Out of The Can+

LGBTQ+ Youth Group in Swindon 

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Springing into Summer !

In the last month we’ve celebrated several awareness days and held a quiz for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).  We’ve also been getting stuck into the books in our new Queer library, and having enjoyed the new Netflix show Heartstopper we’re excited that WH …

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It's good to be back

 Like everyone, we had to close our doors in March 2020.  But we reopened our Swindon sessions in August 2021 and have steadily been growing our membership since then.  
We've packed lots of activities into the last nine months starting with the Youth Safe Space we ran at Swindon & Wilt…

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Film Project - 'Like A Person'

'Like A Person' is a short film, which was created by the young people of OOTC with the support, direction and filming talent from Create Studios. This is to capture their experiences of being supported when they could have faced discrimination. This is an educational film to support other LGBTQ+ yo…

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Its our Year Anniversary

OOTC+ are very proud of our association with Stonewater and Diversity Trust, we are now a year! We have launched our monthly Saturday Sessions and now have Thursday Weekly Session in Royal Wootton Bassett.

This was our original article in the Swindon Advertiser Article.

We still have 2 years of fu…

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Old Town Festival 2019

Out of the Can and our friends Swindon & Wiltshire Pride, had a stall at Old Town Festival on Sunday 9th June 2019.

We would like to thank everyone that came along, chatted to us and took some information. For us it was a such an engaging day with lots of people from all ages looking at the display…

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October at OOTC+

18 of our young people are watching 'Pride' and eating Pop-corn, Another 5 are playing 'Exploding Kittens' after an competitive game of 'UNO' with one of the leaders, and we are the lucky ones that are writing this blog. 

Over the last few weeks we have been planning our 'short film' with Create S…

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Getting ready to visit the New College for LGBT History Week

New College has invited as to come along to the LGBT+ week, in support of The Albert Kennedy Trust on Wednesday 21st February in the Foyer.

The College is doing activities all week and this has been organised by the New College LGBT Group, in support of LGBT History Month.

Tonight at group we …

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Today at group we played Monopoly. Had some great conversation about current lgbt news and what everyone got up to over the week.


The website is up!

This is our first blog post on our brand new website!

Chats with Charlie

11th December 2018

Today we are here sitting at group, just blogging and a random ting came into my head and it was about 'Gender Neutral Toilets'...........

We would like to spread the awareness and the challenges that Trans People face, when using public toilets.

As a Trans young person, using a public toilet that isn't gender neutral can be uncomfortable, anxious, watched, and stressful plus so many more feelings. Sometimes I have to use disabled toilets to stop all of the above feelings, and this makes me feel bad. Trans people aren't disabled and we don't want to be in this position. Gender Neutral Toilets work, we have them in New College and no one cares in a positive way. We had a look on the interweb and even 'The White House' has Gender Neutral Loos, plus other places in the UK like London Barbican, University of Northampton, Lancaster University.

I believe having Gender Neutral Toilets around Swindon, would help people gain confidence who question their gender or just want to feel safe.

This could be as simple as changing a sign.... in some places. 



OOTC+ Launch

October 23, 2018

OOTC+ are very proud of our new launch in association with Stonewater and Diversity Trus! Watch this space for the announcement of our first Saturday session.

The funding has secured the future of the group for the next 3 years, and will allow us time to grow and develop OOTC+ further.

Follow the link and check out the Swindon Advertiser Article.



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