We run social groups for LGBTQ+ young people throughout Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and they are completely free to attend. If you’re LGBTQ+ and aged 25 or under, you’re welcome to come along.
Our social groups are safe and friendly spaces for you to get involved in fun activities, make friends from the local LGBTQ+ community, and discuss things relevant to you. We believe that you deserve to have a safe and encouraging space for you to be yourself!
Currently our social groups are taking place online, but they have previously been located in Ely, Huntingdon, March, St Neots, Cambridge and Peterborough. Our social groups are open to anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ or is questioning their sexuality or gender. Most groups are tailored to a specific age range to help us tailor our activities appropriately.
We know that some young people benefit from a space tailored to their lived experiences. We’re hoping to continue our groups specifically for trans and non-binary young people, and explore creating a group for QTIBPOC (Queer, Trans and Intersex, Black and People of Colour) in the near future.
We also have a regular group for parents/ carers of trans and non binary young people.
Run by skilled staff and volunteers, we provide strong role models, peer support and a healthy community environment. Two social groups are never the same, with a wide range of activities such as games, crafts, cooking activities, silly sports, creative arts, and discussions about all things LGBTQ+.
If you would like to find out more about our social groups, get in touch by email: YouthWork@TheKiteTrust.org.uk
When I came out my family didn't accept me, I felt lonely and abandoned, then I found out about The Kite Trust and my life changed for the best, I found a second family where I am not afraid to be who I am, I can finally be myself and not feel judged or ridiculed.