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A safe space to talk about sex and relationships is now available in Byron Bay.

YOUthSpeak will be held this Saturday 5 May at the YAC at 1 Gilmore Crescent, Byron Bay.

The monthly event offers a three-hour forum for people aged 14 to 24.

Karim, 26, Phoebe, 22, Oscar 23, Cassie, 23 and Bethany, 17, will lead the discussion.

‘Our vision is for YOUthSpeak to be a safe space for young people to talk openly about sex and sexuality, while being witnessed and supported by caring adults and peers,’ says Phoebe Lines.

For more, email [email protected], or visit www.facebook.com/youthspeakbyron.


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