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Category: Homophobia

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Suran Dickson

Our Chief Executive, Suran Dickson, shares her thoughts following the attack in Orlando this weekend.

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Lucy Caldicott

Lucy Caldicott

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The power of stories

Monday November 16, 2015

Like most sensible people I woke up on Saturday morning with a heavy heart following the appalling events on Friday in Paris. I believe that human beings are inherently good but I can find myself questioning this faith when human beings do dreadful things.

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Will Fletcher

For many of us, our school years are some of the happiest times of our lives. But sadly for too many LGBT young people, this isn't the case. They face significantly higher levels of verbal, physical and sexual abuse, and the consequences on their mental well-being can be devastating.

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Lucy Caldicott

Lucy Caldicott

Well it’s the end of my first week as Interim CEO at Diversity Role Models and I wanted to share a couple of thoughts.

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Phil Nicol

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Picnics Against Prejudice

Monday July 6, 2015

We’re inviting all our supporters to raise funds for Diversity Role Models by arranging a Picnic Against Prejudice. Whether that’s a shared picnic in a park, a BBQ in the back garden, or a meal on a blanket hiding from a summer storm in your front room, you and your guests will be helping us to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools.

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Will Fletcher

Leading anti-bullying charity Diversity Role Models has today delivered its 1000th workshop to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. Since the charity was founded in June 2011 it has reached 22,833 students with their message of acceptance and inclusivity. This includes an estimated 1,370 young LGBT people.

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Will Fletcher

Former England Rugby international Ben Cohen yesterday visited The Elmgreen School in Tulse Hill, south London, to support leading anti-bullying charity Diversity Role Models (“DRM”). Year 9 students at the school were participating in DRM’s ground-breaking workshops that tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

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Phil Nicol

Diversity Role Models and Brook have formed a consortium to deliver training to staff in schools across England to combat homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, funded by a grant from the Government Equalities Office (“GEO”).

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Will Fletcher

After seeing the film I Am Michael, our Operations Manger Will shares his thoughts on this 'going in' story of a self-proclaimed former gay man and its message of empathy.

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Kieran Bohan

Kieran Bohan

To celebrate LGBT History Month we're featuring a series of guest blogs from our volunteer role models about their personal histories. In this post, Kieran shares his story about coming out and being gay in a faith setting.

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