National Coming Out Day 16

Tuesday 11th October is National Coming Out Day. James Allen (@jamesyjofa) gives us his views on coming out.  Today is National Coming Out day, an opportunity to recognise the diverse nature of our people and the various ways we express feelings. Coming out can be a...

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Imagine A world where people just loved Regardless of their gender Regardless of their race A caring world Where anybody can hold hands Join us and help us make #HoldingHands the everyday, care free act it should be

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Bisexual Visibility Day 2016

Celebrate Bisexuality Day is observed on September 23 by members of the bisexual community and their supporters. This day is a call for the bisexual community, their friends and supporters to recognise and celebrate bisexuality, bisexual history, bisexual community...

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

Is it coincidence that IDAHOBiT day, the day we stand against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia is happening during Mental Health Awareness week? Very possibly, it could just be kismet. But it could also be for a very good reason.

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I was lucky enough to be able to go to the Stonewall Workplace Conference recently. It really was a great conference – well organised, lots of great topics, inspirational speakers and well attended with 800 delegates. I sat in the auditorium surrounded by supposedly like minded people all wanting this world to be a better, more equal place for LGBT folk – and I felt out of place. All these amazing people around me, each with their own personal story and all I could think of was ‘I don’t know if I should be here’ – in a place where I should have felt comfortable, amongst ‘friends’, all with the same agenda and desire to be treated equally, but also celebrated for their individuality.

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IDAHOBiT 2016 Campaign

In April 2015 I wrote an article for EILE magazine about homophobia. It wasn't my first article for them on the subject, but this one was slightly different. I had read something about how homophobic people learn to be more accepting the more they encounter gay...

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Reflections For My Younger Self

On waking this morning I found an old friend of mine had posted a couple of photos from nearly 20 years ago to Facebook – which has sent me back to a world where I was desperately unhappy and living a lie. Looking at the pics, I am smiling, but look closely at my eyes...

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