SMILE: A Youth Group for Same-Sex Attracted Young People. About time.

By Abbey | Friday, 22 February | One Comment

What is SMILE?smile

SMILE is a youth group for same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people. It’s just started this month thanks to Headspace Top End and the Northern Territory Aids and Hepatitis Council.

This group is for you if you…

Identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, queer, intersex, transgender, pansexual, asexual, or anything in between.

What’s the aim of SMILE?

SMILE aims to brings same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people together- it’s about making it clear that you’re never alone in times of vulnerability. It provides a safe space (you can express yourself all you like!), it’s peer-led, and you have access to a range of information and a number of services to help you out. If you need anything from relationship advice to bouncing-back-advice if you’re suffering discrimination, this is definitely the group to be a part of.

Tell SMILE exactly what you want out of it by filling out this survey (It’s only six questions long. Easy as.)

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One Response to “SMILE: A Youth Group for Same-Sex Attracted Young People. About time.”

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    SMILE is exactly what is required here in Darwin. As a young, homosexual man, I often feel as if I have no one to reach out to – well, nobody, at least, who really understands what it is like to be me – so this group is an amazing way to evoke further understanding about sexual issues in our community, and it allows people like myself a forum in which to express their opinions and lobby for change, in order to make it a better society to live in.

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