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We run weekly meet-ups in your area. These are safe spaces that anyone who thinks they might be LGBTQ+ can come along to. You can meet new people who share some of the same feelings and experiences as you, socialise and just hang out in a safe and non-judgemental setting.

Are you aged 13-17?
When? What time? Where?
Every Tuesday 4.30 – 6pm Woodlands Youth Centre, Woodlands Road, Gillingham, ME7 2BX
Every Wednesday 3.30 – 5pm WREC Room, Pentagon Shopping Centre, High Street, Chatham, ME4 4HY
Every Thursday 5 – 6.30pm Strood Youth Centre, Montford Road, Strood, ME2 3ET

Virtual meet-ups for 13-17 year olds take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 – 6pm. Find out more

Are you aged 18-25?

Virtual meet-ups take place every Wednesday, 5.30 – 6.30pm. Find out more

How to join a group

If you are interested in joining, email us at beyou@porchlight.org.uk. From there, someone from our friendly team will get in touch with some questions and details on how to join the group. You won’t have to answer anything you are not comfortable with sharing; we just need to get in touch so we can make sure the groups remain safe spaces for everyone.

Covid safety rules: please do not attend an in-person group if…
  • You’ve tested positive for Covid in the last 10 days
  • You’ve had any of these symptoms in the last 10 days: high temperature, new continuous cough, lost your sense of smell or taste, had a change to your sense of smell or taste
  • You live with someone who has tested positive for / had symptoms of Covid in the last 14 days
  • Someone in your support bubble has tested positive for / had symptoms of Covid in the last 14 days
  • You arrived in the UK from a country with a high Covid risk in the last 14 days

If you’re unable to attend an in-person group due to any of these reasons, you can still come along to one of our virtual sessions.

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