Last year saw so many changes to our everyday lives, many of which severely impacted LGBT+ young people. From being cut off from their usual support networks to switching to home learning, young people were severely impacted and 16 to 24 year olds were three times more likely to regularly be feeling lonely than over 65s.
This year, our challenge is to continue improving the lives of LGBT+ young people through continued lockdowns and disruption. We must not forget how vital inclusive education is for LGBT+ young people who may be stuck at home in unsupportive environments and isolated from their usual support systems.
Today marks five years since Just Like Us registered as a charity.
2021 is also the year Just Like Us turns five. In the last five years, we’ve worked with over 2,350 schools and colleges that have taken part in School Diversity Week, signed up to our Pride Groups programme and had a school talk from Just Like Us.