LGBT+ Youth Project Celebrates 20 Years of Service

20 Days of 20 Years is a countdown to Allsorts Youth Project’s annual general meeting, celebrating all of the achievements that Allsorts has made since its creation in 1999.

Allsorts Youth Project is a Sussex-based charity that listens to, supports and connects children and young people (under 26) who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT+) or unsure of their gender identity/sexual orientation. 

With a vision to see a world in which all LGBT+ children and young people are free to thrive, Allsorts challenges exclusion, predjudice & discrimination by providing specialist youth services, social spaces & one-to-one support, and by training the wider community and professionals to create safer and more inclusive spaces for all LGBT+ people.

“I don’t feel like I’m alone anymore. The people here are very kind, and I always feel welcome. It felt like I was from a different planet before, but I’ve found my place here.” 

Allsorts Young Person 

Between the 7th-26th November, Allsorts Youth Project will be highlighting a selection of their proudest achievements each day on Twitter & Facebook. 

This year alone, Allsorts has released its first youth-led podcast, seen success in its expansion to Worthing, Chichester & Horsham, and launched its first specialist service for LGBT+ children & young people who identify as BAMER (black, asian, minority ethnic and refugees).

Additionally, co-founder Jess Wood MBE will be retiring and has handed the reins over to the newly appointed CEO, Katie Vincent.

Katie says, “My task is clear, to build on the foundations of our reputation & reach, and expand our services. Jess’ creativity, spirit and energy is something that has constantly inspired me and will continue to drive the project & our mission forward.”

If you would like to celebrate Allsorts Youth Project’s 20th Birthday with them, you can follow the 20 Days of 20 Yearscountdown on Facebook (/allsortsyouthproject) & Twitter (@allsortsyouth). To donate, text 20YEARS and the amount you would like to donate (20YEARS 5) to 70085. 

For more information on how you can support Allsorts Youth Project, get in touch: info@allsortsyouth.org.uk