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    15 November 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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    02 November 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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    13 October 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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    14 September 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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    25 August 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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    06 August 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.

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    16 July 2011
    A Question of Sport

    By Suran Dickson

    A couple of weeks ago I attended the Prime Minister's reception for the LGBT sports community at Downing Street.

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    08 July 2011
    What do the Kids Say?

    By Suran Dickson

    'Please come to my school because I am the only gay one and everybody hates me. I am just the same as them'

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    18 June 2011
    Survival of the Fittest

    By Suran Dickson

    Sometimes when we push for equality, we get criticised for drawing attention to ourselves, banging on about the same old thing (aren't-things-better-for-you-lot-now-anyway), flying flags, being trouble makers or worst of all, pushing the gay agenda.

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    10 June 2011
    Sideways Hair and Handbags

    By Suran Dickson

    After speaking at a staff meeting on the importance of including LGBT topics in primary schools, I was invited to spend a day in one discussing different families. It was a timely reminder, in amongst all the charity red tape & future fundraising, as to how worthwhile all this is.