How to be a (real) ally to the LGBTQ+ community

Written by Emma Goswell and Sam Walker It’s good to remember that not everyone in the world is straight, cis-gendered or even gender binary. Here, the authors of Coming Out Stories, Emma Goswell and Sam Walker outline some simple ways we can all be better allies to the LGBTQ+ community today and every day.  Assume […]

Pride Month: “I celebrate my same-sex parents every day”

Written by Amy Beecham My mums have faced barriers to their love that no one should have to, yet so many do. But our story is not one of pain, instead of overwhelming joy. According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2019  there were 212,000 same-sex families in the UK, having increased by 40.0% […]

Trans woman blinded in accident has never seen post-transition reflection

Sarah Stephenson-Hunter, 49, has never seen her post-transition reflection. The disability campaigner suffered cataracts as a child and grew up visually impaired, until a freak accident caused her to lose her sight entirely in 2012. She started her transition one year later, while still adjusting to her new blind status. She told the combined […]

New survey on LGBTQ youth finds 'concerning' disparities in suicide risk

LGBTQ youth of color and transgender and nonbinary youth have a greater risk of suicide than their peers, especially if they have experienced discrimination, according to a new survey. The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people, included the findings in its third annual national survey on LGBTQ youth […]

Demi Lovato comes out as non-binary and changes pronouns to they/them

Demi Lovato has come out as non-binary. The 28-year-old has confirmed that they are officially changing their pronouns to they/them, as they feel it best represents the ‘fluidity I feel in my gender expression, and allows me to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am and still am discovering’. […]

The 20 Best LGBTQ+ Shows Everyone Needs to Watch

Listen, it is 2021. And Hollywood seems to be working (albeit very slowly) to remedy the lack of diversity and representations on our screens. And that’s a great thing. The more onscreen personalities we have that represent human beings across genders and sexual orientations the better. Bonus points if the show or movie is really, […]