGBT Youth Group, Stockport

We run a weekly group for LGBT young people aged 13-19 in Stockport on Wednesdays 6.30-8.30pm in the town centre. For further details ontact Myrtle on myrtle@lgbtynw.org.uk or call/text: 07530 316 656.

Pride in North Cumbria

A youth group aimed at ages 13 - 25 who meet once a week (Thursdays 6pm - 8pm). PiNC can be found at LGBT HQ, Fisher St, Carlisle, CA3 8RN. For more information ring Pam on 07901765453.


Lesbian and Gay Youth Manchester (LGYM) is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) youth project based in the city centre for young people aged 12+. We meet on Tuesdays 7.30 – 10.00pm and Saturdays 3.00 – 7.00pm.

We are based in the LGBT Centre
49-51 Sidney Street
M1 7HB
email us at info@lgbtynw.org.uk

LGBT Youth Group, Rochdale

We run a weekly youth group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people aged 13-19 in Rochdale which is very close to bus and tram routes, in a fully accessible and confidential space:
Tuesdays 4:30-6.30pm
Rochdale Mind
The Wellbeing Centre
3 -11 Drake Street
OL16 1RE
Contact Cliodhna (Clay-na), lead worker for the group by email cliodhna@lgbtynw.org.uk or 07873351702.

GAP (Young gay and bisexual men’s group), Newcastle

A fun, friendly and safe place to make friends, socialise and be yourself. Open to all young men aged 13 -19 who are (or think they may be) gay or bisexual. The group meets on a weekly basis, offering a safe space to discuss coming out, gay men and the law, HIV, safer sex, relationships. Social activities and trips out. For more information call MESMAC North East on: 0191 233 1333.

Star Group, Newcastle

The AKT Outpost and MESMAC North East are working together to offer a regional LGBT youth group for 16 to 25 year olds fortnightly on Mondays 1pm – 3pm. Drop in 1pm – 2pm group work 2pm – 3pm.

For more information contact AKT Outpost: 0191 2810099 or MESMAC 0191 2331333.
Address: MESMAC, 3rd Floor, 11 Nelson Street, Newcastle. NE1 5AN.

Plus Group, Gateshead

A mixed social group for anyone under 25 who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning their sexual orientation.
Meets every Tuesday in central Gateshead from 6-8pm.
For details contact: Louise Jobling
12 Gladstone Terrace, Gateshead. NE8 4DY
Facebook: www.facebook.com/plusgroup  
Email: LouiseJobling@Gateshead.Gov.UK  
Tel: 0191 4777759

LGBT Youth Forum, Gateshead 

The LGBT youth forum in Gateshead supports young people aged 13 to 19 with lots of activities and opportunities within the Gateshead area. For further information email lgbtgatesheadyouth@gateshead.co.uk or call 0191 410 2343 and ask for Carol Smith or Andrew Walker.

13 to 19’s Group, Durham  

Gay Advice Darlington & Durham, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual group for 13 to 19 year olds, Saturdays, 2.00pm to 5:00pm.
9 Duke Street, Darlington.
Call: 01325 355551
Website: www.gayadvicedarlington.co.uk  

WOWI! (Wansbeck Out With It!), Northumberland 

Wansbeck Out With It! or Wowi! is a social and support group for young LGBT people aged 13 to 25 who live in Wansbeck or the surrounding areas of Northumberland. The group is held once a fortnight in a safe space in Newbigin by the sea and run by staff from Northumberland Community Development Network. For more information on WOWI! Please contact: Kate Bromwich-Alexandra
Call: 01670 520889 NCDN office or Kate’s mobile 07778313932

Under the One Roof, Blyth

Under The One Roof youth social group for LGBT young people from 13- 25. Thursdays 6-8pm at The Point, Blyth. Warm & friendly environment. Varied activities: film making, street dance, meals out etc.
Call: 01670 531843 or 07415 104559.
Email: debswalker@trinityyouth.org.uk

LGBT Hexham

LGBT Hexham meet the first Monday of every month 6.30pm – 8pm at Hexham Youth Initiative.
Working with ages 13 – 19.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lgbthexham?fref=ts  


Young Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people will often be isolated. This fortnightly social group will help with your confidence and you will meet friends who are like you.

Meeting fortnightly at The Workshop, every other Wednesday. The session is 5.30pm-7.30pm but doors are open from 4.30pm.

Contact information
01904 620400
0777 1931 335

Out to 18, Leeds

The group is a LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* and Questioning) group for young people aged 13 to 18 that is run through the Leeds City Council Youth Service to support the young people with issues with homophobia, housing, scene life, sexual health and is also somewhere to meet in a safe environment and not feel threatened.

Out to 18 meets every Tuesday from 6pm till 8pm and every 2nd & 4th Thursday 6.30pm till 8.30pm in a central Leeds location.

Call on 07891 271043 or email jonathan.addy@leeds.gov.uk for any further information or directions

Stripes, Wakefield

Stripes is a youth group to all LGBTQ+ young people aged 13-19. Co-run by Wakefield Youth Work Team and Yorkshire MESMAC, we aim to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ young people. It is an organised session where we socialise and plan scheduled events.

We provide information, guidance and support on areas such as sexual health, relationships, keeping safe and anything we feel could benefit the group in their day-to-day life. We can also refer young people to a range of services such as counselling, and one-to-one support is available at all sessions.

We meet every Tuesday evening from 6.30pm-9.00pm in a central Wakefield location.

For more information contact:

Gail Viccars-Dyas (YWT): 07990 555336 / GViccarsdyas@wakefield.gov.uk
Wakefield Youth Work Team: 01924 302665 / youthwork@wakefield.gov.uk
Yorkshire MESMAC:  01924 211116 / wakefield@mesmac.co.uk

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