New website offers support for LGBT young people in Hertfordshire
02 November 2015
Members of Herts1125 Who not What (WnW), the young LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and questioning) strategic group for the county, have been volunteering their time to work with Hertfordshire County Council Youth Connexions to develop a new website offering support and guidance to their peers.
Young Pride in Herts launched last week and contains information and links to advise young people who have questions about coming out, healthcare and where to go for support when needed. It is also a useful site for professionals, parents and carers who may need information to more effectively support a young person struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Members of the Who Not What group with the Youth Connexions youth workers who together created the new Young Pride in Herts website
Alex Ferguson, Youth Connexions Youth Work Development Worker said “Designing and populating a website has been a journey in itself. Young people have volunteered a lot of their time, making sure the information is well set out, relevant and informative. Their start point was creating a site that they wished had been available to them earlier as young LGBT+, and as the project has neared completion they have expressed confidence that it will also help many others.Thank you to Herts County Council Public Health department for their support with this project.”
Herts1125 WnW together with Youth Connexions is one of nine finalists in the Youth Volunteering Award category of the prestigious Children & Young People Now Annual Awards. The winner will be announced on Thursday 26th November 2015 at the Hurlingham Club, London.