A SUPPORT group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youngsters in Dorchester is back up and running this week.

The Stars peer group, which was set up by local teenager Dan Spracklen, will again be running weekly sessions on Tuesday nights after a break during the summer holidays.

Dan said: “The original Stars group is back, better than ever!

“Everyone aged 13 to 19 is welcome to join up for free, there’s no signing-up process and you don’t have to come every time.

“It’s a very relaxed place.”

The sessions run from 6.45pm to 9pm at the Dorchester Youth Centre in Kings Road.

Stars is also launching a new group for students at Weymouth College, with sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1pm from September 11.

Visit starspeerproject.com