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Families: Welcome
Families: Who We Are
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MONTHLY DROP IN SESSIONS

Meet up with other parents, family members and members of local LGBT+ communities with refreshments, supported by volunteers from the Angels of Freedom.

 

With changes to the monthly social events lead by the Angels we are no longer able to offer a specific 'families' networking space, however our Wellbeing & Social Café continues as a family friendly LGBT+ affirmative provision. We welcome family, friends and allies to join us at the event.

Parents/guardians are invited to speak to our volunteers at the event, which includes other parents with lived experience of supporting their LGBTQ+ children (of all ages) - Alternatively, you're welcome to attend with your young people, an accepting and affirming activity for all.

Families: What We Do
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FFLAG

Supporting parents in the LGBT+ community.

We've been supported, and continue to work closely with the national charity FFLAG, who have been working hard to help the community for over 25 years.

There are a number of resources available to download from their website, both for parents with LGBT+ children and also to provide advice to children in coming out to their parents.

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Mermaids

Helping gender-diverse kids, young people and their families since 1995

Mermaids are an awesome national charity based here in Leeds who we are proud to endorse and support. They offer a helpline for young people and their families, groups and activities along with online support forums (as well as extensive campaigning, lobbying and advocacy).

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Out to 18 / Transtastic

Youth group for 13 - 18 year olds led by the Youth Offer team at Leeds City Council 

Supporting young people with issues on homophobia, housing, scene life, sexual health and is also somewhere to meet in a safe environment and not feel threatened.

A wide range of group work on issues affecting young people, trips out, residential weekends with other LGTBQ/LGBTQ friendly groups from around the country, Social activities like Art based activities such as DJ workshops, dance, photography, self defence, graffiti art, film nights, bowling, and much much more.

The group meets at a West Leeds location every Thursday 5:30pm-7:30pm, please contact a worker for further info:

Samantha.Horsfield@leeds.gov.uk

Bethany.Rounding@leeds.gov.uk 

General admin: youth.service@leeds.gov.uk 

Families: About
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Sent with Pride

Supporters of our activities, owned by Proud Mum Julie & partner Wayne

Sent with Pride provide financial, emotional and physical support for the Angels of Freedom and our activities within the local LGBT+ communities - you'll often find them at our regular events with their stall selling Pride merchandise and their queer inclusive greeting cards.

Visit their website to hear from Julie and her story, and maybe grab yourself some cards while you're there (which helps to support us too!).

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