Gender, identity and sexuality in the frame

Members of Some People, a LGBT youth group, are to stage an exhibition of their artwork at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, from November 21 to 24.

Some People offers advice, support and information to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people, and those questioning their sexuality, in Hastings and Rother.

Members of the group, which is supported by East Sussex County Council, have produced photography and artwork on the themes of identity, gender and sexuality.

The exhibition has been funded by Youthbank, a county council-backed scheme which allows young people to decide which schemes should receive support.

It will be open each day from 4pm to 7pm at the venue on Hastings seafront.

Some People is open to young people aged 14 to 19 and meets once a week at a venue in Hastings.

Councillor Sylvia Tidy, county council lead member for children and families, said: “The group members have displayed a remarkable amount of creativity and the work they have created will hopefully make people think, as well as raising awareness of the issues these young people face every day.”

Anyone who is interested in joining the group is asked to call youth support worker Nicola Marshall on 07974 579865 or email nicola.marshall@eastsussex.gov.uk.