Lesbian, gay and bisexual members

Celebrate and support lesbian, gay and bisexual members

As a charity for all girls we strive to make sure that every girl and young woman is given equal access to the opportunities that we offer.

This can mean that we need to take a more bespoke approach on a case by case basis. So we invite all our leaders, or volunteers, who require support or advice on including any young members to use the resources and guidance available.

If you can't find what you need, or you want to talk things through with someone to make sure you are meeting the requirements of our Equality and Diversity policy, get in touch with your local commissioner or with the national info team for bespoke help and advice.

How you can create an environment where young members and volunteers can truly be themselves

It's vital that guiding remains a safe space for LGBT members - especially since they are still likely to experience discrimination elsewhere. Our guidance on sexuality and gender identity are designed to help you make a safe environment in your unit.

Talking to young members

Conversations about sexuality and gender identity may arise naturally during unit meetings - so we have created a number of resources for you on supporting in-unit discussions. These include our Let's Talk resources, which covers advice on how to respond if a young person confides in you about their sexuality, and our Guiding Conversation on sex, gender and bullying, aimed at supporting instigating conversations at district and division level.

Planning activities and residentials

Find out more about some key considerations for including young trans members in activities, weekly meetings and residentials.

Join us at Pride!

We have an annual presence at Pride events throughout the UK - find out how you can join Girlguiding at Pride.