What should I know?

Freedom of association means you have the right to meet other people and join groups and organisations as long as it doesn’t harm the rights of anyone else. Alongside this the rights to freedom of thought and freedom of expression means that you should be supported to feel connected with other young people and with LGBTQ+ communities, culture and history if that is something you want.

What might help me?

  1. Attending groups with other LGBTQ+ young people and/or people who you identify with
  2. Meeting LGBTQ+ adults and engaging with LGBTQ+ cultures


The Proud Trust: Youth Groups

Mermaids UK: Youth Groups and Youth Forum

Freedom of association (Article 15)

Freedom of expression (Article 13)

Freedom of thought (Article 14)

42nd Street – Articles and Info

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Sammy* (young person) said “it enables trans youth to connect with each other, which allows people to explore their identities more and just exist with other trans people. Which I think in itself is very empowering and good for my mental health.”

*These quotations use pseudonyms and have been anonymised to protect participant’s identity.

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