How can I offer this in my service?

  1. Create space and activities for exploration of identity e.g. experimenting with dress and appearance
  2. Do not treat gender or sexual orientation as fixed i.e. how young people identify may change, so don’t assume. Instead, re-check pronouns and preferred names at the start of each group or session
  3. Represent diverse LGBTQ+ identities in service materials online and in print


42nd Street – Supporting LGBTQ+ young people

Cara Friend – A Youth Worker’s Resource: Encouraging LGBTQI+ Inclusive Practice

Gendered Intelligence – Good Practice When Working with Young Trans and Non Binary People

To listen to what is written on this page, click below

Val* (young person) said “you don’t have to be a stereotypically masculine trans man or feminine trans woman, you can be whoever you are without judgement. You can use whatever name and pronouns. For many its the only space they can use the name and pronouns they identify with.”

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

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