Stripes is a youth group for all LGBTQ+ young people aged 13-19.
Co-run by Wakefield Youth Work Team and Yorkshire MESMAC, they aim to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ young people. It is an organised session where they socialise and plan scheduled events. Stripes provide information, guidance and support in areas such as sexual health, relationships, keeping safe and anything that they feel could benefit the group in their day-to-day life.
The group can also refer young people to a range of services such as counselling, and one-to-one support is available at all sessions.
Stripes meet every Tuesday evening from 6.30pm-9.00pm in a central Wakefield location.