Herts1125 Who not What

Who not What is a group of young people who have come together to represent the voice of the young Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Questioning community of Hertfordshire.

The Herts1125 Who Not What group look at services and education available throughout Hertfordshire and conduct regular consultations to hear the views and opinions of young LGBTQ  people aged 11–25 who live, work or are educated in the county.

It all started with a tweet

From one tweet back in August 2014, a core group of young people from across Hertfordshire have come together to look at what services are available in the county including resources accessible both online and in their localities, how social networking can be better utilised and how education can be improved to better support and inform young people. 

In our words...

"...Who not What is about us as young LGBTQ people; what WE experience, what WE feel would work better, how WE can improve things for the future. It’s not about what adults think; it’s about what WE think."

Herts1125 Who not What...

  • Meet every month in Hatfield
  • Consult with young people through schools, youth groups and community groups on LGBTQ issues
  • Are involved in the co-production of services for LGBTQ young people in Herts
  • Are committed to raising awareness of issues that young LGBTQ face and the services available to support them


Who not What recruiting now!

We are currently recruiting new members who are interested in improving services for young LGBTQ young people and raise awareness of the issues that LGBTQ young people face such as mental health and hate crime awareness. We meet once a month in Hatfield and have lots of exciting projects coming up over the next few months. If you are interested and want to find out more please email  youngprideinherts@hertfordshire.gov.uk


One of the first achievements of the group...

...is this fabulous website to support LGBTQ young people: www.youngprideinherts.org

...and another, together with YC Hertfordshire, was being one of nine finalists in the Youth Volunteering Award category of the prestigious Children & Young People Now Annual Awards.


Want to get involved?

If you are interested in getting involved and changing local services for young LGBTQ contact youngprideinherts@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Follow us @hertsyoungpride

Young people's LGBTQ support groups

YC Hertfordshire runs LGBTQ support groups across the whole of Hertfordshire. They are safe environments where you can meet other young LGBTQ people, get support, learn new things and have fun!