New statistics from Just Like Us demonstrate that two-thirds of lesbians delay coming out due to harmful stereotypes

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Just Like Us cite harmful ‘man-hating’, ‘over-sexualised’ and ‘anti-trans’ stereotypes in their research BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY JUST LIKE US Yesterday, LGBT+ young people’s charity Just Like Us released a new piece of research analysing delayed approaches to coming out amongst the lesbian community. Surveying 643 lesbians ahead of Lesbian Visibility Week, the study [….]

Just Like Us has released new guidance on how teachers can best support their trans students

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“Trans young people across the country are in schools with teachers who are crying out for the right resources to support them” BY DOMINIC BRAMLEY-CARR, IMAGES BY JUST LIKE US Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young person’s charity working with schools and colleges across the UK to implement support systems for queer youth, has released [….]

LGBTQI charity Just Like Us celebrate diversity efforts in education with 2021 Role Model Awards

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Categories spanned LGBT+ Inclusive Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Pride Group BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY JUST LIKE US Great news, DIVAs! LGBTQI charity Just Like Us has announced the winners of its 2021 Role Model Awards. Supported by sponsor J.P Morgan, the awards recognise teachers, students and schools alike in their efforts to [….]

Just Like Us poll reveals discomfort from teachers discussing LGBT+ topics

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One in five teachers reported being uncomfortable discussing LGBT+ topics with pupils BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE BY MONSTERA VIA PEXELS Today marks 18 years since Section 28 was repealed in England and Wales. Sadly, new research commissioned by Just Like Us has found that many teachers are still uncomfortable when it comes to teaching LGBT+ [….]

Six queer podcasts to get into this autumn

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Pssst… podDIVA has officially relaunched! 🎧 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 recommendations for [….]

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 [….]