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    01 August 2022
    Reflections on the journeys of empire.

    By Nimerta Virdee

    This year’s South Asian Heritage month theme hits close to home for me. My very being in this world, is a direct result of separate journeys taken by my grandparents and parents on both sides of my family, which were journeys shaped by Empire. It’s a story that makes that age-old question, “where are you from”, slightly trickier to answer.

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    26 July 2022
    Biphobia in schools and the workplace

    By Matt Garvey

    It stuck in my mind how, even in this far more progressive age, being bisexual seems more likely to be considered a phase rather than a defined identity in its own right. This idea of sexuality being described as a phase is perhaps something some young people have had to endure when discovering their own identity. It's an age-old insult that many in the queer family experience but which may persist longer for bi people.

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    12 July 2022
    Press release: Diversity Role Models – Impact Report

    Being gay or thought to be gay is most likely cause of bullying for secondary school students

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    09 July 2022
    What trans+ pride means to me.

    By Kate Hutchinson

    By the time I attended my first Trans Pride I had already attended many LGBTQ+ Pride events, but from the first moment I stepped into the event space I knew this was different.

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    06 July 2022
    ASDA Partnership: our statement

    Unfortunately, this phrase ‘love has no age limit’ was taken out of its context by a relatively small number of individuals who insinuated that Diversity Role Models was teaching that there was no lower age limit to love. This claim was wrong and misleading. The video was conveying how healthy adult relationships continue well into older age.

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    05 July 2022
    150,000 pupils and going strong!

    By Matt Garvey

    Recently, Diversity Role Models reached an incredible milestone in our mission to promote inclusion and diversity in schools. After 11 years, we have reached over 150,000 young people, that’s across more than 600 schools all over the country. We’re so proud to have worked with so many amazing teachers, school leaders, role models, parents/carers and of course, pupils and students.

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    27 June 2022
    Volunteering to make a difference - World Well-Being Week 2022

    By Matt Garvey

    So, if you ever have those moments where you wish you could do something to promote an inclusive society; you can. Get involved and make a difference.

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    14 June 2022
    Pride Month 2022

    By Matt Garvey

    While Pride Month is a time to celebrate difference, it is also a time to remind ourselves of those who suffer simply because they are different. Bullying at school and in the workplace blights the lives of children and adults. While awareness of bullying continues to improve, our recent survey of over 5000 pupils makes sobering reading. I ask all supporters, as you celebrate Pride 2022 to spare a thought for those who dread going to school because of LGBT bullying and other forms of prejudice based abuse.

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    17 May 2022
    International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia, and Transphobia

    By Matt Garvey

    It does seem a shame, in 2022, that we need an international day against hate, but the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) reminds us all of the ongoing struggle for dignity and equality.

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    16 May 2022
    National Children’s Day 2022, and a hello from our new CEO

    By Matt Garvey

    This year’s National Children’s Day theme of ‘Choose Kind’, strongly resonates with DRM and the work we do in schools to foster attitudes that differences should be celebrated, rather than a cause for unkindness and bullying.