Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s Local LGBT Support Charity
Hello and welcome to Breakout Youth. Breakout Youth is an independent charity (no. 1147556) based in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We offer a confidential support service for young people aged 11 to 21, who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or unsure of their sexuality or gender identity.
Young people who identify as LGBT or are unsure often feel isolated and alone with their sexuality or gender identity. At Breakout Youth, you will find a group of likeminded young people that you can socialise with safely. You’ll also find help with those feelings of isolation or confusion. We run confidential youth groups based in Southampton, Eastleigh, Basingstoke (Freedom Youth) and the Isle of Wight.
We offer a range of support services to young people and professionals on LGBT issues
- Regular confidential youth groups in Southampton, Eastleigh, Basingstoke, and the Isle of Wight.
- Local activities and events providing enjoyment, support and valuable information.
- Help with telling others about your sexuality or gender.
- Access to other services that may help you.
- Confidential one-on-one support.
- Access to free condoms, lube, Chlamydia screens, pregnancy testing and advice from qualified sexual health workers.
- Support to help you stay safe in your relationships and your community.
Raising awareness and educating professionals
If you are a professional, we also offer bespoke training on issues around sexuality, homophobia, gender and transphobia. We can design and run sessions for groups or assemblies, or support young people on a one to one basis. Get in touch for more details
October 25, 2016
People who identify as LGBTQ in Somalia face discrimination against their sexuality and gender identity that is not experienced by heterosexual residents. According to Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, sexual activity with a person of the same sex is punishable by imprisonment from 3 months to 3 years. Michael is abstaining from meat, […]
October 24, 2016
Michael is now in his 9th week of abstaining from meat, fish and sugary treats! Today marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Solomon Islands, where same-sex sexual activity is punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Acts of “gross indecency” can also be punishable of up to 5 years imprisonment. Michael is abstaining […]
October 23, 2016
It’s the end of week 8 of Michael’s 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats. Today we look at Singapore, where male homosexuality, unlike female homosexuality, is illegal. In addition, same-sex relationships are not recognised under the law, and the adoption of children by same-sex couples in Singapore is illegal. Click here […]
October 22, 2016
It’s day 55 of Michael’s 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats. Today represents Sierra Leone, a country people who identify as LGBTQ face legal challenges not experienced by heterosexual residents. Male homosexuality is illegal in Sierra Leone and is punishable with up to life imprisonment. For women, on the other hand, […]
October 21, 2016
According to section 319 of the Senegalese Penal Code, homosexuality is illegal in Senegal. Anyone who is found to be guilt of same-sex sexual activity can face a punishment of up to 5 years in prison. In addition, a survey conducted by the Pew Research Centre in 2013 stated that 97% of Senegal residents believe […]
October 20, 2016
Today is day 53 of Michael’s 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats. Day 53 marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Saudi Arabia, where homosexuality and transgenderism are illegal. Anyone who is found to be guilty of homosexuality or cross-dressing on their first offense can face penalties of imprisonment, fines, whipping […]
October 19, 2016
It’s day 52 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge which marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Samoa. According to section 71 of the 2013 Crimes Act, homosexuality is illegal in Samoa, with up to 7 years of imprisonment as a penalty. LGBTQ rights for women are, however, different to men, with female homosexuality being classified […]
October 18, 2016
People who identify as LGBTQ in Russia face discrimination against their sexuality and gender identity that is not experienced by heterosexual residents. Although same-sex sexual activity between adults was decriminalized in 1993, households headed by same-sex couples are ineligible for the legal protections available to heterosexual couples. Homosexuality continues to be seen as a taboo […]
October 17, 2016
It’s the beginning of week 8 of Michael’s 79 days of abstinence from meat, fish and sugary treats. Today marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Qatar. According to Article 296 of the Penal Code, people who are found to be guilty of same-sex sexual activity can face up to 3 years imprisonment. In addition […]
October 16, 2016
Guest Artist and Compère for the Isle of Wight Gay Men’s Chorus Presentation ‘Life’s a Drag‘ The ‘I of W’ Gay Men’s Chorus, Empowers the senses to rock. With the talented ‘Miss Jason’, That glamorous guy in a frock. “Life’s a Drag” will ‘Gaily’ feature, Hit songs from numerous shows. To delight our […]
Transgender Awareness Training for Professionals With an estimated 1% of the population falling somewhere on the broad “trans” spectrum, public facing organisations are likely to encounter a range of diverse trans people in the course of their professional work. ‘Introduction to Trans Awareness’ is an entry-level training session for professionals in any discipline, which introduces […]