CHARITY: Just Like Us launch new #YoungerMe campaign
A whole host of LGBTQI legends have gotten involved with the campaign to show that it always gets better
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS
Just Like Us, the charity for LGBTQI young people, have today launched a new campaign called #YoungerMe to raise awareness that growing up LGBTQI is still unacceptably tough, and support LGBTQI young people need in the face of increasing isolation this winter, due to Covid-19.
By posting their #YoungerMe images on Instagram and Twitter, supporters will be raising awareness of the realities of being a young LGBTQI person and how Just Like Us is making education more inclusive through Pride Groups, mentoring, and the Ambassador Programme.
Queer influencers and activists such as Char Bailey, Jamie Windust and Helen Scott, among others, are opening up about their experiences growing up and why inclusive education is needed.
Speaking to DIVA, Amazin LeThi who has taken part in the #YoungerMe campaign said: “Just Like Us have done such a great job of making sure that every story and every voice is at the table. I’m in a position now where I can easily share my story and I know what kind of positive impact that can have on LGBTQI kids.”
“It’s been a difficult year, particularly for LGBTQI people and youth, because you could be stuck at home with family members that aren’t affirming of your sexuality or gender identity and we can empower people through campaigns like #YoungerMe and remind them there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. There are always positive role models who share a similar story.”
Check out some of the queer icons involved in the campaign below!