Allsorts of Love: LGBT+ Youth Project Celebrates 20 Years of Service
20 Days of 20 Years is a countdown to Allsorts Youth Project’s annual general meeting, celebrating all of the achievements that Allsorts has made since its creation in 1999.
Allsorts Youth Project is a Sussex-based charity that listens to, supports and connects children and young people (under 26) who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT+) or unsure of their gender identity/sexual orientation.
With a vision to see a world in which all LGBT+ children and young people are free to thrive, Allsorts challenges exclusion, predjudice & discrimination by providing specialist youth services, social spaces & one-to-one support, and by training the wider community and professionals to create safer and more inclusive spaces for all LGBT+ people.
An Allsorts Young Person said “I don’t feel like I’m alone anymore. The people here are very kind, and I always feel welcome. It felt like I was from a different planet before, but I’ve found my place here.”
Between the 7th-26th November, Allsorts Youth Project will be highlighting a selection of their proudest achievements each day on Twitter & Facebook.
This year alone, Allsorts has released its first youth-led podcast, seen success in its expansion to Worthing, Chichester & Horsham, and launched its first specialist service for LGBT+ children & young people who identify as BAMER (black, asian, minority ethnic and refugees).
Katie says, “My task is clear, to build on the foundations of our reputation & reach, and expand our services. Jess’ creativity, spirit and energy is something that has constantly inspired me and will continue to drive the project & our mission forward.”
If you would like to celebrate Allsorts Youth Project’s 20th Birthday with them, you can follow the 20 Days of 20 Years countdown on Facebook (/allsortsyouthproject) & Twitter (@allsortsyouth).
To donate, text 20YEARS and the amount you would like to donate (20YEARS 5) to 70085.
For more infomation on how you can support Allsorts Youth Project, get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org