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New Youth Group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Young People Has Opened in Kildare

New Youth Group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Young People Has Opened in Kildare 

Friday, 25 October 2013

The new group opened on 5th of October and running on the 1st Saturday of the month from 3.30pm – 5.30pm has been opened by Kildare Youth Services with the guidance and support of BeLonG To Youth Services, the national organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans young people in Ireland. 

The KLGBT Youth Group is open to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans young people, their friends and young people who might be questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. The group will offer a mix of one-to-one and group supports to young people attending as well as an exciting programme of activities.  

Speaking at the announcement today, Maura Littlewood, North Kildare Coordinator with Kildare Youth Services said “We’re delighted to announce the opening of KLGBT within Kildare Youth Services, for many years LGBT young people in Kildare have had to commute to the city centre in Dublin to access support, information and advice. We’re very thankful for the support of BeLonG To in helping us to open an LGBT youth group locally.” 

KLGBT will support young people to be themselves, develop new skills and grow as individuals. The group will operate from Kildare Youth Services on Basin Street in Naas (opposite Naas Library).  

David Carroll, Director of Services with BeLonG To, said on the announcement “KLGBT is the 22nd LGBT Youth Group to be established in Ireland as part of our National Network of groups. We’re extremely thankful to Kildare VEC, Kildare Co. Council, the Kildare LGBT Group,  and the Community Foundation for Ireland for their ongoing and continued support in helping to get this vital community support in place.”  

Find out more about the group online: BeLonG To or KYS