Voices of Just Like Us

Just Like Us staff and ambassadors, educators and LGBT+ young people make up the voices of Just Like Us

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Lincolnshire was lucky enough to again participate in School Diversity Week, a national celebration of inclusion. The school’s social action group worked hard organising a variety of events that every student could participate in. Fu...

The aim at Queens has always been to instil every student with the confidence that they can take every opportunity offered to them.  An important part of this is teaching that whoever they may be, they are worthy of success. Diversity plays a big part in this as it all...

How do we foster an environment of respect, acceptance and equality? How do we encourage young people to ask questions, challenge their existing ways of thinking and consider the diversity around them as positive and enriching? School Diversity Week for Ash Green Acade...

Our Pride Group at Brinsworth Academy is a safe outlet where we can talk about our feelings and experiences if we’re comfortable enough to do so. It has a happy environment because every member supports each other, not just with LGBT+ related issues but with any battle...

It’s Autumn term. This means that the time has come for Just Like Us to run their annual recruitment drive for the LGBT+ Ambassador Programme for 18  - 25 year olds. It also means that it's been an entire year since I signed up to be an LGBT+ ambassador for Just Like U...

Dallam School is a state comprehensive in the North West of England and just south of the Lake District, with around 1000 students. This year was their first time taking part in School Diversity Week.

We’re a state boarding school, so we have 100+ international boarders...

Recently another pupil asked me “Why do we even need this diversity week?” 

The simple answer, to me, is that our school should try to to help normalise different sexualities and gender identities. Secondary school is the time where identity is discovered and questioned...

The LGBT+ community in my school is a welcoming and loving community that celebrates pride, diversity and individuality. And you don’t need to be LGBT+ to be part of it: I have found myself so welcomed in as an ally. Being a part of the community as an ally has helped...

Diversity week gives us students power, and most importantly it encourages us to talk. It gives us the chance to talk about what makes us so unique, but potentially so similar in the way that we want equality. We want to show how accepting we are and reveal our true co...