Herts1125 Who not What
Who not What is a group of young people aged 13–19, up to 24 with learning disabilities, who have come together to represent the voice of the young Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Questioning community of Hertfordshire.
The Herts1125 Who Not What group are looking at services and education available throughout the county and will be conducting regular consultations to hear the views and opinions of young LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ; 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 every month in Hatfield
- Keep in touch with other 1125 members via email/social networking
- Consult with young people through schools, youth groups and community groups on LGBTQ 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.
Who not What recruiting now!
We are currently recruiting new members who are interested in improving services for young LGBTQ young people and raise awareness of the issues that LGBTQ young people face such as mental health and hate crime awareness. We meet once a month in Hatfield and have lots of exciting projects coming up over the next few months. If you are interested and want to find out more please email email@example.com
One of the first achievements of the group...
...is this fabulous website to support LGBTQ young people: www.youngprideinherts.org
...and another, together with YC Hertfordshire, 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 LGBTQ contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow us @hertsyoungpride
Young people's LGBTQ support groups
YC Hertfordshire currently runs ten LGBTQ support groups. They are safe environments where you can meet other LGBTQ young people, get support, learn new things and have fun!