Discriminatory language and mental health
By Kate Hutchinson
For Mental Health Awareness Week, role model Kate writes for DRM about the damage done by homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language on the mental health of young people who are not yet out
Hiding your identity takes its toll
By Amie Taylor
For Mental Health Awareness Week, facilitator Amie writes for DRM about the interplay between mental health and hiding who we are.
Homophobic bullying: then and now
By Ryan Valadas
For Mental Health Awareness Week, Role Model Ryan writes for DRM about his experience of homophobia at school and now.
From silence to something: the need for inclusive relationships and sex education
By Gemma Curtis
Our Head of Education, Gemma, writes about her experiences of sex education at school and why it's vital for all young people to have LGBT+ inclusive relationships and sex education.
Paralympian and inclusion expert Claire Harvey appointed next chief executive
The new chief executive of Diversity Role Models will be diversity and inclusion expert, Claire Harvey, who joins the charity from KPMG. Her appointment follows founder Suran Dickson’s decision to return home to New Zealand after 14 years in the UK.
By Arif Adam
Our Volunteer Manager, Arif, shares his story from a recent workshop where he saw some familiar faces among the young people in the class.
A parent's view on DRM's workshops
By Beth Dowling-Jones
Most parents will agree the moment that little bundle is delivered into your life, your priorities change; you are compelled to protect your children to the ends of the earth. My wife and I share a nagging sense of uncertainty over our family set up.
Hugging your male friends is fine, even if you haven’t just won an Olympic gold medal
By Will Fletcher
Last night Jack Laugher and Chris Mears became the UK’s first Olympic gold medallists in diving, when they won the men’s synchronized 3m springboard. I’m a big fan of Jack and Chris - because of their diving prowess, clearly - so like much of the country I was delighted for them.
Linda Riley becomes Patron and announces gala dinner, hosted by Clare Balding
By Will Fletcher
Linda Riley, publisher of Diva magazine and Outnews Global, Founder of the European Diversity awards and diversity campaigner, is unveiled today as a new patron of the award-winning anti-bullying charity, Diversity Role Models (“DRM”).
Reflections after the attack in Orlando
By Suran Dickson
Our Chief Executive, Suran Dickson, shares her thoughts following the attack in Orlando this weekend.
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We help schools encourage their students and staff to open their minds to diversity, through listening to engaging stories from LGBT+ people and their allies. Taking a whole school approach, we support governors, staff, students, and parents/carers.