Building on the success of its pilot year, Just Like Us is delighted to launch the second year of a pioneering mentoring scheme in partnership with Travers Smith. The scheme aims to give LGBT+ graduates the skills, confidence and support they need as they transition from university life to full time employment. Entering the workplace can be daunting experience for LGBT+ people. Many LGBT+ people come out at university, but a staggering 60 per cent go back into the closet when
To mark the end of Volunteers' Week, Chief Executive, Tim Ramsey, shares why our Just Like Us Ambassadors are so inspiring. When I first explained the model for Just Like Us to people, there was a common criticism: no one was going to get up 6.30am, walk twenty minutes to a bus, travel forty-five minutes to a school and then deliver a workshop. They'd say this even before I’d mentioned that those “people” happened to be students. At that point, it was game over. There was no
This speech was delivered by Emma, a Just Like Us Ambassador, at a special reception in the Houses of Parliament, sponsored by JP Morgan Thank you all for being here to celebrate the launch of this exciting week!
My name is Emma and I’m an ambassador for Just Like Us. I am 21, I study Geography, I love Theatre, and I go into schools to talk about my experience growing up gay.
And that’s what all Just Like Us’ ambassadors do, we go into schools and talk about our personal
This speech was delivered by Oscar at a special reception in the Houses of Parliament, sponsored by JP Morgan It hasn’t been easy being a gay teenager. I have had problems with bullying and people making cruel comments – calling me queer, gay, weirdo, strange. But I am proud of who I am and I am proud to be here today. My school has an LGBTQ group who meet every week. We can sit, talk, paint, draw, write, hold hands and just be ourselves. We have wrapped a rainbow ribbon arou