Just Like Us was founded for a simple reason: growing up LGBT+ is still unacceptably tough. To change this, we run three programmes:

 

We partner with employers on our Ambassador Programme to train LGBT+ young people to give talks and workshops in schools that use their own stories to champion LGBT+ equality and challenge prejudice.  

  

Our annual initiative, School Diversity Week, empowers teachers and pupils across the country to tackle homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying by organising activities that celebrate LGBT+ equality in education

 

Our Pride Group Programme trains teachers to support students in establishing and running Pride Groups - student-led, school-based clubs for LGBT+ students and allies.

 Just Like Us is the LGBT+ 
 charity for young people 
 Empowering them from the 
 classroom to their careers 
 is our purpose 
our
vision
a world where LGBT+ young people
live awesome lives
empower young people to be role models championing LGBT+ equality at school and work
our
mission
the
Problem
Homophobia, biphobia and transphobia are facts of life for LGBT+ young people growing up: 25% attempt suicide, 50% self-harm and 86% still hear homophobic remarks.
 
These experiences can have a life-long negative impact on LGBT+ young people’s potential and wellbeing. And while young people are struggling, teachers and straight/cisgender pupils are rarely equipped with the information they need to support them.
In the workplace, too, LGBT+ young people often lack the confidence to be themselves, with 35% of 18-29 year old LGBT+ people not out to any colleagues.

Just Like Us (JLU) is the LGBT+ charity for young people working for a world where LGBT+ young people live awesome lives. Our mission is to empower all young people to be the champions of LGBT+ equality at school and work. To do that, we run three programmes:

 

  • Ambassador Programme: we partner with employers to train LGBT+ young adults to give talks and workshops in schools that use their own stories to champion LGBT+ equality and challenge prejudice    

  • School Diversity Week: our annual initiative empowers teachers and pupils across the country to tackle homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying by organising activities that celebrate LGBT+ equality in education

  • Pride Groups: a new programme training teachers to support students in establishing and running Pride Groups - student-led, school-based clubs for LGBT+ students and allies.

our
Solution
Who we serve

Schools

 

We help schools tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying & meet Ofsted’s Inspectorate Framework

Pupils

We support children in schools to grow up happy in themselves, and understanding the importance of LGBT+ equality

Young people

 

We empower our LGBT+ volunteers, aged 18-25, with the skills they need to be role models in schools and future leaders in the workplace.