LGBT+

10 Ways to be an LGBT+ Ally

If you would prefer the easier to read version, please click here. It’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia! Today is all about getting rid of prejudice and spreading the love for everyone! So, we thought we would celebrate by giving everyone a bit of a guide on how to an ally to the

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13 Things to Remember When Your Mate Comes Out to You…

With International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia tomorrow (yeah we know that’s a bit of a mouthful), we thought we would share some important things to remember when a friend comes out to you. Lots of people choose to come out to a trusted mate before going public with a big announcement or telling

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10 Things You Should Never Say To A Lesbian

To celebrate Lesbian Day of Visibility today, we decided to reshare this hilarious piece by Clara Booth about what NOT to say to a lesbian.  1. You just haven’t met the right man. Usually said by an elderly relative who is worried I won’t birth an heir to the throne. Sorry, but even Prince Charming

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What is Asexuality?

It might be the ‘A’ in LGBTQUIA+, but asexuality doesn’t get a lot of press. As a result, it is not very well understood by the public at large, with many wrongly characterising it as a mental illness, a hormone disorder, or an inability to get anyone to date. None of these are true, and

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Do We Still Need National Coming Out Day?

So it’s National Coming Out Day and for many, this will be an exciting and celebratory day. However, we can’t help but think, despite the leaps and bounds in the fight for equality the UK has made, such as marriage and adoption, do we still need a day for coming out? 11 Reasons Why we Definitely

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“We are not unicorns, we are real!” – Wegan told DTL everything there is to know about femme visibility

Ditch the Label had a chance to have a chat with Whitney and Megan, or as you may know them ‘Wegan’, about the importance of femme visibility and why it is a subject that really matters. DTL: Firstly, would you be able to tell us a bit about yourselves for those who don’t know you

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10 Things You Shouldn’t Say To A Non-Binary Person (and why)

Non-binary people get a lot of stick on the internet and IRL for their perceived gender expression. The reasons behind these bullying behaviours can range from ignorance to aggression and often come down to fear. For some reason, the fact that gender is a spectrum rather than a binary (consisting of two parts) really pisses

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Why are There No Gay Footballers in the Premier League?

With the start of the Premier League Season upon us. We here at Ditch the Label think it’s about time we tackle one of football’s most prominent issues, pun definitely intended. For those unaware, the English Premier League is the top division of English football and is filled with the best teams in England. This begs

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Jazz Jennings: “I’m proud of who I am. This is me, I’m transgender, and that’s okay!”

Meet Jazz… YouTuber, Activist, TV personality and International transgender spokesperson aside, she’s a typical teenage girl who just happens to be transgender. DTL caught up with Jazz Jennings to talk about transitioning, dealing with transphobia in the past, and what’s in store for the future! ❤️ Hey Jazz thanks for chatting to us! First up, can you tell

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My experience as a gay, black man

Jamel on his experience as a gay, black man As a homosexual man of British-Caribbean decent, I have struggled my entire life to satisfy the expectations of the black community, while still staying true to my gay self. Growing up I often questioned my sexuality; although I recognised and accepted my attraction to men, I

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