Young and Out

Out or still questioning?

Connect with peers of 12 to 18 years at our monthly Jong&Out meetings!

Meetings 
for en by young people

Every last Sunday of the month we organize fun activities for queer young people

During such an activity you can have a nice chat about everyday things, or you can share your feelings and experiences with each other.

What kind of activities are organized then? This of course depends entirely on you, because Jong&Out is for and by young people! Think of watching a movie, going somewhere, gaming on the Switch, everything you want.

Are you coming over?

Let us know you're coming or would like to come by by sending a message!

Nervous?

It is quite something to join a group full of strangers for the first time, especially if you are not sure yourself yet. Fortunately, we make it easy to connect.

1. Get to know us

You can simply message the coordinators to discuss your nerves, concerns, or questions. This way you know what to expect and you can step in with more confidence!

2. Welcome to the group

If you're thinking about participating, you can also sign up for our Whatsapp group, so you can get to know us a bit and talk to the people who come more often.

3. Come by

Every last Sunday of the month we organize a meeting with a varying activity from 13:00 to 17:00. Sign up and come by, then you will meet the whole group in real life!

Our counselors

These people are committed to making it another successful Sunday!

Dim

He/him (23)

“I am following the master's degree in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology at Erasmus University. My hobbies are cello, reading, having fun with friends and traveling to England!”

Amber

She/her (20)

“I'm a Journalism student and I play the guitar. My favorite travel destination is Italy and I think every J&O'er should see the movie Pride (2014) It's a must see!”

Paula

They/she (23)

“I study political science with a specialization in international organisations. I think Scotland is the most beautiful destination and I recommend the book 'loveless' from Alice Oseman to everyone.”

Evelien

She/her (22)

“I study Arabic language and culture and my favorite travel destination is a cabin on the hills! A book that all J&O'ers should read is "An unkindness of ghosts" from Rivers Solomon.”

Jamie

They/them (21)

“I am currently doing Social Work at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. My hobbies are writing, drawing, gaming and cosplay. I prefer to travel to my bed. A must read “Priory of the Orange Tree” by Samantha Shannon.”

faq

Your questions, our answers

Some questions are more common than others, so we have listed a few answers here. Is yours not among them? Please do not hesitate to contact us!

Is there guidance?

Yes! The supervisors are between 20 and 30 years old, come from The Hague and the surrounding area and, just like you, have experience with coming out or have experienced it from up close. They enjoy working with you to think about what we are going to do and help you arrange it. The supervisors are also assisted and guided by a coordinator, who ensures that everything runs smoothly!

Can my parents come along?

Parents are allowed to attend the first few meetings, they are received in a different place in the building so that the meeting is really only for young people. Parents can always call or email us if they have any questions about anything and to come and have a look.

Am I anonymous?

You don't have to say anything you don't want to, you can even change your name if you feel more comfortable with that! During Jong en Out meetings, the entire building is yours. The doors are closed to visitors and there will be no others in the building besides the supervisors. This way we know for sure that you can spend time with peers in peace.

Can I come if I don't live in The Hague?

Naturally! Young & Out groups are organized in many cities, but you can also visit them all!

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An app for LGBT+ young people throughout the Netherlands.

For parents

It can be difficult for young people to talk about their LGBT+ feelings. It helps them to connect with other young people who are going through the same thing. 

Jong&Out is a safe environment where young people, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, can talk to each other about coming out, problems they encounter as an LGBTI person, love and relationships or about what concerns them. The Jong&Out website and meetings are only accessible to young people up to the age of 18. This is checked and guaranteed.

The meetings are supervised by at least two adult volunteers between the ages of 20 and 30, with each supervisor in possession of a Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG).

During Jong&Out activities there is always room for parents to come together. So you are most welcome to to meet the supervisors.

Do you have any other questions or are you looking for help for yourself or your child? Then take a look at the website of Everybody is different. Here you will find many useful tips to support your child if they have questions about their own sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics.

More rainbow at your school?

Do you also want to create a safe environment at school for out or doubting students? Start a GSA! A Gender and Sexuality Alliance is a group of students and teachers who organize meetings and actions for LGBT+ students at school.