Blossom began in 2018 being run from the living rooms of unpaid volunteers who wanted to change the way young LGBTQ+ people connected. Quickly we discovered the huge need for supportive spaces for LGBTQ+ young adults. By 2021 Blossom had registered as a community interest company and made a name for itself as a progressive and forward-thinking community-led organisation. In the years to come our goal is to make our passion into careers allowing us to provide our vital services to all those who need us.
Before working with Blossom our members tell us that they felt confused, isolated, and withdrawn. We make sure that they blossom… into authentic, knowledgeable & confident people. This allows our members to find true happiness and gives them the power to build sturdy careers, meaningful relationships, and pride in who they are.
To put it simply; Our purpose is to create events, activities, and safe places where young LGBTQ + people aged 18 to 30, their friends, family, employers, and the wider community can understand it’s a beautiful thing to be proud of who you are.
We deliver that through three key focuses: Sober spaces, Upskilling, and Authentic Expression. In practice this translates to LGBTQ+ social groups, a number of art focused workshops, and exciting one off events to celebrate queer identity.