Kent LGBTQ Youth Report 2015

This report outlines some of the experiences of a sample of young people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity (LGBTQ) attending the LGBTQ youth hubs in Kent between August 2013 and December 2014 – as reported by young people themselves.

Quarter of LGBT young people have no adults to confide in, according to new research

“Listen to me – this isn’t just a phase”, is just one of the pieces of advice for adults from young LGBT people in the North West, identified in a new report. The research, led by LGBT Youth North West and supported by BBC Children in Need, found that the majority of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in the North West felt adults were failing to support them with regard to issues around identity and mental health.

Child bullying victims still suffering at 50 – study

Children who are bullied can still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, say researchers from King’s College London. Their study tracked 7,771 children born in 1958 from the age of seven until 50.

Armistead Maupin’s ‘Tales’ Included in World Book Night USA – 23rd April

Each year, 30- 35 books are chosen by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers. After the book titles are announced, members of the public apply to personally hand out 20 copies of a particular title in their community. On April 23rd, they give their books to those who don’t regularly read and/or people who don’t normally have access to printed books, for reasons of means or geography.

New Queer Voices, Outspoken

Patterflash! is a literary variety show, combining the best traditions of live literature with all the energy and verve of queer performance.

US Research Papers:

Research Papers: 1. “Anti-Gay Prejudice and All-Cause Mortality Among Heterosexuals in the United States” by Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, PhD, Anna Bellatorre, MA, and Peter Muennig, MD, MPH, 2. “Protective School Climates and Reduced Risk for Suicide Ideation in Sexual Minority Youths” by Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, PhD, Michelle Birkett, PhD, Aimee Van Wagenen, PhD, and Ilan H. Meyer, PhD

LGBT History Month 2014 – The Events Calendar

Are you putting on a show, concert or exhibition for LGBTHM? Or simply looking to support a local event this February? Then take a look at our national Events Calendar!