We run social groups for LGBTQ+ young people throughout Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. They are completely free to attend: if you’re LGBTQ+ (or questioning your gender or sexuality) and aged 25 or under, you’re welcome to come along.
Our social groups are safe and friendly sober 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!
Most groups are tailored to a specific age range to help us tailor our activities appropriately. In accordance with government guidelines, there are currently six in-person groups, as well as four online-groups available as part of our Autumn 2021 programme. Because we know that some young people benefit from a space tailored to their lived experiences, we are continuously working on expanding our groups, most recently offering a trans and non-binary online group and launching our online group for QTIBPOC (Queer, Trans and Intersex, Black and People of Colour) in the near future.
In Autumn 2021, you can look forward to the following groups:
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.