LGBT Youth Scotland are Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country. They also deliver the LGBT Charter programme to schools, organisations and businesses. Their goal is to make Scotland the best place to grow up for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people. LGBT Youth Scotland play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTI young people that promotes their health and wellbeing, and are a valued and influential partner in LGBTI equality and human rights.
The mission of the Mosaic Youth Project is to support, educate and inspire young LGBT+ persons and those around them. The project do this by providing accessible activities, programmes and services that aim to empower community members, provide essential resources, advocate for young LGBT+ rights, and embrace, promote and endorse the diversity of young persons. They are committed to building a strong and cohesive LGBT+ community that is safe, free from prejudice, and thriving. A community where every LGBT+ young person feels empowered, inspired and proud of who they are.
The Proud Trust is an LGBT+ organisation that supports LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs and the Proud Connections chat service. Roots of this trust can be traced back to the 1970’s and the Gay Youth Group that met in Manchester, initially in Waterloo Place, and from 1988, the Sidney Street purpose-built Gay Centre. In the years since, The Proud Trust have continued to put LGBT+ young people at the forefront of our work. They support young people across the north-west and beyond through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programmes and more. The trust work with and support adults in trusted positions, including schools and other children’s services, helping them make spaces more LGBT+ inclusive as well as improving confidence in tackling discrimination and celebrating diversity.
akt supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 in the uk who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. atk support young people into safe homes and employment, education or training, in a welcoming and open environment that celebrates lgbtq+ identities. akt helps young people: Stay safe in a crisis Find emergency accommodation Access specialist support Develop skills, identify and achieve life goals They do this by providing: Access to advice from one of our housing specialists Connection to a mentor for one-to-one support Access to our emergency support pack or tenancy starter pack Accommodation with a specially trained akt host A place to stay in our Purple Door accommodation service A safe place with one of our many housing provider partners Access to life skills training, events and peer support networks
Diversity Role Models actively seeks to embed inclusion and empathy in the next generation. Our vision is a world where everyone embraces diversity and can thrive. This will help create a world where future generations embrace, accept and support difference. Our mission is to create an education system in which every young person will know they are valued and supported, whoever they are. We create safe spaces where young people can explore difference and consider their role in creating a world where we all feel accepted. Our student workshops feature LGBT+ or ally role models who speak openly about their lived experiences, building young people's empathy so they can understand the (often unintended) impact of their language and actions. In order to ensure sustained change we supplement this by training school governors, staff, and parents/carers.