Providing support for young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT).

Some young people who identify as LGBT can experience a lack of support, awareness and acceptance from their family, friends and other people in their lives.

LGBT groups can provide additional advice, support or a safe space to meet other young people who have had similar experiences.

Lancashire LGBT supports a number of groups and activities across Lancashire which provide a diverse range of opportunities for LGBT people. The Lancashire LGBT website provides details of support groups, volunteering, events and an Information and Support Helpline.

It includes four youth groups run by Lancashire County Council for young people aged 12-19 years:

Power To Be Out (POUT) in the South Ribble area Tel: 01772 532930 or email

Proud Youth Are Out (PYRO) in the Lancaster and Morecambe area, send Text to: 07887631335

Power To Be Out (POUT) in the Burnley area Tel: 07929847448 or email

Power To Be Out (POUT) in the Pendle area Tel: 07876790731 or email

In Wyre LGBT provision is provided by URPotential. URPotential has three groups for LGBT and non-binary young people in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, plus a Trans-only young people’s group and a Family Support group for parents and other family members of LGBT and non-binary young people.  Contact the LGBT workers at UR Potential for more details. Email or telephone 01253 344398.

Other organisations offering support and information

LGBT Consortium a national charity that supports LGBT groups, organisations and projects.

The Proud Trust in Manchester and surrounding areas has details of main events such as Manchester Pride and has support information on a range of issues on their website.