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    23 June 2015
    Happy birthday to us: four years old today!

    By Will Fletcher

    It’s four years today since DRM registered with the Charity Commission. And what a long way we’ve come. We’ve delivered over 1,050 workshops, seen nearly 25,000 young people and now have 270 trained role models.

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    05 June 2015
    Annual Report 2014

    By Suran Dickson

    As we look back on our third full year of operation in our latest annual report and accounts, it’s inspiring to see how Diversity Role Models has grown. When I founded the charity in 2011, I was the only employee. We finished August 2014 with six fantastically talented staff members, 200 inspirational role models and countless valued supporters.

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    30 April 2015
    DRM celebrates delivering 1,000 workshops

    By 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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    24 April 2015
    Ben Cohen visits the Elmgreen School to support Diversity Role Models' workshops

    By Will Fletcher

    Ben Cohen visits the Elmgreen School to support Diversity Role Models' workshops tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying

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    10 April 2015
    Laughing all the way to the bank

    By Ali Hendry Ballard

    Ali is company director of the Short & Girlie Show, an award-winning comedy troupe. In this guest blog she writes about how they supported DRM on their 2014 tour.

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    10 March 2015
    I Am Michael - a lesson in empathy

    By Will Fletcher

    Last night I went to see the UK premiere of I Am Michael at BFI Flare, the London LGBT Film Festival. The film tells the real-life story of Michael Glatze, an American former gay rights advocate who now identifies as heterosexual, denounces homosexuality and is the Pastor of a church in Wyoming.

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    23 February 2015
    Let’s make our #LGBTFuture a reality

    By Will Fletcher

    To celebrate LGBT History Month we've been featuring a series of guest blogs from our volunteer role models about their personal histories. To round things off, our Operations Manager Will takes a look towards the future.

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    20 February 2015
    Far from being a problem, being myself has positively contributed to my workplace

    By 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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    18 February 2015
    Challenging prejudice one story at a time

    By 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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    16 February 2015
    I aim to be the best role model I can be

    By 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.