Young people share their favourite things about being LGBT+

At Just Like Us, we want all young people to know that being LGBT+ is something to be celebrated. Our Ambassador Programme provides mentoring, community support and training to LGBT+ young people aged 18-25 so they can speak in schools about being themselves and make education more inclusive.


We asked our young LGBT+ ambassadors to share what their favourite things are about being LGBT+.

We’re all on a journey


Alana says:


“After years of struggling with my identity, I've reached this view of it as a cool journey of endless self-discovery that not everyone gets the chance to go on.”


We look out for each other


Rita says:


“I love that we’re all part of one big family who look out for each other and understand each other in ways that others often don’t!”


Ben agrees:


“One of my favourite things would be the joy experienced in the LGBT+ community and the moments of shared happiness and pride.”


We’re all different


Nia says:


“Being LGBT+ allowed me to see that the differences we have are the most beautiful parts of us. Diversity is what makes us human.”


Ramses adds:


“The community encourages us to be unique. We get to shape who we are with the support of an amazing community.”

We stick together


Pippa says:


“Throughout hardships (including the pandemic), LGBT+ communities have always been innovative in staying in contact with each other and supporting each other.”


Rhimano agrees:


“My favourite thing has to be how much my real family has grown. Blood doesn't matter, I will always have my LGBT+ family.”


We have a rich culture


Newby says:


“LGBT+ culture is all about being your authentic self and the LGBT+ creatives I look up to really influenced my journey to self-acceptance, through their art.”


We’re part of a diverse community


Alex says:


“I get to meet amazing and inspiring people of all backgrounds that help me to be more authentic, unashamed and unapologetic of being myself.”


Anna adds:


“One of my favourite parts of being LGBT+ is the access to a beautifully wonderful community of like minded, welcoming and diverse people.”


Scott agrees:


“My favourite thing about being LGBT+ is the colourful community that's full of diverse and accepting people.”


If you work in a school and would like to support your students by hearing more from our young ambassadors and their experiences growing up LGBT+, please sign up for School Diversity Week 2021 and get in touch to book a school talk – we're running them online this year, including to pupils learning at home.



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