Six queer podcasts to get into this autumn

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Pssst… podDIVA is relaunching on 3 November! 🎧 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY The leaves have started to fall, DIVAs! And you know what that means – it’s time to drink that inaugural pumpkin spiced latte, get cosy under a blanket and enjoy a podcast or two. Don’t worry – we’ve got plenty of [….]

UK Black Pride co-founder Lady Phyll has debuted on Just Like Us’ new podcast

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In this week’s episode, Lady Phyll discusses the importance of inclusive education 💫 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES COURTESY OF PHYLL OPOKU-GYIMAH Exciting news, DIVAs! Co-Founder of UK Black Pride and Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, also known as DIVA fave Lady Phyll, has collaborated with LGBTQI charity Just Like Us on an exciting [….]

Young LGBTQI+ people of colour share their stories of love and rage

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“Our stories are valuable, our visibility is key”  BY ELLA DEREGOWSKA Young LGBTQI+ people of colour have shared their stories of love and rage in an insightful new video, recorded to mark this year’s UK Black Pride. In the video, Pippa, Amy and Issac, ambassadors for the charity Just Like Us, open up about the [….]

Young lesbians most likely to experience loneliness and isolation in the LGBTQI community, according to new research

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“It is yet another reminder of why events such as Lesbian Visibility Week are needed for our young people who are still so clearly struggling for equality in every aspect of their lives” BY HARRIET ARGENT, IMAGE BY JOICE KELLY FOR UNSPLASH Young lesbians are the most likely in the LGBTQI community to experience tension [….]

New research reveals young lesbians are struggling more than ever right now

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Charity Just Like Us finds that lesbians are more likely to be lonely on a daily basis in lockdown BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK The latest research from LGBTQI young people’s charity, Just Like Us, has revealed that lesbians are more likely than other identities under the LGBTQI umbrella to report feelings of loneliness, [….]

NEWS: Over half of LGBTQI young people are feeling the effects of the pandemic on their mental health

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“This is the biggest risk to the mental health of LGBT+ young people since Section 28” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA JUST LIKE US New research from LGBT youth charity Just Like Us has revealed alarming figures regarding the mental health of LGBT young people in the UK. The findings highlighted that young people who [….]

CHARITY: Just Like Us make free LGBTQI home learning resources available online

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The LGBTQI charity are making home learning more inclusive this LGBT History Month BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Kicking off LGBT History Month with some great news, Just Like Us, the UK’s LGBTQI young people’s charity have made free home learning resources available on their website. The resources can be used by parents at home during lockdown [….]