Voices of Just Like Us

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

My family have been sent hate mail, but I won't stop trying to end homophobia in schools

My dad left me a voicemail. He never leaves me voicemails. “Nothing to worry about, but could you just give me a ring.” Instantly worried, I stopped training our volunteers, to call home. Dad answered: “I wanted to speak before mum gets home. I opened an anonymous letter threatening to take you and us to court because the charity is operating illegally.” I felt sick. After 15 years in the closet, praying not to be gay and trying to turn myself straight, I set up Just Like Us, a charity to empower students to become relatable role models championing LGBT+ equality and challenging homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools. And now I was being sent threats. The accusations were f

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