Gemma Dunning

Founder, Streetspace Bournemouth

Topic: Love The Saint - how to pastorally support, love and encourage LGBT teens

Session: Ministry to LBGT Teenagers


Gemma lives in Bournemouth, on the south coast of the UK, with her family. She is a Children, Youth and Families Minister for a Baptist Church in addition to heading up Streetspace Bournemouth. Streetspace Bournemouth is a community based not for profit situated within the 5th largest LGBT community in the UK, supporting young people from a variety of faith and non faith backgrounds. A veteran youth minister with a broad range of experience of supporting those on the margins of society Gemma is passionate about reaching people where they are at and building an open faith community that is truly loving and inter-generational.

Gemma is a cupcake anarchist who loves the colour red, drinks lots of tea and is often described as ‘interesting’ aka a bit of a pain. When not at the beach she can be found at various online spaces: