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13-25 year olds

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Freedom is OTR’s gender and sexuality social action project.

Please note that the Freedom sessions have moved online throughout the pandemic and lockdown. You can sign up with the button above. Read more about OTR’s availability here.  Here are Henry and Natasha to tell you more:

LGBTQ+ stands for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, questioning or queer and the ‘+’ includes other diverse identities such as asexual, demigender, non-binary, pansexual, to name a few. Freedom is open to anyone questioning their sexuality or gender and is supported by a team of friendly and knowledgeable LGBTQ+ youth workers.

Here’s what’s on offer…


Freedom Youth (age 13-19)

Group sessions are social, informative and safe supportive spaces. Sessions are filled with workshops (on topics such as housing, relationships, mental health, gender and sexuality, keeping safe and much more). Members decide the programme which always includes games, socials, trips and creative activities.


Freedom (age 19-25)

Freedom is a social and information space which provides support, advice and social opportunities for those aged between 19 and 25. Group members can gain experience in campaigning, activism, mentoring and event organising. Members lead the group and are supported by friendly and experienced youth workers.

Freedom also offers a space for one-to-one chats about what matters to you.


LGBTQ+ Counselling

One-to-one work is a supportive space to chat about what matters to you. Staff can work with you to explore identity and a range of topics alongside offering information and signposting to other support such as our specialist LGBTQ+ counselling service.


Working together with EACH our young people created ‘What is gender?’ a short film with documentary and animation:


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"When I found Freedom I was lost and confused. Freedom acted as a map, to help me navigate my own path through the confusing world of gender, sexuality and identity, and now I can confidently and comfortably be myself"
Freedom feedback
"I love coming to Freedom and socialising with people who are LGBTQ+ as it makes feel more connected with everything"
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