LGBTQ+ Support

On average, 1 in 5 young people in the UK identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or are questioning their gender identity and/or sexual orientation, so you are not alone.

We understand that it may feel difficult to find support. Many young people feel isolated and disconnected from social circles or even families and we want you to know that you are not alone.

the lowdown’s LGBTQ+ Support Service runs youth groups and events for young people up to the age of 25.

We offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to attend as and when you like. It is a space designed so that you are able to explore who you are, to socialise, meet new friends, talk though difficulties with others who understand, whilst also having fun and joining in with activities.

Out There LGBTQ
Check out our OUT THERE groups and activities
OUT THERE Youth Groups

OUT THERE Youth Groups

  • Every Friday
  • School Years 7, 8 & 9
    5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • School Years 10, 11, 12 & 13
    7pm – 9pm

Contact us on how to join:

OUT THERE Pen Pals

OUT THERE Pen Pals

  • for anyone under 18

Would you like to get involved? Please contact us:

OUT THERE Plus Group

OUT THERE Plus Group

  • for 18-25 year olds
  • Every Friday 7pm – 9pm

Contact us on how to join:

OUT THERE Family Swim

  • for any LGBTQ+ person
  • Gender neutral swimming club

Would you like to get involved? Please contact us to let us know and we will get in touch when we are running an Out There Family Swim.

OUT THERE Parents & Carers

OUT THERE Parent & Carers 

  • for Parents and Carers
  • A respectful, safe, online space for parents & carers of young people that identify as LGBTQ
  • Also for parents and carers of young people who may be questioning and exploring their identity – to connect, share experiences and offer and receive support

To join this group, please visit our Facebook page:

Countywide LGBTQ+ Support Services

Northamptonshire LGBTQ+ Services

  • for Young People and their Parents & Carers

There are other LGBTQ+ support Services hosted by our Reach Partners around the county as detailed in the poster below.

Would you like to get involved? Please contact us:

If you’re nervous about coming to a group…

We understand that it can be incredibly nerve wracking to take that first step, so your parents are welcome to bring you along and drop you off if you wish. Alternatively, you could bring a friend who is supporting you.

Our group leaders will look after you, ensure you feel welcome, talk you through everything you need to know and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

For general queries about our LGBTQ+ Services:

Please ring the lowdown on 01604 634385, or email: lgbtqsupport@thelowdownnorthampton.co.uk

You can also check out the OUT THERE Groups social media pages too: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Counselling Service

Talking about your sexuality or any other concerns can be a great starting point for coping with your situation. We can give you the confidence to work through any issues you may be struggling with in our counselling service.

To see how to make a referral for counselling, please visit our Counselling page. We are here to help.

“We know it can feel like a big step to take, but we’re here for you!”