Have Your Say: Ending Conversion Practices

Ending Conversion Practices

Content warning: this article talks about physical and sexual abuse as well as themes of homo, bi and transphobia. For sources of support, please see the end of the article. Conversion practices can be really dangerous for people of all ages as they are harmful and abusive – with long lasting consequences.   They can […]

Get Involved in our National Participation Work

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Content Warning: Mentions Mental Health & Domestic Abuse Here at LGBT Youth Scotland, we want to make sure Scotland is a place where LGBTQ+ young people can flourish and thrive, but we know young people are often left out when it comes to decisions that affect them. We want your voice to be heard, and […]

21 years of Scotland’s LGBT History Month

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Ali Kerr, our Head of Partnerships, shares her reflections on LGBT History Month Let’s get this out the way at the start; I am getting old. Stairs are getting harder and the 80’s feel fairly recent. Which should make LGBT History Month right up my street, and yet until a few years ago I didn’t […]

(Un)seen & (Un)heard Voices

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‘(Un)seen, (Un)heard’ Communications Officer, Chloe Gardner, shares her excitement at the launch of our first national exhibition on 15th February. This LGBT history month, we are launching our first (Un)Seen, (Un)Heard exhibition, showcasing the stories of some of Scotland’s young LGBTQ+ people. In the UK, LGBT History Month was created to claim LGBTQ+ past, celebrate […]

Our response to the ruling on the reform of the Gender Recognition Act

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Today Lady Haldane has ruled that the UK Government can block the Gender Recognition Reform Bill. We share your disappointment and anger at this ruling – it’s been a long battle, but it’s not over yet. You can read what we’ve said publicly below.   At the moment we suggest the best thing to do […]

Introducing our new MSYPs

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We are thrilled to announce our brand new members of the Scottish Youth Parliament – Skye Morgan and Amy Winter! Skye and Amy were elected by their peers to represent LGBT Youth Scotland and LGBTQ+ young people across the country and will serve a term of two years before elections re-open in 2025.   We […]

Trustees, why do we do it?

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Trustees are volunteers too, not delivering frontline services, but every bit as committed to the aims and activities of the organisation as staff and volunteers who provide the services that are the reason for LGBT Youth Scotland’s existence.   We want to make Scotland the best place for LGBTQ+ young people to flourish and thrive […]

My journey from East to West

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My name is Maria; I have a cat called Basil; My background is in acting and performing arts and I am Portuguese. This is how I start my sign-ups with every young person at LGBT Youth Scotland. When we meet, we don’t know each other and that can be a daunting feeling. It was with […]

Launch: Voices Unheard – Peer Consultation 2022

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We are pleased to announce the launch of the findings report from the latest Voices Unheard peer consultation focused on LGBTQ+ young people in Scotland’s experiences of domestic abuse, both within their own relationships, and within families. The consultation was co-developed, delivered, and analysed in collaboration with LGBTQ+ young people from Voices Unheard; a youth […]

The Youth Work Survey 2023

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At LGBT Youth Scotland we are all about making an impact in the lives of LGBTQ+ young people so that they can flourish and thrive in the places that they live, work and learn. Every year we survey the young people who use our services so that we can understand the difference that we are making. Young […]