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
September 28, 2016
It’s day 31 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ abstinence challenge, and today marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Kirbati. According to Section 154 of the Penal Code, people who commit same-sex sexual activity in Kirbati can face a penalty of up to 14 years in prison. Female homosexuality, unlike male homosexuality, is considered to be […]
September 27, 2016
People who identify as LGBTQ in Kenya face discrimination against their sexuality and gender identity that is not experienced by heterosexual residents. According to Section 162 of the Penal Code, anyone who is found to be guilty of committing same-sex sexual activity can face a penalty of up to 14 years imprisonment. Homosexuality is additionally […]
September 26, 2016
Day 29 marks the start of week 5 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge, where Michael is abstaining from meat, fish and sugary treats to raise awareness of the lack of LGBTQ rights in 79 countries around the world. Today represents Jamaica, a country where people who identify as LBGTQ can face up to 10 years […]
September 25, 2016
Today marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Iraq. While same-sex sexual activity have been decriminalized in Iraq, homosexuality continues to be taboo amongst the majority of the Iraq population. Many LGBTQ people suffer from discrimination, abuse, shame killings and murder, and in 2012 Iraq was declared to be unsafe for LGBTQ people. Michael is […]
September 24, 2016
It’s day 27 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge, and today represents Iran, a country where it is illegal to be homosexual. The punishment for men who are guilty of same-sex sexual activity in Iran is currently death. Women face a punishment of up to 100 lashes and can also become subject to the death penalty […]
September 23, 2016
People who identify as LGBTQ in Indonesia face discrimination against their sexuality and gender identity that is not experienced by heterosexual residents. According to a 2013 Pew Research Centre survey, 93% of people in Indonesia stated that homosexuality should not be accepted within their society. While homosexuality is classified as legal in Indonesia, Islamic-based laws […]
September 22, 2016
Sexual activity between people of the same gender has been illegal in India since 1860, which was when Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was first introduced. Anyone who is found to be guilty of homosexual acts are to be punished with imprisonment of up to 10 years. In addition, people who identify as […]
September 21, 2016
Michael is abstaining from meat, fish and sugary treats to raise awareness of the lack of LGBTQ rights in 79 countries around the world. Today represents Guyana, a country where homosexual acts are illegal, with a punishment of up to life imprisonment. In 2000 and 2003, amendments were put forward to change the Constitution of Guyana […]
September 20, 2016
People who identify as LGBTQ in Guinea face discrimination not experienced by heterosexual residents. Article 325 of the Guinea Penal Code states that all homosexual acts are illegal, and that anyone who is found guilty of same-sex activity can be punished with up to 3 years of imprisonment. Michael is abstaining from meat, fish and […]
September 19, 2016
It’s day 22 of Michael’s ‘79 Days’ challenge which marks the lack of LGBTQ rights in Grenada. According to section 431 of the Grenada Criminal Code, homosexuality is illegal in Grenada, with up to 10 years of imprisonment as a penalty. LGBTQ rights for women are, however, different to men, with female homosexuality being classified […]
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 […]