2. Parental Acceptance19982008 Out to Parents93%88% Positive Parents86%29%
3. Isolation19982008 Positive Information at School 13%18%
“ Nowhere, keep to self, hard to find gay people, didn ’ t know anyone until I came to GALYIC ” “ Wouldn ’ t ” “ Pub ” “ Don ’ t think I would ” “ Inside my head ” “ In a pub, university gay society or gay scene ” “ Would probably be out drinking ” “ Probably wouldn ’ t ” “ Don ’ t think I would have, hard to come out at my school ” “ Would top myself ” “ Don ’ t know, don ’ t think I would have met them. Internet? ” “ No idea ” “ Don ’ t know a safe place ”
10. Integrated Services19982008 Include LGBT youth amongst client group 36 Out to GP53%34%
1.Little change: 1.still isolated, 2.still bullying at school and on streets, 3.still homelessness 4.Still substance misuse, 5.still rape and sexual abuse, 6.still little information at school, although appears to be more individual support from teachers, 7.still few services responding to needs 2.Four significant differences: 1.Coming out at younger ages 2.Experiencing more parental rejection 3.Higher levels of self-harm 4.Higher levels of attempted suicide.
100% helped develop positive identity 96% helped develop confidence 96% felt less isolated as a young LGBT person 81% less depressed 83% less suicidal 79% less self-harm 75% phobia better 76% of those interviewed with the IMP questionnaire said that they were more likely to practise safer sex as a result of being in touch with GALYIC.
12. Rosenberg Self Esteem1 st AccessIMP 100%16.4419.20 68%16.4423.44 16%16.44dropped
“ GALYIC is a great safe space for young people, providing activities and possibilities for young people which they couldn ’ t access anywhere else. This is a good thing! It also does a lot in Calderdale and nationally, if there is a mark of how successful GALYIC is and what a valuable service it provides it is visible in how many people owe it so much, the changes it has brought and the people who simply wouldn ’ t be here without it. ” Member, 2008