Voices of Just Like Us

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

August 7, 2018

I discovered this amazing charity back in 2016, during my final year as an undergrad student. Since then, through being an LGBT+ ambassador I have contributed positively to the life of so many LGBT+ teenagers! But something I really couldn’t have imagined before volunt...

One of the things I enjoy most about being the Children’s Commissioner for England is meeting hundreds of children, from all parts of the country with all sorts of different backgrounds. Every child I talk to has a different story to tell, because every child’s life ex...

We were all in year 10 when the Diversity Group began, a name chosen to ensure both protection by anonymity and inclusion. Another girl and I approached the Head Teacher with a letter and met for an interview to discuss its opening. Right from that moment we had 100% s...

When we were informed of School Diversity Week, we knew we had to take the opportunity to get involved. We though that, with this chance to raise awareness of the issues faced by LGBT+ youth, both in our school and across the country, we needed to do something great.

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I started to notice I was different from others aged 13. Yes, I loved Beyoncé and Michael Jackson, but I soon realised I didn’t like girls. Like most high schools being popular was a constant pressure.

I knew being gay was negative. History was gay. Ugly shoes look gay....

I pretty much knew I was gay by the time I started secondary school - perhaps knowing all of S Club 7’s lyrics aged 11 was a giveaway, but I didn’t want to admit it to myself. When I eventually did, I decided it was better not to tell anyone. At my all-boys northern gr...

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