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Tackling homophobia and transphobia in settings supporting young people: what are the barriers and facilitators?

Report on homophobia and transphobia carried out in South Yorkshire that represents a collaborative piece of work between Sheffield Hallam University, Chilypep and the Centre for HIV and Sexual Health.

Through their development of GLOBAL (Gay, Lesbian and Others Becoming Active Leaders), a young people’s forum that challenged homophobia, they learnt more about how homophobia impacts on young people’s lives in so many ways. The organisation witnessed the lack of support for many LGBT young people leaving them often isolated, unheard and unsafe. At the same time they saw how young people took responsibility for challenging that homophobia and worked to change it.

Eleanor Formby
Sheffield Hallam University
Ben Willis