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Supporting LGBTQ+ youth across Southend

Introduction to FiO

Welcome to the home of Figuring It Out, Southend’s new support group for LGBTQ+ or questioning youth. Feel free to have a look around the site and see how we can help you! We meet monthly at the Southend forum - more information to come!


What we do

Figuring It Out provides a safe environment for LGBTQ+ people to be themselves. Especially when they can't in their day-to-day life. Here we have compiled statistics from Stonewall's school report 2017 over what its like to be LGBTQ+ in schools. These statistics really highlight why we need to create an LGBTQ+ space in Southend 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

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