Gay & Lesbian Youth Northern Ireland GLYNI
This is a youth group that provides support, information and advice for young people aged 16–25 years who don’t identify as being heterosexual. It ... offers a safe space for young people to come together to share experiences and gain support;
* focuses on personal development;
* includes social activities;
* aims to reduce the isolation felt by many young gay, lesbian, bisexual and tran-sexual people in Northern Ireland;
* provides education and training for other organisations on gay issue
GLYNI is now one of the most successful and popular social support groups for young lesbians, gays & bisexuals living in Northern Ireland. It holds weekly meetings every Monday night and organises a number of social events and self-development programmes for it’s members. Anyone who identifies as non-heterosexual aged between 16 and 25 years can join the group.
For more information about GLYNI, visit their website at www.glyni.org.uk or e-mail email@example.com. The Gay Helpline or Lesbian Line will also be able to give you more information.
Youth groups are great places to make your first gay friends. When run properly they are also a very safe space in which to start learning what kind of gay man or woman you want to be. However, please note, the rules and laws governing who can and cannot run a youth group are not perfect. New methods to help you confirm the integrity of people who run youth groups are being introduced over the next couple of years, but for the time being, even if you ask for references, you need to rely on your own judgement to determine whether or not the people running the youth group that you attend are responsible and trustworthy.
|Telephone:||028 908 90202|
|Address:||1st Floor, War Memorial Building, 9-13 Waring Street, Belfast, BT1 2DX|
|Gender:||Mostly Lesbian / Gay, Some Straight|
|When:||Mon to Fri: 9am to 5pm|
|New members welcome:||Yes|
|Information last updated:||11 October 2010|