Out of The Can Plus

LGBTQ+ Youth Group in Swindon 

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Old Town Festival

10th June 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 boards and learning new things, or just refreshing there knowledge.

Next stop will be Swindon & Wiltshire Pride on 10th August please come and visit us.


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.

Binding Safely

This is one of the topics we have discussed at group as it is really important that you bind safely, we've added a link to our External Links page, but thought we should share it here as well, along with some others:

Binding 101 - tips to bind safely !

GI - Binding (also, provides links to suppliers or tips on searching for them)

FTM Guide - Binding

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 are checking our display boards and making sure we have lots of information and lollies to give away.



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!




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