A national LGBT+ charity, specifically aimed at young people, ran two compelling virtual workshops for all year groups at Bridgnorth Endowed yesterday morning.
Working with schools across the UK, Just Like Us has one clear and important mission – to empower young people to champion LGBT+ equality through talks and education programmes.
Two young adult ambassadors from the charity delivered the session and, as a way to connect with the pupils in a powerful way, they shared their own personal stories about what it’s like to grow up LGBT+ today.
They spoke honestly about why these issues matter in school and what everyone can do to make the lives of LGBT+ people better by being a ‘great ally’.
The talk covered all the bases, from what LGBT+ means and the negative impact of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, to famous LGBT+ role models.
Safeguarding Manager, Mrs Mitchell, said: “The workshops provided an excellent platform to open up the discussion with our pupils in an open, honest and supportive way.”
“The volunteers’ personal stories were inspiring and will hopefully help to reassure pupils who are questioning their sexuality or gender. We would like to thank Just Like Us for a wonderful session and look forward to working closely with them in the future.”
For more information, please visit the Just Like Us website