Herts1125 Who not What
Who not What is a group of young people aged 13 – 19, up to 25 with learning disabilities, who have come together to represent the voice of the young Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender + community of Hertfordshire.
The Herts1125 Who Not What group are looking at services and education available throughout the county and will be conducting consultations annually during May–July to hear the views and opinions of young LGBT+ aged 11–25 who live, work or are educated in the county. Who not What will be publishing their findings within the Herts1125 Young People’s Manifesto that has become a key strategic document for the voice of all young people in the county.
It all started with a tweet
From one tweet back in August 2014, a core group of young people from across Hertfordshire have come together to look at what services are available in the county including resources accessible both online and in their localities, how social networking can be better utilised and how education can be improved to better support and inform young people.
In our words...
...Who not What is about us as young LGBT+; what WE experience, what WE feel would work better, how WE can improve things for the future. It’s not about what adults think; it’s about what WE think.
Herts1125 Who not What...
- Are members of the countywide group Herts1125
- Meet three times a year at County Hall, Hertford
- Keep in touch with other 1125 members via email/social networking
- Consult with young people through schools and communities on LGBT+ issues
- Write up our findings and suggestions for improvement to include in the Hertfordshire Young People’s Manifesto and present it to decision makers in Herts.
One of the first achievements of the group...
...is this fabulous new website to support LGBT+ young people: www.youngprideinherts.org
...and another, together with Youth Connexions, was being one of nine finalists in the Youth Volunteering Award category of the prestigious Children & Young People Now Annual Awards.
Want to get involved?
If you are interested in getting involved and changing local services for young LGBT+ contact yc@Hertfordshire.gov.uk
Young people's LGBT+ support groups
Yc Hertfordshire currently runs nine LGBT+ support groups. They are safe environments where you can meet other LGBT young people, get support, learn new things and have fun!
Click on the links below to see full details on MOGOlistings:
- Free2B LGBT*Q, Letchworth
- Identity LGBTQ, Stevenage
- LGBT*Q, Hemel Hempstead
- Serenity LGBT*Q Group, Welwyn Hatfield
- Prism LGBT*Q, St Albans
- POWWA LGBT*Q, Rickmansworth
- Be Yourself Be Proud, Cheshunt
- P.A.C.T LGBT*Q, Watford
- Gendered Intelligence, Hertfordshire