Proud Trusts’ Mitchel Porter talks respecting pronouns & need for LGBTQ+ youth support groups! Interview W/ The NGY Show, Hosted by Chatterboxes
Mitchel Porter from The Proud Trust spoke to Unity Radio’s ‘The NGY Show’ about the importance of respecting pronouns. They also touched on the daily struggles an LGBTQ+/ Non-Binary person may go through. Mitchel highlighted the necessity for support groups targeted towards the LGBTQ+ community.
Mitchel Porter is the Youth Work Coordinator for the Rochdale and Stockport LGBT+ youth groups at The Proud Trust. Despite having experience with young people already, Mitchell is thrilled to now work specifically with LGBT+ communities.
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The Proud Trust is an organisation that supports LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs and the Proud Connections chat service.
They can trace their roots back to the 1970’s and the Gay Youth Group that met in Manchester, initally in Waterloo Place, and from 1988, the Sidney Street purpose-built Gay Centre.
The organisation became a Company Limited by Guarantee in 2005, after extensive consultation with LGBT+ young people and youth workers across the north-west of England. At the time, the organisation was known as LGBT Youth North West and set about addressing three main aims:
- Creating a better support network for LGBT+ youth groups and young people.
- Keeping young LGBT+ people on other people’s agendas, so that schools, colleges, governments and other organisations considered and addressed LGBT+ needs.
- Providing opportunities to bring young people together through regional events such as, Pride Youth Games, peer educator training and conferences.
From 2009 as local authorities closed many of their youth services, The Proud Trust began to directly deliver LGBT+ support in six boroughs of Greater Manchester as well as Cheshire West and Chester.
In 2015, the organisation changed its name to The Proud Trust to reflect our aspiration that every young person can be proud of their identity, without fear or shame. This hope also extends to all communities and wider society being proud of their LGBT+ young people.
For more information about The Proud Trust click here!