Attending a Pride event in Kent this summer?

Look out for our BeYou team

If you're going to a Kent Pride event this summer, keep an eye out for our BeYou team.

The BeYou Project is Porchlight's service for LGBT+ young people

We started The BeYou Project because we know that young people who come out to parents or carers when they are still living at home are at greater risk of homelessness.

Some parents may not feel positively about a young person coming out, and there might be arguments in the family home.

BeYou is about providing safe spaces and advice to young people in Kent who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary or are questioning their sexual orientation and / or gender identity.

We also offer advice to friends, parents and carers about how best to support somebody who is young and identifies as LGBT+.

By creating a culture of understanding and inclusivity where everyone feels free to be themselves we can give more LGBT+ young people the chance of a brighter future.