LGBT+ & SPACE

If you are aged between 13-21 years and identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Asexual or other sexual/gender minority, or you are questioning your sexuality and/or gender identity, then Off the Record offers a weekly LGBT+ youth group called SPACE for young people living in the Bath and North East Somerset area (B&NES).

At SPACE we aim to provide a safe space that you can be yourself in and get information and support on LGBT+ issues. It is a chance to meet and make new friends. We chat, have fun, get involved with local community projects, raise awareness in our settings, invite guest speakers, go on trips and much more!

So far we have:

  • Made zines
  • Created posters and leaflets. Click here to view
  • Been involved with a local film project
  • Debated on current LGBT issues
  • Been involved in a drama project
  • Run music nights
  • Enjoyed ‘Movie & Popcorn’ nights
  • Run workshops on ‘Healthy Relationships’, ‘Coming Out’ and ‘Dealing with bullying’
  • Taken part in LGBT History Month, IDAHOT and the Young People’s Equality Summit
  • Made a film about the SPACE group. Click here to view
  • Attended Bristol Pride
  • Joined up with another local LGBT+ youth group for a Summer BBQ
  • Enjoyed playing board games
  • Had visiting speakers – stop smoking and eating disorders
  • Had a Spooky Halloween party
  • Got involved in events to mark Transgender Day of Rememberance.

 

We plan to:

  • Music Nights
  • London Pride trip
  • Cooking and food based activities
  • Get involved in other LGBT related events.
  • Visit other LGBT Youth Groups
  • Painting arts projects
  • A Christmas Party and Meal out
  • Board Game evenings
  • Sporting activities
  • Craft session
  • And lots more!

 

The group is young person led so you tell us what you want in the group and we aim to make it happen!

SPACE meets every Tuesday in Bath city centre. It is free, independent and confidential. For further information or to talk about issues affecting your life as an LGBT+ young person, please text or phone our SPACE mobile 07872992879, or phone 01225 312 481  or email space@offtherecord-banes.co.uk for more details.

As well as the weekly group, we offer one to one support sessions to listen and help you with any issues that might be affecting you because of your sexuality or gender identity. You are welcome to meet us at our offices in Bath or we can come to your school, college or university.

The SPACE Team consists of Alice Hoyle and Harriet Rose  LGBT+ Development workers (Job share) and Natalie Retallick LGBT+ Project Worker, we each work 18.5 hours per week.

Our contact details are as follows:

Alice Hoyle 07753891747 alicehoyle@offtherecord-banes.co.uk (Working days mainly Tuesday evenings, Wednesday and Thursday)

Harriet Rose 07487642761 harrietrose@offtherecord-banes.co.uk (Working days mainly Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings)

Natalie Retallick 07872992879 natalieretallick@offtherecord-banes.co.uk (Working days mainly  Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays)

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(Off The Record Space team from left to right- Natalie, Alice and Harriet)

Off the Record works closely with B&NES council and local schools to support educators and children and young people around LGBT+ issues, so we were delighted that B&NES was the UK winner of the Stonewall Education Equality Index 2015 and placed joint second in 2016!

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Click here for links to other LGBT+ organisations’ websites you may find interesting or useful


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