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.

The 2014 LGBT Youth North West Pink Box Competition

Still time to enter! View this email in your browser The 2014 LGBT Youth North West Pink Box Competition comes to you in the form of a musical contest! Ur Own Vision A real opportunity for young people to share their own vision of what life is life for LGBT youth in 2014. Marking International Day Against Homophobia, this event will take place at Knotty Ash Youth and Community Centre on Friday 16 May 2014 6.30 – 9.00pm This promises to be quite …

Survey of NUT Members who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual

Survey of NUT Members who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual – The LGB survey covers issues such as:Being ‘out’ at work, Challenging homophobic behaviour in your school/college, Barriers faced in your teaching career due to homophobia

ShoutOut School Workshops – Ireland

Shout Out’s one hour interactive sessions build understanding for people who are struggling with their sexuality, foster support amongst friends and classmates, and encourage a supportive and welcoming school environment for LGBTQ students.

Journey of a transgender child

Cathie Dickens saw a change the first time she took her granddaughter Harriette shopping for a dress. “It just broke my heart to see her put it on and look at herself in the mirror,” Dickens said. “She’s so much happier, being allowed to be who she is.” Harriette Cunningham says she always knew she was a girl, even if she was born with a boy’s body. The Comox transgender girl transitioned last September and took the name Harriette in …

How natural is homosexuality?

The anti-human undertones of searching for gayness in nature.Craig Fairnington, writer and researcher, in an essay from Spiked-online.com