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Be Young & Proud (BYP)

By 25/08/2016

Be Young and Proud (BYP)


Be Young and Proud (BYP) is for LGBTIQA+ young people and allies to express themselves and socialise with like-minded people in a safe and supportive space.


BYP members have the opportunity to:
• get involved in community events
• support raising community awareness of LGBTIQA+ people
• be part of the BYP Collective which includes Bellingen BYP and Nambucca Valley BYP


At BYP we discuss a range of topics like:
• coming out (or not)
• sex, gender and sexuality
• relationships, friendships and family
• addressing and managing homophobia, transphobia, interphobia and biphobia


When: BYP is split into two groups based on age:

  • BYP is for ages 13–18 and is from 4pm to 6pm on the 1st Tuesday of every month (excluding public holidays).
  • BYP+ is for ages 18–24 and is from 4pm to 6 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month (excluding public holidays).

Where: Groundworks Youth and Family Hub, 2/222 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
(Venue may change so please confirm before attending)


You can find out more about BYP and other activities we run by:
• liking our Groundworks Youth and Family Hub Facebook page
• following us on Instagram: @groundworks_youth
• requesting to join the private BYP Facebook group
• email: yfs@bluesky.org.au or phone: (02) 5632 4020


Need more information or to talk to someone?
• Kids Helpline | 1800 55 1800 | Anytime. Any Reason
• QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. View website here | 1800 184 527 and Webchat – 3:00 pm to MIDNIGHT, EVERY DAY