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    11 May 2017
    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

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    10 May 2017
    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.

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    08 May 2017
    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.

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    03 May 2017
    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.

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    03 February 2017
    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.

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    18 November 2016
    Familiar Faces

    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.

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    17 November 2016
    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.

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    11 August 2016
    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.

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    07 July 2016
    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”).

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    14 June 2016
    Reflections after the attack in Orlando

    By Suran Dickson

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