What the people who use this group think about it!!!
I'm really happy I found out about the group. It was my first time and I met some great people there!
15 year Old Male
I found out about Topaz from google! I think the website was queer youth or something like that? I was reallt eager to join a group and meet more people like me so I just googled gay youth groups in Oxford. I really enjoyed my first experience at TOPAZ! It was lovely meeting new people and the relaxed environment made me feel really comfortable! I loved the music room, it was really fun when we went in there toward the end :D I really enjoyed playing ping-pong, pool and table football!
16 Year Old Female
I found about from posters around my school. When I went everyone who was there was really friendly and it was cool
15 Year Old Female
I first heard about TOPAZ from a friend, I decided to go along for the first time on my own. I was slightly nervous and a little anxious as this was my first LGBT youth group I had attended.
I was greeted by a really welcoming team of volunteers and was surprised as the age range was really diverse of people from all ages. It was great to meet new people that where LGBT and have a game of pool, pingpong while listening to music.
I really enjoyed sitting with others and listening to other peoples opinions about being LGBT also having the time to involve myself in discussions.
I would definitely recommend this group to others wanting to meet other LGBT people having the time to relax in a friendly, relaxed and welcoming environment. I really felt alot more confident in myself afterwards as well as coming out with loads of useful information. I will definitely be returning again.
Male 22 years old
The first time I attended I was immediately greeted by the affable staff who made me feel very welcome – diminishing most of my first time nerves... The atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly, with plenty to do besides sit and chat. I believe the group offers an invaluable support network to young people who experience bullying and victimisation for being LGBT, though fortunately not something I’ve really had to deal with myself, I can see how people from less tolerant environments could benefit greatly from being able to talk openly about similar issues. Or just play pool and eat biscuits if they’d prefer.
Male - 21