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Identity is the new LGBTQ youth group in Halifax, click here to contact them.

Gay and Lesbian Youth in Calderdale ceased operating in November 2011. For information about its history and achievements click here.

Because of its popularity, the Trustees of Gay and Lesbian Youth in Calderdale agreed that I, Jan Bridget, could continue to run this website, keeping it up-to-date, and relevant to LGBT young people, their parents and professionals who work with young people.

With this in mind I took over the website when Gay and Lesbian Youth in Calderdale (the charity and company limited by guarantee) closed down in 2012, changing the name to Gay and Lesbian Youth Information Centre to make a distinction but also so that links to the website would still work.

I hope you find the website useful: it is the result of over 25 years experience of working with LGBT people, in particular youth. There are four main sections to this website:

Training provides a free 'Homophobia Awareness' training programme. Here is my Facebook page and 'Challenging Homophobia' on You Tube.

Support has in-depth information on Bullying; Coming Out; Health (in particular mental health and substance misuse); and Housing.

There is also a section for Parents who have LGBT children and another for Professionals such as mental health, teaching, youth, social services, housing, substance misuse; in fact, any agency that comes into contact with young people.

News archive of relevant items going back to 2008.

Links to relevant research and resources; and LGBT youth groups in different parts of England.