Voices of Just Like Us

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

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...

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees have never had it so good at work. Or so you might think to look at the companies marching in London Pride and the growing number of LGBT+ networks and role models.

But it’s only half the story. Being LGBT in the w...

Thirty years ago Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 became law. This short clause - less than two hundred words - impacted upon the education of millions of British people. It prevented schools from “promoting” homosexuality or teaching “the acceptability of h...

Last week, I asked a group of Year Seven students to close their eyes and raise their hand if they’d ever heard anything homophobic. I watched as hand after hand went up. "Now, open your eyes," I said. There was a ripple of audible surprise as they looked around. Almos...

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 lett...

“I think I’m gay.”

This has to be pretty high on a list of situations they don’t properly prepare you for during teacher training. And yet, the way a teacher responds to this statement will have way more impact on a student than successfully integrating an interactive w...

A school leader recently told me: ‘I’m not sure this school is ready for homosexuals.’ So no wonder homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying can go unreported for a very long time.

For pupils coming to terms with their sexuality, complaining about ‘gay’ being used...