Throughout December 2020, Just Like Us’ #YoungerMe campaign asked: how would LGBT+ inclusive education have helped you growing up?
At Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity, we want every young person to grow up knowing that being LGBT+ is something to be celebrated.
Our #YoungerMe campaign launched on Wednesday 9 December and ran until 31 December 2020 to raise awareness of the need for inclusive education and positive role models.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our #YoungerMe campaign and donated so that we can continue supporting LGBT+ young people and making education inclusive.
Thank you to T'Nia Miller who spoke to the Guardian about her support of Just Like Us, Drag Race UK finalist Divina De Campo who highlighted our campaign in Bustle and Digital Spy, Hollyoaks' first intersex and non-binary actor Ki Griffin who spoke about #YoungerMe with The Sun, and non-binary author Jamie Windust who wrote about our campaign for Openly.
You can also read what happened in our #YoungerMe campaign in British GQ, Metro, The i, Diva Magazine, PinkNews, GAY TIMES, Manchester Evening News, Wales Online, My G Work, Voice Mag, Wear Next, My G Work, Get Reading, South Wales Argus, Express and Star and Bournemouth Echo.
How supporters took part in our #YoungerMe campaign in December 2020
1. Share a #YoungerMe image
Post an image on Twitter or Instagram that represents your experience growing up.
You could post a photo of you or something that represents your childhood, like a Christmas tree, Hanukiah, toys, or the house you grew up in. You could even get creative and draw a portrait.
If you’d prefer not to share a personal image, you can download this graphic
2. Use #YoungerMe in your caption
Tell us in the caption how Just Like Us would’ve helped you growing up, using the hashtag #YoungerMe. Don't forget to tag @JustLikeUsUK so we can share your post, too!
3. Donate if you can
£10 helps us to send an ambassador into a school or college to speak about being LGBT+. If you are able to, you can donate here
Thank you for being part of #YoungerMe in December 2020.
If you would like to speak to our media team or ways you can get involved in future campaigns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.