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Megan Key

Megan Key

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TDoR: Visiting my old school

Friday November 20, 2015

There was no sympathy. I had friends, but they were into girls, clothes and, later on, going to raves, and it didn’t seem like me. So I spent a lot of time on my own. Being the fattest kid in the year, or maybe the school, meant I got used to laughing at myself. Before anyone else got in first. I had to. It was survival. There wasn’t a day went by, when I didn't wish I was at another school.

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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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Will Fletcher

Like me, many of our supporters will have seen an interesting new poll from YouGov over the weekend. It found that 49% of 18-24 year olds say they are not exclusively heterosexual. It’s undeniably a good thing that younger generations are becoming less rigid in their understanding of sexuality.

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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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Sophie Green role model

Sophie Green

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Being visible

Tuesday March 31, 2015

Transgender Day of Visibility is held annually on March 31st and is an international event that celebrates the lives of transgender people. It’s intention is to applaud achievements of the trans community while also highlighting the many issues and prejudices we face.

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Michelle Pratt

Michelle Pratt

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, Michelle discusses how being open about her sexuality in the workplace has been a win-win.

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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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Amie Taylor

Amie Taylor

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, Amie reflects on growing up without any LGBT role models, and how that's made her determined to be one herself.

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Megan Key

Megan Key

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I was wrong about transitioning

Friday February 13, 2015

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, Megan shares her experience of growing up surrounded by transphobia in the 80's and how she decided to be herself.

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