The opening night of the new LGBTQ group gave Hatfield a sense of acceptance and understanding. The youth workers heard the LGBTQ cry for a place where we could meet new members in Hatfield; they delivered quickly and with enthusiasm.
On arrival I was greeted by a youth worker who was ready to show us all of the plans for the new group. They made me feel very welcome, which was a relief as I didn’t quite know what to expect at first. We were shown around the building so that we could settle in. The youth worker pulled out all the stops so that we all felt comfortable (even bringing out biscuits and drinks).
We then spent some time with the youth worker talking about our favourite television shows and making art using the colours of the rainbow and the pride flag. It was very relaxed and set an environment that made it easy for us all to get to know each other. The evening was full of laughs and questions about each other’s LGBTQ experiences and I feel that we all bonded.
Over all, the night was great and I came out feeling happy that there was finally something like this taking place in my home town!
Tiff, 17, Hatfield
If you would like to attend the new Hatfied LGBT group, email the Youth Connexions Youth worker, Tracy, tracy.Lee@hertfordshire.gov.uk