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LGBTQ young people

LGBTQ young people (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or those who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity) can get support from METRO charity and its youth service, METRO Youth.

What they do

The service provides youth groups where LGBTQ young people can socialise and join in activities with others: 

  • Lewisham: Live– a group for those aged 16–25 meeting every Wednesday

  • Bromley: Snap– a group for those aged 16–25 meeting every Thursday

  • Greenwich: Shine– a group for those aged 16–25 meeting every Tuesday
  • Greenwich: Zest– a group for those 11–16 meeting every Friday
  • Southwark: Spark– a group for 13–19 year olds meeting every Wednesday
  • Lambeth: Star– a group for 13–19 year olds meeting every Friday.

Contact

email: youth@metrocharity.org.uk
tel: 020 8305 5004
website: www.metrocentreonline.org

Useful resources

LGBT Jigsaw
A one-stop-shop for young LGBT people across London who are homeless or having trouble at home.

It gets better project
The project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years.

Mermaids
Mermaids is a support group to help children, teenagers and their families to deal with gender identity issues.