Supporting LGBTQ+ youth across South East Essex
Welcome to the home of Figuring It Out, South East Essex’s new charity for LGBTQ+ and questioning youth. We currently provide monthly peer support sessions at the Forum Library in Southend!
What we do
Figuring It Out provides environments for LGBTQ+ people to be themselves, when sometimes they can't in their day-to-day lives. These statistics from Stonewall's School Report in 2017 show the struggles faced by LGBTQ+ young people in schools. This really highlights why our work is so vital for young people:
64% of trans pupils in schools have experienced bullying over their gender identity
45% of LGBT+ pupils are bullied.
Half of LGBT+ students have heard homophobic slurs ‘frequently’ and ‘often’
Calendar of events
Come along. We're here.
This calendar shows all the events we run or are partnered with. All these are drop-in, so there's no need to contact us ahead of time - just turn up. However, if you have any questions, we are very happy to help - just email us.