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    Sunday, July 22, 2012
    Living the Paralympic Dream

    By Suran Dickson

    It is now week three of our full time training camp. This not only maximises the amount of on-court playing time we have together as a team, but it also gets us used to spending a lot of time all together, living in close proximity.

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    Thursday, March 15, 2012
    The Best of British

    By Suran Dickson

    The BRIT School - Britain's only free Performing Arts and Technology School - probably isn't at the top of your list of places that needs a visit by Diversity Role Models. And you would be right, for they have a thriving LGBT group, confidential counselling for students who would like to discuss their sexuality, and a culture that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness.

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    Sunday, February 05, 2012
    To Gay or Not to Gay?

    By Suran Dickson

    Choice around sexuality is a hot topic at the moment. Cynthia Nixon had her words blown all out of proportion by the gay media and she had to clarify that in fact, she is bisexual and has chosen to follow her feelings for her female partner.

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    Thursday, December 08, 2011
    Press Release: Charity Calls For Schools To Teach Transgender Equality

    By Suran Dickson

    The Department for Education must make the teaching of equality and diversity a compulsory part of the personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) syllabus, says Suran Dickson, chief executive of education charity Diversity Role Models.

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    Tuesday, November 15, 2011
    Why I support Diversity Role Models

    By Sarah Westwood

    I was lucky enough to be at the launch of Diversity Role Models last week. I was standing, in fabulous surroundings, looking around the room at all the beautiful gay people, and I thought: "Where were all these people when I was younger?"

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    Wednesday, November 02, 2011
    The Best Days of Your Life?

    By Suran Dickson

    We've often written from an adult perspective about why Diversity Role Models is needed and how it can encourage confidence in LGBT students and empathy in their peers. We asked Jess, a 16 year old college student from Manchester, about her experiences of school and why she wishes she'd had role models to help her through some difficult years.

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    Thursday, October 13, 2011
    UK lesbian artists band together to combat homophobic bullying

    By Suran Dickson

    On the weekend of the 21st October the UK's leading lesbian artists will band together at Dean Street Studios in Soho London to record a song which will help raise awareness and money for charities which work to combat homophobic bullying in young people.

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    Wednesday, September 14, 2011
    Babes on the Box

    By Suran Dickson

    A woman with a disproportionately small waist for her G cup chest runs down the beach in a red swimsuit cut so high her hips appear to end in her armpits.

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    Thursday, August 25, 2011
    L, G, B....T?

    By Suran Dickson

    How many transgender people did you pass today? Chances are you have absolutely no idea and the thought probably never even crossed your mind. 

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    Saturday, August 06, 2011
    School is a drag

    By Suran Dickson

    16 year old Jamie wanted to attend his school prom in a dress. Openly gay and quite flamboyant, not a day had passed that he'd not been called a freak or faced other verbal bullying in his small northern mining town.