Identity is an LGBTQ group situated in the Halifax/Calderdale area, formerly known as GALYIC. The group offers confidential support and advice to all young people aged 12 - 18yrs regarding sexual and gender identity, home and school concerns, and all other worries they may have. We are based in a secure location in Halifax town center that offers a safe evironment for young people to meet every Wednesday between 17:00 and 19:30.
The group itself is run by experienced members of staff and volunteers that are selected with the help of the young people. Kate, Robin, and Callum are our youth and support workers who run each session along with volunteers.
Hi, I'm Kate and I'm a worker at Identity Youth Group.
I have worked here for some years now and loved every minute. I enjoy craft and cooking activities with the group, but my favourite part of my job is knowing that our young people have a safe, supportive space to be themselves. Our young people are an amazing bunch, they are resilient, creative, and inspiring and make me laugh all the time- it's an absolute joy to work with them.
Hi, I’m Callum and I’ve worked with Identity since August 2017. I’m really enthusiastic about working with our young people and ensuring they have a safe place with exciting activities every week. Working with the young people is a delight every week, they’ve taught me a lot and I feel very grateful to have this job. The group is a fantastic project and I’m enjoying growing along with it. Last but not least – the group has achieved so much thanks to the dedication of Robin and Kate and I’m very lucky to work with them!
My name’s Rob, and I joined Identity back in July 2017. We’ve been all over the place since then; from People’s Park to the People’s History Museum! I’m really excited to be helping young people create a safe, friendly environment where we can question, learn, and create some great things. The group is changing and developing at a rate of knots, and I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes!
As for me, I have all sorts of hats in the Positive Identities service, working with the Anti-Homophobic, Biphobic, and Transphobic bullying programme in schools across Yorkshire, and running the steering group for our Prouder Communities service (check us out on Facebook!).
IDENTITY is always looking for volunteers! If you think you can give some spare time to a great cause please visit the getting involved page.
website and logo credit: Levi Meko