In Barnsley, we're proud to support our LGBT+ community. Here’s how you can get involved and access support services.
- Pride Barnsley as part of Barnsley’s Big Weekend.
Groups and forums
You can find a collection of LGBT+ eBooks and audiobooks put together by our libraries.
It’s love, care and support that makes the best foster carers, regardless of your sexual orientation. The LGBT+ carers that Barnsley has are all fantastic and provide excellent care for the children who need it.
We welcome everyone here in Barnsley, so if you have the space in your heart and home to foster a child, visit our fostering in Barnsley page or call (01226) 775876 for a one-to-one chat.
Our No Place for Hate campaign champions our borough to be a place where everyone feels safe and respected. If you experience or witness abuse online, such as on social media or in person, find out how to report a hate crime on our hate and harassment webpage.
Further understanding and teaching resources
|LGBT Foundation||A leading national charity on LGBT+.||Adults and young people|
|Genderbread||A teaching tool for breaking the big concept of gender down into bite-sized, digestible pieces.||Young people|
|My Genderation||Content about trans people, made by trans people.||Young people and adults|
|Gender Identity Research and Education Society||A national organisation to improve the lives of trans and gender diverse people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.||Adults|
|A registered charity increasing the understanding of gender diversity and improve trans people's quality of life.||Adults and young people|
|Mermaids UK||A national charity supporting gender diverse young people and their parents.||Young people and families|
|Targeted Youth Support||Supporting young people in Barnsley to reduce or prevent problems from getting worse (they deliver specific sessions for LGBT+ young people).||Young people|
|SAYiT||Sheffield-based charity for LGBT+ youth.||Young people|
|Akt||A national charity for LGBT+ homeless young people.||Young people|
|A highly specialised clinic for young people who need support with their gender identity.||Young people|
|The Gender Identity Clinic (GIC)||Accepts referrals from all over the UK for adults who need support related to gender.||Adults|
|The Proud Trust||An organisation that supports LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support and mentoring programs.||Young people|
|Humankind - In Your Shoes||A social group with a chance to meet new friends and talk about issues that are affecting you.||Adults and young people|
|Hey! Let's Talk||A mental health charity for children and young people.||Young people|
|Spectrum||Sexual health support.||Adults and young people|
|TransBarnsley||Support for transgender and non-binary people and their families.||Adults and young people|